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Upcoming event being held in the Kimpton Blythswood Hotel, G2 4AD.
This event has speakers who work with individuals, couples and families who live with Asperger's.  Lunch is provided within the price of this half day event.

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)

I was saddened to hear that Charlie O’Leary, one of the person-centred world’s well-loved and biggest characters, passed away from a stroke on 20th October 2019.  

Charlie, from Denver, Colorado, was a frequent contributor to person-centred training in Scotland, often visiting Strathclyde University as a guest speaker to teach the students amidst a lot of laughter and usually a bit of singing. 

My experience of Charlie, and the many stories I have heard from colleagues of their meetings with him, paint the picture of a warm and funny man who was very generous in sharing his knowledge and experiences. He is best known for his work on person-centred couples and family therapy and this work is, and will continue to be, a major contribution to the person-centred approach. He will be very much missed,

On behalf of PCT Scotland I send condolences to Charlie’s family, who are in our thoughts.


Located in super central 111 Union Street – right by Glasgow Central Station – light, private and comfortable space suitable for talking therapies and admin work. 
• From 1st November onward, full use of room and facilities on:
-      Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays from 4pm onwards, Saturdays and Sundays
• Wi-Fi
• Kitchen and utensils 
• Meeting room access holding 8-12 peoples
• Tissues
• Desk 
• Regular cleaning of room and facilities 
• Heating
• CCTV in communal areas of building
• Toilets and Shower
• 24 hour access on your days (exc Thursday during the day) – with your own keys
• Secure buzzer entry system for visitors
• Excellent transport links
• Unfortunately the building is not wheelchair accessible. There are three steps at the front of the building and then a choice of lift or stairs to the room
 Monthly hire only – looking for someone who would like to rent the room for a full day(s) – not available for hiring by the hour. Very reasonable rates – to be discussed dependent on how many days you would be using
Must be qualified and insured if enquiring to use as a helping professional.  
Please do get in touch with Elizabeth for more info or if you would like to visit the room: elizabethriddellcounselling@gmail.com

Glasgow Council on Alcohol are looking to expand their Board of Directors and are seeking applications.  Please see the attached notice for further information.

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.

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