Creative & Passionate uses of Supervision diploma

Open to supervisors, qualified therapists and trainees, this course is intended to encourage passionate engagement with the supervision process. This Diploma qualifies you in the Creative & Passionate USES of Supervision, it does not qualify you as a supervisor (that  would typically need you to be an accredited member of a regulatory body, with 450+ hours, and undertake a post qualifying training such as the excellent course at USW). Here seven trainers present a series of modules from their specific fields of expertise and invite you to find creative ways to engage passionately in supervision. We hope that you will attend all the modules but please hold in mind that to qualify for the Diploma itself, a minimum of any four out of the five 2-day modules need to be successfully completed. If your area of specialist interest relates to any single given module only - then you are able to purchase and attend those days specifically as certified stand alone CPD training.


10 & 11 February 2018   Robin Shohet                             

3 & 4 March 2018       Jack Rochon

21 & 22 April 2018       Julia Buckroyd

5 & 6 May 2018         Ariana & Jeff Faris

2 & 3 June 2018       Ceri Jones & Gillian Downie

Venue: Therapy Works Training, Penylan, Cardiff

Total Course Fees: £1100 (£1045 if paid for in one advanced payment) 

A deposit of £200 is required to secure a place, subject to a suitable supervisor's reference and proof of membership of a professional body. 

* monthly payment options are 1 x £170 + 5 x £166.00


Individual modules are available at £275 in total for each 2-day stand alone CPD certified training.

(Please note, that full payment is only due on individually purchased modules when booking - the 5% discount and monthly payment option applies to the full Diploma only)

Please hold in mind that booking the entire Diploma affords substantial discounts on the individual module prices.

To achieve the Diploma a minimum of any 4 of the 5 modules must be successfully completed. 




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Robin Shohet

Robin Shohet 10 & 11 February 2018  - The Supervisory Relationship as a Spiritual Path

In a world dominated by an audit culture the supervisory relationship is of vital importance. Through good role modelling, it upholds the value of relationship as a vehicle for transformation. How does the supervisor avoid becoming part of a culture that is increasingly moving towards avoidance of risk and defensive practice? In this workshop we will use Appreciative Inquiry as our starting point and courage as our theme - the courage to take risks, be honest and vulnerable and own what might seem like mistakes, but in fact are potentially vehicles for growth.

Robin Shohet co-created the ubiquitous Seven-eyed supervision model and is the author of Passionate Supervision (2007). Robin unashamedly brings love, spirit, heart and challenge to over 30 years as a supervisor in the fields of psychotherapy, education, youth work and medicine. 


Jack Rochon

Jack Rochon

Jack Rochon - 3 & 4 March 2018

Take Two: How Film & Literature Intersect Archaic And Present Moments In The Performance Of Supervision & Therapy

The articulation of the cinematic and literary Muse in supervision follows that of the poetic in therapy (Wilkinson 2009). This provides a potentially epiphanic exploration of existential and intersubjective spaces between client, therapist and supervisor. The notion of rehearsal, re-enactment and performance are explored through the meeting that takes place between self, staging and client persona.


Julia Buckroyd

Julia Buckroyd

Julia Buckroyd - 21 & 22 April 2018

Understanding The Function Of The Client’s Distress

Julia’s overarching urge is to make sense of the client’s story, so her conceptual framework is to ask questions about why the client is telling us this story now. What is the function of the behaviour that is troubling them, be it depression, anxiety or eating distress? How does it serve them? What does it allow the client to avoid? How does the client’s attachment history inform the present crisis. Crucially, what does all of that trigger within you that you  might wish to avoid? 


Jeff & Ariana Faris 5 & 6 May 2018 - Choosing A Path With Heart

Risk aversion and mistrust of professional autonomy and integrity can shut down the human soul. Creativity and a path with heart are desperately needed in the field of counseling and psychotherapy in a climate with increasing trends towards fear and bureaucratic processes that confound appropriate regulation.

We invite you to join us to consider and experientially explore pedagogies of liberation (as opposed to oppression) in the supervisory role and relationship.In the context of safe reflexive space we will explore dominant discourses that impact on our practice and dig down into opportunities for stretching the envelope to engage with radical and transformational possibilities in our supervisory work. We will also be exploring mindfulness practice as a means of connecting to embodied experience and the use of self in supervisory relationship. Utilising relational awareness and dual awareness (interoception and exteroception) and cultivating mind body practices to facilitate working with trauma (secondary and primary) and preventing burnout.


Ceri Jones 2 June 2018 - Shaping the Space: how core beliefs and the transpersonal sculpt the supervisory space 

This workshop is an opportunity to explore the holistic nature of the supervision space; and how our core beliefs, about ourselves and our work, shapes this space. One theme will be the ‘transpersonal’ and how shared values weave between the diversity of personal beliefs.

Authentic expression of who we are in supervision can unlock new ways of thinking about our work and how we want to develop professionally. We will also consider what may interrupt this process; how the parts of us that don’t consciously ‘fit our role’ are at play even when they are uninvited.

Gillian Downie 3 June 2018 - Embodied Imagination in Supervision

This module provides ways of using body awareness, movement and imagination with supervisees to expand resources and inspire creativity and new ideas. This approach supports supervisees in differentiating between therapist and client in complex emotional processes, in working with somatic transference, offering additional perspectives in an impasse situation and in developing an embodied sense of the client in the service of deeper empathy.