This 12-hour (2-day) face to face workshop represents the second stage of Board approved Supervisor training. The workshop covers six broad modules that are designed systematically to cover the range of supervisor competencies, as follows:
Module 1: Introduction to competency-based models of supervision
Includes an analysis of the features that define competency models and differentiate them from other supervision models; the structure and organisation of competencies; and the conceptualisation and practice-applications of three important metacompetencies.
Module 2: Attitude-value competencies
Includes definition and salience of attitude-values in supervision; attitudes towards the client, profession, and self as therapist and supervisor; cultural, diversity, and multidisciplinary competence; important attitude-value competencies underpinning competent psychological practice; attitude-value competencies underlying ethical judgments and behaviour; and fostering helpful attitude and value competencies to prevent burnout and promote thriving.
Module 3: Facilitating the acquisition and enhancement of relationship and attitude-value competencies
Includes common relationship competencies that are the focus of supervision; factors associated with establishing and maintaining a healthy supervisory alliance; empirical literature on supervisory alliance and its effects on supervision outcomes; definition and measurement of supervisory alliance; definition and videotape demonstration of parallel processes; dealing with boundary and other relationship challenges in supervision; potential biases affecting supervisory judgements of trainee competence; and best-practice guidelines for enhancing relationship competencies.
Module 4: Facilitating the enhancement of knowledge and knowledge-application competencies in supervision
Includes theoretical knowledge, knowledge application and knowledge integration competencies; diagnostic and differential diagnostic competencies; supervision methods to enhance and evaluate knowledge application; differentiation between knowledge and judgement; case conceptualisation competencies; effective facilitation of knowledge competencies; and best-practice guidelines.
Module 5: Facilitating the acquisition and enhancement of skills-based competencies
Includes live and delayed observation methods in supervision; empirical literature on skills training methods in supervision; effective videotape methods for supervision of psychotherapy; demonstration of several different techniques of video analysis and review in supervision; small group activity designed to enhance supervisory skills in videotape analysis of therapist-client interactions and effective supervisory feedback following observation; effective skills training in supervision; and best-practice guidelines.
Module 6: Evaluation in and of supervision
Includes theoretical issues and practical challenges associated with formative and summative assessment; empirical research governing reliability and validity of supervisor judgments; recent developments in competency measurement; dilemmas and possible solutions concerning assessment; and best practice guidelines concerning evaluation of supervisor and supervision.
Trainee supervisors undertaking Part 2: Skills based training workshop will be required to provide documentary evidence that they have completed Part 1: Knowledge Assessment with a Board-approved provider of supervisor training. In the case of registrants who have undertaken APS Institute supervisor training, successful completion of Part 1 of the training will be verified at the point of enrolment. In the case of registrants who have completed Part 1 with another Board-approved supervisor trainer, a copy of the certificate of completion should be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the case of the latter enrolees, general registration status, date of first registration, area/s of endorsement, and existence of conditions, undertakings or reprimands will be verified independently against data available on the Register of Practitioners. Selective audit of certificates of completion issued by other Board-approved supervisor trainers will be undertaken. The APS Institute will notify the Board if there is a discrepancy between information regarding eligibility that has been provided by the enrolee and information contained on the Register of Practitioners.