Workshop for Supervisors

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Supervision Skills for Helping Professionals

  • Facilitated by Dr Helen Austin
  • Based on Margaret Morrell’s “Supervision: A Reflective and Developmental Approach”
  • Suitable for all those working in the health and social service professions including counsellors, therapists, social workers, occupational therapists and nurses
  • Suitable for both new and experienced supervisors
  • This practical 3 day workshop will be held in Christchurch from Wednesday 19 June 2024 to Friday 21 June 2024


Attend this workshop and you will learn how to provide excellent reflective supervision and how to improve the supervision experience you provide.

You will be provided with :

  • An enjoyable workshop with colleagues from a variety of professional backgrounds
  • A safe and reflective environment in which to learn
  • Practical frameworks, models and skills
  • The opportunity to learn from others
  • A comprehensive handbook
  • A Certificate of Attendance upon the completion of the 3 day workshop


You will learn:

  • What quality supervision looks like
  • How to establish and maintain a trusting and collaborative supervisory relationship
  • The value and purpose of an individual supervision agreement
  • How to structure supervisory discussion
  • Tools to use in supervision sessions
  • How to model and promote reflective practice with supervisees
  • How to engage supervisees in the supervision process
  • How to create a climate where supervisees feel safe to discuss ethical dilemmas


Where: George Jakins Room, BreakFree on Cashel, 165 Cashel St, Christchurch

When: 19 to 21 June 2024 (inclusive) 0900 to 1600 daily

Cost: $865 plus GST

Catering: Arrival tea/coffee and morning tea provided. Please bring your own lunch or take advantage of one of the many nearby cafes.

To Register: please contact Helen at [email protected] for a registration form or to express interest. Limited spaces are available so please book as early as possible to secure your place


Q About Helen

Helen is a medical practitioner who has worked in general practice and forensic psychiatry. She has a passion for the role of supervision in the helping professions and has been involved in the provision of supervision for a number of years in DHBs and in private practice. She also has an interest in professional wellbeing and burnout and has run workshops and weekend retreats for health professionals.