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Making the most of Supervision CPD (Darwin)

Event Details
Date: Thursday 8 August 2019
Time: 9.00 am - 4.30 pm
Venue: Darwin, NT
State: Northern Territory
CPD hrs: 7.5

Members $160.00

Non Members $190.00

Student Members $60.00

Student Non Members $90.00

(all pricing GST inclusive)

Organiser: AASW NT
Further information
Belinda Mawby
AASW NT Branch Manager
Ph: 08 8948 5925
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Supervision in a remote setting

AASW (NT) is delighted to announce that Dr Amanda Nickson, Interactive Solutions (photo) will be offering social workers and community/health professionals in Darwin this valuable development opportunity.

Supervision is an ongoing requirement for all social workers throughout their careers, as per AASW Supervision Standards and Code of Ethics.

This full-day workshop is based on current research and literature. Topics to be discussed are:

  • Introductions and an expectations exercise
  • What is supervision? What does AASW say?
  • Factors that help or hinder supervision
  • Strengths based supervision
  • Professionalism and ethical behaviour – What happens to the AASW Code of Ethics in practice? Having difficult conversations around professionalism and ethical behaviour in supervision.
  • Models of Supervision—individual, group, peer, peer group. Structured and unstructured models—what the research says. External supervision/ Internal supervision/ How does performance management fit with supervision?

The day will also include:

  • Scenarios and small group discussion
  • Opportunity to practice some strength based techniques in pairs and small groups
  • Further scenarios for discussion
  • Trouble shooting; ideas and ways forward
  • Summary, where to from here and evaluation

About the Presenter

Amanda has over 30 years of social work experience in a range of fields – community development, individual and family work, group work, community education, for statutory and non-statutory agencies covering issues as diverse as child protection, juvenile justice, adoptions, health, the Australian Defence Force, homelessness, domestic violence, finance and refugees. She has worked in rural and remote communities as well as metropolitan and regional cities. Amanda has many years of experience as a supervisor and has managed the extra complexities of ethical boundaries and dual roles in small communities.

Amanda has completed a PhD in Exploring Peer Group Supervision in Rural and Remote Australia in virtual teams.

Who should attend

Experienced supervisors, new supervisors and supervisees.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the workshop participants will:

  • Gain an understanding of what is supervision
  • Gain knowledge of what makes supervision work well
  • Gain knowledge of the core functions of supervision
  • Gain knowledge of alternative models, including peer supervision and group supervision
  • Gain skills in balancing building on strengths and having difficult conversations Gain skills in managing tensions while grounded in social work values and ethics.


Mecure Darwin Airport Resort - 1 Sir Norman Brearley Dr, Marrara NT

CPD: 7.5 hours

All members, non members and students are welcome.

Minimum numbers are required for the training to proceed.

Priority will be given to members.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers