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A skilled and sustainable workforce for a healthier Scotland

Supervision of psychological therapies and intervention

Supervision has a pivotal role in the effective and efficient delivery of Psychological Therapies and Interventions across all disciplines.

While many clinicians appreciate the role of supervision as a support within the professional context, supervision also plays a key role in quality assurance, patient safety, evaluation of competence and educational development.

Cross professional framework

In line with NES's role of providing "a skilled and sustainable workforce for a healthier Scotland", NES Psychology Directorate has developed an inclusive cross professional framework for the delivery of high-quality supervision training.

Key to this framework is the "NES Training in Generic Supervision Competences for Psychological Therapies and Interventions", often referred to as the GSC, which covers models of supervision, techniques in assessment and evaluation and educational principles. This is complemented by a range of modality and profession specific modules which focus on the technical skills and/or professional context within which supervisors’ practice.

Continual professional development for more experienced supervisors is also supported across all professions through workshops, masterclasses and conferences.

Framework of Framework of Generic Supervision Competences for Psychological Therapies and Interventions(GSC)

Figure 1: Framework of NES Training in generic supervision competences for psychological therapies and interventions

Access the learning programmes on Turas Learn

More information about the suite of NES supervision training offered can be found on the Turas Learn site (please log into your TURAS account to access the full site)

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Last updated: 27/09/2020

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