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 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 world.

When is the next intake?

January 2022
Enrolment open

September 2022
Enrolment not yet open

Diploma in Clinical Supervision

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

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 (deadline: March 2023).
  • 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 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.

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.

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