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This course is for experienced counsellors and psychotherapists who want to learn the skills of supervision in order to practice as a clinical supervisor. You need to have post-qualifying experience in your own clinical practice under supervision, with at least 450 hours. You will need to be working as a supervisor or have secured a placement as a clinical supervisor.
You will be equipped to manage the fundamental aspects of the clinical supervisor role, with emphasis on the development of your own coherent model for supervision, using theories introduced and your own reading and research to inform your practice.
Learning at this level will be collegiate, collaborative and creative, allowing opportunity for self and professional development, and a deepening of your theoretical understanding, as it both informs and underpins your practice.
There will be opportunity for developing your capacity for working creatively with both groups and individuals in supervision, which is additional to the course requirements.
Topics covered can include:
You will need to have either:
You will need at least one year's post-qualifying experience of supervised clinical work as well as at least 450 hours of clinical experience. You will also need to have experience of working in your own clinical practice under supervision, and have supervisees or potential supervisees within that practice.
The course is assessed as follows:
Each portfolio must include:
Entry Level, Level 1, Level 2
If you will be aged 19 or older on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, your course may be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.
On successful completion, you will be qualified to work as a Therapeutic Counsellor Supervisor.