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Level 6: Certificate In Therapeutic Counselling Supervision (CPCAB) – Online

This qualification is for experienced counsellors and psychotherapists who want to learn the skills of supervision in order to practice as a clinical supervisor.
Enrolling Now For 2019

Download the application pack here for the next course starting in October 2019
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Who is this course for

This qualification is for experienced counsellors and psychotherapists who want to learn the skills of supervision in order to practice as a clinical supervisor

What previous knowledge/experience/skills is required?
The counsellor /therapist needs to have post qualifying experience in their own clinical practice under supervision, at least 450 hours. Participants will need to be working as a supervisor or have secured a placement as a clinical supervisor.

What does this course cover

1. Models of supervision
2. Working within the professional framework for supervision
3. Understanding basic group dynamics within supervision , including transference and countertransference
4. Ethical and legal aspects of supervision
5. Working with diversity in supervision
6. Creative approaches to supervision

This course meets for 15 sessions on a Saturday and 1 session on a Sunday between October to June. Exact dates are in the application pack.
By the end of this course you will be able to work as a supervisor in an agency or private practice

What will it be like

The course will be run online using Zoom for the live class sessions and either the Moodle page for the course or some other system for the distribution of the electronic resources for the session sitting alongside this. Although there will be some adjustments that need to be made for the online version of this course, we will aim to keep the experience as close as possible to that of a face to face course taught in the Centre.

We use a variety of teaching methods, some didactic input but also group discussion, role plays, commenting on case presentations and observing supervision sessions.
At the start: discussion of learning needs
On the course: throughout by written work, through feedback on case presentaion and supervion sessions in class
At the end: through completion of a portfolio and by a case review which is externally assessed.

What else do you need to buy or do

The course will be run on Zoom, please make sure you have installed it in advance of your first class on your computer or mobile device. You can sign up for free here:

You will need a microphone (it's fine to use whatever is built into your device) and camera, so we can see you via video. You may also want to use headphones during the session.

You can participate in class sessions through the use of a computer, laptop, tablet or other similar internet enabled device. Please note that if you only have access to a smartphone, you will be able to attend the class sessions and participate in them but you will find it more difficult to benefit from the full range of materials and activities involved in the course if this is your only means of connection.

Make sure you have a small space to work in during the session and that as far as possible that you can keep this space quiet and clear of interruption so that you can concentrate on what is happening in the class.

By signing up to the course you are consenting to being on camera. The content of the lesson may occasionally be recorded by the tutor for internal education and training purposes but any such recordings will not be made available to anyone outside of the Mary Ward Centre organisation without us asking you again for further permission to do so.

Books on supervision.
Additional - minimum of 5 hours ( out of course time) supervision of supervision in a group or individual.

What this course could lead to

Work as a qualified clinical supervisor with individuals or groups.

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Why choose Mary Ward?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening and weekends to suit your timetable. You can learn face to face at one of our centres (Bloomsbury or Waterloo) or take an online course

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’