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Post-Qualification Diploma in Supervision

Supervision Diploma (Intensive Course)

Duration: 6 months (1 weekend every month)

Next course begins: (January 2022) TBC

Suitable for: Qualified professionals across the helping professions, e.g.: counsellors, pastoral staff, social care workers.

Entry requirements:

– Minimum of diploma level counselling/psychotherapy qualification, or an equivalent relevant qualification.

– Supervised counselling/psychotherapy practice for a minimum one year post qualification (supervision must meet BACP requirements of 1.5 hours per month), or relevant practice in profession working to professional code of ethics.

– Hold membership of a recognised professional body (BACP, UKCP, COSRT, NCS, BABCP, HCPC or BPC).

– Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Course content: Philosophical and cultural context of supervision; purpose and functions of supervision; the supervisory relationship; upholding ethical practice and managing concerns; theoretical models of supervision; sensitivity to and working with difference; working within organisational contexts; working with groups; creative ways of working within supervision.

Assessment Criteria:

– Minimum 80% attendance.

– Reflective journaling.

– Self and peer assessment.

– Minimum 2,000-word essay demonstrating the practitioner’s in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of supervision. This essay will need to show the practitioner’s ability to analyse the theory of both supervision and related educational theory.

– Work with a minimum of 2 supervisees for the duration of the course. Please note that practitioners are responsible for finding their own placements and supervisees.

– Have minimum 40 hours of logged supervisory practice.

– Have minimum 10 hours of logged formal supervision of own supervisory practice.

– Produce minimum one recording of counselling supervision practice (10 minutes) transcribed with process comments.