The Institute provides a comprehensive range of training for supervisors who support trainees on placement, or with research. The annual training programme is planned by the supervisor working party (with OXiCPT staff, trainee and supervisor representatives), incorporates training for new and more experienced supervisors and is led by Dr Sue Clohessy.  It includes a British Psychological Society approved 4-day Introduction to Supervision course (beginning in July and ending in March the following year), which is based on national learning objectives for introductory supervisor training.  Successful completion of this course confers eligibility for inclusion on the BPS Register of Applied Psychological Practice Supervisors (RAPPS).  The programme also includes a 2 day residential training at Charney Manor (the topic of which varies each year), and training on research supervision.  If you have any questions about supervisor training, or suggestions for topics to be included in the programme please contact Dr Sue Clohessy (

Supervisor Training Programme 2018

Introduction to Clinical Supervision Course 2018

Supervision Refresher Course 2018


Oxford has a wide pool of potential dissertation supervisors, including Course staff, local clinicians and academic/clinical psychologists at Oxford University, particularly in the departments of Experimental Psychology and Psychiatry, and at the University of Reading.

One of our major strengths is the research tutoring system which provides trainees with considerable individual support for both their service related project, but particularly for the Dissertation. Each trainee has a tutor who remains with them throughout the three years and can provide hands on support with all aspects of the Dissertation. Although not their Dissertation supervisor (although they may agree to take on that role), they monitor progress and provide advice and support, in collaboration with the supervisor, as needed and as requested.

We believe it is important that trainees can, wherever practical, choose a topic and design a Dissertation that interests them. A fair in the second half of year 2 provides exposure to some potential ideas and supervisors, and we also maintain a database of potential Dissertation supervisors. We encourage trainees to develop a relatively detailed proposal early on, which we find stands them in good stead for a successful outcome and, importantly, a successful viva voce. This takes time, but is inevitably worthwhile.

Publication of Dissertation findings in peer reviewed journals, and presentation at conferences is important, and our trainees have an excellent track record of achieving this.

(i)        Book chapters

Beinart, H. (2014).  Building and sustaining the supervisory relationship.  In Watkins, E. & Milne, D. (Eds.)  The Wiley International Handbook of Clinical Supervision. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell


Beinart, H. (2012).  Models of supervision and the supervisory relationship.  In I. Fleming & L.Steen (Eds.).  Supervision and Clinical Psychology: Theory, practice and perspectives.  (2nd edn). London:  Brunner-Routledge.  


Beinart, H. (2004). Models of supervision, the supervisory relationship and their evidence base. In I. Fleming & L.Steen (Eds.).  Supervision and Clinical Psychology: Theory, practice and perspectives (1st edn).  Hove:  Brunner-Routledge.


Beinart, H. & Clohessy, S. (in press). Clinical Supervision. In Tarrier, N. & Johnson, J. (Eds.) Case formulation in cognitive behaviour therapy. Hove: Brunner Routlege.


Beinart, H., & Clohessy, S. (2009). Clinical Supervision.   In: H. Beinart, P. Kennedy & Llewelyn, S. (Eds) (2009). Clinical Psychology in Practice.  Oxford: BPS Blackwell.


Beinart, H., Kennedy, P., & Llewelyn, S. (2009). Competency approaches, ethics and partnership in clinical psychology. In H. Beinart, P. Kennedy, & S. Llewelyn, (Eds)  (2009). Clinical Psychology in Practice, pp.18-32.  Oxford:  BPS Blackwell.


Kennerley, H., & Clohessy, S. (2010).  Becoming a supervisor.  In Mueller, M., Kennerley, H., McManus, F. & Westbrook, D. (Eds).  (2010).  Oxford Guide to Surviving as a CBT Therapist.  Oxford:  Oxford University Press.

  (ii)      Journal papers


Cliffe, T., Beinart, H., & Cooper, M. (in press). Development and validation of a short-version of the Supervisory Relationship Questionnaire (S-SRQ).


Pearce, N., Beinart, H., Clohessy, S., & Cooper, M. (2013).  Development and validation of the supervisory relationship measure: a self-report questionnaire for use with supervisors.  British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 52, 249-268.


Palomo, M., Beinart, H., & Cooper, M. J. (2010).  Development and validation of the supervisory relationship questionnaire (SRQ) in UK clinical psychologists.  British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 49, 131-149.


(iii)      Conference papers


Beinart. H. (2014). Supervisory relationships: the evidence base. Keynote presentation. BPS Annual conference.


Beinart, H. (2014). Ethics: Empowering the supervisee. International Congress of Applied Psychology, Paris.


Beinart, H. (2014). Clinical supervision and well-being. International Congress of Applied Psychology, Paris.


Beinart, H. (2013).  Ethical guidelines, regulations and practice for clinical supervision across five countries.  European Congress of Psychology, Stockholm.


Beinart, H., & Clohessy, S. (2013). Effective supervisory relationships:  BPS Supervision Conference, Harrogate.


Beinart, H. (2012).  Supervision and well-being.  Division of Clinical Psychology Annual Conference, Oxford.


Beinart, H. (2012).  Symposium on clinical training across the continents. International Congress of Psychology, Cape Town.


Beinart, H. (2010).  Clinical Supervision:  Research and Practice.  Invited Keynote, British Association of Supervision Practice and Research.


(iv)      Professional presentations


Beinart, H. & Clohessy, S. (2012 - 2014).  Masterclasses on Clinical Supervision – British Psychological Society; Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.


Beinart, H. & Clohessy, S. (2009-2014). Effective supervisory relationships:  Research and Practice. Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre.


Beinart, H. & Clohessy, S. (2011).  Masterclasses on the Supervisory Relationship, Universities of Cardiff; Southampton and Surrey.


Beinart, H. (2010).  Clinical Supervision: Research and Practice, Bangor University; Plymouth University; and Institute of Psychiatry


Beinart, H. & Clohessy, S. (2009).  The Supervisory Relationship, University of East Anglia.


Beinart, H. & Clohessy, S. (2009). Effective Supervisory Relationships. University of Southampton; Surrey.


(v)      Measures Developed



The Supervisory Relationship Questionnaire (SRQ)

 The short version of the Supervisory relationship Questionnaire (S-SRQ)

 The Supervisory Relationship measure (SRM)