Certificate in Supervision

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Certificate in Clinical Supervision

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 informed by Competence Framework for the Supervision of Psychological Therapies (Roth & Pilling 2008) and written to meet the requirements of SCQF level 11 programmes.

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 consists of six modules; modules one through to five are non-residential; module six is a residential weekend. The non-residential days are held at the TCS Centre in Coatbridge, the residential weekend is held at the Conforti Institute in Coatbridge.

Module One:

The nature and purpose of Supervision, different models of Supervision

Module Two: 

The Supervisory Relationship: dynamics and processes

Module Three: April

Collaborative Practice: individual and group supervision

Module Four:

Supervision in different contexts and settings, ethical responsibility and professional accountability

Module Five:

Differences and commonalities in approaches to supervision: Person-Centred,

Psychodynamic, CBT and Creative Approaches

Module Six:

Reflective Practice and Assessment of Competence

Course Requirements:

Attendance of at least 80% of course contact hours. (Missed attendance to be made up by an agreed activity with course tutors)

Completion of 20 hours of supervision offered by you and provided to members of your profession, which can be a combination of individual and group supervision

Completion of 15 hours of peer supervision practice

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

Successful completion of all course assignments: Reflective Journal Work, Audio Recording of Supervision Session, Case Study, Statement of Learning and Competence

Full course attendance and completion of the course assignments will lead to the achievement of a Persona Certificate in 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 be qualified practitioners in a helping profession with substantial supervised practice, 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.

Dates for 2019 programme will be released in the coming weeks

Course Fees: tba


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