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

    TBC See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    Qualified Social Workers See Requirements for full details.

  • Venue

    Due to current restrictions it is anticipated this course will run online

  • Start Date

    Course will run subject to sufficient interest.


Due to current circumstances this course is currently postponed but may run subject to sufficient interest please register your interest on form below

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


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



How Do I Apply

Applications are currently closed.

This course has been postponed.

If you wish to add your email to the Expressions of Interest form, we will contact you once dates have been finalised for 2021

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