Diploma in group supervision: Using the group as a medium of supervision
“The primary purpose of supervision is to throw light on the therapeutic relationship; its secondary purpose is to enhance the student’s skills as a therapist. In group supervision, it is not only the experience and “know-how” of the supervisor that makes a difference, but the dialogue between colleagues of the supervision group, each of whom has a different perspective on the therapeutic situation.” Behr and Hearst (2005)
The diploma in group supervision takes place over five weekends between March to October, 2018, at the Institute of Group Analysis, and is open to group analysts, group psychotherapists and individual psychotherapists, clinical psychologists, counselling psychologists and counsellors with three years' post qualification experience. Successful applicants will be expected to be working as supervisors with a group of supervisees by the start of the course, or be planning to do so. The training is psychodynamic in its orientation, but therapists from other trainings who are interested in using the group as the medium for supervision are welcome to apply. The course covers group supervision of group and dyadic work.
The training involves 45 hours of theory and 15 hours of median group experience. In addition 45 hours of group supervision of supervision will take place weekly, either face to face or via telephone conferencing or Skype. There will be a 5,000-word essay to complete
Interviews will be held at the IGA on Friday 23rd February, 2018 The closing date for interviews is 15th February, 2018.
Further information and application forms can be found on the IGA website:
About the host
The Institute of Group Analysis is a National Institute dedicated to providing high quality training in the field of group psychotherapy in numerous national locations. Please email the course directors for further information or discussion:
Leonie Hilliard: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jo Joyce: email@example.com