Certificate & Diploma in Counselling Supervision


Starting 9th September 2019

Trainers:  Barbara Clarkson TSTA 

Cost: Diploma fee £850  (3 taught modules).
£325 deposit plus 3 x £175

Certificate fee £800 (2 taught modules).
£200 deposit plus 3 x £200

This course has received Advanced Specialist Training recognition by the National Counselling Society

The Certificate in Supervision course will be delivered over 6 days of highly interactive and experiential training, one day per month.  The certificate course will run at the Ellesmere Centre in Hull, with the trainers sharing the delivery between them. Completion of a further 3 day theoretical module plus evidence of specific supervised practice can lead to the award of the Diploma in Supervision.
This dynamic training will enable you to:
•  Develop an in depth knowledge of several models of supervision, both developmental and task focussed
•  Establish a clear ethical framework for your work as a supervisor, and enable your supervisees to develop their own ethical thinking and practice.
•  Understand the differences between therapeutic work and       supervision,and be able to work at the boundary of these aspects whilst maintaining the role of supervisor
•   Learn supervision skills for working with both novice and experienced counsellors, and apply appropriate interventions to working with both groups
•   Understand and critique applications of supervision for both individual and group supervision
•    Develop your identity as a supervisor based on your own philosophy of supervision.

Applicants must have a Diploma in Counselling or equivalent minimum level of counselling/psychotherapy training, have completed at least 450 hours of practice as a counsellor or psychotherapist, and be in ongoing supervision for their clinical practice. A basic knowledge of Transactional Analysis would be an advantage, for example attendance at a TA101 or similar.

In addition, applicants will be expected to identify the placement setting where they will acquire the 18 hours of supervised supervision required for the Certificate award (24 in total for the Diploma), and will have a “supervision of supervision” contract in place with a suitable supervisor, before commencing the training.

Formative assessment:
This will be made by the course tutors during the training days, evaluating skills development and understanding of theory demonstrated during the training process. The transcript assignments have a formative assessment component alongside their Summative scoring.

For both awards, the supervisor of supervision will be asked to complete an end of year report. A sample extract (2-3 pages) from the student’s reflective learning journal should also be submitted.

Summative assessment:
All written assignments will be graded according to the post graduate assessment scales found in the supervision training handbook.
Assignments: * indicates that these assignments are only required as part of the Diploma award

Transcript analysis – Complete 2 transcripts of 5 minute excerpts of live supervision from your practice, including appropriate “front sheet” information, a commentary, and a 500 word analysis of the work done in each, referring to supervision theory.

Essay (3000 words) – Outline and critically evaluate your philosophy of supervision, including underpinning theories and models, and the ethical framework within which you practice

*Reflective practice assignment (2000 words) – Reflect and critique your experience of working with models of group supervision, comparing it with individual supervision in terms of process and effectiveness.

*Case study (3000 words) – Describe and critically evaluate your chosen models of supervision using 2 case studies from your practice.

Assignment Submission Dates:
Transcript 1 will be submitted by the end of January 2020
Transcript 2 will be submitted by the end of January 2020
The essay will be submitted by the end of January 2020
The reflective practice assignment and the case study must be submitted in order to complete the Diploma.
Student feedback is collected informally throughout the course, and through a feedback form at the end of each taught module. At any point students are invited to contact the course tutors if they are in need of academic or pastoral support.

Module 1:        (1st 3 dates)             
*   Supervision theories (part 1)
∗   Ethics & professional practice
∗   The identity of the supervisor
∗   Professional support & self care for the supervisor
∗   Supervision skills practice
 Module 2:       (2nd 3 dates)
∗   Supervision theories (part 2)
∗   Development of ethical awareness, heightening the
∗    Practitioner supervision versus supervision of trainee counsellors        – considering models of learning and development
∗    The identity of the supervisor – making the transition from
practitioner to supervisor
∗    Supervision skills practice

 Module 3:     Diploma Module (final 3 dates)             
∗  Theory (part 3): an integrative philosophy of supervision
∗  Ongoing development of the supervisor
∗  Group supervision; theory and skills practice
∗  Completion and group endings

Module 4:     ONGOING for both Certificate & Diploma.  
∗  Supervised supervision practice (total requirement of 18 hours for         Certificate,  24 hours for Diploma, supervised at a 1:6 ratio)
∗   Reflective learning journal
∗   2 supervised transcript analysis assignments for completion with            Supervisor of supervision
An application form is available from The Ellesmere Centre administration office by emailing Sara Waldron on admin@ellesmerecentre.co.uk

FEES:  Diploma fee: £850 (3 taught modules).
£325 deposit plus 3 x £175

Certificate fee: £800 (2 taught modules).
£200 deposit plus 3 x 200

A deposit as indicated above is required to secure your place. The balance may be paid in full 2 weeks before the start of the course, or spread over 3 instalments, paid in September, December and March.

Please note:  fees for supervision of supervision are not included and are a matter for agreement directly with your supervisor.

Certificate in supervision;
Monday 9th September 2019
Monday 28th October 2019
Monday 9th December 2019
Monday 3rd February 2020
Monday 23rd March 2020
Monday 11th May 2020
Continuing Diploma in supervision;

Barbara Clarkson BSc, MSc, CTA, TSTA
Barbara is the Director of a Training and Consultant Practice in Leeds and Edinburgh. Barbara is a TA psychotherapist and supervisor. In Edinburgh she runs several supervision groups alongside delivering training. She is passionate about enabling people to engage in their learning process in a way that enables them to develop their identities as practitioners.

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