Counselling Workshop Darwin

A 3 day supervisory training workshop

Certificate of Attainment in Group and Individual Supervision

A competent Clinical/Professional Supervisor for counsellors and psychotherapists and other mental health professionals should be able to conduct supervision sessions using various supervision interventions, provide effective evaluation and feedback to supervisees, and address the ethical and legal considerations of supervision.

'Certificate of Attainment
in Professional Supervision'
Darwin, NT

$1210 incl gst per person. 

Meals included.


Supervision Training Course, Darwin (Location TBA)

This program can also be facilitated at another location in the NT

eg Alice Springs.

A 3 day professional development program: 

Professional/Clinical Supervision is an essential safeguard for clients, a support for counsellors and a process through which practitioners can develop their skills and competence.

Dates TBA OR this program can be tailored for your organisation.

9 am to 4.30 pm each day.

About this workshop

Professional Recognition

The RISE UP Certificate of Attainment in Group and Individual Supervision is recognised by the following organisations:


  • Australian Counselling Association

  • Australian Community Workers Association

  • Australian Hypnotherapy Association

  • Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists

  • Association of Psychotherapists & Counsellors (Singapore)

  • Philippines Association of Guidance Counsellors

  • Counsellors Victoria

  • Professional Counselling Association NSW/ACT

  • South Australian Psychotherapy & Counselling Association


RISE UP is an approved Clinical /Professional Supervision training program that meets the eligibility criteria for membership to the ACA Professional College of Supervisors. For further information on the college go to


this workshop

The training program

The RISE UP training program is a three-day workshop with a pre-course study requirement, designed to provide supervision training for Mental Health professionals who are currently, or are going to be, responsible for the practice of other mental health professionals.

The training program covers all the competencies that are required as a component of eligibility for membership to the premiere College of Supervisors, a professional College of specialists under the Australian Counselling Association Inc (ACA)


To be eligible to undertake this training program it is recommended that you have a minimum of 2 years supervised practice experience in counselling, social work, psychology, nursing, education or similar. ACA members must be at least a level 2 to be recognised for this training.


This program is available for delivery to NGOs, corporate organisations and other relevant groups. For further information email us at

Your workshop facilitator

Your workshop facilitator, Dr Genevieve Armson, holds formal qualifications in Training and Assessment, Supervision (MCOS MACA), a Master of Counselling (Curtin University) and is a registered counsellor (level 4) with ACA. She is an industry leading professional with over 25 years experience in supervision and training.

The training program
Your workshop facilitator

Snapshot view of the workshop


The first day addresses and reviews the theory of individual and group supervision, reviewing and extending the pre-work components. This is followed by an extensive experiential group supervision component. We also review the RISE UP model for the supervision sessions.


Day 2 begins with reviewing ethical issues involved in individual and group supervision. This is followed by practice sessions working through scenarios in triads. Time is then spent, before and after lunch, with participants assessing and supervising 30-minute sessions in triads, as preparation for the final day assessment phase.


This is your formal assessment day where each person rotates through a triad, in turn, taking on the three positions of supervisor, assessor and supervisee. Each position is completed over a 60 minute period.

Workshop content

This supervisory training program will enable you to (as a minimum):

  • Describe the theory and best practice of professional supervision

  • Define the role of a clinical supervisor

  • Identify the goals of supervision - individual and group

  • Describe the supervisory relationship and the supervisory session

  • Demonstrate the skills required for conducting diverse supervision interventions,  including one-to-one and group settings

  • Have knowledge of the different models of supervision

  • Present effective feedback to supervisees

  • Be clear on the supervisor's and the supervisee's responsibilities

  • Successfully undertake a variety of supervisor administration tasks, including note taking and record keeping

  • Address the ethical, legal and risk management considerations of supervision in the Allied Health Industry

  • Recognise issues that may impact on the supervisory relationship and/or the supervisee, including burnout, transference potential, mental health considerations, stress and anxiety

  • Practice sessions based on real issues - please be prepared to bring relevant issues with you to work on during the workshop. These need to be issues that you would discuss with a supervisor (ie not personal counselling issues)

Workshop format

The training program includes these components:

  • Mandatory pre-work:

    • 80 hours of pre-workshop study including reading the textbook “The Practice of Clinical and Counselling Supervision”

    • Completion of a 44 item questionnaire based on the above textbook

    • Viewing of 4 online videos, followed by a questionnaire (7-8 hours of study)

  • 3 days of face-to-face training, including a 60-minute real-time non-role play formal assessment.

  • All participants will receive a comprehensive manual on day 1

Course participants will need to purchase and read “The Practice of Clinical and Counselling Supervision” 2017, Australian Academic Press to meet pre-course reading and questionnaire criteria. The book can be purchased directly from the publisher by emailing:

Snapshot view of the workshop

Workshop dates TBA

This program can be tailored for your organisation.

9am to 4.30 pm each day.

Venue - TBA in Darwin, Alice Springs, or another suitable location in NT 

Meals included - morning and afternoon teas, tea/coffee and gourmet lunch

Fee - $1210 incl gst per person.

Please email: to register. We will then email you a tax invoice. Once paid, your workshop registration is secured.

Refund Policy

  • No refunds will be issued once registration is completed.

  • Realisations Counselling will consider issuing a voucher to attend a future course for cancellations that are due to hardship, medical emergencies, family emergencies or similar events on the production of documentary evidence.

Please email if you wish to be placed on the waiting list for future courses in Darwin or Alice Springs.

Courses can be organised for regional areas in NT for groups of 6 or more participants.

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