This workshop overviews key literature on the influence of power in supervision, locates power within a competency-based approach and the Board’s supervision policies and procedures,  introduces tools to help supervisors to reflect on and address power within the supervisory relationship, and then leads participants through experiential exercises to consolidate learning into everyday supervisory practice.

Learning Outcomes:

At the completion of the webinar workshop, participants will be able to:

Describe how addressing power fits within a competency-based approach to supervision and the Board’s supervision policies and procedures

Describe tools to reflect on and address power in the supervisory relationship

Demonstrate use of tools to address power in supervision via pair and small-group exercises

Demonstrate alliance building and maintenance skills in supervision via pair and small-group exercises

Describe how to conceptualise power within the supervisory relationship in order to promote safe and effective clinical supervision.

Demonstrate use of feedback and measures to help manage power and promote safe and effective supervision


The webinar workshop is conducted in one day or two half-day formats (maximum of 20 attendees, 7 hours CPD), and utilises adult learning principles:

Pre-reading of key materials and preparation of reflective material on participant’s own power

Discussion of participants workshop goals and relevant previous experience

Interactive didactic presentation of evidence-based content

Small group discussions of key concepts

Live and video demonstrations

Experiential exercises via break-out rooms

Larger group reflections of key content and learning from exercises


Psychologists wanting to update their Psychology Board of Australia Board-Approved Supervisor status need to meet each of the three criteria below to be issued with a Certificate of Competence for the Board.
Other practitioners will be provided with a Certificate of Attendance for Continuing Professional Development, regardless of whether they complete the below evaluation.

There are three (3) methods of evaluation to help participants to consolidate workshop materials, and to ensure that participants have demonstrated competence:

Demonstration of reflective practice via self-reflection on power (pre-workshop task)

Demonstration of reflective supervision skills (via experiential exercises in workshop)

Demonstration of knowledge via achieving at least 80% on a post-workshop multiple-choice assessment task (10 questions)

9:00am – 4:30pm, Wednesday 16th October 2024

Workshop Cost: $330*
 (includes: workshop materials)

*Discounted for Webinar delivery
Save $55.00

Terms and Conditions

Customer Service Processes:

Payments will be taken using Credit Card (via PayPal), with an email to confirm payment and official receipt. Invoices can be issued for those participants who require them. Workshop bookings will only be confirmed once full payment has been received.

Cancellation Policy:

Our cancellation policy is 100% refund if more than 45 days notice, 75% refund if more than 21 days notice, 25% refund if more than 7 days notice, and no refund if less than 7 days notice. Refunds are made within 7 days of notification. Transfer of the place to a colleague is permissible with written application prior to the workshop date. Workshops may need to be cancelled if there are insufficient numbers in which case 100% refund will be given. The cancellation policy is clearly stated on the registration form and applications are only accepted if the applicant ticks the box to agree that they have read and understood them.


Masterclass completion certificates will be emailed following the workshop to all participants. Supervisors who require a competence certificate for AHPRA to fulfil CPD requirements will need to demonstrate competence in supervisory practice through scoring at least 80% on the assessment task (multiple choice quiz). Opportunities to resubmit will be provided until participants score at least 80% on the re-submitted assessment task. Some workshops also require participants to email a reflective exercise that is retained by RST in a password-protected electronic file for audit purposes.

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