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Psychological Interventions in Psychosis: Advanced Supervisors Workshop

Denmark Hill Campus, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, Robin Murray A
08/05/2017 (09:00-17:00)
Contact, 020 3228 3524

This workshop is aimed at practitioners who provide clinical supervision for psychological interventions in psychosis (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for psychosis (CBTp) and Family Interventions for psychosis (FIp).

Supervision is an important and valued part of clinical practice and professional development. Whilst most supervisors will have received generic training in supervision, the way supervision is delivered is changing with a preference towards using competency frameworks and the need to demonstrate competency within therapy delivery. There is also a trend towards more specialisation within mental health services which then impacts on the type of supervision that is provided.

This workshop will explore the ‘job of the supervisor’ who is providing specialist CBTp supervision to those delivering individual therapy and to those working with families experiencing psychosis. Models of supervision and supervision techniques will be covered to ensure supervision promotes learning, confidence, reflective practice, and competence from supervisees, including the use of psychosis competency rating scales. Supervisors will have the opportunity to reflect on the training and learning needs of their supervisees, their expectations, and how they may meet these needs.

We will reflect on what works well in supervision and what doesn’t, and how negative feedback can be given. Supervisors will leave the workshop feeling equipped to deliver high quality and specialist CBTp and FIp supervision.

Key learning objectives:

  1. To identify strategies to support supervisees to prepare and get the best out of supervision sessions.
  2. Develop awareness of common issues that can arise in supervision and how to overcome these.
  3. Develop awareness of competency rating scales for CBTp and FIp.
  4. Develop awareness of theoretical models for delivering supervision.
  5. Develop awareness of practical techniques that can be used to deliver effective, high quality and specialist supervision. 

Training modalities:

The workshop will consist of didactic teaching, discussion, case study excerpts, role-play, and ‘Ask the Experts’ slots.

How to register

Please complete the registration form and send to: Dorothy Abrahams, PICuP, PO79, Maudsley Psychology Centre, Denmark Hill, London SE5 8AZ or email 



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Fowler., D., Rollinson., R., & French, P. (2011). Adherence and competence assessment in studies of CBT for psychosis: current status and future directions. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, 20: 121–126.

Gamble, C., Sin, J., Kelly, M., O'Loughlin, D., & Moone, N. (2012). The development of a Family Intervention Competency Assessment and Reflection Scale (FICARS) for psychosis. Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing. doi: 10.1111/jpm.12013.

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