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Certificate in Clinical Supervision: January 2020 – June 2020

The course is designed to provide counsellors, psychotherapists and other professionals working within the helping professions with the opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills, self-awareness and professional competence to become effective reflective supervisors.

The programme is founded on person-centred principles offering a collaborative, relational approach to supervision and supervisory practice and designed to support the development of practitioners from different theoretical orientations and modalities.

The course is based on the BACP Curriculum for Counselling Supervision and is designed to prepare participants to apply for accreditation as an individual and group supervisor with BACP. The course is also informed by Competence Framework for the Supervision of Psychological Therapies (Roth & Pilling 2008).

Course Objectives:
To provide participants with a learning environment which offers:

a sound theoretical understanding of different models of supervision and the supervisory process the opportunity to practice and develop their supervisory skills
the opportunity to integrate theory and skills into their own individual supervisory style
the opportunity to reflect on their development with other experienced practitioners

the opportunity to develop their understanding of the ethical and professional responsibilities of providing supervision in different contexts through discussion and dialogue with other experienced practitioners
the opportunity to gain experience of individual and group supervision within and out with the context of the programme.

Course Structure:
The programme will be held at the TCS Centre Coatbridge. The course is delivered over six months beginning in January 2020 and finishing at the start of June 2020. The programme consists of five modules delivered over five weekends, plus four Peer Group Supervision Practice meetings.

Module One:

Module Two:

January 2020 Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th 9.30 – 4.30

The nature and purpose of Supervision, different models of Supervision, the Supervisory Relationship
February 2020 Peer Group Supervision Practice date to be agreed with participants

February 2020 Saturday 29th & Sunday 1st March 9.30 – 4.30

Collaborative Practice: individual and group supervision, dynamics and processes

March 2020
Peer Group Supervision Practice date to be agreed with participants

Module Three: April 2020 Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th 9.30 – 4.30

Module Four:

Module Five:

Supervision in different contexts and settings, ethical responsibility and professional accountability
April 2020 Peer Group Supervision Practice date to be agreed with participants

May 2020 Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th 9.30 – 4.30

Differences and commonalities in approaches to supervision: Person-Centred, Psychodynamic, CBT and Creative Approaches
May 2020 Peer Group Supervision Practice date to be agreed with participants

June 2020 Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th 9.30 – 4.30

Reflective Practice and Assessment of Clinical Competence

Course Requirements:
Attendance of at least 80% of course contact hours, including Peer Group Supervision. (Missed

attendance to be made up by an agreed activity with course tutors)
Completion of 20 hours of clinical supervision offered by you and provided to members of your

profession, which can include individual (minimum of 12 hours) and group supervisionCompletion of approximately 12 hours of peer supervision practice

Completion of 8 hours of individual supervision for supervision, provided by a supervisor who is independent of the course

The successful completion of all course assignments:

  • Maintenance of a Reflective Journal Work

  • Clinical Placement Portfolio

  • Audio Recording of Supervision Session

  • Case Study

  • Statement and Presentation of Learning and Competence

  • Full course attendance and completion of the course assignments will lead to the achievement of a Persona Certificate in Clinical Supervision.

  • Entry Requirements:

  • The course expects participants to be able to draw on their own experience of supervised clinical practice and therefore it is important that individuals feel sufficiently competent and grounded in their orientation as a practitioner in order to gain maximum learning and development from the programme. With this in mind, applicants will have a minimum 3 years of practice, including training and be qualified practitioners in a helping profession with at least 200 client counselling hours of supervised practice gained post qualification. Applicants will also be members of a Professional Association, with relevant indemnity insurance.

  • Application Process:

  • If you are interested in the programme, please complete the Application Form and forward it to the Persona office, along with the name of someone who knows you in a professional capacity (ideally your supervisor) and is willing to provide a reference. There is no formal interview process, however, the course tutors may contact applicants if any questions arise from the application form.

  • Closing date for applications is December 20th 2019
    Course Fees: £ 1100.00. (This includes a deposit of £100.00 to secure a place on the programme)

Coordinating Group ~ Schedule of Meetings 2020

At the AGM on 2nd November 2019 it was agreed that meetings for the coming year would now be scheduled in advance. This will allow time to secure reasonably priced venues and for members across Scotland to consider hosting the CG meeting in their area.

It is hoped that we can offer some of these as regional meetings, with 3 or 4 of the CG meetings per year in the Central belt and the others being in different areas of Scotland where members have expressed a desire for this and are able to find a suitable venue.

