The Training is run in association with CEDAR's Systemic Programmes

The training is run at University of Exeter

‌‌Are you sitting too comfortably?

Provided as part of the Systemic Supervision Series.


John Burnham is a Systemic Psychotherapist with the majority of his clinical work with Children, young people and families. He is a consultant and Director of Systemic Training Programme at Birmingham Parkview Clinic. He has over 40 years of experience, published numerous articles and other publications.

Training Information

About the Course

 Are you sitting too comfortably? 

Using the praxis of positioning to move between the activities of therapy-supervision and the identities of therapist-supervisor.

Practitioners extending their repertoire to include supervising the practice of others may see it as an additional professional activity and/or a development of their professional identity. 

Positioning theory (Harre and Langhove 1999) can assist a practitioner in making the intellectual and linguistic distinctions between these different activities/identities.  This workshop explores how a reflexive  awareness of physical movement and an ability/willingness to re-position can facilitate the elaboration of both activity and identity at the levels of approach, method and technique (Burnham 1992, 1993).

Who is the training for?

Any clinicians involved and interested in supervision.

Date and venue

Tuesday 21st March 2017

Training is to be held at the University of Exeter, Streatham Campus, Washington Singer Building, Perry Road, Exeter. EX4 4QG.


The cost of the event are outlined below:

Fee for Non-University Delegates: £95    

Fee for University Trainees: £75

Closing date for applications: 28th February  2017              

Please complete the following ‌booking form and send to or post to: 

Sir Henry Wellcome Building, Psychology, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter, Perry Road, EX4 4QG.

Online Payments can be made using the following webpage;

Attendance will be limited to 30 places. It is advisable to book early as we expect demand to be high.