Or are you already a supervisor but feel uncertain about the theory that underpins your work?
Or are you a psychotherapist interested in developing a Counselling Supervision practice?
This course could be just what you’re looking for!
The Physis Scotland Diploma in Counselling Supervision programme is an integrative supervision training drawing on TA philosophy and based on a wide range of theories. Delivered over 10 days, this will involve a highly interactive and experiential training process focusing on both supervisory skills and theoretical knowledge.
This dynamic training will enable you to:
Applicants must have a COSCA Diploma in Counselling or equivalent minimum level of counselling/psychotherapy training, have worked as a counsellor or psychotherapist for two years post Diploma qualification and completed at least 450 hours of practice as a counsellor or psychotherapist. Applicants must also 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, all applicants must be either practicing as a supervisor or have the opportunity to supervise at least 2 supervisees working with adults over the duration of the course.
MODULE 1 – Laying Foundations
MODULE 2 – Deepening Foundations and Ethical Practice
MODULE 3 – Developing Identity
MODULE 4 – Co-Creation in Group
MODULE 5 – Integration
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.
The supervisor of supervision will be asked to provide an endorsement to practice supervision by the end of the training.
All written assignments will be graded according to the post graduate assessment scales found in the supervision training handbook.
Essay (3500 words) – Outline and critically evaluate your philosophy of supervision, including underpinning theories and models, and the ethical framework within which you practice. This will include a transcript of a 5 minute excerpt of live supervision from your practice, including appropriate “front sheet” information, and commentary linking to supervision theory and your philosophy of supervision.
Case study (3000 words) – Describe and critically evaluate your chosen models of supervision using a case study from your Supervision practice. This will include a transcript of a 5 minute excerpt of live supervision, appropriate “front sheet” information, and commentary linking your analysis of your case study to your chosen models.
Reflective practice assignment (2000) – Reflect on your transformative experience, insights and learnings during your journey towards becoming a supervisor. Include your experience in the group, your experience as a learner, your experience in skills practice and your experience with the Tutors. This can include extracts from your reflective journal, poem, images and any other creative material.
It is the applicants responsibility to find suitable supervisees. Applicants currently not practicing as a supervisor will be supported in identifying the placement setting where they will acquire the 24 hours of supervised supervision practice in order to complete the Diploma award. This should be supervised by a Physis Scotland approved ‘supervisor of supervision’ in a ratio of 1 hour supervision of supervision to every 6 hours of supervision practice. Please contact Physis Scotland for a list of Physis approved supervisors.
Placements with UK Counselling Network CIC
Physis Scotland have links with the UK Counselling Network CIC, a low cost counselling service based in Leeds, which offers open ended counselling to clients. Physis Scotland supervision trainees can apply to be placed on their list as extra supervisors for their counsellors.
Physis Scotland supervision trainees can complete 12 of their placement hours online with UK Counselling Network and the remaining 12 face to face (once pandemic restrictions are lifted). Whilst pandemic restrictions are in place, trainees can complete 24 placement hours online with UK Counselling Network.
Fee: £1050 (5 taught modules over 5 weekends). £150 deposit plus 3 instalments of £300
A Physis Scotland Diploma in Counselling Supervision will be awarded on successful completion of the course.
The next Diploma in Counselling Supervision course will start in September 2021. For an application form and/or further details please contact Fiona Cook or Fiona Firman, Directors of Training – firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07927 557217. The application deadline is the 31st August 2021.