Research indicates that when practitioners seek ethical guidance, they turn first to their supervisor. What are they hoping for from their supervisor and what role are they expecting their supervisor to play?To what extent should supervisors agree to fulfil this role?

Supervisors walk a tightrope of

  • Support
  • Professional and Personal development
  • Building of relational trust
  • Gatekeeping for the profession
  • Guarding the interests of the public
  • Ensuring practitioner competence and well-being

Each of these elements has an ethical dimension which will be examined.

This workshop will explore the territory of ethics in practice, exploring issues of competence, confidentiality, resilience and effective governance in contemporary service delivery.

It will utilise participants’ experience and offer practice opportunities, in order to reflect on, prepare and pre-empt challenging situations with a view to enhancing competency in the supervision role.

The workshop will be an interactive session and is suitable for supervisors, both within the counselling and group work spheres.

When: Friday 26th October 2018 from 9.30am to 4.30pm.  
Where: CatholicCare Training Room, Mary Potter Building, 2C West St, (corner Thomas St), Lewisham NSW.
Cost: $210.00 (IGL members) or $260.00 (non IGL members) - (GST is not applicable). Morning tea and lunch is provided. Please email if you have any special dietary requirements.  
To register: Register and complete payment below. A Tax Invoice will be emailed to you. The payment needs to be completed before the workshop occurs, for the registration to be fully confirmed. 
A Certificate of Attendance will be provided to participants for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes. 
Facilitator: Elisabeth Shaw

BA(Hons) MMgt (Comm) MProfEthics; Masters in Couple & Family Therapy. FAPS (FCCLP; FCCOUNP) AAFT

Elisabeth is a clinical and counselling psychologist, couple and family therapist, who is CEO of Relationships Australia NSW. Prior to this role she was in private practice in Sydney, providing supervision to a wide range of practitioners in the health and community sector, executive coaching, and teaching in areas of clinical practice and ethics. Her clinical work has been widely presented and published, for example as co-editor of Couple Therapy in Australia, Issues Emerging from Practice (2007, Melb.:Psychoz) as well other publications focused on couple and family therapy, supervision and professional practice. Her long interest in ethical theory and its application to clinical work has led to being a senior consultant with The Ethics Centre; past chair of ethics for the APS and PACFA, co-authorship with Michael Carroll of Ethical Maturity in the Helping Professions, Making Difficult Life and Work Decisions (2012, Melb.:Psychoz; 2013 JKP:UK) as well as a number of follow up book chapters on relational ethics and ethical decision making for practitioners.



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