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Diploma in Supervision 2020


Counsellors, Psychotherapists & A​llied Health Care Professionals

A professional training programme dedicated to the experiential reality of supervising

 Counsellors, Psychotherapists and front line Allied Healthcare Professionals,.

Led by Cathy Davey, a BACP Accredited Supervisor, with visiting tutors who are qualified professional supervisors with expertise and experience in fields including Schools, Sexual Abuse, Sexual offending, Complex Trauma, and Addiction 

January 11th/12th, February 8th/9th, March 7th/8th, April 4th/5th, May 16th/17th, June 13th/14th 2020 

Conceptual Models of Supervision
The Supervision Relationship
The  Task, Purpose and Process of Supervision

Boundaries and Contracts 

Supervising Individuals

Supervising Groups

Telephone Supervision/Skype Supervision

Supervising within Organisational Settings

Supervising Allied Health Care Professionals

Developmental Stages of Supervision
Difference and Diversity within Supervision
Values and Ethics
Practitioner Self Care and Best Practice.
Evaluation and Research


Minimum 85% attendance

Completion of Learning and Reflection Portfolio

Have contracted supervision from an appropriate supervisor

Evidenced Log of Practice Hours ( as an individual/group supervisor – minimum 15hrs)

Background reading, research and interest in topics related to supervision


Portfolio: an organised documented record of learning, experience and reflection

2 x structured written assignments

Case study – including taped extract

Self, Peer and Tutor skills assessment

Short Presentation

Supervisors report

Application Eligibility:

Applicants need to have been in active practice for a minimum of 3 years post qualification in their profession, and hold current professional membership and insurance.

Outside course attendance, students are required to implement their learning into practice by offering a minimum of 15 hours supervision within their own, or an allied, profession and to access their own regular supervision with a qualified supervisor.

*Students also commit to reading and reflection between taught modules, ensuring they have time and space to complete and submit assignments with consideration and professionalism.

The experiential and practice based nature of the course allows tutors, peers and external moderators to assess and evaluate that successful students, not only satisfy the academic criteria, they also possess the professional and personal moral qualities to develop an effective, professional, supervisory relationship.

Students awarded a Diploma will have demonstrated professional competency and understanding of developmental and interpersonal theory including cognition, behaviour and affect and their relevance to Professional Supervision.

The portfolio developed throughout the training will prepare appropriately qualified practtioners to apply to become a BACP Accredited Supervisor of Individuals, and/or Groups.

Previous graduates have secured clinical/professional supervision positions within

NHS, Charitable, Educational and Private organisations - supervising groups, and individuals, and have thriving private supervision practices supporting counsellors and psychotherapists practicing privately.

Fee : £1, 950 (payment plan available)

Fee includes all materials, support between modules, marking fees, and comprehensive Course Handbook

For more information, course Learning Outcomes and application pack please use the contact page.

Diploma in Professional Supervision of Sign Language Interpreters

In 2013 the Diploma in Supervision for Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Allied Health Care Professionals was adapted and tailored to meet the needs of Sign Language Interpreters - a profession which does not require mandatory supervision and yet practitioners are exposed regularly to traumatic, stressful and ethically challenging situations.

Co-designed and delivered with a Senior Interpreter who had researched and published papers on how Sign Language Interpreters could benefit both professionally and personally from accessing Professional Supervision from a Qualified Supervisor

Diploma in Supervision of Sign Language Interpreters

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