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Supervision is not only a professional requirement, which safeguards both practitioner and client it is also essential for good practice. This advanced practitioner training is currently held every one to two years and is essentially a twelve full day training. Depending on the number of participants, the training days span between four to six months.
Perspectives covered are: Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Person Centered Therapy, Transference and Countertransference and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. This eclectic approach enables participants to have some understanding of theoretical views other than their own and also helps those practitioners who are supervising people from other modalities than their own.
There is a strong emphasis and training in understanding the importance of transferential and counter-transferential issues within the triad of the supervisory process – the supervisor, the supervisee and the client. Supervised supervision practice is an integral and core element of the course and students are required to undertake 12 hours of supervision practice as trainee supervisors in order to qualify (based on fortnightly supervision). The training includes feedback from both tutors and peer members of the group. Trainee supervisors will be required to be in their own clinical supervision for the duration of the training.
There will be a significant emphasis on course members’ ability to link skills and theory and on the ability to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the supervision process on all levels. There will be ongoing feedback from both tutors and peer participants. There are two written assignments each between 3000 and 3500 words as well as an audiotape presentation and an analysis of practice competence throughout the course.
Approximately 96 hours