Supervision of Supervision (SOS) Masterclass Summer 2019
In this eight-week training, qualified supervisors will discuss, reflect, and learn how to supervise psychotherapists in systematic integration, feedback, and deliberate practice through an experiential skills-based model of supervision. Supervision of Supervision parallels the common factors in psychotherapeutic approaches, blending multiple evidence-based therapy methods with a strong focus on interpersonal and relational skills including attunement, empathy, and responsiveness (Anderson, Ogles, Patterson, Lambert, & Vermeersch, 2009; Boswell & Castonguay, 2007; Hatcher, 2015; Norcross, 2011).
Multiple transdiagnostic themes will be discussed including the client-supervisee-supervisor relationship, needs, preferences, core training, reactance level, ethical and legal issues through the development of “competent communities” (Johnson et al., 2012) via collaborative inquiry, reflection and skills training.
This training is grounded in evidence-based relationships, empirical evidence of what works in psychotherapy and for whom? We will explore the interrelationship between the supervision process and outcome, and the therapy process and outcome. Supervision in this approach is based on the same fundamental principles as psychotherapy, with a focus on developing the supervisory relationship and on specific supervisory tasks. We will address issues common to all supervisory relationships such as ambiguity about roles, misunderstandings related to cultural background and gender, skill deficits, countertransference, legal and ethical issues.
Experiential role plays, deliberate practice via rehearsal, bilateral feedback brings this supervision format “to life” as a crucible to enhance personal and professional growth.
Gerry Cunningham came to study psychotherapy at postgraduate level (Dublin City University) from an academic background firmly rooted in the humanities (MA in Spirituality, BA in Philosophy). He has been extensively trained in Mindfulness-based approaches and cognitive behavioural therapy (PG Diploma in CBT, University of Oxford, Masters in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, University of Oxford). Gerry is a qualified clinical supervisor and child and adolescent psychotherapist M. Ed. in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapeutic Counselling, University of Cambridge.
Gerry has a private practice at The Mindfulness Clinic and provides tailored treatment approaches in CBT, counselling, and psychotherapy. He is currently pursuing research interests at the University of Oxford and training at The International Centre for Clinical Excellence.
Thursday mornings from 10.30 am to 1:00 pm or Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm to 9.30 pm at The Mindfulness Clinic, Merrion Square, Dublin 2. Thursdays, 6 June, 13 June, 20 June, 27 June, 4 July, 11 July, 18 July and 25 July.
Prerequisite: Participants on this course are required to be accredited supervisors with a recognised accreditation body in Ireland.
Cost: €350 including certificate, notes and therapeutic flashcards.
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