Certificate and diploma in clinical supervision
This post-qualifying supervision training for counsellors is designed for experienced counsellors and psychotherapists from a variety of theoretical backgrounds and specialisms who would like to develop the skills and knowledge to become competent clinical supervisors. The course consists of experiential exercises, theoretical input, skills practice sessions, case studies and time for reflecting on one’s own practice.
“Definitely the best course I have ever done. Thoroughly enjoyable and challenging but also personalised – I felt it met my needs and I could choose what and how I learnt.” - Emma, 2016
“I have felt supported throughout.” - Ellen, 2016
“Stimulating and fun. Positive, non-judgmental atmosphere. Very good learning experience.” - Jane, 2017
Course duration: Five months (one weekend per month) commencing March 2019.
Course dates (9:30am – 4:30pm each day)
- Saturday 23rd March / Sunday 24th March 2019
- Saturday 27th April / Sunday 28th April 2019
- Saturday 18th May / Sunday 19th May 2019
- Saturday 15th June / Sunday 16th June 2019
- Saturday 20th July / Sunday 21st July 2019
If you wish to continue from this certificate level qualification then there is a “bolt-on” weekend to gain a full diploma in supervision, the date of which is 16th and 17th November 2019. This carries an additional fee of £270.00.
The subjects covered include:
- The tasks, functions, responsibilities and accountabilities of the supervisor, supervisee and also of the context in which the supervision takes place (such as the organisation and professional bodies that could be overseeing the work).
- Key theories of supervision, i.e. Hawkins and Shohet, Brigid Proctor, Francesca Inskipp, Page & Wosket etc.
- Group supervision versus one to one supervision
- Managing ethical dilemmas and professional complaints as well as understanding and working within the professional and ethical requirements appropriate to the students’ professional body and the organisations within which they may be working.
Entry requirements - candidates must:
- Be qualified to level four or five Diploma level in counselling or psychotherapy
- Have at least two years post qualifying experience as a practising counsellor/psychotherapist consisting of at least 450 hours (including placement hours whilst a student) in supervised practice
- Provide a reference from their current supervisor stating that they are ready to start supervising other practitioners.
Course requirements - course participants will need to be:
- Currently in practice as counsellors/psychotherapists
- Supervising other practitioners by the end of the course
- Receiving supervision for their supervision work from a suitably qualified and experienced supervisor.
There will be assignments set between each weekend (mainly practical in nature) culminating in a recorded session and at the end of the course a case study (4,000 words +/- 10%) is submitted. All the work will be assessed and marked; the qualification is awarded on attainment of a pass mark.
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About The Albany Centre
Jon Wilson Cooper
Jon was Head of the Foundation Degree in Person Centred counselling at Harrow College for a decade and was Head of the Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling at The Metanoia Institute, London.
Jon is currently Director of The Albany Centre and was The Chair of the board of trustees of Signpost Youth Counselling Service.