THE BENEFITS OF SUPERVISION

“The complexity of the work we do as interpreters can leave us with many questions, insecurities, and uncomfortable feelings so the opportunity to explore this in detail with a trusted supervisor has enabled me to become more aware, considered, and resilient as I work.”

The benefits of supervision

The majority of sign language interpreters work as freelance practitioners and often work in isolation with limited opportunities to talk about their work, as such interpreters often rely on close friends and colleagues for support.

Professional Supervision is an opportunity for supervisees to explore, discuss and reflect upon the issues, emotions and dilemmas which can originate from their work. Rather than something to be feared supervision is an opportunity for growth and development enabling the supervisee to become a more robust, resilient and ethical practitioner. Trust is central to the supervisory relationship to enable the supervisee to bring what they may perceive as ‘mistakes’ without fear of judgement.

Exploration of their work with a Professional Supervisor encourages the development of skills, fosters a deeper understanding of the supervisee's work and increases their self-awareness. This reflection enables interpreters to maintain professional boundaries whilst being flexible as the role requires.

Through the process of supervision supervisees can take a step back and consider not only practice issues, but also their responses to the work. Interpreting assignments can be emotionally demanding and witnessing the distress of others can be distressing for interpreters. Understanding personal responses to people and situations can increase resilience and reduce work related stress.

Professional Supervision is a highly effective way for interpreters to look after their mental and emotional health and well-being in an effort to avoid stress, vicarious trauma and burnout, all of which can lead to interpreters leaving the profession.

Some benefits of professional Supervision:

  • Designated time to reflect on your practice
  • Help you provide a better service to clients
  • Recognise your personal and professional strengths
  • Identify areas for development
  • Explore your personal responses to work

 

  • Increase your confidence in your skills and competence
  • Validate your practice
  • Gain feedback and guidance
  • Discuss work-related issues in confidence
  • Consider the impact the work has on you and develop resilience

 

What people say about 360 training

“The tutors were always accessible and willing to offer support during the modules, and between modules via email or telephone.”

Diploma in Supervision

“As someone who doesn’t usually enjoy a group environment I enjoyed this course because it was managed well by the tutors.”

Diploma in Supervision

“The biggest bonus for me is how much I value accessing my own supervision – this has been a revelation to me.”

Diploma in Supervision

“An excellent course, which not only equips you to be an effective supervisor, it also develops you personally and professionally.”

Diploma in Supervision

“The quality content and delivery of the course materials was superb. I can’t remember having ever been on a course where the breaks were unwelcome, due to my absorption in the issues being discussed.”

Diploma in Supervision

“This is a course that offers so much more than teaching and learning about a specific subject. For me it has been a life-changer.”

Diploma in Supervision

“Brilliant course! Without doubt one of the best bits of learning I have ever done.”

Diploma in Supervision

“I liked the fact that the workshop was very informal and relaxed. It meant I felt comfortable enough to comment when I wanted to.”

Taster Day Supervision

“It completely changed my view of supervision – in a positive way.”

Taster Day Supervision

“I found it very useful to step back and think about my professional health.”

Taster Day Supervision

“Interesting, supportive and positive.”

CPD Workshop

“The theoretical section was interesting and really helpful in understanding why we all react differently to similar stresses.”

CPD Workshop

“I loved learning that everyone has the same ‘arousal’, but it’s just how you deal with it.”

CPD Workshop

“Lovely pace.”

CPD Workshop

“Great balance of theory, discussion and practical activities.”

CPD Workshop

“One of the most interesting and useful courses I have attended.”

CPD Workshop

“The depth and breadth of learning, both personally and professionally, cannot help but be of benefit. It has taught me invaluable skills that will serve me as a person, a supervisor and as an interpreter.”

Diploma in Supervision

“The development I experienced was significant and tangible over the journey of the course. Such depth of learning has enabled both professional and personal growth.”

Diploma in Supervision

“It’s been a while since I’ve attended a course that has sparked my brain into gear.”

CPD Workshop

“I honestly don’t think I’ve been on such an enlightening CPD course since I qualified 10 years ago. And it wasn’t just the content – it was the way it was delivered “

CPD Workshop

“Fantastic delivery, informative and therapeutic”

CPD Workshop

“Thank you for a great day – worth every penny”

CPD Workshop

“Should be mandatory for all TI’s”

CPD Workshop

“Wonderful! Great delivery and management of a thoroughly talkative crowd”

CPD Workshop

“valuable and insightful – thank you”

CPD Workshop

“Tutors always willing to talk through issues as they arose, to support the learning process.”

Diploma in Supervision

“I thoroughly enjoyed learning all it takes to be a professional supervisor from a theoretical perspective and through the extensive experiential learning within each module. Now qualified, I am excited to develop and enhance my skills in this much needed area.”

Diploma in Supervision

“The 360 Supervision diploma course was an intense and deeply rewarding experience. It was fascinating and offered quality teaching throughout. This was the first time I had been taught in this experiential way and I enjoyed the immersive nature of the learning tremendously.”

Diploma in Supervision

“I had no idea how challenging and transformative this course would be. Taught by tutors with an abundance of knowledge and experience, every module was useful to my personal and professional development.”

Diploma in Supervision