Hurrah! Finally there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel and restrictions are being lifted, with all the frustrations and fears that it may still bring us. This pandemic has been responsible for so many changes in our lives and in the world.
We at YSF hope that you are keeping well and that although these are challenging times, we can come through the experience. We will continue to help ourselves and our supervisees cope with this strange and unsafe world so that they in turn help and support their clients.
We are still operational and looking at our future programmes which are currently being planned and our Feb 2022 event will be well attended so get your names down early, before we open it up to a wider non member audience.
UPDATE: Our October event in York was a ‘blended’ event allowing participants to come in person or via Zoom. This was the first time we’ve done this and inevitably we discovered some issues which need sorting out regarding technological constraints and a constant wifi link. However, our intention is to make our events as inclusive as possible and to embrace the opportunities that on line and in person CPD offers us.
As always at YSF our membership is our most important consideration and we do listen to your input and modify our delivery to make it the best we can for you.
Our Leeds 26th Feb workshop is with Colin Feltham and afterwards the YSF AGM
This workshop will be via face to face attendance and also via Zoom, for those who find it hard to attend in person.
One not to be missed.
Yorkshire Supervisors' Forum
Yorkshire Supervisors Forum has been going now for over 13 years.
We are a voluntary organisation and a forum for (mainly) Yorkshire supervisors of counsellors and psychotherapists although we are open to supervisors from outside the area. We are based in Yorkshire and we meet three times a year either in Leeds or York to provide training workshops, support and opportunities for reflection on our supervision practice. To our knowledge we are the only group of supervisors like this in the UK, being very much a grassroots group.
We are a peer led networking group, completely voluntary and non-profit making and we depend on the generosity of the group to offer their time free of charge to organise events or to run them. We have a small committee which discusses and makes decisions about our programme.
Our members come from a wide variety of modalities and supervise counsellors and psychotherapists in a wide range of settings. Each meeting consists of a workshop, followed by lunch where we can all network. Sometimes workshops are led by forum members, and sometimes we call on outside speakers. For a flavour of the workshops and topics that we have provided in the past in our forum then please click on "past events" on the menu bar and you will see that our workshops have a variety of subjects around areas of interest to supervisors in counselling and psychotherapy.
Where do we meet?
We hold meetings within walking distance of either Leeds or York stations, so the locations are easily accessible. Yorkshire is a large county and we have members not only from all over Yorkshire but also further afield across the UK, so access is an issue we take seriously.
Events run from 10-1pm, followed by lunch. An important part of the day is networking with other supervisors, which can be especially valued by those of us who work in private supervision practice or who are otherwise isolated in their organisational working practice.
Do join us, and remember, we do not confine membership to Yorkshire supervisors. All supervisors are welcome.
How much does it cost?
The membership fee for the Yorkshire Supervisors’ Forum is £20 per year and our workshops cost £20 for members of the Forum and £35 for non-members. This fee is for the three-hour training session and lunch. The time counts toward CPD hours and we will provide you with an attendance certificate.
Please feel free to get in touch.
If you are a counsellor or psychotherapist and also a supervisor, anywhere in the UK, we would love to meet you. You are also welcome if you are on a supervision training course. Please contact us via this website to be put on our mailing list and you will be automatically informed of the next meeting. If you would just like more information, please contact us via the web site. The current members have all found many benefits of being part of the Forum and we invite you to come along and experience this for yourself.
Looking forward to meeting you at our next meeting.
CHANGES TO DATA PROTECTION LEGISLATION:
It looks as if all private psychotherapists, counsellors and supervisors will have to register with ICO (data protection) from May 2018. Further information is available from the ico.org.uk website .
Thoughts for delivering a topic at our workshops
If anyone has any ideas for future topics, within a supervision context, that they would like YSF to deliver, or knows of anyone who presents CPD from a supervision perspective, then please feel free to drop us a line. We are always open to new ideas, members and topics.
The cost for attending our workshops are: £35.00 for non-members. Members’ Concessionary Fee £20: lunch is included. For a booking form, please get in touch via the email facility in this website or email [email protected] The booking form needs to be completed and returned to the booking secretary along with the payment. Details are on the form. Payment can be made either by cheque or by on-line banking. Cheques should be made payable to Yorkshire Supervisors’ Forum. For on-line banking please transfer the full fee to Yorkshire Supervisors Forum, Sort code 40-27-15, account no 44254856. Please add your name and the reason for the payment as the reference.
Finally, please note that by filling in the booking form, you accept our terms and conditions. You can cancel your booking and receive a FULL refund any time up to 30 days before the event. After that, NO refund is possible and the full fee will be retained. This is because we have already committed to booking the accommodation and food for the event and are unable ourselves to change our financial obligations. Thank you.