October 9, 2018

Firm Foundations – The Physis Scotland Foundation Year

The Physis Scotland Foundation Year 2018 began with 19 new trainees in the last weekend of September. So exciting! We appreciate that this reflection is from the trainers’ frame of reference, but we did want to mark the excitement and the new beginnings for us all.

Over the last 18 months or so, we have been working hard to recruit a viable Foundation year group to launch Physis Scotland. Never in our wildest dreams did we imagine we might have a group this size which brings with it both great opportunities and great responsibilities. A larger group can be daunting for both trainers and trainees, but we were delighted to observe how the group was able to talk about this and come up with ideas to encourage and support each other both within and out with the training sessions.

Below is a potted reflection of our first weekend:

Fabulous new group meeting, forming, sharing and learning together

Open Communication is being modelled from trainers and invited from all

Unexpected learning happening as we share together – learning what cannot be taught

New direction for many as we review the opportunities for our futures

Diversity within the group is vast with trainees from all over the world bringing richness and different frames of reference into the room

Admin session was necessary, but time consuming, to understand the key things we need to undertake and embrace training in all its fullness

Tuition from Matthew, Student Advisor, on how to write and structure an essay was informative and soothing

Identifying personal training goals for the year ahead was liberating and exciting

OK-we discovered we are all ok, we can all think and can make decisions about our futures

Negotiating our group contract helped us to co-create a safe environment within which we can learn, be ourselves and flourish

Year Handbooks are the necessary reference for us where we know what we are doing and what we need to work well together

Exciting curriculum ahead with experiential and creative techniques to help us learn

Autonomy is key for us all as we plan for the future

Ready now to journey together into the rest of our lives, personally and professionally

We are excited about the year ahead and look forward to meeting up later this month.

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June 1, 2020 10:00 am
An Introduction to Affect Theory and the Compass of Shame – Online
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June 1, 2020 6:00 pm
Who Am I Today? My Identity as a Supervisor – Online
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June 2, 2020 6:00 pm
TA Taster Session – Online
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June 5, 2020 1:00 pm
TA 101 Online – Introduction to Transactional Analysis Sold Out
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June 8, 2020 6:00 pm
Creativity in Supervision – Online
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June 20, 2020 10:00 am
The Art of The Therapeutic Storyteller – Online
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June 22, 2020 6:00 pm
Power and Diversity in Supervision – Online
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June 29, 2020 6:00 pm
Working at the Teach/Treat Boundary in Supervision – Online
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July 1, 2020 10:00 am
Introduction to Counselling Skills – Online
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July 4, 2020 10:00 am
TA 101 Online – Introduction to Transactional Analysis Last Few Places
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July 13, 2020 6:00 pm
Supervision: Views from the Helicopter – Online
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August 15, 2020 10:00 am
The Borderline Adaptation – Walking on Eggshells
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August 29, 2020 10:00 am
Guide to Working With Transference in the Therapeutic Relationship
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September 25, 2020 9:30 am
TA Foundation Year 2020 – 2021
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October 3, 2020 10:00 am
Diploma in Counselling Supervision 2020-2021
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