UCC CPD courses

Professional Supervision - Training For Social Work Supervisors


Fact File

  • Title

    Professional Supervision

  • Code


  • Subject Title

    Training For Social Work Supervisors

  • College

    Centre for Continuing Professional Development

  • Duration

    5 days

  • Qualifications

    Cert of Attendance

  • Fees

    €395 (Early Bird extended) See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    Qualified Social Workers See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    20th March 2018

  • Venue

    Venue will be confirmed on registration - it will be within the vicinity of Main Campus.

  • Start Date

    22nd March 2018 10.30am-4.00pm


The overall aim of this workshop is to equip supervisors with the knowledge and skill to supervise students/staff effectively. It is targeted at supervisors who have responsibility for students/staff working with service users within the education/social /health care context. 

This five-day programme will equip supervisors with knowledge and skill to supervise front line practitioners effectively. It is designed to comply fully with the standards set by Tusla and the HSE.

In between workshops, learners will receive instructions for three assignments. These assignments include taking a supervision history, completing a learning style questionnaire and recording a ‘live’ supervision session.


This course will enable you to understand the:

  • Definitions, principles, purposes and models of supervision
  • Impact of supervision on outcomes
  • Perspectives of the differing stakeholders

It will also provide you with with an opportunity to:

  • Develop skills to engage the supervisee and establish an effective supervision contract
  • Appreciate what we bring to supervision
  • Review and develop supervisory skills and negotiate boundaries
  • Understand and to be able to address the impact of anxiety on supervision and decision making
  • Explore supervision standards including ethics, duty of care and competences for different disciplines
  • Apply positive psychology frameworks to develop key leadership skills which promote resilience and wellbeing
  • Explore the nature of power and authority, conflict resolution and develop mediation skills
  • Enable you to review and evaluate supervision and record your current levels of competence and set goals to improve your supervisory practice


N.B. The structure involves a commitment from 10:30am to 4:00pm on the following dates:

  • Thursday 22nd March 2018
  • Thursday 12th April 2018
  • Friday 13th April 2018
  • Thursday 31st May 2018
  • Friday 1st June 2018


The course will be presented by Teresa Crawford, (B.Soc.Sc., C.Q.S.W., Masters in Applied Social Studies and M.Sc. in Work and Organisational Psychology).

This course is pending approval by the IASW.




This CPD Offering is aimed at: Senior Social Workers, Principal Social Workers, Team Leaders or social workers hoping to progress their career by applying for more senior posts.


Fees and Costs

€395 - Early Bird Fee (Extended until 19th March 2018)

€450 - Registration Fee

Refreshments will be provided on arrival each day

How Do I Apply

You can apply for this CPD offering using the 'Apply Now' button below.

If your organisation is paying for this training, through an invoicing/PO system, please email cpd@ucc.ie to register.

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