Diploma in Clinical Supervision

If you’re 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. The course is suitable for people working in the helping professions, including counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and mental health workers.

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 member of the helping professions (including qualified counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists) looking to take the next step in your career.

When does it start?
This one-year training runs one weekend per month (Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 4pm) for ten months. 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 world.

When is the next intake?

January 2022
Enrolment closed – fully subscribed

September 2022
Starts 17th September 2022
Enrolment open

Course Content Overview

  • Weekend 1: Models of supervision (seven-eyed model, cyclical model, functions of supervision) and role of the supervisor.
  • Weekend 2: Theories of therapist development and how to adapt supervision style.
  • Weekend 3: Working with difference and diversity, and exploring ethics in supervision.
  • Weekend 4: Issues of authority in supervision and providing effective feedback.
  • Weekend 5: Assessment, and working with resistance and interpersonal difficulties.
  • Weekend 6: How to manage group dynamics, and exploring unconscious processes.
  • Weekend 7: Building the supervisory relationship, managing poor performance, and working within legal and organisational frameworks.
  • Weekend 8: Supervising different counselling models, supporting supervisees with case management and supervising open-ended therapy.
  • Weekend 9: Working with a short-term counselling model, and applying creative approaches to supervision.
  • Weekend 10: Working with endings and reflecting.

Course Assessment

All applicants study together, under the same expert tutors. However, we offer two assessment options to meet your needs:
Standard Assessment Criteria (for all applicants):

  • Assessment by tutors during the course.
  • One written assignment of 3,500 words.
  • Live facilitation of a supervision session, assessed by self and peers.

Additional Assessment Criteria (optional):

This is for those who have the opportunity, external to the course, to log their professional supervision practice. Providing evidence of the following to The Awareness Centre at the end of the course will align you with the BACP competence framework for supervision. You will also receive from us a Confirmation of Practice Certificate validating your clinical hours:

  • Minimum 20 hours of group and/or individual logged supervision practice.

Additional Fees

  • Core reading material and study materials
  • Resubmission of assignments
  • Supervision of supervision (where applicable)
  • Support with academic writing (Optional)

Entry Requirements

To apply you will:

  • Be a qualified professional, working within the area of mental health.
  • Have an interest in developing your supervision skills.
  • Have a reliable internet connection.

Further Information

For any further questions about the Diploma in Clinical Supervision, please email, please email [email protected]

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