Advanced Specialist Diploma in Clinical Supervision

Our 14 session comprehensive course gives you the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to start your own supervisory practice.

The next course starts:

  • 21st September 2023, fortnightly on Thursdays

 

 

Overview

Clinical Supervision is recognised as an important skill in its own right. It is a professional expectation that supervisors will have completed training in this important professional role. Our 14 session comprehensive course gives you the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to start your own supervisory practice.This course has been awarded an Advanced Specialist Training status by the National Counselling Society.

This Advanced Specialist Diploma (Level 6 equivalent) is aimed at qualified counsellors interested in developing and expanding their current practice to become trained supervisors.

The course will look at integrating supervision models, techniques, theories  that suit the individual counsellor and client whilst working on developing relationship skills which will aid therapeutic work.

On this course we will be using the Hawkins and Shohet’s Seven Eyed Process Model, Kolb’s Learning Styles, Stoltenberg (McNeill) & Delworth’s Integrated Developmental Model and John Heron’s Six Category Intervention Analysis.

We will focus on providing a safe and non-judgemental environment in which to practice new skills and techniques to enhance current practice and develop confidence in working as clinical supervisors.

Course Details

The course runs weekly (10am – 4.30pm) for 14 sessions.

This Diploma is aimed at professionals who have been working in the counselling field for a number of years and who wish to add supervision to their professional practice.

You will spend time exploring the roles and purpose of supervision, and whilst in training you will need to supervise your own supervisees.

The training explores the supervisory relationship and you will learn how to practice supervision creatively and with an awareness of the power balance inherent in the profession.

Your training will prepare you to work as a supervisor in a range of settings, including private practice, and equip you with the techniques and skills required to be a successful, professional supervisor.

As with all Heartwood courses this training is designed to give each student individual support to embrace all aspects of the training.

This course has Advanced Specialist training status with the National Counselling Society (NCS).

This is a course of 14 sessions.

We create a supportive learning environment here at Heartwood and will guide learners through their studies.

The course is suitable for people who have completed the Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Counselling and a Level 5 Advanced Specialist Diploma or above. Please refer to the entry requirements.

The training focuses on clinical supervision rather than managerial supervision and this course is therefore best suited to Counselling Supervisors.

Course Calendar:

Please click on the below link to view and download the course calendar for upcoming courses:

Advanced Specialist Diploma Clinical Supervision – Devon – 21st September 2023 – Thursday

Entry Requirements

Applicants for this course will need to have:

  • Completed a Level 4 Diploma in Counselling (or equivalent) plus two year post-qualifying experience

or

  • Completed a Level 5 Diploma (or equivalent) or foundation degree in Counselling or Psychotherapy plus one year post-qualifying experience

and

  • At least 450 supervised hours of counselling clients
  • Have a good command of spoken and written English
  • Be accredited or be eligible for accreditation with an appropriate professional body (eg NCS, BACP)
  • A letter from a current supervisor supporting the application
  • Completed our application form (please contact us on enrolments@heartwoodcounselling.org to request a copy)

 

Upon review of your completed application and supporting information, an interview with the lead tutor may be required before acceptance onto the course is granted.

Syllabus

Further advancing our counselling skills, personal and professional development, we will specialise in:

  • Effectiveness and critical reflection of the role of clinical supervision
  • Impact of self-awareness on supervisory relationship
  • Importance of ongoing self-development and reflection
  • Accountability for well-being and development of supervisee and supervisee’s clients
  • Boundaries and stages of supervision relationship
  • Challenge personal issues, fears and prejudices
  • Psychological impact of client material on personal well-being

Content

This course specialises in the following:

  • Ethical framework & code of conduct
  • Theoretical models & concepts
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Supervision practice triads
  • Therapy contracts
  • Supervisee’s perspective, methods to accommodate needs and developmental level
  • Continuing professional development (CPD) pathways
  • Working within limits of own proficiency, competence and efficacy
  • Difference, Diversity & Inclusion

Assessment

The course requires the following:

  • A minimum of 85% attendance on tuition days
  • Engagement with course work, assignments, classroom activities and experiential exercises.
  • Completion of a learning journal
  • Demonstration of practical skills
  • Completion of the external case review
  • Evidence of supervision practice
  • Audio recording of yourself in supervision practice (created in class)
  • Supervision and completion of supervisors proficiency statement
  • Practice proficiency assessment

 

**Please note: This syllabus is currently under review and may be subject to change ahead of the course start date. **

Fees

Payment options:

Full course fee £1895*.

Your place on the course is only secured on receipt of the non-refundable deposit of £545:

  • The outstanding balance of £1350 can then be made in full before the course start date.
  • monthly payment plan is available at £235.00* for 6 months *(This includes an administration fee of £10.00 per month (total £60.00) for instalment payments).

 

*Have you completed a Heartwood Level 4 course previously? Heartwood alumni will receive a special Alumni saving of £300 on their total course fees. Alumni benefits will be deducted on the balance of the course after you have been accepted onto the course and the deposit has been paid. Please contact us for further details.

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