Diploma in Professional Supervision
We are pleased to announce a comprehensive training course in Supervision for health care professionals, counsellors, psychotherapists, coaches, mental health professionals, senior executives, managers, and supervisors in organisations, and those who are responsible for the welfare, wellbeing, and performances of staff and colleagues within an organisational setting.
This course will also be suitable for BACP practitioners working towards senior accreditation in supervision.
Supervision is a relationship of Compassionate Enquiry and Strategic thinking and is an oasis of ideas and support, when working with others to whom we provide support often in isolated and demanding roles.
The course is run by the Psychological Training & Supervision Institute, over 6 weekends (see dates and modules below). The course leader is Julie Hewson M.A. BA (Hons) PGCE TSTA, CTA, Dip SW CQSW Dip Sup. BACP(SnrAccred), UKCP(registered)
What is supervision? | Module 1
The purpose of this module is to investigate and discriminate between the nature and functions of supervision as a relationship and a process for the nourishment of professional practice and the maintenance of ethical standards. It has kindred spirits in coaching and mentoring, but does stand alone in several particulars which enable all participants to gain maximum knowledge, analysis and development at different stages in a person’s professional career.
Models and methods of supervision | Module 2
This module will draw on a number of different psychological traditions to investigate problems and dilemmas from a helicopter viewpoint. As supervision is a meta-perspective it also has models and methods of its own, so this module will enable learning and practice from this treasure chest of possibilities.
Creative interventions | Module 3
This module will enable the right and left brain to work together by employing unusual and purposeful methods to unlock the creativity of the client, the supervisee and the supervisor.
There is much information that is not always available to the rational mind. Subconscious processes and observations are full of information of which the subject would be unaware.
From lawyers, to the police, managers to psychotherapists, teachers to medics much valuable information can be sought with gentle enquiry through methods based on creative disciplines, to create a fuller picture of any given scenario.
Ethics and professional best practice | Module 4
The purpose of this module is to address organisational and systems issues within which people perform and operate, and the ethics and moral dilemmas that are encountered, though role and value conflict.
The relational implications of supervision | Module 5
The purpose of this module is to address the subtlety and complexity and paradoxically, the simplicity of the supervisory relationship. It is a process where educational, personal and professional repair can take place and is thus a place that demands as much care as any relationship with one’s doctor, psychotherapist or mentor.
The transformational journey of Supervision | Module 6
This module addresses the reality of all possibilities, achieving growth and change both inside oneself and within systems.
It is clear that many professions and significant roles in our modern world would benefit inordinately from the employment of this very special relationship, not least in the world of politics.
So much can be reflected upon and transformed by compassionate enquiry, thoughts reflected upon in tranquility and a skilful and ethical person with whom to do this.
During this module, a discussion will take place with each candidate, by an external Assessor to reflect on what has been learned on the course and how the candidate will be adding to and transforming their practice (this is included in the price of the course).
This course will require all participants to write two short pieces of written work.
- Supervised Practice Report (2000 words)
- Supervision Philosophy (2000 words)
We will meet with all candidates to assess suitability of the course for each individual.
Guidelines for entry
- A minimum of 5 years practice post qualification, or equivalent.
- Qualification of level 4 or above in counselling or psychotherapy, or equivalent in other professions.
- That you are covered by adequate professional indemnity insurance.
- To be willing to be engaged in regular supervision of your own practice or profession.
- A willingness to build relationships with other peers.
- To have integrity, honesty, and courage with self and peers.
- To have a good sense of humour.
- To have a common interest in professional development
- To be committed to developing personally and professionally.
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