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Stepping into Supervision: A Strengths Approach

Understand the role of supervision in creating a strengths-based culture

Strengths-based supervision creates a dynamic partnership of practice reflection and learning, with benefits flowing directly to clients. In this comprehensive course you will:

  • explore the principles, purpose and processes of strengths-based supervision
  • review some definitions and models of supervision
  • learn how to create supervision agreements using a sample template and other practical tools
  • examine key topics for supervision sessions including what’s working, where you are heading, strengths and resources, straight talk, ethical dilemmas and self-care
  • take away an expanded array of solution-focussed questions
  • understand the role of supervision in creating a culture of reflective practice.


Your Instructor


Sue King-Smith
Sue King-Smith

Sue has moved across from community development work within Anglicare Victoria’s St Luke’s, to develop a new e-learning platform for Innovative Resources. She holds a PhD in Creative Arts along with degrees and diplomas in the humanities, teaching and management, and is an accredited life coach. Her community services work and teaching is informed by strengths-based and solution-focused approaches, and she has a long-standing interest in transpersonal psychology. Sue is also a published poet and nonfiction writer. For three years, she was the co-editor of the literary ezine, The Animist, which was archived under the National Library’s Pandora Project. She has just finished a stint as chief editor for the Melbourne Poets Union.


Course Curriculum


  Introduction: summary of the features and principles of the strengths approach
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and you have twelve months to complete it! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does twelve month's access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for one year - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
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