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Staff and Management Support and Supervision

Counselling and Psychotherapy

We provide reduced cost counselling and psychotherapy to staff working in the area. This service is provided in Fairview, Dublin.

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External Supervision

We offer external professional supervision to Directors, Manager and senior staff within organisations. With a view to enhancing outcomes, we use a four-function model which sees Support, Learning & Development, Accountability and Mediation as cornerstones to good supervision.

Supervision Training for Supervisors

This is a three day training programme which provides professional supervision training to supervisors. It follows a four function model as developed by Tony Morrison (2001). In this context supervision is seen as a partnership between supervisee, supervisor and the organization. The programme is targeted at supervisors who have responsibility for staff working with vulnerable people. This can include professionals who have a supervisory responsibility in social care, education and justice settings.

Course Objectives:

  • Equip supervisors with the knowledge and skills to supervise staff constructively and effectively.
  • Understand the tasks involved in the, developmental, supportive and meditative elements.
  • Equip supervisors to establish and maintain appropriate agendas and boundaries in order to provide good outcomes.

Course Outline:

  • To understand the principles and purpose of supervision;
  • To understand the components of and be able to negotiate a viable supervision contract;
  • To understand and be able to apply Kolb’s Reflective Practice Cycle;
  • To understand the role of supervision in promoting anti-discriminatory practice;
  • To review and develop supervisory skills;
  • To understand and be able to address the impact of anxiety on supervision and decision making;
  • To understand how to give positive and critical feedback;
  • To enable participants to review and record their current levels of competence and set goals to improve their supervisory practice.