Training events and news 2018


Institute of Family Therapy. London

November 2018

Hannah Sherbersky & Martin Gill

Action Methods in Supervion

Please contact the Intitute of family therapy for more information.

Creative supervision with Hannah Sherbersky and Martin Gill

  • Date:March 2017
  • Venue:University of Exeter
  • Location:Exeter
  • Type:Courses and workshops


This is a one day experiential workshop in creative action methods and their applied use in individual clinical and group supervision.
Many clinicians work creatively in their clinical settings, but may lose spontaneity and vitality in the supervisory process. This workshop encourages clinicians to develop their creative energy and innovation within their supervisory practice. The day will provide practical skills in actions methods, using exercises and role play, and demonstrates the compatibility of action methods with the competencies identified in the supervision of psychological therapies framework (Roth & Pilling, 2009). Our aim is to extend existing supervision practice within multi-disciplinary contexts.
The training presents three distinct supervisory action methods and draws on theoretical material from contemporary schools of supervision training, including the CYP-IAPT curriculum. A central focus of supervision is the process of drawing out new solutions and perspectives to the clinical work; and from our collaborative perspectives of systemic and psychodramatic psychotherapy, we will encourage supervisors to explore the application of these models to their work context.
This training draws on material from the chapter ‘Integrating Creative Approaches within Family Therapy Supervision’ by Hannah Sherbersky from Supervision across Modalities (Ed. Chesner & Zografou, 2013). It also draws on material from Martin Gill’s research project entitled ‘How do family therapists conceptualise and utilize therapeutic spontaneity?’


Hannah is now Programme lead for the following training

Systemic Supervision Course

New Specialist Training in Systemic Supervision.


This course will be delivered by a team of highly experienced systemic trainers and teachers, with input from those recognised nationally in the field.

 Training Information


The University of Exeter’s systemic team are delighted to announce that we will be running a Systemic Supervision CPD Course, and is designed to meet AFT requirements for accreditation*, starting in September 2016. This course will provide high quality training in the key skills required to be a systemic supervisor, drawing on a range of models and research, with a particular emphasis on evidence based practice and creative approaches within supervision.

Teaching will consist of lectures, tutorials and a monthly Supervision of Supervision group. Teaching will take place monthly on a Monday and Tuesday at the University of Exeter from September 2016 – June 2017.

3,000 word essay on an aspect of supervision covered in the curriculum
Submission of a recording of supervision with a critical commentary, and an outcome measure of the supervisory relationship
2,000 reflective log of supervision practice and learning and development as a supervisor, and a record of their supervisory practice signed by their supervisor

Who is the training for?

Applicants must have been qualified for at least a year and have experience of using systemic ideas in supervision for at least two years. Please contact us if you have any questions about eligibility.

Date and Venue:

September 2016 – June 2017

The dates for the first teaching blocks are as follows:

Week 1 – September 19th/20th

Week 2 – October 17th/18th

Week 3 – November 14th/15th

(15th Nov CPD Day)

Week 4 – December 12th/13th

Teaching is to be held at the University of Exeter, Streatham Campus, Washington Singer Building, Perry Road, Exeter. EX4 4QG.


The cost of the training is not yet confirmed but will be in the following range:

Fee: £2900
Closing date for applications: 1st August 2016               

If you are interested in applying please download and complete an application form.

For more infomation on the course please contact any of the following:

  • Email:
  • Phone: 01392 723122
  • Post: CEDAR Admin, Washington Singer Building, Psychology, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter, Perry Road, EX4 4QG.
  • Oct. 2016. We have been developing video training resources for the Association of Family Therapy in collaboration with Sue Kennedy, Prof. Peter Stratton and Reenee Singh, Editor of the Journal of Family therapy to promote the use of a new measure, SCORE-15. The measure assesses the function of families within mainstream healthcare and can also be used in private practice with families. To see the resources click here

  • August, 2016. Martin has joined Hannah and Janet’s team of supervisors for the South West IAPT training in the Exeter Model at Exeter University. The group members treat couples where at least one of the partners has a diagnosed depression.More

  • Hannah has recently been appointed as the programme lead for the University of Exeter Systemic supervision training. This is a half day post and has already proved to be a huge success.

