Diploma in Clinical Supervision

If you’re a qualified therapist looking to train as a clinical supervisor then this comprehensive course, delivered online, will equip you with the concepts, confidence and skills you need to supervise groups and individuals in the helping professions.

Who does the teaching?
The course is delivered by a core tutor and experienced clinical supervisor: Megan Karnes, alongside expert guest lecturers:

  • Windy Dryden
  • Patsy Faure
  • Susie Orbach
  • Robin Shohet

Who can apply?
You’ll be a qualified counsellor, psychotherapist or psychologist with an established clinical practice looking to take the next step in your career.

When does it start?
This one-year training begins in January 2022 and runs one weekend per month (Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 4pm) until November 2022. That’s 100 guided learning hours over the year.

What’s the cost?
The course fee is £2500, and can be paid via monthly direct debit. You can claim a 10% discount if you pay in full upfront.

Where does it take place?
We’re running the training online so you can attend from wherever you are in the UK.

Will I gain practical experience too?
Yes, you’ll need to complete 40 hours of individual or group supervision to qualify for the Diploma in Clinical Supervision.

When is the next intake?

January 2022
Enrolment open

September 2022
Enrolment not yet open


Simply contact our Training Team to enrol on the next available intake.

Email: training@theawarenesscentre.com
Tel: 020 8038 4595

You will be provided with a short enrolment form, and invited to an interview (both online for your convenience).

Course Content Overview

  • Weekend 1 – Saturday 22nd January and Sunday 23rd January: Models of supervision (seven-eyed model, cyclical model, functions of supervision) and role of the supervisor.
  • Weekend 2 – Saturday 26th February and Sunday 27th February: Theories of therapist development and how to adapt supervision style.
  • Weekend 3 – Saturday 19th March and Sunday 20th March: Working with difference and diversity, and exploring ethics in supervision.
  • Weekend 4 – Saturday 23rd April and Sunday 24th April: Issues of authority in supervision and providing effective feedback.
  • Weekend 5 – Saturday 21st May and Sunday 22nd May: Assessment, and working with resistance and interpersonal difficulties.
  • Weekend 6 – Saturday 18th June and Sunday 19th June: How to manage group dynamics, and exploring unconscious processes.
  • Weekend 7 – Saturday 9th July and Sunday 10th July: Building the supervisory relationship, managing poor performance, and working within legal and organisational frameworks.
  • Weekend 8 – Saturday 24th September and Sunday 25th September: Supervising different counselling models, supporting supervisees with case management and supervising open-ended therapy.
  • Weekend 9 – Saturday 8th October and Sunday 9th October: Working with a short-term counselling model, and applying creative approaches to supervision.
  • Weekend 10 – Saturday 19th November and Sunday 20th November: Working with endings and reflecting.

Course Assessment

  • Minimum 40 hours of group and/or individual logged supervision practice
  • Minimum 10 hours of logged consultative supervision
  • Minimum one recording of counselling supervision practice (10 minutes) transcribed with process comments
  • Assessment by self and peers
  • Reflective journal
  • One essay of 3,500 words

Entry Requirements

To apply you will:

  • Be a qualified therapist with an established clinical practice. We’ll ask for copies of your qualifications plus a reference from your clinical superviso.
  • Have opportunities to start supervising during the course, if you are not already offering supervision
  • Ensure you arrange and attend supervision of supervision
  • Have a good command of spoken and written English
  • Have a reliable internet connection

Academic Writing

The Awareness Centre works with the On Your Team group of coaches and editors to give its students access to tuition in academic writing.

Fee structure: On Your Team offers one-to-one coaching in academic writing at an hourly rate of £50, and editing for typical fees of:

  • £65 to £80 to edit a 2,500-word essay
  • £85 to £120 to edit a 3,500-word essay

Choose the coaching option if your essay drafts need substantial editing and restructuring.

Further Information

For any further questions about the Diploma in Clinical Supervision, please email, please email training@theawarenesscentre.com