September 2021

Post Qualification Diploma in Supervision: Counselling & Psychotherapy

Short Course, September 2021

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Overview

This course will begin in September 2021, subject to successful validation.

The aim of the programme is to enable qualified counsellors and psychotherapists to acquire the knowledge and competences required to practise as counselling supervisors in line with evidence-based practice. There will be opportunities to examine the supervision methods of key therapeutic modalities including the Person-Centred Approach, Gestalt and Psychodynamic approaches.

In line with the BACP curriculum, there will be a focus on developing and practising supervision skills together with the development of reflective practice. The programme will closely follow the BACP counselling supervision curriculum to ensure competence in core areas of practice and application of knowledge.

Please note that students on this programme also complete 40 hours of logged supervision practice and 10 hours of logged consultative supervision.

Why study this course?

Students will acquire knowledge of supervision and related educational theories to inform the development of appropriate and effective supervisory relationships. Students will also acquire knowledge of contextual factors in supervision including working with groups; supervision within organisations; working with different counselling models and the management of ethical dilemmas.

In line with the BACP (2014) Counselling Supervision Training Curriculum, there will be a focus on developing and practising supervision skills together with the development of reflective practice. The programme will closely follow the BACP (2014) Counselling Supervision Training Curriculum to ensure competence in core areas of practice and application of knowledge.

What does the course cover?

The programme combines supervision skills training, theoretical learning and critical reflection. There is a focus on contextual and ethical issues in supervision. The programme covers the trans-theoretical competences and meta-competences that underpin supervision of all therapy modalities. However, there will be opportunities to examine the supervision methods of key therapeutic modalities taught at Newman including the Person-Centred Approach, Gestalt, Psychodynamic and CBT approaches. Students will be encouraged to develop their own model of supervision practice relevant to their core training as a counsellor or psychotherapist.

How will I be assessed?

There are a variety of assessment methods used including formative feedback, written assignments and a transcript and commentary on a recorded supervision session.

Opportunities

On successful completion of the post-qualifying diploma in supervision, students will be expected to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the principles and practice of supervision for counselling or psychotherapy. They will have learned to apply these principles to working with supervisees in their own practice. They will also have developed the skills and capacity for personal and professional responsibility as supervisors, through reflection, and evaluation of process. Successful completion of the level six can lead to further professional studies and help prepare students for senior accreditation (supervisor routes) with the BACP.

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Counselling and Psychotherapy Open Evening

Come along to our Counselling and Psychotherapy Virtual Open Evening on Thursday 18th February to find out more about our range of Counselling and Psychotherapy programmes.

We will be holding a number of Zoom sessions where staff will deliver presentations about our suite of courses, followed by an opportunity to ask any questions that you may have.

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Entry Requirements

Entry criteria are in line with the BACP Counselling Supervision Training Curriculum:

  • A professional qualification in counselling or psychotherapy. Minimum Level 5 Diploma / Foundation Degree.
  • Supervised counselling / psychotherapy practice for a minimum of one-year post qualification at a minimum of 1.5 hours per month. or professional body equivalent requirement.

Additionally, students will need an ongoing supervision practice with at least one supervisee or at least have the intention to commence supervision practice upon commencement of the course.

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