Diploma in supervision of counselling and psychotherapy

November 10, 2017
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November 10th, 2017June 10th, 2018

Edinburgh Gestalt Institute

With Graham Colbourne

GrahamThis is a twelve-day course for experienced counsellors/therapists from all modalities, run over four modules of Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It will teach a creative and practical gestalt-integrative-based model, covering theory, themes and issues relating to supervision. It will include skills practice and preparation for accreditation as a supervisor. It provides a pathway for accredited counsellors and psychotherapists who wish to develop their supervision practice. Participants have the additional option to submit a written assignment and transcribed session for assessment for the EGI Diploma in supervision, subject to sufficient supervised clinical hours.

Is this training for me?

If you are an experienced, practising counsellor or psychotherapists wishing to extend and deepen your theoretical framework and competence as a supervisor, then yes. You will need to be accredited or have equivalent training and experience in a humanistic or integrative approach – i.e. completed an initial training and 2 years practice.

What are the opportunities and benefits I will receive?

• A thorough grounding in supervision theory and practice
• High quality training drawing on theoretical presentation, group process, live supervision, practical integration linked with practice, handouts, reading and tutorial support
• Awareness and development of your own supervisory style
• Preparation for accreditation and competence as a supervisor with individuals and groups
• Recognised continuing professional development
• Membership of an ongoing professional group sharing insight, challenge and support in an enriching environment

Training learning objectives

• Generate a working definition of supervision
• Clarify goals, purpose and responsibilities of supervisor and supervisee
• Examine boundaries, tasks, process, and content of the supervisory relationship
• Develop a working model of supervision in practice
• Develop proficiency in working with difference and diversity
• Develop ability to create and sustain a learning culture in dyad, agency and group contexts
• Clarify ethical principles, practice and strategies including contracting, risk management, anti discriminatory practice, boundary breaches, limits of competency and complaints
• Examine and extend your personal creativity, range and styles of supervision using critical reflection and intervention analysis
• Clarify role boundaries and practice between management, supervision, training and therapy
• Examine developmental tasks, roles & learning levels
• Develop practical understanding of relational, somatic, developmental, transferential and parallel processes as a central aspect of supervision practice
• Explore and extend responses to conflict and resistance
• Prepare for accreditation as a supervisor

To download documentation about this assessment, click for the theory assignment and for the practice assignment

To apply for this course or for more information please contact us.

Dates: 1) October 10th – 12th 2017   2)  February 2nd – 4th 2018   3) April 20th – 22nd 2018   4)  June 8th – 10th 2018 (each module Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Location: Edinburgh Gestalt Institute
Cost: £1,600 including a non-refundable deposit of £250
Optional additional £200 for assessment for Diploma