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Professional Supervision - Session 1

  • 20 Oct 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Online


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Session 1

This series will include two virtual seminars of two hours each, focusing on leading professional supervision and the use of microskills. It will provide Youth Workers with an introduction to professional supervision, the key theories that underpin this and strategies that foster a trauma informed supervisor relationships and growth for the supervisee. Furthermore, Youth Workers will gain an enhanced understanding of microskills and the implementation of these within the context of professional relationships.

The following will be included in the series;

  • An understanding of professional supervision and the theories that underpin this
  • Practical strategies for leading professional supervision that is trauma informed
  • Introduction to microskills and their importance within professional supervision and professional relationships
  • Understanding of specific microskills, both introductory and advanced, that promote a trauma informed, regulating and rewarding professional relationship

Tom Mason Coreffect

The Professional Supervision and Microskills series will be facilitated by Tom Mason. Tom is a qualified youth worker with a masters in social work who is committed to strengthening communities, so it’s members grow to live life on their terms. He has worked in direct practice and senior leadership positions in alternative education and Out of Home Care (OoHC) across Victoria and Tasmania. Tom held the Head of Wellbeing role, before taking on the Child Safeguarding Manager role across a network of Flexible Learning Centre’s.

Tom has been responsible for the development and implementation of education programs for high risk offenders, with a particular passion for men’s mental health. Tom’s passion for mental health has also lead him to completing a crisis support qualification at Lifeline where he has volunteered on the phones. In addition to this, Tom is an accredited Mental Health First Aid instructor. Tom is an experienced professional supervisor that has studied clinical supervision at Bouverie before completing the Neurosequential Model of Reflection and Supervision. Tom has taught students in Youth Work qualifications at both Victoria University and RMIT. Tom is determined to influence systemic change, to create equal access to education, employment, and health care for all who call Australia home.

The YWA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past, present and emerging and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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