PROFSUPV 701 - Advanced Approaches in Professional Supervision

Course code
Advanced Approaches in Professional Supervision
Counselling, Human Services, and Social Work
Delivery modes
Block Intensive
Course director

Allyson Davys

Course description

Builds on prior critical knowledge of a range of theoretical and practical approaches to professional supervision to establish advanced understanding and practice. A critical examination of Western and Indigenous models of supervision for health, counselling and human service contexts, which will include the development of anti-oppressive supervision practice and an integration of advanced knowledge, skills and values of supervision.

Course overview

This course is delivered on-campus through 3 X 2 day block teaching days and is open to students from a range of professions. Students will study the following topics:
Approaches to supervision: reflective learning processes, critical thinking and diversity.
Strengths–based practice and developmental, psychodynamic and process models of supervision.
Resilience and stress
Group supervision
Effective communication

Learning outcomes

At completion of this course, students will be able to: Critically examine a range of approaches to professional supervision including reference to key research findings. Discuss anti-oppressive and inclusive approaches to professional supervision. Model critical thinking in order to promote supervisees’ reflective and reflexive practice. Demonstrate a range of advanced strategies in professional supervision practice.

    Course Coordinators

    Matt Rankine

    Currently scheduled classes

    2022 Epsom (Semester 2): On-campus block sessions on Tuesdays 19 July, 16 August and 27 September; Wednesdays 20 July, 17 August and 28 September; and Monday 26 September, 9.00 am – 12.00 pm and 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm.

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