Supervisor Peer Support Program

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Program Description

Given the current need for RP supervisors to be qualified to supervise other RPs, this program is designed to give RP supervisors support and training for effective supervision in a facilitated group support program.

The Supervisor Peer Support Program provides a safe space for RP supervisors to come together and share experiences, knowledge, and ideas​ in a peer group ​with an expert facilitator who will focus each session on a key supervision issue.

The facilitator’s role is to:

  • Create a safe and comfortable space, free of judgement​
  • Ensure everyone is participating​
  • Keep everyone on task​
  • Allow proper information to be understood and relayed effectively​
  • Provide ongoing support

Participants in the program will meet online for a 2 hour session once a week for 8 weeks. The facilitators will use engaging activities and techniques such as case studies, roleplaying, group discussion, small group work, videos, reflection questions, and homework to engage participants in each topic.

The Topics for Each Session Are:

Defining Supervision

  • Getting the supervisee to self-supervision
  • Gate-keeping
  • Contractual agreement

Models and Methods of Supervision

  • Pros and cons of different methods with different supervisees
  • Practical application of models and methods
  • Use of technology in supervision
  • Contractual agreement

Effective Supervisor

  • Tough conversations
  • Asking for help
  • Supervisees with more experience (in certain areas)
  • Struggles as supervisors
  • Contractual agreement

Working from an Anti-Oppression Framework

  • Open conversations about difference (including race, gender, sexual orientation, social class, disability, religion, and age)
  • Contractual agreement

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Conflict resolution
  • Working with difficult supervisees
  • Power differential
  • Contractual agreement

Personal Counselling Versus Personal Exploration

  • Transference and countertransference
  • Your style
  • Boundary crossing
  • Contractual agreement

Ethical Legal and Risk Management Issues

  • Ethical decision making
  • Crisis situations
  • Relationships
  • Contractual agreement


  • Delivering constructive criticism
  • Ensuring evaluation is accurate and fair
  • Risk taking: balancing risk for client with growth of supervisee
  • Contractual agreement

Participant Commitment

Participants are expected to attend all 8 sessions and must communicate with their facilitator if a conflict arises.

The Facilitators


Marlee Rubel is a Registered Psychotherapist offering clinical consultation, supervision, trainings, and program development to individuals, hospitals and various agencies within Toronto. Operating from a social justice oriented and trauma-informed lens, she specializes in complex trauma, queer experience, and couples’ therapy in her clinical practice. She approaches her work with warmth, humour, and an ongoing commitment to skillfulness and ease.


Cost: $250 + HST 

CECs: 16


  • Thursday April 8, 2021 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • Thursday April 15, 2021 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • Thursday April 22, 2021 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • Thursday April 29, 2021 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • Thursday May 6, 2021 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • Thursday May 13, 2021 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • Thursday May 20, 2021 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • Thursday May 27, 2021 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Please note there is a limit of 15 people per group.

Registration closed