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CSA March Newsletter

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Free Article: Working with the Narcissistic Personality

Book Review of Coaching and Mentoring Supervision

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CSA News:

ICF Approved Supervision Diploma Programme

Since our last newsletter, CSA has been busy – and growing!  The middle two days of the Diploma programme were completed in February and it was amazing to see how much the group have developed since we began the training in October.  The group enjoyed learning and practising new supervision tools, and extending their skills through input on Transactional Analysis, Gestalt tools and a powerful focus on using the body and intuition in supervision.  The work of Wendy Palmer (Conscious Embodiment) and Glendlin (Focussing) were central in bringing new depth to the supervisory conversation.

The ICF Approved Diploma in Coaching Supervision is now booking in UK and France –it will be the 7th annual programme in the UK and our first programme in France. Both courses are filling up nicely, so if you or your colleagues are interested in training to be a coach supervisor with us, please contact Monica Ross at  In addition, we have been invited to run a programme in Australia and this will start early in 2013 – please alert your Aussie colleagues and watch this space for details. One of our key trainers, Alison Hodge, will be in Sydney in March (2012) speaking with potential delegates and offering a taster workshop.  So, if you or any of your colleagues would like to meet her there or have first–hand information about the Australian Diploma in Coaching Supervision, please ask them to email either Alison at  or Leanne Lowish at

US coaches are currently signing up for a two-day supervision skills programme in late March, run by our US graduates.  The course is almost full but, if you know of any US coaches who might still be interested in joining or in getting to know more about coaching supervision, please ask them to email Sam Magill at   CSA has trained several top US coaches and the interest in coaching supervision over the pond in growing. We will be bringing a full training to the US probably next year – watch this space!


CSA CPD day.

All CSA graduates complete a rigorous annual assessment, which includes a morning presentation on themes relevant to coaching supervision. This time, Amanda Ridings, who published ‘Pause for Breath’ last year (highly recommended and now available on KINDLE!), took the graduates through a splendid programme of embodied learning that added to our understanding about Advanced Dialogue Process in supervision. Amanda is working with leaders and coaches and if you are interested in this original and insightful work, please see:

FREE Article: ‘Recognising and Working with the Narcissistic Personality’

Please seeclick here for an article which outlines the features of the narcissistic personality and how to work safely and successfully with clients who may have a mild form of this disorder.

Book Review of Coaching and Mentoring SupervisionTheory and Practice. Bachkirova, Jackson and Clutterbuck. 2011.  Please click here for this fine review of an important book on Coaching Supervision, by CSA graduate, Ken Smith.



Miriam Orriss, Director of CSA, will be setting up a NEW telephone supervision group in April. Please click here for full details

If you would like to attend this group, please email Miriam at  with details of your coaching experience.


Edna Murdoch  March, 2012