About the course:
This course is intended for experienced qualified (post Level 4) counsellors who are either accredited or eligible for accreditation, and who are either practising as a counselling supervisor without a formal qualification or who are about to embark on providing supervision. You will review your growth as a practitioner and learn about integrative frameworks (M. Carroll, Page & Wosket, Hawkins & Shohet) for individual and group supervision, undertake a research project, submit a case study review and develop your approach in training group supervision. This course is designed to prepare you for accreditation as a supervisor with the BACP.
Dates and times:
Islington, London: October 2018 to June 2019 – Monday fortnightly
Bromley: October 2018 to June 2019 – delivered over 8 monthly weekends
Reading: October 2018 to June 2019 – Half day or evening tbc
Brighton: October 2018 to October 2019 – Half day or evening tbc
All course options are subject to sufficient numbers for a viable group to start.
The course consists of theory research and presentations, supervisory skills practice, Training Group Supervision with case presentations and experiential work. The assessment requires a Candidate Portfolio including; 2 Research Essays & Presentations; Case Study and Presentation; Learning reviews; and an externally assessed Case Review.
Supervision work experience:
You must be in an appropriate setting that would support you working with supervisee’s. You must complete a minimum of 15 hours of supervision work and have the opportunity to apply the learning covered by the programme. You need to keep a log of your supervisory work.
CPCAB requires candidates (in order to support their own supervision practice) to have a minimum of five supervisory supervision hours with a senior/experienced clinical supervisor. This should take the form of group (note BACP guide lines will apply when calculating group hours) and/or one-to-one supervision. You need to keep a log of your supervisory supervision details and hours.
Personal counselling or therapy:
There are no requirements for personal counselling. However, recent or on courses experience of counselling/therapy is recommended by the course tutors and in any event you must have ready access to a counsellor/therapist as needed or as identified by your tutor or supervisor to support you in your personal and professional development and for containment of your self, supervisory and client work. Refer to ethical principles and BACP guide lines regarding fitness to practice.
This course is for experienced qualified (post Level 4 & 5) counsellors who are either accredited or eligible for accreditation (with at least 450 client hours experience), and who are either practising as a counselling supervisor without a formal qualification or who are about to embark on providing supervision.
Both the CPCAB and the Centre recommends that applicants are aged over 25.
You must ensure that you arrange to have adequate insurance cover for practicing as a Therapeutic Counsellor and as a Supervisor.
Candidate Portfolio and externally assessed Case Review (3,000–3,500 words).
Our success rates for all courses are ‘outstanding’ at 95% to 100% and consistently over the last 5 years well above national benchmarks.
- £2177 including £327 CPCAB registration fee. Total £2177
- £627 deposit on enrolment with instalment option
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