The schedule for 2020 is as follows:

Saturday 25th January ~ Glasgow
Sunday 29th March ~ TherapyTrain Stirling, Wellgreen Business Centre, Stirling
Saturday 6th June ~ AGM ~ venue tbc
Sunday 27th September ~ venue tbc
Saturday 28th November ~ venue tbc

Please watch future newsletters, the website and our social media for updates to venues, times and any additional info closer to the meeting dates.

If you would be interested in having the meeting in your area, please contact me at secretary@pctscotland.co.uk to have a chat about how that will work.

Dear members,

During this year's General Assembly in Warsaw, a new Board of PCE Europe was elected, and the GA agreed that PCE Europe should register as an NGO. The Board has now identified the country in which it will be most advantageous for us to register. Registration will require new Statutes and therefore we must have an extraordinary GA to ratify these important legal changes.

The extraordinary General Assembly will be on Saturday, 25 April 2020 in Athens. 

Topics will include - among others - the establishment of PCE Europe as an NGO and the change in statutes.

We write to ask you to block this date in your diary.

If you would like to propose any items for the agenda, they have to be sent till Wednesday, 25 December 2019 to chair@pce-europe.org .

The first provisional list and more detail on the venue will be shared in the beginning of 2020.

We are looking forward to welcoming as many member representatives as possible in Athens.
For now, we send you our warm wishes for the year-end celebrations.

Kind regards,
PCE Europe Board

Calling for Volunteers
Are you a dog owner?
Do you struggle with the relationship you have with your dog?  Find dog training difficult?
Do you want to try out an innovative new therapy that can help?
I am looking for 5 volunteer clients over the next 6 months for help in collecting evidence-based 
data for my counselling service for dog owners.  Featured in Psychologies Magazine (coming out 
on 19th
 February 2018), Anubis Therapy is a unique counselling service for people interested in 
personal development and how their dog can help.  Owners talking about the difficulties they have 
with their dog, in a safe, judgement-free environment helps them with their dogs and also in other 
areas in their lives.
This project is specifically looking at the benefits of Anubis Therapy in face-to-face sessions, with 
the dog present in the room.  I am looking to collect evidence of how our dog’s behaviour is 
reflected in the session and how that understanding might help the client
Volunteers are invited to attend, with their dogs, up to 6 face-to-face hour-long counselling sessions,
at the Hounds Connect therapy room in Drymen, in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
If you are curious about what your dog can teach you and are interested in being part of the research
for a ground-breaking therapy, I would love to hear from you.  
Give me a call on 07796 338584 or 01360660474 .  I look forward to working with you.

From December this year I will be offering two supervisees 10 hours of low-cost supervision as part of my supervision training. Supervisees can be qualified counsellors/other therapists or counsellors in training. If you are interested in taking up this offer, please PM me so we can arrange a chat.

Some members have expressed confusion about the process of renewing your membership online, so to help with this process here is a step-by-step guide to renewals. 

Here are the results of the membership survey from earlier this year.  They make interesting reading. Many thanks to all of those who completed the survey for letting us know your views.  

The CG would really like to hear your thoughts on the results of the survey.  If you have views you'd like to share with us please send them to me, Tonia, at secretary@pctscotland.co.uk.

Did you know that PCT Scotland has social media communities online to keep us connected even when geographical distance is an issue?  You can 'Like', 'Follow'and get involved here:

Facebook - public page - https://www.facebook.com/PCTScotland/
Facebook -members closed group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1759709644243418/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/PCTScotland

There is now a list of members who have volunteered to offer information/connection to other members on an ad hoc basis.  If any member wishes to consult with someone regarding any queries and issues they may have, such as starting a private practice; working in a non- PCA therapeutic environment; ways of networking/connecting with other PCA practitioners; CPD opportunities, the list of members and their contact details can be found below:

A spacious training room(capacity of 50 people) is available for individuals and organisations wishing to host meetings, events or training sessions. The training room can be set out in various styles depending on your requirements, there is access to wifi, kitchen facilities for refreshments. Break out rooms also available if required. 
The venue is easily accessible by road from Glasgow with on-street parking available and Coatbridge Central railway station is within 5 mins walk. 

Also available is a counselling room for rent. Same location as above. 

Please email admin@personacounselling.com or call 0330 202 0283 for more details. 

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