An Introduction to the 'Action-Based' Approach to Supervision

Three hour webinar

Course brief:

An experiential and practice-focused introduction to the applications of chairwork in clinical supervision and case consultation.

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Most therapists would agree that effective clinical supervision should be both a ‘talking process’ and a ‘doing process’. Supported by a growing body of research, leading supervision manuals have highlighted the importance of experiential methods in enhancing learning, facilitating self-reflection, and developing supervisees’ clinical expertise.

This four hour practice-focused webinar will introduce the process and applications of ‘action supervision’: an experiential approach to supervision which is grounded in the use of chairwork. Individuals who supervise cognitive behaviour therapy, schema therapy, compassion focused therapy, or integrative therapy will find the workshop particularly helpful.

Alongside being introduced to chairwork, participants will learn, observe, and practice a variety of  supervisory chairwork methods for:

…Addressing blocks and impasses in therapy

…Navigating difficult conversations with clients

…Overcoming problematic supervisee defences such as avoidance and overcontrol (e.g. maladaptive therapist modes)

…Enhancing supervisees’ self-confidence, self-compassion, and self-reflection

How chairwork is used to develop and strengthen supervisees’ ‘healthy-‘ or ‘compassionate internal supervisor’ will be a focus throughout the webinar.

Matthew Pugh

Matthew Pugh is a Clinical Psychologist, Advanced Schema Therapist, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, and Voice Dialogue facilitator. He is a co-founder of Chairwork and the author of ‘Cognitive Behavioural Chairwork: Distinctive Features’. Matthew is the author of numerous chairwork-related articles and book chapters, and has trained hundreds of therapists in the use of action-based methods.

Tobyn Bell

Tobyn Bell is a Compassion-Focused and Cognitive-Behavioural Psychotherapist, Trainer, and Supervisor. He is a co-founder of Chairwork and a co-author of the book ‘Compassion Focused Therapy from the Inside Out: A Self-practice/Self-reflection Workbook for Therapists’. Tobyn regularly provides national and international training on compassion and chairwork, and is actively involved in ongoing research within these areas.

This webinar is suitable for clinical supervisors. Supervisors who work with CBT, Compassion Focused Therapy, and Schema Therapy will find the workshop particularly helpful. Prior experience of using chairwork is not required.

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