Counselling Workshop Darwin
A 3 day supervisory training workshop
Certificate of Attainment in 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' workshop,
$1100 +gst per person. Early Bird of $950.00 +gst if registering by 3 weeks prior to the workshop.
Supervision Training Course, Darwin (Location TBA)
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 for 2020 TBA OR this program can be tailored for your organisation.
9 am to 4.30 pm each day.
About this workshop
The RISE UP Certificate of Attainment in Professional 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
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
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.
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.
Snapshot view of the workshop
The first day focuses primarily on theory and is spent working through the workshop manual.
Day 2 completes the theory section and is then followed by a practice session working through scenarios from the workshop manual in triads. The afternoon is then spent 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, observer and supervisee. Each position is completed over a 60 minute period.
Each participant in the role of supervisor is formally assessed by an accredited assessor supervisor. Detailed feedback is provided to each participant.
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
Describe the supervisory relationship and the supervisory session
Demonstrate the skills required for conducting diverse supervision interventions
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
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)
The training program includes these components:
3 days of face-to-face training, including a real-time non-role play formal assessment.
80 hours of pre-workshop study including reading the textbook “The Practice of Clinical and Counselling Supervision”
Completion of a questionnaire prior to the workshop. This is a pre-requisite for the program
All participants will receive a comprehensive manual on day 1 of your 3 day workshop
Mandatory Questionnaire: All participants will be required to complete a 42 item questionnaire relating to the contents of the textbook. This is a mandatory requirement as it provides each participant with a broad theoretical understanding of the different settings and theories of supervision. It is recommended that participants allocate at least two weeks (or a minimum of 80 hours ) to read the text and address the questionnaire. The successful completion of the questionnaire is required before you can move onto the 3-day workshop phase.
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:
Workshops for 2020 TBA
This program can be tailored for your organisation.
9 am to 4.30 pm each day.
Venue - TBA in Darwin
Meals included - morning and afternoon teas, tea/coffee and gourmet lunch
Fee - $1100 + 10% gst; Early bird $950 +10% gst if registering by 3 weeks prior.
Please email: to register. We will then email you a tax invoice. Once paid, your workshop registration is secured.
Please email if you wish to be placed on the waiting list for future courses in Darwin.
Courses can be organised for regional areas in NT for groups of 9 or more participants.