ASYE Supervisor Training - a psycho-social model of social work supervision

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This training will share a psycho-social model of social work supervision designed to support ASYE assessors deliver effective supervision

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This training will share a psycho-social model of social work supervision designed to support ASYE assessors and supervisors delivering effective reflexive supervision. We argue that a systemic approach to supervision, that accounts for the multiple influences on social workers and the families they work with, promotes reflexive practice. In turn, reflexive supervision practice promotes a containing environment which reduces the anxiety present in the social work task.

Designed to equip supervisors with a range of practical tools to facilitate reflexive discussions, the training will run over 3 days from January – March 2021 over Zoom. All the tools shared are designed to be used in on line supervision in the current CV19 practice context. Participants are encouraged to implement the theories and methods taught on the Programme between sessions, and reflect on how they found this.

There is no charge for this training.

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The training will be held over three days with the idea that participants employ the theories and tools that are taught between sessions. Please only commit to attending this training if you can attend all three sessions.

22.1.21 – 10 – 4pm

26.2.21 – 10 – 4pm

26.3.21 – 10 – 4pm

The Content of the Training

- An introduction to Systemic Theory

- An introduction to Anxiety and Psychoanalytic Theory

- Using Burnham’s Social GRACES to explore difference and reflexivity

- Employing Self Reflexivity in supervision to explore how supervisees see their social work practice, and how service users experience their work.

- Circularity, Hypothesising and Curiousity – how the Milan Teams systemic theory can be used in supervision

- Social Work Interventions - What, how and why. Lang’s Domains of Production, Aesthetics and Explanation.

- Making the most of supervision - The contested nature of supervision and the various roles a supervisor can play in supervision.

- Mirroring practice in supervision - Isomorphic Processes.

- Supporting supervisees to sit with uncertainty – Using Mason’s concept of Safe Uncertainty.

Who is this Training for?

This training will be of benefit to social worker manager and ASYE assessors who supervise or assess ASYE social workers, and as part of their work are expected to provide reflective supervision.

The Research Project

In order to assess the effectiveness of this training, we will ask all participants to consent to involvement in a one hour focus group on the final day.

The Trainers

Henry Smith – Henry has been qualified as a social worker for 12 years, and has worked mainly in a Children and Family’s Social Work setting. He is currently employed as a Principle Practice Tutor on the Frontline Programme. Henry is currently studying his Doctorate at the Tavistock.

Lara Parish-Mackin- Lara has been a qualified social worker since 2007 and has worked across various statutory services within Children and Families. She is a qualified Practice educator and holds a Postgraduate certificate in Higher Education.

Ryan Wise – Ryan has been a qualified social worker for 5 years and currently employed as a Practice Tutor on the Frontline programme. Ryan previously worked for the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) as a Practice Development Manager where he delivered training programmes to Local Authorities across England.

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