Ethical Decision-Making in Supervision

  • Nicola Blunden (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


Ethical dilemmas often raise our anxiety as practitioners. Supervision is the space where we can take these complex and nuanced situations, to be explored slowly and in rich detail, so that the various consequences of our possible choices can be carefully thought-through. To ensure that we have provided a good enough space for this deliberation, supervision can fall back upon one of its founding models, the Cyclical Model, developed by Steve Page and Val Wosket. This model is commonly used in supervision to structure and guide sessions. When we understand and use the model ourselves as supervisees, we can become better informed partners in our supervision. As supervisors, this model helps us to hold and boundary the reflective process, ensuring that supervision is time well spent. In this session, I’ll introduce you to the model, and how it can be blended with the BACP’s excellent tool for ethical decision-making.
Period12 Jul 2018
Event titleBACP - Making Connections
Event typeConference
Degree of RecognitionLocal


  • Supervision
  • Counselling
  • professional conduct
  • Psychotherapy
  • BACP