The Friday afternoon supervision group is an open drop in group open to CSTD postgraduates, trainees and invited guests, now in its 5th year.

Next date: 20 September 2019 from 4 - 6pm.

Please always check for date, time and facilitator as sometimes these may need to change.

Cost is £5 per session to cover the cost of the room hire and is held at CCPE Beauchamp Lodge, 2 Warwick Crescent, London W2 6NE UK

Please can you contact Joan - if you are coming as it is helpful to get an idea of how many are coming to know what size of room to book, and it is fine to turn up on the day if you have been before.

The group is currently facilitated by either Joan or Robin and is also open to guest facilitators who would like the opportunity to facilitate the group in their own particular style of supervision.  It meets approximately once a month (except in August) on a Friday afternoon usually 4 - 6pm.

Future dates


August no meeting

20 September

18 October

29 November


7 February

24 April

10 July

Details from past meetings

13 July 2019 - Theme: Self Deception. The theme comes from the book Leadership and Self Deception: Getting out of the Box by the Arbinger Institute and ties in with core beliefs and everything is data.

7 June 2019 - Facilitated by Joan. Theme: Supervising on Telephone, Skype, Zoom, videochat etc.  I have been in several one to one conversations recently with supervisors, supervisees and trainers about how it is for supervisors and supervises to work this way and how did I find it? So I thought it would be interesting to explore this in our next group.10 May 2019 - facilitated by Joan - We had a very interesting small group of three last Friday where out of our sharing themes emerged around morals, ethics, emotional maturity, paradox and the power of value of imagination and possibility and other themes that have left my conscious brain. Part of me wishes we had written it up and as I wrote that the question followed, "why would you dam the river?"

12 April 2019 -  Joan facilitated and the theme was an appreciative inquiry interview 'on being a supervisor’.  The appreciative Inquiry discovery questions were used.

8 March 2019 - Robin facilitated and the theme was Supervision as a finite and infinite game based on the book by J Carse Finite and Infinite Games

8 February 2019 first planning meeting for the launch of the ISN