A workshop with Joan Wilmot and Paul Johnson
1 November 2024
10.00 – 16.30

Introduction: Exploring the elephant in the room. Shame is often defined as a painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by a consciousness of wrongdoing or inadequacy and can arise in various contexts within the supervision. Shame is a complex and deeply ingrained emotion that can significantly impact both supervisees and supervisors.

About the workshop: This workshop delves into the nuances of shame in supervision, exploring its manifestations, consequences and strategies for addressing it. For supervisees, this may stem from feelings of incompetence, fear of judgement or imposter syndrome. Conversely, supervisors may experience shame due to perceived failures in guiding their supervisees effectively of doubts about their own competency. In addition, we consider shame within the organisation, what happens to the workforce when the organisation is labelled as not being good enough?

Learning objectives:

  • To Explore shame from different perspectives
    • The supervisee
    • The supervisor
    • The organisation
  • Understanding the consequences of shame in the application of the work.
  • Holding ambiguity to ‘wicked problems’ – sometimes there aren’t answers/solutions.

Who is this workshop appropriate for?

  • Practitioners working in the helping professions (coaches, supervisors and therapists)
  • Line managers
  • Anyone interested in understanding the needs of the workforce: you team, your organisation, yourself.

How can this workshop improve practice?

  • To raise the presence of shame and look at different perspectives in the supervision space, the blocks, the barriers and the opportunities.

Cost: £185

CCPE, Beauchamp Lodge, 2 Warwick Crescent, London W2 6NE

NOTE: If you book this course along with our other workshop – Who is the ‘me’ that shows up in Supervision? (The “me” I don’t know)  – £320 for both courses.