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Advanced Specialist Diploma in Clinical Supervision (Level 6 equivalent)

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Overview

Train in this important professional role.

  • Gain the skills you need to start your own supervisory practice
  • Attendance-based course – study one day a week over 12 weekly sessions
  • Study in a supportive learning environment
  • Course has been awarded Advanced Specialist training status by the National Counselling Society (NCS)

Clinical Supervision is now recognised as an important skill in its own right. It is now a professional expectation that supervisors will have completed training in this important professional role. Our 12 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 Level 6 equivalent specialist course is an Advanced Specialist Diploma and is aimed at qualified counsellors interested in developing and expanding their current practice to become trained supervisors.

Heartwood’s theoretical approach presented on the course is integrative and holistic. We will look at integrating models, techniques, theories and a range of modalities that suit the individual 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 in psychotherapy.

The course delivery is through experiential and didactic learning designed to inspire and engender confidence in students to work as clinical supervisors.

Level 6

Qualification:
Advanced Specialist Diploma (NCS Advanced Specialist training status) delivered by Heartwood Counselling and Psychotherapy

Start Date

For next start dates, visit Heartwood’s website.

Entry Requirements

Completion of an Advanced Diploma in Counselling with 450 supervised hours of counselling clients, plus two years’ post-qualifying experience.

or

Completed a Level 5 or equivalent Diploma or foundation degree in Counselling or Psychotherapy plus one year’s post-qualifying experience.

An interview with a tutor or the principal is required.

What you will learn

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.

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

Visit Heartwood’s website for full details of course content and assessment.

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 (15 hours)
  • Audio recording of yourself in supervision practice (created in class)
  • Supervision and completion of supervisors proficiency statement (5 hours)
  • Practice proficiency assessment

How the course works

This course runs weekly on Tuesdays, 10am – 4.30pm, for 12 sessions.

The course will be delivered by Heartwood Counselling and Psychotherapy at the Heartwood Centre on the Dartington Estate. Heartwood students have access to outdoor and indoor light and warm recreational spaces with seating for break times and its own refreshment making facilities.

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

As with all Heartwood courses this training is delivered in a creative and experiential way giving each student individual support to embrace all aspects of the training.

Course Length

This 12 session course runs one day per week.

Level and Certification

Upon successful completion you will achieve the Level 6 Advanced Specialist Diploma in Clinical Supervision, aimed at helping qualified counsellors and psychotherapists become trained supervisors.

This course has been awarded Advanced Specialist Training status by the National Counselling Society (NCS).

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.

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

For help and advice, call our course advisors on Freephone 0800 062 2900 or 0207 307 5922.

Entry Requirements

Completion of an Advanced Diploma in Counselling with 450 supervised hours of counselling clients, plus two years’ post-qualifying experience.

or

Completed a Level 5 or equivalent Diploma or foundation degree in Counselling or Psychotherapy plus one year’s post-qualifying experience.

An interview with a tutor or the principal is required.

Course fee & how to enrol

For further information or to enrol directly with Heartwood, please visit their website or call them on 01803 865464 or 01803 308604

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