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5 day Supervision Course Presented by Dr Susan Lewis (ADVANCED)

Event Details
Date: 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st and 27th November 2018
Time: 9:15am for 9:30am start. Finish at 4:15pm
Venue: AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
State: Victoria
CPD hrs: 30 hours

AASW members: $900

Non members: $1200

Organiser: AASW Victoria Branch
Further information

Rosanna Di Grazia
AASW Victorian Branch Administrator
Phone: 03 9320 1012

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This course can be distinguished from other courses as it offers comprehensive training with opportunities for hands on experience. The course brings together psychological and management theories within an experiential model. There is an emphasis on practice based knowledge and skills with the content grounded in evidence - based research and years of practice wisdom. The course is designed for practitioners with supervisory responsibilities. Participants will be able to gain knowledge of the supervisory role, build skills as supervisors, heighten understanding of process within a framework well -grounded in focusing upon forming an accurate diagnosis and understanding of treatment options. There is an emphasis on the practitioner as a tool, a tool that re-quires an awareness of the impact the supervisor has on the relationship with supervisees/clients, and on the need for continual growth through increased knowledge and skill development.

Learning objectives

  • To identify concepts and principles underlying supervision.
  • To increase participants’ ability to identify and apply a range of theories (motivational, power, learning, parallel processes, transference and counter transference, cognitive and emotional processes, systems theory).
  • To heighten participants capacity to analyse new problems presented.
  • To increase participants’ understanding and ability to make an educational assessment incorporating application of theories of professional development stages and learning styles.
  • To increase participants’ understanding of the range of models of practice and to reflect on their own strengths and weaknesses arising out of their connection to the range of models.
  • To increase participants’ capacity to understand how the impact of multiple systems influence and potentially constrain the task of supervision.
  • To acquire a range of tools to facilitate the growth & development of the supervisee.
  • To acquire a greater understanding and application of this knowledge to the use of self and self awareness in our relationship to clients, work settings and the supervision process.
  • To generally enable participants to recognise stress, anxiety, unhelpful thought processes, family history and the impact of structure and culture on practice.
  • Participants will develop an understanding of their own style, their comfort/discomfort with authority, their use and abuse of power and will be responsible to identify their own learning goals.
  • Participants will acquire an understanding of the processes of supervision (client/worker/interaction affects) incorporating dimensions of transference & parallel process.
  • Participants will review & experience a range of techniques relevant to supervision.

Learner prerequisites and target audience

The course is suitable for practitioners who work in the Human Services sector at a managerial level who have had experience in providing supervision and for social workers and psychologists who offer supervision within their clinical practice.


Dr Susan Lewis is a Social Worker, Family Therapist and Psychologist. She completed a Masters degree in Supervision and has practiced in a number of clinical settings. For the past 20 plus years she has been in private practice. She has been a consultant to a wide range of organisations, conducted hundreds of hours of individual and group supervision/consultation and has run this course for 30 years.


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. Read more here.

There are facilities available outside the building to lock bikes.


This course has reached capacity. To be notified should a cancellation occur please email

Please see details on the right of this page to register. 30 CPD hours.

Category 3: Skills and Knowledge.

Materials will be made available to participants online by the AASW Vic Branch after each session.

If you require an invoice please email or phone 9320 1012 to arrange manual registration.


Sourced from May-June 5 Day Supervision Training

'This was such excellent training. Thought provoking, stimulating, eye opening but most of all I have been left with a sense of confidence about my ability to supervise staff. Susan's presentation style is excellent. I was never bored or confused and I am recommending this training to my organisation to be the standard one they use.'

'These 5 days of training have been incredibly exciting and challenging both professionally and personally. I am very grateful for this opportunity of learning firsthand from a master practitioner in supervision. Susan has not only an incredible skill, deep and broad wealth of knowledge and skills but she also 'walk the talk' and has touched me deeply with her compassion and humanity. thank you from my heart.'

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers