AAOS CPD Brisbane Sat 14 October 2017

“Courageous Conversations in Supervisory Practice”

This workshop will:

  • Help participants identify those “difficult” conversations in supervision that we have to have
  • Explore ways of gaining clear perceptions of the dynamics of the situation
  • Provide participants with the tools for constructive engagement

 

Facilitator: Dr Michelle Mulvihill

BRISBANE Sat 14 October: Full details and registration here


International Guest CPD Event
MELBOURNE Wed Aug 2nd & SYDNEY Wed Aug 9th
offered by Centre for Existential Practice & endorsed by AAOS 

Grief & Loss: What Supervisors Need to Know 

A 1 day workshop presented by special international guest, Dr Robert Neimeyer 

How do you supervise a therapist with a client who is experiencing grief? Dr Robert Neimeyer presents an experiential one-day workshop for practising supervisors designed to offer some in-depth insights. 

With the principles and practice of constructivist supervision as the framework, Robert will provide illumination through the sharing of his own work with supervisees and through some powerful self-exploration exercises

Dr Robert Niemeyer

Professor, Author, Researcher, Clinician

Robert Neimeyer is recognised internationally as a leader in the field of loss and grief. His clinical work explores creative and expressive ways of making meaning in the face of loss. Robert is a professor and director of psychotherapy research in the Department of Psychology at the University of Memphis, where he also maintains an active clinical practice. He is also the editor of two respected journals: Death Studies and the Journal of Constructivist Psychology. He has published 30 books, including Techniques of Grief Therapy: Creative Practices for Counselling the Bereaved and Grief and the Expressive Arts.

Full details and special offer for AAOS Members here

 


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PAST AAOS CPD EVENTS:

 CPD Sydney Fri 19 May 2017

“Expressive Therapies for Professional Supervision”
The use of symbols to enrich supervision

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW:

  • Expressive Therapies – A brief background and history including relevance to current trends
  • Supervision using ET modalities – An outline of the range of modalities
  • The use of symbols to enrich supervision – What is symbol work and how can it provide a new dimension to supervision? 
  • Experiential activities – An exploration of symbol work for supervision

 

Facilitator: Jo Ablett, M. Couns, Dip. Ed.  B. Ed, Dip. & Adv. Dip in ET, Cert in ET, Cert in Sandplay Therapy


AAOS CPD Brisbane Sat 18th March 2017 

“Let’s Play!”
Engaging in a creative arts supervision approach
to enable, expand and energise work practice

WORKSHOP DETAILS

Traditionally, supervision practice for education, health and social care professions is framed by three different models: psychotherapy-based; developmental and social role. Alongside these models, creative approaches and expressive arts methods in supervision can provide alternative means of exploring the dynamics of professional practice. Engaging in a non-talking process during supervision can create a shift or a new awareness behind a work-related issue. These approaches can be used to validate and enhance a supervisee’s experience and promote a different understanding of reflexive practice.

Facilitators: Jeanette Kenelly & Tania Balil
Date: Sat 18th March 2017


 

AAOS CPD EVENT SYDNEY NOVEMBER 11 2016

“From Rules to Relationships: Effectively Applying our Supervisor Code of Ethics”

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW
This CPD Event is a follow-up to last year’s workshop when we contemplated a range of ethical questions to determine the significant values that inform our work as supervisors. The Board took these values and worked them into a set of guiding principles.  This year’s CPD Event, to be facilitated by Elisabeth Shaw, builds on last year’s work and, at the same time, stands alone. Members are encouraged to attend and contribute to the finalisation of the AAOS Ethics Code and its application in practice.

Facilitator: Elisabeth Shaw
Date: Friday 11 November 2016


 

CPD EVENT BRISBANE OCTOBER 8 2016

“The Benefits of a Horizontal (sibling) Perspective in Supervision”

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW
When a case is presented to us in supervision, our tendency is to examine the client, the supervisee, the situation and the various relationships with a vertical (oedipal) lens. This workshop will examine the growing case for integrating horizontal (sibling) influences into our perspective as a more comprehensive way of understanding both situational and relational dynamics

Presenter: Servaas van Beekum
Date: Saturday 8 October 2016

 


 

CPD EVENT SYDNEY SEPTEMBER 2 2016

“The Benefits of a Horizontal (sibling) Perspective in Supervision”

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW
When a case is presented to us in supervision, our tendency is to examine the client, the supervisee, the situation and the various relationships with a vertical (oedipal) lens. This workshop will examine the growing case for integrating horizontal (sibling) influences into our perspective as a more comprehensive way of understanding both situational and relational dynamics

Presenter: Servaas van Beekum
Date: Friday 2 September 2016


 

AAOS CPD EVENT MELBOURNE JULY 22 2016

“The Benefits of a Horizontal (sibling) Perspective in Supervision”

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW
When a case is presented to us in supervision, our tendency is to examine the client, the supervisee, the situation and the various relationships with a vertical (oedipal) lens. This workshop will examine the growing case for integrating horizontal (sibling) influences into our perspective as a more comprehensive way of understanding both situational and relational dynamics

Presenter: Servaas van Beekum
Date: Friday 22 July 2016


 

AAOS CPD EVENT SYDNEY MAY 2016

 “A Way of Serving the Many Agendas of Supervision”

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW
Currently, the emphasis on supervision in clinical practice is a nexus of demands and influences: from reflective practice, case management and skill development, to management of difficult clients and duty of care issues. This workshop will outline the skills needed in supervision and provide an introduction to process-oriented supervision

Presenter: Alan Richardson
Date: Saturday 7 May 2016


 

AAOS CPD EVENT MELBOURNE APRIL 2016

 “Courageous Conversations in Supervisory Practice”

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW
This interactive workshop will address the conversations that we know we need to have with supervisees – yet often delay or simply hope will not be necessary. Using their own supervisory experiences, participants will gain clearer perspectives on situational dynamics and will learn and practice using specific tools for constructive engagement

Presenter: Dr Michelle Mulvihill
Date: Friday April 29 2016


 

CPD EVENT BRISBANE MARCH 2016

 “A Way of Serving the Many Agendas of Supervision”

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW
Currently, the emphasis on supervision in clinical practice is a nexus of demands and influences: from reflective practice, case management and skill development, to management of difficult clients and duty of care issues. This workshop will outline the skills needed in supervision and provide an introduction to process-oriented supervision

Presenter: Alan Richardson
Date: Saturday 5 March 2016


 

2015 AGM and CPD Event Sydney November 2015

“Working with and across the Boundaries in Supervision – defining our ethical code”

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW:
This idea of this workshop emerged from the Board after a lively and energetic discussion on the importance of having an ethics document that is unique and reflective of our association and our diverse membership. Using an Open Systems approach we will be working in small and large groups to contemplate a variety of ethical questions, to finally emerge with some principles that will influence the reshaping of our Ethical Code.

Ultimately, we will gain an understanding of the complexity of ethics, refine our concept of ethical principles as they relate to supervision and learn about the benefits of Open Systems as a creative and democratic process of streamlining ideas.

Presenters: Tammy Turner, Jean Tulloch and others
Date: Friday 6 November 2015  


 AAOS CPD Event Brisbane June 2015

Ethics and clinical governance: The pointy end of supervision practice

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW:
This workshop focuses on the complexity of clinical governance and ethical maturity in contemporary service delivery. We will consider the philosophical underpinnings of ethical engagement and research on why people transgress or become ethically impaired. The key role that supervisors can play in clinical governance will be explored, and how embracing some of the critical tasks can enhance practice overall. This workshop will be an opportunity to prepare and pre-empt, and/or reflect on past experience with a view to enhancing competency in these difficult areas.

Presenter: Elizabeth Shaw
Date: 
Saturday 13th June, 2015



International CPD Event Sydney and Melbourne August 2015

Robin Shohet 2 day Workshop for Practising and Future Supervisors

“Love and Fear in Supervision”

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW
This workshop will be based on Robin’s chapter in Passionate Supervision. His experience is that fear comes into our lives in ways that don’t obviously look like fear ‐ such as blame, criticism, comparisons, giving unsolicited advice, the need to be right, and shame. All these can operate at a subtle level in the supervisory relationship.

