Spirit Project's Diploma in Supervision

This is an online course via Zoom

Enhance your therapeutic practice with our comprehensive Clinical Supervision course, an essential component in the tapestry of healing. We understand the pivotal role therapists play in supporting their clients, and our course aims to empower you to provide the best possible support to your supervisees.

Our objective is to equip participants with the skills to cultivate a reflective, evaluative, and informed practice, enabling them to effectively supervise across diverse theoretical frameworks. Emphasising the importance of self-assessment, the course guides you in developing competencies and abilities to evaluate your own practice.

Aligned with the BACP training curriculum for counselling supervisor training, this course facilitates the demonstration of competencies required for Column B of the SCoPEd Framework. Additionally, we are currently undergoing review by The CPD Certification Service, and upon successful completion, the Diploma will be issued by Spirit Project, a proud member of the CPD Certification Service.

Throughout the course, participants will:

  • Gain a nuanced understanding of various supervision styles in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Learn optimal strategies for supporting and working with supervisees in both one-to-one and group settings
  • Develop self-awareness regarding their own supervision style
  • Explore ethical and legal considerations in supervision
  • Acquire the ability to critically evaluate their own practice
  • Engage in constructive feedback exchanges with fellow supervisors
  • Take ownership of their ongoing professional development

To enrol, participants should meet the following entry requirements:

  • A minimum of three years post-qualification experience as counsellors or psychotherapists
  • Current practice as counsellors or psychotherapists
  • A minimum Diploma qualification in counselling/psychotherapy
  • Three years of supervised counselling/psychotherapy practice (meeting BACP’s requirement of 1.5 hours per month)
  • Membership in BACP/UKCP/NCS or another reputable psychotherapeutic association

Given the experiential nature of this training, a willingness to actively participate in skills practice, discussions, and drawing upon personal experiences is crucial. Cultivate self-reflective skills as you explore your role as both Supervisor and Supervisee, expressing yourself clearly, fluently, and accurately in this transformative learning journey. Elevate your supervisory capabilities and embrace responsibility for your continuous learning.

To attain the coveted Diploma in Supervision, participants must successfully fulfil the following criteria:

  1. Complete a minimum of 40 hours of counselling supervision practice: Immerse yourself in hands-on supervision to refine and apply your skills.
  2. Accumulate a minimum of 10 logged hours of consultative supervision: Engage in supervising your own practice, ensuring a reflective and consultative approach to enhance your supervisory capabilities.
  3. Achieve a minimum of 80% course attendance: Commit to your professional growth by actively participating in the 12-day training, spanning one weekend per month.
  4. Maintain a Reflective Journal throughout the course: Document your insights and reflections to deepen your understanding and personal growth.
  5. Participate in Self and Peer assessment: Embrace constructive feedback and self-assessment as integral components of your developmental journey.
  6. Submit a 2,000-word essay demonstrating learning: Articulate your insights and learning from the course, showcasing your depth of understanding and application.
  7. Provide one recording of counselling supervision practice (10 minutes transcribed with process comments): Showcase your practical skills and ability to navigate complex supervisory scenarios.
  8. Demonstrate an ability to self-reflect, learn, and develop supervision skills: Showcase your capacity to incorporate feedback into your learning, fostering continuous improvement.

This 12-day training, conducted over one weekend per month, will comprehensively cover:

  • Theory and practice of supervision in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Good practice in supervision
  • Establishing and maintaining the supervisory relationship
  • Beginnings and endings
  • The supervisory relationship – dynamics and process
  • Responding to the individual needs of the supervisee
  • Adapting supervision to the developmental stage of the supervisee
  • Enabling the supervisee to make use of supervision
  • Assessment in supervision
  • Legal issues
  • Diversity in supervision (EDI)
  • Ethical dilemmas and ensuring standards in supervision
  • Group and one-to-one supervision
  • Working across modalities
  • Working with conflicts, challenges, and ruptures
  • Skills and practice

Upon successful completion of all requirements, participants will be awarded the esteemed Diploma in Supervision. Alternatively, a confirmation of attendance letter will be issued for CPD purposes if all requirements are not met. Elevate your supervisory expertise and embark on a transformative journey toward professional excellence.

The course is under review by The CPD Certification Service. If successful, the Diploma will be issued by Spirit Project and certified by the CPD Certification Service. Spirit Project is a member of the CPD Certification Service.

Embark on this transformative online journey via Zoom, exploring the intricacies of supervision on the following weekends:

  • 28th and 29th September 2024
  • 26th and 27th October 2024
  • 23rd and 24th November 2024
  • 14th and 15th December 2024
  • 25th and 26th January 2025
  • 22nd and 23rd February 2025

Immerse yourself in a virtual learning environment, with sessions running from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.

The course fee is £1,700, with a £500 deposit securing your spot. To secure your place, kindly return the booking form along with the non-refundable deposit. The remaining fee must be received 10 days before the course commencement.

 For flexibility, instalment options are available for the remaining fee. Feel free to contact Maya at admin@spiritproject.co.uk to discuss instalment arrangements. You will be asked to sign a Pay by Instalments Agreement.

Please note that the course requires a minimum and a maximum of 6 attendees to proceed. In the unlikely event of cancellation, a full refund will be promptly issued. Join us on this educational odyssey, where learning and growth converge in the realm of supervision excellence

                                            About the Tutor
Maya Gagni (MBACP Accred and NCS Prof Accred)

I am a seasoned professional, bringing a diverse skill set as a Person-Centered Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Supervisor, Dramatherapist, Trauma Therapist, Trainer, Groupworker, EMDR Accredited Practitioner, and Equine Facilitated Psychotherapist. With extensive experience, I have successfully navigated various therapeutic landscapes, demonstrating proficiency in client work, teaching, and supervision across diverse settings.

My teaching portfolio spans Adult Education colleges, private institutions, charities, organizations, staff teams, and private practice. In my supervisory capacity, I have guided practitioners dealing with multifaceted challenges in different settings, fostering a collegial and egalitarian relationship. My commitment is to provide unwavering support to my supervisees in navigating complexities within their practice.

Over the years, I have dedicated myself to refining and evolving the course content, drawing from my wealth of experience. I value your input as it plays a pivotal role in the ongoing development of the course. Your feedback is instrumental in shaping and enhancing the learning experience for future participants.

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