Certificate in Clinical Supervision 2022 – We are still accepting applications – closing date January 31st 2022!

The course is designed to provide counsellors, psychotherapists and other professionals working within the helping professions with the opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills, self-awareness and professional competence to become effective reflective supervisors.

The programme is founded on person-centred principles offering a collaborative, relational approach to supervision and supervisory practice and designed to support the development of practitioners from different theoretical orientations and modalities.  

The course is based on the BACP Curriculum for Counselling Supervision and is designed to prepare participants to apply for accreditation as an individual and group supervisor with BACP.  The course is also informed by Competence Framework for the Supervision of Psychological Therapies (Roth & Pilling 2008).

Course Objectives

To provide participants with a learning environment which offers:

  • a sound theoretical understanding of different models of supervision and the supervisory process
  • the opportunity to practice and develop their supervisory skills
  • the opportunity to integrate theory and skills into their own individual supervisory style
  • the opportunity to reflect on their development with other experienced practitioners
  • the opportunity to develop their understanding of the ethical and professional responsibilities of providing supervision in different contexts through discussion and dialogue with other experienced practitioners
  • the opportunity to gain experience of individual and group supervision within and out with the context of the programme.

Course Structure

The programme is designed to be delivered either in-person or online. We are planning to deliver the programme in-person at our new training centre in Uddingston, however, we can easily deliver the programme online if Covid restrictions are imposed. The programme is delivered over six months, consisting of seven modules delivered over eleven days. In addition to attendance on the programme students will be expected to arrange and required to participate in five peer group supervision meetings out with the training schedule.

Module One: 

The nature and purpose of Supervision, establishing the Supervisory Relationship

Individual Supervision Practice

Saturday February 19th & Sunday February 20th 9.30 – 4.30


Module Two: 

Models of Supervision and Individual Supervision practice

Saturday March 5th 9.30-4.30

March x 1 Peer Group Supervision Meeting date to be agreed with participants (2½ hours)


Module Three: 

Developing the Supervision Relationship: the phases, dynamics and processes of  Individual and Group Supervision

Group Supervision Practice

Saturday April 2nd 9.30 – 4.30

April x 1 Peer Group Supervision Meeting date to be agreed with participants (2½ hours)


Module Four: Professional Accountability and Ethical responsibility in different contexts and settings

Aspects of Supervision – Student Presentations

Saturday April 30th & Sunday May 1st May 9.30 – 4.30

May x 1 Peer Group Supervision Meeting date to be agreed with participants (2½ hours)


Module Five:   

Working with difference and diversity: different cultures and modalities in supervision

Saturday May 28th 9.30 – 4.30

June x 1 Peer Group Supervision Meeting date to be agreed with participants (2½ hours)  


Module Six: 

Reflective Practice and Clinical Competence Review of audio recordings

Creative Approaches to Supervision

Saturday June 25th & Sunday June 26th 9.30 – 4.30

July x 1 Peer Group Supervision Meeting date to be agreed with participants (2½ hours)


Module Seven: 

Presentation and Review of Case Studies

Presentation of learning and development and statement of competence

Saturday July 23rd & Sunday July 24th 9.30 – 4.30


Course Requirements:

  • Attendance of at least 80% of course contact hours, including Peer Group Supervision. (Missed attendance to be made up by an agreed activity with course tutors)
  • Completion of 20 hours of individual clinical supervision offered by you and provided to members of your profession.
  • Completion of a minimum of 12 hours of peer supervision practice
  • Completion of 6 hours of individual supervision for supervision, provided by a supervisor who is independent of the course

Successful completion of all course assignments includes:

  • Maintenance of a Reflective Journal Work
  • Maintenance and submission of a Clinical Placement Portfolio
  • A presentation about an aspect of supervision to your peers
  • An audio recording of an individual supervision session with a supervisee
  • The submission on a written Case Study reflecting on individual supervision with a supervisee
  • Statement and Presentation of Learning and Development and Assessment of Competence

Full course attendance and completion of the course assignments will lead to the achievement of a Persona Certificate in Clinical Supervision.

Entry Requirements:

The course expects participants to be able to draw on their own experience of supervised clinical practice and therefore it is important that individuals feel sufficiently competent and grounded in their orientation as a practitioner in order to gain maximum learning and development from the programme.  With this in mind, applicants will have a minimum 3 years of practice. This can include the clinical practice gained during your training to become a practitioner in a helping profession with at least an additional 200 hours of supervised practice gained post qualification. Applicants will also be members of a Professional Association, with relevant indemnity insurance.

Application Process:

If you are interested in the programme, please complete the Application Form and forward it to the Persona office, along with the name of someone who knows you in a professional capacity (ideally your supervisor) and is willing to provide a reference.  There is no formal interview process, however, the course tutors may contact applicants if any questions arise from the application form.

Closing date for applications is Monday January 31st 2022

Course Fees: £ 1200.00.  (This includes a deposit of £100.00 to secure a place on the programme)

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Further Information

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