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2 Day Introduction to Supervision Workshop presented by Susan Morwood 2

Event Details
Date: 28th and 29th November 2018
Time: 9:00am to 5.00pm
Venue: AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
State: Victoria
CPD hrs: 14 hours

AASW Members: $420

Non-members: $540

Organiser: AASW Victorian Branch
Further information

Phone: 03 9320 1012

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Learning objectives:

This two day workshop will enable social workers to gain:

  1. Theory overview: Including Kadushin’s theory, providing an opportunity to work toward administration, support as well as educational functions in response to the supervisee’s professional developmental needs. Cassidy’s model of clinical supervision underpins client based reflective practice. In this context supervision provides the functions of norming, forming and restoring the supervisee’s skills set, professional and personal resources to be able to respond effectively to their client’s needs.
  2. Practice framework: TheCulturegram, a model developed by Nada Miocevic, that underlines the joint responsibility for initiating and maintaining the supervisory/managerial relationship.
  3. Skills: Strategies to enhance supervision skills (e.g. contract, log book, sociogram, maps for evaluation and research of supervision).
  4. Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the difference between supervision and management
  • Identify the ethics of supervision and management (where they intersect and where tension occurs)
  • Develop a clear contract that outlines the objectives of supervision for the supervisee, supervisor, agency and clients
  • Develop essential recording formats for supervision (client contract, supervision records, case presentation format)
  • Learn communication skills that underpin the process of supervision (active listening skills, inclusion of discussions identifying the process of worker interventions as well as the content of discussions to further understanding of clinical practice)
  • Learn the application of genograms in supervision
  • Learn skills to reduce conflict within supervision (assertive communication skills, listening skills and review and setting of client and worker goals, the importance of regular performance reviews).

Who should attend

The introduction to clinical supervision and management is for workers in the helping and health professions. The training will assist managers/team leaders who are currently supervising staff or considering becoming a supervisor to develop their knowledge and skills in managerial and clinical supervision processes. The workshop will include didactic presentations combined with experiential exercises and role-plays.

About the presenter

Susan Morwood provides supervision and training services for organisations working with children as well as has co-presented with Nada Miocevic in the AASW accredited February Training Series Supervision Skills in 2010 and 2011. Susan’s social work career has been underpinned by her committed to improving the lives of children who have experience trauma. Susan’s professional development has seen her progress from a therapist, manager of a therapeutic team, working internationally with a refugee community in Lebanon and upon her return to Australia to work as an educator and Accredited Mental Health practitioner. In her private practice in the Western Region of Melbourne she specialises in working with families incorporating family dispute resolution counselling and family consultant work (Regulation 7) for the Australian Federal Circuit Court.


AASW Melbourne Office
Level 7, 14-20 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne

Our venue is close to Flemington Road and near the Royal Women's and Royal Melbourne Hospitals.

Please note: We recommend travelling via public transport if possible. Our office is close to the CBD and a short walk from the Haymarket Walk/Elizabeth Street tram stop (trams 19 & 59) and the Grattan Street tram stop (trams 55 & 59). Parking in the area is generally on-street, metered parking and is limited. There are limited 2 hour free street parking spaces near-by in Courtney Street or metered 4 hour parking in Blackwood Street, Howard Street and surrounds.

There is also a parking facility at the VCCC building that offers safe car parking every day of the week from 6:00am to 9:00pm. Cost is $14 for 1-2 hours or $20.

There are facilities available outside the building to lock bikes.


Registrations are at capacity. Please email to be notified should cancellations occur. Priority will be given to AASW members.

Please see details on the right of this page to register.

14 CPD hours.

Category 3: Skills and Knowledge/Workshops

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers