Developing Competence in Supervision Workshop Series: Professional Supervision Training for Applied Psychologists

January 2020 - July 2020

Developing Competence in Supervision Workshop Series: Professional Supervision Training for Applied Psychologists (Chartered Members Need Only Apply)

PSI is proud to announce the next workshop series dates. The series comprises 4 one-day workshops, which are sequentially scheduled between January 9th 2020 and  July 17th 2020 and will provide structured training in professional supervision.

Target Audience: Chartered Psychologists who wish to develop competence and expertise in supervision theory and practice with a view to providing supervision across the career life-span.

Workshop Series and Dates:

Workshop 1: Fundamentals of Good Supervision – Thursday, January 9th 2020
Workshop 2: Supervision Models and Frameworks – Friday, January 10th 2020
Workshop 3: Group Supervision – Friday, March 27th 2020
Workshop 4: Supervision Challenges, Opportunities and Future Directions – Friday, July 17th 2020


Overview: The content and learning outcomes of this series of workshops focus on developing supervisor competence with reference to core knowledge, skills and experience in the role of the supervisor. Key areas include the role and responsibilities of the supervisor and supervisee, the supervision relationship, negotiating learning agreements with supervisees, feedback and evaluation in supervision, forms and models of supervision, supervision process and outcomes, with reference to supervision research and evidenced-based practice. Each workshop builds upon the previous, hence, all need to be taken in sequence. Structured learning activities along with an assessment of the learning outcomes will be incorporated into the programme.
Participants should be aware that they will be required to complete work between workshops and will need to ensure that they can attend all the dates in the series

Teaching and Learning Methods: To facilitate integrative learning various didactic and experiential methods will be drawn upon within workshops days and for self-directed learning and peer practice between training dates. For example, presentations, skills development sessions, self-directed learning, peer supervision, supervision of supervision (external), reflective practice exercises, written reflections, discussion and reading assignments

Training Assessment: Between training dates, it is expected that participants will engage in reflective exercises, reading, and peer supervision. At the end of the training programme, participants submit a portfolio for assessment comprising the following:
1. Evidence of external professional practice in the role of supervisor (i.e.25 hours of peer supervision) to be undertaken over the duration of the training and between training dates.
2. Copy of supervision records (e.g., a copy of the peer supervision contract, records of hours, structured feedback from peer supervisee etc.).
3. Critical Reflection on Supervisor Development: A brief in-session presentation (Day 4) based on a self-assessment of the overall learning outcomes regarding your development as a supervisor and an on-going professional supervisor development plan (15-minute presentation in small groups and a written reflection, 800-word submission).

Time: 10:00 – 17:00

Venue: PSI Offices, Floor 2, Grantham House, Grantham Street, Dublin 8.

Fee: €950 (exclusive of costs associated with external supervision)
Fee includes registration for the PSI Supervision Register upon completion of the programme

PSI Learning Credits Awarded: 20

Facilitator: Dr Mary Creaner
Dr Mary Creaner is an Assistant Professor and Research Co-ordinator with the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Director of the M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip in Clinical Supervision, Trinity College Dublin. She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), Society of Counseling Psychology and Div. 17 Supervision and Training Section. Mary is an accredited therapist and clinical supervisor with the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. With a background in education, Mary has been involved in developing and delivering a variety of postgraduate, professional development and adult education programmes for over 30 years. Since completing an academic and professional qualification in professional supervision in the mid-90’s and subsequently undertaking doctoral research the area of supervision, Mary has been involved in supervision practice, training and research and is a supervision consultant to statutory and voluntary agencies. Among her publications is the book, Getting the Best out of Supervision in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Sage, 2014). Mary has been a guest editor for a special section on ‘Current trends in clinical supervision’ with the Counselling Psychology Quarterly (CPQ) journal and presents her supervision research nationally and internationally.

How to Apply:  PSI Chartered members will need to download and complete a booking form and email A deposit of €150 to secure your place will be due on application, with the remaining balance due after your application has been approved.  

We accept applications from Chartered Members only. Please ensure you are available to attend all training dates in the series before applying