This information is designed to help supervisors in their supervision work with trainees undertaking one of our counselling or psychotherapy training courses at Metanoia Institute.
We offer several qualifying courses all of which lead to both a diploma and a related degree awarded by Middlesex University. While it is possible to take just the diploma, most of our trainees also take the degree. As well as being advantageous in the job market and attractive on those grounds alone, this is a sensible choice as the course requirements are the same regardless of whether the trainee is following the Degree route or not.
Supervision is an integral part of training and practising as a counsellor/psychotherapist, and we, therefore, view the supervisor as playing a fundamental role in the ongoing assessment and training process of our trainees. This applies both regarding monitoring their ability to integrate theory into practice in a reflexive way and to develop their competency to practice.
Supervision is a process conducted within a formal working relationship in which a qualified or trainee practitioner presents they client work to a qualified supervisor as a way of enhancing their practice through careful reflection, discussion, and reflection.
Supervision can take place on a one to one basis or in groups and when the supervisee is a trainee, should include the regular use of live, audio or videotaped sessions with a client.
The Purpose of Supervision
The primary purpose of supervision is to enhance the professional development (skills, competence, and confidence) of the supervisee to ensure the best possible outcomes for their clients. It can also contribute towards a gate-keeping process that allows for the recognition of certain situations, e.g., burnout, where because of the supervisee’s physical, mental, psychological or emotional state it is unsuitable for them to work with clients.
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