Service supervisors professional development course
This course is aimed at service supervisors who wish to enhance their supervisory skills in the ever complex NHS environment. Trainee child psychotherapists have a four year placement in an NHS setting within which they learn all aspects of becoming a child psychotherapist, while their personal analysis and theoretical learning take place elsewhere. The service supervisor has the vital responsibility for facilitating their growth throughout this and IPCAPA are committed to enabling their service supervisors in this crucial role.
The afternoon is divided into two one hour sessions, the first to address issues that commonly arise from the role, the trainee and their relationship (see below for the topics) and after a short break is followed by presentations from individual service supervisors of supervision sessions for group discussion and reflection.
In a confidential setting, service supervisors will be able to discuss their relationship with their trainee and any difficulties that they may be experiencing. The individual supervisor will bring their experience of supervising into a group where the experience is further processed within a closed and trusted group of colleagues.
The courses will be led by Heather Lee-Messner, an experienced child and adolescent psychotherapist. Dr. Janine Sternberg will be providing additional input.
Who is it for?
This course is aimed at the child and adolescent psychotherapists who are service supervisors in an NHS setting. We particularly recommend the course to service supervisors who have not previously supervised an IPCAPA trainee.
It is an Association of Child Psychotherapists requirement for child psychotherapists who act as service supervisors to undertake training on the many aspects of this complex role.
Supervision skills are also seen as a crucial addition to professional and managerial development in NHS services so this will be a valuable addition to CPD
The British Psychotherapy Foundation (bpf) is one of the largest psychotherapy membership and training organisations in Europe. We are also a charity. Our approach is based on the rich tradition of psychoanalytic and Jungian theory and practice, while also drawing on scientific advances in our understanding of the human mind and development.