“We will examine our core beliefs as supervisors and will see how well these support us when taking ‘leaps into the unknown’. We will also explore the issue of fear within supervision, both ours and of our supervisees, and the role this plays. We will also identify some risks and uncertainties associated with supervising in order to strengthen ourselves. Lastly, we will focus on taking a ‘supervisory attitude’ in our work, so that we can channel our compassion for our supervisees ‐ to ourselves!”

Using the safety of the group we will bring aspects of our work where we have felt disempowered to see if there is parallel process of fear in the system and find creative ways of moving beyond it. The workshop will focus mostly on fear because Robin’s core belief is that the love is always there like the sun, but it is the clouds of fear that stop us experiencing it.“

Co-facilitated by Robin Shohet & Joan Wilmot

Presenter: Robin Shohet
SYDNEY
: Monday 24 & Tue 25 August 2015
MELBOURNE: Thurs 27 & Fri 28 August 2015 

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Robin Shohet AAOS Flyer.PDF

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Workshop Registration Page  (CEP Website)



CPD Event Sydney April 2015 

Creative Supervision Day

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW:
Discover and rediscover the fun, relief and power of creative process to relax, restore and provide insights into our counselling work. A series of reflective writing, drawing, collagé and other art exercises will be facilitated and discussed as methods for supervisory practice. This day will be a highly interactive and reflective experience. No artistic talent is required – just an open mind and preparedness to try new things.

Presenter: Jacki Short
Date:  Wednesday 29th April, 2015
Location:  3 Church Street Waverley, Sydney 

 

 

 

AGM & CPD Event – Sydney November 7 2014 

pdf Sydney_AGM_PD_DAY.PDF

 

 


CPD Event Sydney August 2014
Narrative Approaches to Supervision

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW:
The Narrative approach to supervision offers the possibility of new and sometimes different conversations to emerge about the therapeutic and supervisory experience. Collective narrative practice methodologies (such as the Tree of Life, Team of Life and Journey of Life) are used to enhance the knowledge and expertise of workers. They have been developed through collaborations with diverse cultural communities. Key narrative principles and practices as well as innovations from the field of narrative supervision will be shared and discussed during this one-day workshop so that participants can put them into their own practice.

Presenter: David Denborough, PhD
Date:  Friday 1st August, 2014
Location:  3 Church Street Waverley, Sydney
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Sydney August 1st,  2014 PD Day Registration Information

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CPD Event Melbourne August 2014
Shame and Power in Supervision

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW:
Shame and power may seem unlikely partners for a professional development day on the topic of supervision. Yet, shame is a great motivator helping us find strategies to avoid exposure while supervision is a process which is asking us to reveal not only our work but ourselves. Shame is likely, then, to have some influence on what we reveal in supervision and how we do that.

This CPD day offers the opportunity to consider shame as one of the factors which contributes to the quality of human relating. During the first part of the workshop we will work towards a relational understanding of shame, drawing out implications for our supervision work and how a better awareness of how we are impacted by shame may lead to better supervision. Since power and shame are often connected, the second part of the workshop will address how power operates in the supervision dyad, how it influences the ability of the supervisee to be fully open to the process of supervision. Finally shame and power will be explored as these themes relate to governance, management and ethical transgressions.

Presenters: Helen Blake & Nicky Lock
Date: Friday August 15th, 2014
Location: Royal Melbourne Hospital, Grattan St Parkville, Seminar room 1 in the Function Centre on the ground floor.

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Melbourne PD Day 2014 Registration Information.PDF

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY ON
Shame and Power in Supervision

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW:
Shame and power may seem unlikely partners for a professional development day on the topic of supervision. Yet, shame is a great motivator helping us find strategies to avoid exposure while supervision is a process which is asking us to reveal not only our work but ourselves.  Shame is likely, then, to have some influence on what we reveal in supervision and how we do that.  This PD day offers the opportunity to consider shame as one of the factors which contributes to the quality of human relating. During the first part of the workshop we will work towards a relational understanding of shame, drawing out implications for our supervision work and how a better awareness of how we are impacted by shame may lead to better supervision.  Since power and shame are often connected, the second part of the workshop will address how power operates in the supervision dyad, how it influences the ability of the supervisee to be fully open to the process of supervision. Finally shame and power will be explored as these themes relate to governance, management and ethical transgressions.