  • Martin has recently produced a film of Satish Kumar presenting a lecture at the 2015 AFT conference. The presentation looks at the influence of Systemic author thinker Gregory Bateson and provides an insightful perspective of the idea of family. To see the film (35 minutes) click here

  • Martin and Hannah delivered two successfulCreative supervision workshop workshops for Cardiff Psychology Department Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology.Cardiff and Vale.

    Hannah offered a poster presentation of her doctoral research; ‘A service evaluation of the experience of trainees on the Systemic Family Practice Child IAPT programme’ and Martin presented his recent research into spontaneity within psychodrama and its relationship to systemic practice at the Systemic Post-Graduate Research Conference University of Bedfordshire Postgraduate Centre with Gail Simon

  • Action methods and Creative Supervision – Derby Healthcare Trust Training We have recently developed delivered a series of two day training in action supervision methods for health practice supervisors in Derbyshire NHS.The material has been developed in line with the UCL expert reference group’s recommendations regarding supervision competencies.Staff attending the workshops have said that it has been one of the most relevant and rewarding training experiences they have ever taken part in.  The work was also presented at the International BPA conference in London in August 2014.If you are interested in developing action supervision skills in your organisation please contact us. Details on the main page. For further information see link here: Our next Dates for training within Derby NHS  is December 2015

  • AFT Annual Conference “Peace and Values: Connecting Spirituality, Systems Thinking & Activism” Martin and Hannah are presenting two different workshops at the 2015 AFT Association of Family Therapy conference. Details below.

  • Date: 10 September 2015 (13:00) – 12 September 2015 (16:15)

  • Venue: Keynes College, University of Kent

  • Location: Canterbury, Canterbury, Kent, UK For more information click here.

  • IFT – The institute of Family Therapy – The Exeter Model: a systemic evidence-based manualised model for brief couples work and depression

  • Friday 17th July 2015

  • Professor Janet Reibstein and Hannah Sherbersky Click here for more information

  • More information here. Don’t miss your chance to book onto Hannah and Janet Reibstein’s AFT approved course  Couple Therapy for depression: The Exeter Model.  This is a five-day intensive course, offered in collaboration with the University of Exeter’s Mood Disorders Centre including role play, case material, group work and DVD examples of clinical work within the Exeter Model.   The supervisory (assessed) module includes five group sessions to be taken within an eighteen-month period following the intensive training.  Applicants who do not wish to apply for AFT accreditation can take the intensive training alone.  This training is for qualified couples therapist, CBT therapists, including IAPT workers, and systemically trained therapists who have had some experience of working with either couples or families.

  • Full information on the recent course can be found by visiting our webpage here. The Exeter Model training has been approved by AFT as a ‘specialist training’: the certification will be awarded after successful completion of both the 5-day intensive course and its supervision programme.To book, please reply to the email or fill out the booking form on the webpage.

  • MSc Research into creativity and spontaneity in Family Therapy. Martin recently became the first graduate of the University of Worcester Master of Science in Psychodrama Psychotherapy. The award was based on research into the nature of creativity and therapeutic spontaneity within Family Therapy practice and training.

  • Press release here

  •  Hannah publishes new chapter on creative supervision More information Here and Here

  • Evidence based measure using SCORE-15 Martin and Hannah recently produced a training film in collaboration with AFT and students at the University of Exeter Systemic Family Therapy MSc course. To see the video and others click here 

  • One day introduction to Family & Systemic Therapy with Hannah Sherbersky. Ironmill Institute, Exeter. For further details and dates please contact Hannahhere.

  • Family of Origin Personal & Professional CDP day with Martin Gill and Hannah Sherbersky. For further details and dates please contact Martin or Hannah, here.

  • ‘Creative Collaboration-A psychodramatic approach to systemic supervision’ Based on a workshop presented at the AFT conference 2012 this workshop is available to supervisors and training organisations developing creative systemic approaches to supervision. For further details and dates please contact Martin or Hannah, here.

  • ‘Stand by me’ The use of psychodramatic double in systemic family therapy. CPD Training Event. This workshop is available to therapists, supervisors and training organisations as a one day or half-day training. For further details and dates please contact Martin or Hannah, here.


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