creative mentoring event

Creative Mentor Network – Professional Supervision Session

  • Monday 5th December 2022 at 4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • FREE for Creative Mentors
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Join us and Educational Psychologists from Nottingham City Council for a reflective Group Supervision session as part of The Mighty Creatives Support package for Creative Mentors.

Meet the Educational Psychologists

These sessions are completely free for members of The Mighty Creatives’ Creative Mentoring pool and is completely bespoke for our Creative Mentoring service.

There are a maximum of 8 spaces per session, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Want a more bespoke session? We have 1:1 slots available with Educational Psychologists during the first week of each month. Email louise@themightycreatives.com to book. Please refer to our support programme for dates and timings.

 

What can I expect from the session?

Supervision is a critical component of safe and effective practice. It provides a contained and reflective space to acknowledge and process experiences with Creative Mentoring in a comfortable, dynamic and supervised space.

Whilst these sessions are person-centered and open for different topics of discussion, we thought it would be useful to share with you the specialisms of our Educational Psychology services can offer, to help you:

  • Supporting anxious learners and those struggling to engage due to their anxiety
  • Understanding the impacts of anxiety on learning
  • Reflecting on behaviours due to attachment and trauma
  • Understanding resilience and how to impact children and young people positively
  • Supporting the emotional wellbeing of children and young people with Autism
  • Supporting regulating strong emotions within your sessions, including anger and anxiety
  • Supporting those with SEND and practical strategies to add to your sessions
  • How to support the development of social communication and interaction skills in your sessions
  • Mindfulness strategies within your sessions
  • Understanding restorative practice, supporting conflict resolution and emotional literacy skills
  • Supporting those who are reluctant to speak, including mutism
  • Supporting your own resilience and wellbeing throughout your sessions

Other areas of Creative Mentoring that you could bring to these sessions could be:

  • How to manage beginnings and endings well with your mentee, for them and yourself
  • How to set and maintain appropriate and professional boundaries
  • How to communicate change to your CYP
  • How to recognise and celebrate small achievements
  • How to engage and motivate CYP who are disengaged from learning and the wider world
  • How to manage conflict resolution
  • How to manage over-attachment and dependency
  • How to facilitate independence

These are just a few examples. These sessions are after all guided by you. We want them to be open, fluid and flexible, to create a community of learning and discussion amongst Creative Mentors and supporting professionals. In sharing your challenges, successes, barriers and thoughts, you will learn from the practice of others in a safe space guided by an Educational Psychologist.

If you would like a more focused session, we have three themed sessions a term. Check them out in our event archive here.

 

See what Creative Mentors have thought about the Supervision:

“I attended my first ever Group Supervision recently. I didn’t know what to expect but I found it very helpful and supportive. It enabled me to talk freely with a very approachable Educational Psychologist and other Mentors about any issues that have arisen in the course of Creative Mentoring. The discussion is interactive and non-judgemental with people listening and offering insight, advice and encouragement.” – Creative Mentor.

“I found it incredibly helpful being able to speak to other mentors and facilitators. It enabled me to view things from different perspectives and gave me fresh ideas to overcome resistance” – Creative Mentor.

“I’m always happy to attend the group supervision sessions if I’m available, as I think they are useful for connecting and reflecting. I mostly don’t have something I want to say prior to going into these but find it interesting in terms of the things that get talked about” – Creative Mentor.

We shaped the sessions alongside Creative Mentors and captured our planning through some graphics below.

 

Date

Monday 5th December 2022

Time

Start 16:00 – 17:30 Finish

Platform

Zoom details to be shared nearer to the date of delivery.

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