Presenters:  Helen Blake & Nicky Lock
Date:  Friday 9 May, 2014 



CPD Event 
Ethical Leadership, Mentoring, Reflection and Backup

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW:
Supervisors are required to lead by example (modeling, mentoring, influencing) such that supervisees stay ethically robust in their work, fostering practice wisdom and ethical maturity. At times, supervisors are also working with people who struggle in this regard; indeed supervisors may also struggle themselves. This workshop will focus on the philosophical underpinnings of ethical engagement and research on why people transgress or become ethically impaired. The key role that supervisors play in clinical governance will be explored, with specific reference to balancing on the clinical support/management tightrope. Consideration will be given to interventions for impaired practitioners, such as when to train and when to performance manage, when to support and when to report. These are very difficult areas of practice, and supervisors may find themselves in the front line of change but insufficiently prepared or supported to follow through and still be standing in the end. This one day workshop will be an opportunity to prepare and pre-empt, and/or reflect on past experience with a view to enhancing competency in these difficult areas.

Presenter:      Elisabeth Shaw   MAPS (CCOUNS; CCLIN)
Date:              Thursday 28 November 2013
 

 


 

AAOS is keen to promote our organisation in the Melbourne/Victorian region and is offering this workshop at a discounted rate. The cost of the workshop can be off-set against an association membership fee if participant’s applications are received by March 30, 2014.

 

AGM & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY

COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS IN SUPERVISORY PRACTICE

Presenter: Dr. Michelle Mulvihill
Date: October 30, 2013

About Michelle and workshop overview:
On her learning journey, Dr Michelle Mulvihill has gathered wisdom and mastered skills in several fields – psychology, counselling, adult learning and training, leadership and organisational development – and brings them as resources to her professional practice. As both an organisational psychologist and counselling psychologist, her work often takes her to spaces where differences can quickly erupt into conflict, if not dealt with properly. As a supervisor of clinical and pastoral work, her best resource is herself because she continues to integrate her learning and practice through ongoing energetic research and her capacity to identify and focus on what practitioners need to learn to engage in effective and satisfying work.
There are conversations with others in our professional practices that we tell ourselves we need to have in order to maintain appropriate standards of care, ensure safety, and guard each person’s integrity. Yet we delay or avoid these conversations, hoping that the situation will be resolved somehow, without such an intervention. In Courageous Conversation in Supervisory Practice, Michelle will enable participants to identify those conversations, gain clear perceptions and understanding of the dynamics of the situation, and learn tools for engaging with others constructively. The workshop will be interactive in nature, relying on the experiences of participants, and engaging all in not only knowing the tools but unpacking this particular toolbox and practice in use of particular tools for particular settings.


AAOS Professional Development Day

Topic: Ethical leadership, mentoring, reflection and backup.

Presenter: Elisabeth Shaw
Date: Wednesday 26 June 2013

Supervisors are required to lead by example (modeling, mentoring, influencing) such that supervisees stay ethically robust in their work, fostering practice wisdom and ethical maturity. At times, supervisors are also working with people who struggle in this regard, indeed supervisors may also struggle themselves. This workshop will focus on the philosophical underpinnings of ethical engagement and research on why people transgress or become ethically impaired. The key role that supervisors play in clinical governance will be explored, with specific reference to balancing on the clinical support/management tightrope. Consideration will be given to interventions for impaired practitioners, such as when to train and when to performance manage, when to support and when to report. These are very difficult areas of practice, and supervisors may find themselves in the front line of change but insufficiently prepared or supported to follow through and still be standing in the end. This one day workshop will be an opportunity to prepare and pre-empt, and/or reflect on past experience with a view to enhancing competency in these difficult areas.


AAOS 2012 AGM & Continuous Professional Development Day

Theme for the day:Authenticity in Supervision
Date: Wednesday October 31, 2012

AGM: 9am – 10am Attendance is open to all members and visitors, please register via the website

CPD day times: 10.30am – 5.00pm Location: 3 Church St Waverley NSW

AAOS Professional Development Day

  “REFLECTIVE PRACTICE IN SUPERVISION”

Reflective practice is emerging as a key approach in supervision. In this workshop Daphne will discuss the nature of reflective practice, where it fits with other supervision methods and how it contributes to best practice. She will also outline three different types of reflection (technical, practice and critical) and give examples of their application using a range of reflective tools.