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THE CASE THAT REALLY GOT TO ME... 

 
EVENT SUMMARY 
THE CASE THAT REALLY GOT TO ME: A ‘Live’ Group Supervision Workshop for Family Lawyers 
 
The workshop is designed to introduce and demonstrate the value of psychologically-based supervision for family lawyers. The structure will aim to reflect the ethos of supervision, meeting the curiosities and particular needs of delegates as they emerge. The style will thus be responsive rather than prescriptive. Following an initial discussion, two main experiential tools will be used to facilitate exploration. 
 
The day will start with an introduction to the history and development of supervision and its theoretical underpinnings, showing how the psychological concepts of splitting and projecting, parallel process and secondary traumatisation relate to stress and burnout symptoms as suffered by professionals working directly with emotional crisis or disturbance. 
 
The morning session will be structured to involve the full group working together as I offer brief (10-15 min) supervision sessions to individual volunteers who are then provided with added support from the rest of the group. The afternoon session will move into examining and experimenting with a 30-minute group supervision model which the delegates will divide into two or three smaller groups to practice. 
 
The day will end with a group reflection on what has been learned and on what delegates may wish to gain further training/experience in, and/or on how they might think of applying their learning directly to their working environment. 

Who is this training relevant for / Who should attend? 

The course is suitable for all Family Law professionals. 

EVENT INFORMATION 

Key learning objectives 

Key learning points 

that needing help in dealing with the emotional complexities of work is not weakness or failure; 
that our feelings of shame/failure/inadequacy around clients/cases provide a form of direct dynamic information that can help us understand those cases better and so help us provide a better service; 
that the quality of relationship we build with clients is a more central determinant of success than anything else; 
that a supervision culture greatly contributes to self-awareness, high quality communication and sustained emotional health. 

By the end of the course you will be able to... 

stay more effectively alongside your clients when their beliefs/behaviour appear contradictory or irrational; 
work less defensively and with greater patience and tolerance; 
be clearer with yourself and your clients about where your responsibilities begin and end; 
understand that the more you hide what’s really going on inside you, the more your clients will hide what’s really going on inside them; 
be less anxious about needing to be the expert who knows; 
regard stress symptoms as something to be talked about rather than hidden; 
manage clients’ expectations and your own expectations with greater insight and a more confident authority; 
be less judgmental of yourself, your clients and your colleagues. 
 

Course Price 

The price per delegate for this course will be: £250.00 + VAT 
 
Discounts are available for bookings of 3 delegates or more. For further information please contact help@flipfaculty.org 

Event Timing 

09.00 - 09.30 
Registration and Tea / Coffee 
09.30 - 11.00 
First Session 
11.00 - 11.15 
Tea / Coffee Break 
11.15 - 12.45 
Second Session 
12.45 - 13.45 
Lunch Break 
13.45 - 15.15 
Third Session 
15.15 - 15.30 
Tea / Coffee Break 
15.30 - 17.00 
Final Session 

CPD Certificate 

A CPD certificate will be provided at the end of the course. As a full day course this will be for 7 CPD points.