Supervision: Meet the speaker (and an introduction to SEED)

At Contextual Consulting we’re proud to offer a full service for acceptance and commitment therapy, including therapy sessions, training and supervision. We firmly believe that supervision is an essential component of your ACT practice, enabling you to excel as an ACT practitioner. In our on-demand schedule we are pleased to host a workshop with Sally Bradley and Jim Lucas entitled ACTivating your supervision: Become a more effective ACT supervisor.

Ahead of the workshop recording we had an interesting chat with Jim to get to know him a bit better. We covered everything from ACT supervision and the beauty of role play, to dream dinner parties and what Jim’s entrance theme song might be!

eBook – SEED: An ACT supervision model

As mentioned in the video, Jim and Sally have recently launched a brand new eBook – SEED: An ACT supervision model. Working alongside our course material perfectly, this guide introduces the SEED model of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) supervision and provides you with a roadmap to becoming a more proficient ACT supervisor. The book explores the evolution of psychotherapy supervision and introduces other valuable frameworks and models that can support your development.

Here’s a quick overview of what to expect:

  • Understanding the SEED model: The SEED model of ACT supervision is a unique approach designed to enhance the effectiveness of ACT supervision. The book explores the four key elements of the SEED model: creating a SAFE place, EXPLORING the context and functions, experimenting with EXPERIENTIAL methods, and DELIBERATELY practicing new developmental tasks.
  • Other supervision frameworks: The book covers the SHAPE Framework of Contextual Behavioural Supervision, developed by Linda Nicholson and Eric Morris, the Four Phased Model of Emotional Awareness training, developed by Sonja Batten and Andy Santanello and looks at the differences between frameworks and models to highlight how supervision practice has evolved over the years.
  • Practical exercises for skill development: To help you become a more proficient ACT supervisor, exercises that bridge the gap between theory and practice are included. These exercises will equip you with valuable tools and techniques to apply in your own supervisory sessions.
  • Navigating common supervision challenges: Using examples of common obstacles in supervision read insights on how Jim and Sally navigated them. Instead of offering prescriptive instructions, they empower you to draw on their own experiences to tackle similar challenges you may encounter in your own practice.
  • Advancing your supervisory practice: This section explores ways to further enhance supervisory practice including the importance of supervision of supervision and peer consultation practice and the supportive role the ACBS community can play in growth and well-being. Building connections, learning from others, and fostering long-term relationships with fellow supervisors is vital for ongoing development.

This is a fantastic free resource, however Sally and Jim do request a small donation to the ACBS Foundation if you are able to do so. Take a look at our resources hub for this and other fantastic ACT resources to help you in your practice.

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