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MA/PG Dip Supervision - Professional Practice Counselling & Psychotherapy

This course is designed for practicing psychotherapists and counsellors who want to develop their professional skills to offer clinical supervision.  

The programme allows counsellors and psychotherapists from any modality to train as supervisors. It is part time, with teaching taking place in weekend blocks to meet the needs of working professionals. It is ideal for practicing psychotherapists and counsellors who want to enhance their career options and obtain a post-graduate qualification.  

Both the MA and PG Dip are validated by Middlesex University and meet UKCP standards and BACP training standards. 

This course provides a solid foundation in the theory and practice of supervision drawing on the model outlined by Shohet & Hawkins in Supervision in the Helping Professions (2002) and the developmental model proposed by Stoltenberg and McNeill.  

It provides a structure which contains theoretical, experiential and practice components and aims to enable the supervisor to work with counsellors and/or psychotherapists who may have trained in a variety of different orientations.  

The theoretical input includes a strong Research element and examines contemporary thought at the forefront of psychotherapeutic development.  This includes integrative, psychodynamic and humanistic ideas and is centred on developing an awareness and understanding of the importance of the supervisory relationship, together with the roles and responsibilities of the supervisor.  

The Minster Centre prides itself on offering small study groups, personal attention and a friendly, supportive learning environment which encourages personal development. Applicants are not required to have been in recent academic training in order to be considered for a place on this course.  

Attendance

For the Post Graduate Diploma, the teaching is delivered over seven weekend blocks between January and July, comprising Friday evenings (6.30 to 9pm) and Saturdays and Sundays (10am to 5pm), followed by six further weekend days and additional on-line supervision of supervision and CPD to be agreed individually .

Students registered and continuing on for the MA will attend a further three weekends on research awareness and methods which lead to undertaking a piece of independent research, in the second year. This will be overseen by a research supervisor and supported by the course staff. Please see webiste for full details.