Special Interest Modules

Two of these modules must be chosen in order to complete the Diploma or the Certificate. Only one assignment to cover both chosen optional modules and the title is the same in all cases.  Details about assignments below.

Psychotherapeutic Supervision

This module is for those supervising practitioners (often psychotherapists or therapeutic counsellors) who work with the therapeutic process in depth Often, but not exclusively, they will be working in private practice.

  • The nature of the supervision relationship and working alliance
  • Working with the intersubjective triangular space between supervisor, supervisee and client
  • Working with difference
  • Working with challenging situations
Supervision in Organisations: Accountability, Performance and Development

Mostly, though not exclusively, for those working in organisational settings where organisational accountability often requires focussed and time conscious work.

  • Different types of contracts for supervision
  • Ways of structuring a supervision session
  • Legal issues and supervision including safeguarding issues
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of supervision
  • Working with challenging situations including assessment and giving difficult feedback
  • Supervisory relationship and working alliance
  • Working with difference
  • Styles of facilitation
  • Working with the wider organisation, including its culture and dynamics
Group Supervision

Supervision in groups and of group and team work.  This module is for those who work, or wish to supervise in groups and/or teams.

  • Focus, purpose and experience of group supervision
  • Contracting for group supervision
  • Different ways of running and organising group supervision
  • Group dynamics and ways of working with them in supervision
  • Techniques for utilizing group resources and processes in the service of supervision
  • Practice in small groups and within the larger group

Assignments for Diploma students will be marked by your tutor.

First Assignment: Fundamentals of Supervision 2000 words
Prepare a document that you could use with your current and prospective supervisees. This should outline why supervision is important, what it covers, how you work as a supervisor, and how your supervisee’s clients will benefit from supervision.

Second Assignment: (following your choice of Optional Modules) 2000 words
Write up a Supervision session (individual or group) showing the following: how you have applied what you have learnt on your two optional Modules, and how your learning has informed your reflection on the session.

Third Assignment: Supervision Integration 2000 words
Write a reflective piece on your journey through the supervision training. Include your reflections on the 360 degree feedback process on the Module. Discuss your understanding of your strengths as a supervisor as well as your learning needs in this role, and indicate how these will be attended to in your future development.