This course is designed for practising psychotherapists and counsellors who want to become clinical supervisors and obtain a post-graduate qualification. The programme will allow counsellors and psychotherapists from any modality to train as supervisors. Students’ learning is supported through experiential work and a significant amount of direct tutor contact.
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.
Students will be able to sign up for either the one year Post Graduate Diploma or the two-year MA programme, both of which are validated by Middlesex University. The course will follow the same syllabus as the Minster Centre Supervision Diploma for the first three modules with the addition of a further clinical supervision module for the PG Dip. Students registered and continuing on for the MA will attend an extra 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.
PG Dip - Supervision in Psychotherapy and Counselling (1 year course): £7,600
MA - Supervision in Psychotherapy and Counselling (2-year course) Year 1: £5,540
Dates for 2024 (Year 1):
19, 20, 21 January 2024
16, 17, 18 February 2024
15, 16, 17 March 2024
19, 20, 21 April 2024
17, 18, 19 May 2024
8, 9 June 2024 (MA students only)
14, 15, 16 June 2024
12, 13, 14 July 2024
28 September, 29 September 2024 (MA students only)
9, 10 November 2024 (MA students only)
Two core academic modules which develop students’ in-depth knowledge of the main theoretical concepts of effective supervision plus opportunities for students to integrate this knowledge into their practice.
Two Supervision Skills-in-practice (Practicum) modules which lay the foundations for effective and ethical supervisory practice and explores supervisory procedural issues relating to clinical responsibility, contracting, risk assessment, auditing and professional record keeping.
For MA students – teaching in research methods and ethics and research supervision will prepare students to complete a 15,000 word dissertation.
Forms of assessment include an essay, case report, reflective assignments, two presentations, a 15,000-word dissertation and a portfolio.
This course requires that the student completes a minimum of 40 hours supervision practice and 21 hours supervision of supervision across both practicum modules (1&2).
Supervision Practice and Placements
Students will agree suitable supervisee and supervision of supervision arrangements with course tutors. Students may use work undertaken with private supervisees in the course of their employment (with suitable agreement with their employers) or supervisees seen in placements. Students are responsible for securing a placement but will receive advice and guidance from the Placement Coordinator.
The Post Graduate Diploma and the MA programme are quality assured by Middlesex University and you will receive a Middlesex award on successful completion.
The course meets both the UKCP requirements for supervision training and the BACP Counselling Supervision Training Curriculum.In order to be placed upon the UKCP Directory of Supervisors you’ll have to be a UKCP registrant.
On successful completion of the Minster Centre Diploma in Supervision you can be nominated to the UKCP Directory of Supervisors through your membership organisation.
If you are a BACP accredited therapist you need to go directly to the BACP and go through their processes in order to become a BACP accredited supervisor.