The Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Studies provides comprehensive training in supervision for experienced counsellors, psychologists and psychotherapists. The course consists of three modules taught in six blocks of two days each. You will be expected to undertake private study, as well as being required to take on at least one trainee by the end of the first term.
You will learn how to choose a supervision model and negotiate a working agreement with a potential trainee, and also with a supervision group, based on a broad understanding of group dynamics and the use of supervision group. You will consider the decisions that need to be made about complex ethical issues, based on firm understanding of the BACP Ethical Framework. We will also consider how diversity influences the supervisory relationship.
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Degree or equivalent
Or a Diploma-level qualification in counselling, psychotherapy or clinical psychology with at least three years´ experience as a practicing counsellor, psychotherapist or applied psychologist.
Ideally you will have BACP or BABCP accreditation, UKCP registration or be eligible for registration, or have Chartered Clinical or Counselling Psychologist status.
English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.
The degree will address a wide range of issues that are relevant to the practice of supervision, including ethics, contracts, models of supervision, working with groups, supervisory relationships, process, and organisational issues, as well as paying attention to issues of difference.
This qualification should provide the required training and developmental experience that will lead you towards applying for Supervisor Accreditation with the BACP, and BPS Directory Specialism for Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors.
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