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Course Content

The course is formed of six modules, content of which is below:

Module 1:
Introductions, and collating ideas that participants want to consider throughout the course which will be integrated with concepts included in the programme. There will be an historical overview of the development of supervision in the helping professions. Also we will overview some of the different styles of supervision and the supervisory processes. These will include discussions related to supervision, values, principles and ethics, that will enable individuals to consider their position regarding these important concepts.

Module 2:
A review of different conceptual modes of supervision from an integrative relational perspective and current literature. We will also reflect on different stages of developmental processes that will highlight ranges of engagement and differences of individual supervisees learning styles. We will also consider the process of establishing initial contracts with supervisees and the supervisory working alliance.

Module 3:
Methods, goals, interventions and creativity in individual and group supervision. Working with transference, countertransference and parallel process in supervision.

Module 4:
What might be the impact regarding the supervision process when working with diversity and contextual factors, for example; race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, including mental health problems.

Module 5:
Supervising the practice of short-term counselling and psychotherapy; considerations for best practice. Reviewing ethical dilemmas and professional issues in both short- and long-term practice. "Different vehicles of supervision including, onsite, online and 'phone. Practical application of this will be experimented with".

Module 6:
Student Presentations – a short 20-minute presentation of the candidate's own interest area in supervision, including in supervision.