Diploma in Supervision
A dynamic supervision course for practitioners looking to develop, deepen and broaden their supervision practice. With places on the course limited to a small group, our two trainers co-training together, ensure attendees get the very best theoretical and experiential training in supervision.
The Supervision Central Diploma in Supervision is a 10 day programme aligned with BACP and UKCP standards for supervision training. With a tried and tested blend of academic theory and practical experience, the course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to become a clinical supervisor.
Starts September 2024 Online
The course is made up of 4 modules comprising 2 long weekends (Fri - Sun) and 2 short weekends (Sat - Sun). As it takes place online - there is no requirement to travel.
We are proud of the fact that the Diploma in Supervision is unique in having two trainers working together throughout. Bev and Ronen use their extensive experience to deliver an insightful and dynamic course.
Part-time course taking place over 2 long and 2 short weekends during the year
We train in small groups ensuring all attendees have space to fully participate
Takes place online - no restriction of location
A robust training experience with two trainers who co-teach together
Inclusive environment where students are encouraged to come as they are
Two Trainers' Expertise
Co-teaching is a central element to the course. The learning encounter we offer emphasises mutual responsiveness and transformation. We are social beings and as such, we fundamentally need an-other in order to grow and learn. In these relational encounters, we experience the disturbance of the other’s difference, which presents challenge and great potential for expansion and vitality.
Our teaching style combines short didactic pieces of theory along with experiential exercises to stimulate the unconscious and creative process using symbolism and imagery. We also offer space for small group and large group discussion and process and plenty of observed skills practice with constructive feedback
The training can be used towards meeting the criteria for accreditation in the UK. E.g. BACP accredited Supervisor, or PTSTA which is recognised by UKCP &UKATA, and internationally by EATA and ITAA.
Students will be assessed on their skills and knowledge of supervision via:
Observed practice skills during training weekends
A written assignment (3000 words) on your Philosophy of supervision
A written Case study (3000 words) and 5 mins transcript
30 hours of supervision practice*
*For every 6 hours of supervision practice you will be required to undertake 1 hour of supervised supervision with a BACP accredited, UKCP registered or equivalent, supervisor
Module 1: Coming Together
Contact, forming and creating a safe space
Contracting framework theory and practice
Exploring the Landscape of operational models of supervision
Meta perspective and reflexivity
Ethical practice and safeguarding
Putting theory to practice
Module 2: Anchoring Identity
Exploring the Landscape of developmental models of supervision
Identity and role theory
Emerging identity and philosophy of supervision
Creativity, vitality and intuition
Deepening skills practice – challenge, risk and pitfalls
Module 3: Systemic Context
Theory and practice of group supervision
Intersectionality, oppression and power
individual vs. Group encounter in supervision
Group skills practice
Module 4: Synthesis
Revisiting co creativity
Trainee led focus
Consolidating identity and philosophy of supervision
Giving and receiving feedback
Endings – theory and process
Who is the course for?
For counsellors, practitioners, psychotherapists, social workers, community workers or working in, or managing, any other profession linked to mental health.
How is the course delivered?
The Diploma in Supervision is delivered online so that participants don't need to travel. We work in small groups to ensure that all attendees have the space to fully participate.
This course with enable you to:
Understand, critique and synthesise operational and developmental models of supervision
Crystallise your identity as a supervisor and your philosophy of supervision
Work with potency, creativity and vitality
Experience of working within individual and group settings - using the skills practice opportunities.
The dates for 2023/24 are as follows:
Weekend 1: 6 - 8 September 2024
Weekend 2: 13 - 15 December 2024
Weekend 3: 1 & 2 March 2025
Weekend 4: 10 & 11 May 2025
How to apply
Applicants should be a minimum of 2 years post-qualification and have undertaken at least 500 hours of client hours.
To apply, please complete the electronic application form (use the Complete Application Form button below).
We also require 2 references - one of which must be from your current supervisor.
Once we have received your application, we will approach your referees and confirm offers of a place on the course in writing.
About the trainers
Ronen Stilman TSTA(P)
Ronen has a psychotherapy and supervision private practice in Edinburgh. In addition he is a core tutor at Physis Scotland.
Bev Gibbons TSTA(P)
Bev has many years of experience of counselling, psychotherapy and training within the not for profit sector. Bev offers therapy, clinical and non-clinical supervision and training in her private practice in North Yorkshire.
Both Ronen and Bev are registered in the UK (UKATA UKCP) and internationally (EATA and ITAA) as trainers and supervisors. They have many years experience in supporting, developing and training supervisors.