Supervision: Talking about Suicide, An Exploration of Risk Part 2 Workshop with Jo Birch and Professor Andrew Reeves

Please be aware – this workshop will focus on suicide and other risk situations. Pause...

Last updated 3 June 2024

Please be aware – this workshop will focus on suicide and other risk situations. Pause a moment. What do you need to take care of yourself in this space? You can leave at any time, and you do not have to participate in Breakouts. QR links to global helplines are at the end of this listing.

What do we mean when we think of ‘risk’ in supervision?

Perhaps, we go to the edge. The risk to life.

Within a wider context of ‘risk’ we will consider how we can talk about suicide, and suicidal thoughts, in supervision. Whether it arises from the work of the supervisee, or in the supervisee themselves.

However, let’s begin a little wider.

What is the context of risk? The wider landscape?

How much have you thought about ‘risk’ in your work as a supervisor?

It’s a tricky area in which to ‘prepare’ as every situation we encounter is different. What then can we do as Supervisors?

How might we better equip ourselves to hold risk, to open conversations – and be receptive to what may arise?

What do we need to consider when we reach the edge of our own competence? Or perhaps we need to explore the competence of our supervisee?

Course Content

Supervision: Talking about Suicide, An Exploration of Risk Part 2 Workshop with Jo Birch and Professor Andrew Reeves

Presenter

Andrew Reeves
Professor Andrew Reeves, Associate Professor in the Counselling Professions and Mental Health, Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy (Advance HE), Fellow, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Personal and Professional Reflections on Covid-19 Loss and Grief

Dr. Andrew Reeves is a Professor in the Counselling Professions and Mental Health, a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and a Registered Social Worker.

His practice experience spans over 35 years, when he first trained as a Samaritans volunteer at 18, before moving into social and work therapy. His research focus in working with risk in therapy, having experienced the suicide of a client during his training. Since then, he was published extensively in this area. He is previous Editor-in-Chief of Counselling and Psychotherapy Research journal, past-Chair of BACP and is Chair of the York St John Advisory Board Counselling and Mental Health Research Clinic. He supervises mostly doctoral research in counselling, psychotherapy and psychological trauma.

Jo Birch

Jo Birch MA FRSA, Supervisor, executive coach and psychotherapist

Jo brings people together in global learning communities. As Director of Crucial Difference & International Centre for Reflective Practice, Jo leads an international team providing training for coaches to become supervisors and continue developing as leaders in the profession. She is an accredited supervisor, and an active participant in the professional community, previously Chair of BACP Coaching and board member of AoCS and EASC.

Jo is editor of Coaching Supervision Groups: Resourcing Practitioners (2022); co-editor of EMCC Mastery Series publication Coaching Supervision: Advancing Practice, Changing Landscapes (2019) and previously series editor of Thinking Global in Coaching Today.

Jo also runs an annual international conference on Coaching Supervision in multiple languages including English, Russian and Chinese.