The course aims to provide participants with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to deliver Clinical Supervision within various Models of Supervision, and within these, from a variety of trans-theoretical approaches. The course will also address the complexities related to delivering Clinical Supervision within an Organisational context. Lastly, tailoring the Supervision provided to Supervisees' stages of development, will also be extensively addressed.
This course should appeal to any Qualified or Accredited Counsellors or Psychotherapists (must be 2 year post qualified) considering beginning the provision of Clinical Supervision or indeed enhancing existing Supervisory Practice.
Feedback has suggested that we should make applicants aware of any costs surrounding the course and subsequent supervisory practice. These are likely to be:
Payment of Supervision of Supervisory Practice
Possibly Membership with a professional body (if not already in place)
Insurance (often no additional cost if insurance for private therapy practice is in place. You must however make your insurer aware that you are providing supervision)
Ongoing CPD on completion of the course (autonomously chosen by you but check professional bodies requirements)
Supervisor Accreditation (if you decide to do this and if this is a category offered by your professional body).
Structure of the Course
There will be 42 hours tutor delivery over 6 days, followed by 2 tutor facilitated supervision groups of 1 hour duration spread over the following 6 months. Course Participants must make arrangements for individual supervision for their supervisory practice; this is an integral part of the course. The supervision practice placement must be supervised by a qualified and experienced supervisor at a ratio of one hour of supervision for every six hours of placement practice. A minimum of 20 hours of supervisory practice must be completed in order to receive the Certificate.
In the event of a participant requiring longer than 3 Years for completion (e.g. difficulty accessing supervisees, life circumstances, and change in employment), a written essay of 4,000 words must be submitted along with the case study that evidences how they have continued to meet with the aims, learning outcomes and performance criteria outlined below:
To skilfully adapt the process and content of supervision to meet with the Supervisee's/Organisation's requirements.
To learn to use quantitative and qualitative methodologies to provide feedback.
To address and facilitate concerns about supervisees' ability to use supervision effectively.
To explore how to address and manage serious concerns about practice.