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Awareness of supervision among family lawyers is currently creating a strong demand. If you are a dynamic and ambitious supervisor, keen to extend your practice base and significantly add to your earnings, this is an opportunity not to be missed. The call for supervision in the family law profession is growing faster than the number of supervisors available. Your services are needed! 
We are delighted to be offering a two-day conversion training for qualified supervisors wishing to supervise family law professionals. 
You already have the necessary skills and, if you’ve had a flourishing supervision practice for a number of years, the required level of experience too. 
Our two-day gathering is aimed at acquainting you with the basics of how family law works, the cultural assumptions that underpin it and the types of issues that lawyers typically seek support for. The training includes plenty of opportunity for ‘on stage’ supervising of a real family lawyer! 
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The course was developed by Christopher Mills, a psychotherapist who introduced supervision to family lawyers in 2013 and who has been behind the rapid growth in awareness of its benefits since. Alongside Gillian Bishop, one of his first lawyer supervisees, he has run trainings and workshops across the UK for lawyers wishing to become supervisors of their own profession. 
In 2018 he received a Special Recognition Award for this work from BCPC, his professional membership organisation. He qualified as a supervisor at CSTD, and his approach to supervision closely mirrors the model developed in Supervision In The Helping Professions by Peter Hawkins and Robin Shohet. Gillian Bishop will also be with us for the two days, offering her perspectives as a family lawyer and her services as a supervisee guinea-pig. Gillian is a highly acclaimed and award-winning family lawyer who founded her own niche family law firm, Family Law In Partnership, in 1995. She is also the founder of FLiP Faculty. 
The course can now be delivered by a range of our expert speakers, all of whom bring their own added insight and experience to the training.  
** Please note ** that prior to attending the conversion course you will need to meet (virtually) with one of our speakers to assess that you have the relevant experience to successfully partake in this two day programme. Should there be any concerns and it is clear that this is not the correct course for you we will provide a full refund of your booking.  
After successfully completing the two days, we will ask you to submit a 1,000-word statement describing your approach to supervision and the particular strengths you anticipate bringing to the role of family law supervisor. If the ‘fit’ seems right, we will add you to our database of supervisors. You will become part of a growing cohort of mutually-supportive practitioners offering a quality of input to the family law profession that it has never had until now. 
In order to get a feel for what supervising family lawyers can entail, we also ask that you read Christopher Mills’s book The Case That Really Got To Me, available to buy on his website, before the start of the training. 

Speakers - The line up of speakers will vary from programme to programme but will be form the following team 

Chris Mills is a psychotherapist, family consultant and supervisor. He believes that knowledge of what contributes to healthy and conscious relating provides the bedrock for excellence and success in the work of family law. Chris has been in continuous private practice as a psychotherapist since 1993, working with individuals and couples. Since 2006 he has also worked in interdisciplinary settings alongside family lawyers, attempting to improve the experience of divorce and supporting the healthy reshaping of post-divorce families. As a clinical supervisor, he is the first in the UK to offer psychologically-based supervision to family lawyers. He is the author of The Complete Guide to Divorced Parenting (Camedia Books, 2014) and a regular contributor to the Annalisa Barbieri column in the Guardian Family section. 
Zoe Barnes has a passion for people’s mental health and well-being. Her journey began over 25 years ago when she volunteered for SSAFA supporting families within the military and then delivered alternative education programmes to children aged 9-16 who were at risk of or excluded from school. These experiences set Zoe on the path to becoming a qualified therapeutic counsellor and supervisor. She now has a private practice as an integrative therapist, with a focus on Coherence Therapy and seeing both UK and international clients. Zoe also works in the corporate environment where she delivers training, facilitation and therapeutic supervision, working in particular with Law firms, solicitors and barristers. 
Andrew Pearce is a Certified Trainer of NLP, UKCP Registered Psychotherapist with over 15 years experience and a Registered Supervisor. He also works as a personal and professional development coach often with senior managers & executives. With his broad spectrum of professional expertise and understanding, he works in a wide variety of areas (including public & private sectors), particularly facilitating change with individuals & groups. He is actively involved in Mediation, Critical Incident support and Collaborative Family Law. He has been interviewed on local & national radio and television on the subject of Life Balance and spoken at Oxford University & Newcastle MBA School about the impact of ambiguity & uncertainty on team dynamics and enabling resilience. His aim is to increase choice for individuals and teams who want the freedom to be authentically who they really are. 
Catherine Rodger is a Child and Family Systemic Psychotherapist, a Systemic Supervisor, an academic Tutor and Research Supervisor on systemic postgraduate trainings and an independent Trainer. She worked for many years as a Family Therapist in Child and Adolescent Mental Health services within the NHS in South London in a variety of outpatient and clinic settings. For the last 8 years she has moved into private practice in Kent in a low cost counselling charity. 

Details of next courses 

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Public course rate: £950.00 + VAT 
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