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SUPERVISOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Three ‘Biggies’ to support your work.

Ari Badaines, PhD Clinical Psychologist, MAPS Psychotherapy
One full day
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This one-day practical workshop will explore three main topics:

    the key elements that will guide the practical aspects of supervision: how to do it, what to include, dealing with transference and counter-transference emotions between supervisor and supervisee and supervisee and clients
    Polyvagal theory is being applied to therapy, but this workshop will explain the core concepts of polyvagal theory and then apply them to the supervision climate.  It will provide clarity around client and supervisee ‘stuckness’ and shutdown;  and offer help to ‘unstick’ the therapy and the supervision in terms of polyvagal theory
    You still need to have practical skills available to examine the therapeutic and supervisee relationships so you will also  be exposed to a range of techniques, but particularly Chairwork.   As an illustration, a supervisee presented a client that was difficult for him, and in our exploration, it was uncovered that the supervisee felt quite disappointed in himself for not being more effective. Using Chairwork, the supervisee became more aware of this part of himself and how it was hampering effective therapy.

"Supervision carries significant responsibilities so sometimes supervisors can feel anxious or lack confidence in their skills and abilities. This workshop, by giving you both theoretical and practical tools, provides an opportunity for you to emerge with increased confidence and skill." Dr Ari Badaines



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Ari Badaines, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who trained in the United States. In 1980 he obtained a post-doctoral fellowship with the National Institute of Mental Health in Washington, DC where he studied Group Therapy, Family and Couple Therapy. Later, he undertook further training at the Institute for Family Therapy in London.  Ari has been a consultant to numerous organisations including Relate in the UK, Richmond Fellowship and Youth-in-Search in Australia. He has taught at various universities in the USA, UK, and Australia. He was twice a keynote speaker for the annual conference of Marriage Guidance Counsellors (now Relationships) in the UK.  In 2015, Ari led a two-day workshop for the Psychological Society of Ireland on ‘Action Techniques with Individuals and Couples’ which was so positively received that he has been invited back each year since to present on couples and family therapy. He is renowned as an engaging and popular presenter for PDP and for several European organisations. He has been in private practice for over 45 years, and has led workshops in over twenty countries on group therapy, couple and family therapy, and a variety of trainings on individual therapy including Gestalt therapy, Psychodrama, Solution-focused brief therapy, and Action-Methods.

Registration Details

Live Interactive Webcast registration
Fees: $199 
Primary viewer (includes three month's access recording of the event.
           $99 Additional viewer (must watch on same device as primary viewer)
           $29 Purchase lifetime access to the recording (available to primary viewer only)

  • Your attendance certificate for 7 hours of live, interactive training can be retrieved on completion of the evaluation and quiz via your account. 
  • A soft copy of all resources will remain in your account indefinitely.
  • A recording of this event will be available in your account approximately three weeks after the live event and will remain available for a full three months.  You will receive an email notification when the recording becomes available for viewing. 
  • If for whatever reason, you are unable to join the live webcast on the day, you will be able to watch the recording, complete your evaluation and quiz and retrieve  your certificate at a later date before the end of the three month viewing period.

Reminders for all events are sent two weeks, one week, one day and one hour prior.


Event Schedule

Morning Session
  9:00am - 12:30pm (includes 15 minute break at 10:30am)

Lunch Break
  12:30pm - 1:00pm

Afternoon Session
  1:00pm - 4:30pm (includes 15 minute break at 2:45pm)


  1. Learn the key ingredients that contribute to magnificent supervision and how to incorporate them into your supervisory process.
  2. Understand Polyvagal Theory and how to apply it in a supervisory context.
  3. Use Chairwork and other methods to explore the intricacies of the supervisor-client and supervisory relationships including ‘stuck’ points.

How will you benefit by attending? 
Develop a better understanding of the supervision process in terms of what constitutes effective supervision, the ability to apply Polyvagal theory to your supervision, and have practical skills for dealing with transference and counter-transference dynamics and other common problems such as ‘stuckness’ in both the therapeutic and supervisory relationships.


Venue information

Our venue is registered with Service NSW as a 'Covid Safe' venue. 
You will be required to checkin via our QR code and to abide by the safety  measures current at the time and in line with public health orders. These will be advised in your pre-event reminder/information emails.
In the interest of everone's safety, PDP reserves the right to deny entry to any participant who chooses not to follow the current COVID safety plans. 

This venue offers wheelchair access from the Brown Street entrance.  

4 minute walk from Chatswood train/metro/bus interchange

Links to reasonable early-bird parking close to the venue:

All day tea, coffee and chilled water are provided.
If you have not ordered lunch with your registration, we have a fridge and two microwave ovens should you wish to bring your own food. 
The venue has a cafe on the ground floor and is surrounded by cafes and restaurants including an extensive foodhall above the Chatswood Interchange.

Mantra Hotel is next door to the venue: website here
Meriton Suites is a 4 minute walk from the venue: website here


Morning Session: 
Looking at the key ingredients of supervision. Practise in applying them.
Polyvagal theory – what is it and how can it help supervisors better understand the therapeutic and supervisory relations as well as using that understanding to enhance to work.

Afternoon Session.
Continuing with Polyvagal Theory through practice sessions.
Chairwork – what it is and how to use it to explore the dynamics of the therapeutic and supervisory relationships and then enhance the effectiveness of both.

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