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East Midlands – CANCELLED – What can Professional Supervision offer me?

24th April 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Saturday 24th April 2021 14:00 – 17:00 via Zoom

“What can Professional Supervision offer me?” – Jules Dickinson

Despite being well embodied as good practice amongst many of the professionals that we work alongside, such as social workers and health care workers, professional supervision is a relatively new concept to practitioners working in the fields of interpreting/translating and lip speaking. Prior to starting supervision, practitioners are usually concerned about a variety of issues including: being criticized or judged by their supervisor, not having anything to bring to supervision, feeling exposed by revealing vulnerabilities, not understanding the process and having doubts about its usefulness.

This workshop aims to allay those fears and more! It will allow you to explore supervision in a safe environment, giving you a flavour of what you can expect if you decide to take it up at a future date. Working through a number of exercises to help you to understand the complexities that arise in a people-facing profession, the workshop will equip you with the skills you need to begin to analyse the challenges, dilemmas and emotional fallout you can experience in your everyday working practice.

Learning outcomes

After attending the workshop you will have:

  • Acquired a good understanding of the value and benefits of both one-to-one and group supervision.
  • Explored how you can best prepare and present issues to your supervisor.
  • Grasped the essential elements of the process of supervision.
  • Appreciated the additional dimension that creative play can bring to your reflective practice.
  • Understood what you need to look for when choosing a Supervisor.
  • Gained an awareness of career progression eg how to qualify as a Professional Supervisor.


Jules Dickinson

Jules is an experienced community interpreter. Her PhD examined the ways in which the interpreter impacts upon workplace interaction, exploring the interpreter’s role focusing on humour and small talk in meetings. Jules continues to support the development of the interpreting profession as a trainee, research practitioner and consultant. She is a qualified Professional Supervisor and is passionate about supportive interpreters to be healthy and resilient practitioners.



24th April 2021
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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