• Date: Monday 12th September 2022
  • Time: 09:30 – 16:30
  • Location: Online (Zoom)
  • Category: CPD

Please note this event is aimed at qualified practitioners employed at one of our partner services within the South West Community of Practice.


Staff engagement is an essential part of a well-run service and is linked to better therapy outcomes, improved but sustainable contact rates and reduced staff burnout and staff sickness.  This one day workshop will help supervisors and service leaders to understand the important of engagement, adapt their supervision, line management and organisational practices to suit individuals and teams to ensure staff remain motivated and genuinely engaged with their work. The day draws on a solid evidence base but emphasises the development of skills and strategies to make discernible differences to the way senior team members work. The workshop will also look at therapist burnout which in many ways is the antithesis of engagement. The learning objectives are:

  • To understand the three core components of engagement and how these can be measured and understood
  • To develop strategies in supervision and line management that will support staff to become better engaged with their work and which take into account individual differences that drive staff
  • To look at service level changes that enhance staff’s sense of investment in the service and the clinical work they provide
  • To ensure a culture of positive management support staff
  • To understand the nature of burnout and how this can impact on staff and service outcomes

This work will look at innovations made to working in mental health during the pandemic and how these can become the basis of lasting positive change.


The event will be aimed at current or aspiring supervisors and managers. Participants will ideally be offering supervision or be working in a managerial role however it may also be suitable for people who are preparing to start roles of this nature.


Dr Andrew Beck is a cognitive behaviour therapist and clinical psychologist with many years experience working as a tutor, supervisor and service lead in CYP and adult IAPT settings. He has written extensively on developing therapies in cross-cultural contexts and is an experienced trainer specialising in working with supervisors across all therapy modalities. He is current President of the BABCP and Associate Editor of the Cognitive Behavioural  Therapist journal.


Please note, this event is now full.