Certificate in Clinical Supervision

These pages relate to the 2024 programme.

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

This 11-day programme is delivered over five months, consisting of six modules – five 2-day modules, and
one 1-day study day. Module six includes an evening and overnight stay at the Conforti Institute in Coatbridge
on the Saturday, and the programme will be delivered from Conforti on the Sunday. Day 4, will be delivered
online. In addition to attendance on the programme, participants are expected to provide supervision to a
number of qualified counsellor and to participate in five peer group supervision meetings.

Module One

Saturday February 3rd & Sunday February 4th 9.30 – 4.30

Day 1: Introductions, the nature and purpose of supervision, establishing the supervisory
relationship + individual supervision practice.

Day 2: Models of Supervision + individual supervision practice.

x 1 Peer Group Supervision Meeting (3 hours) before March 2nd date to be agreed with group

Module Two

Saturday March 2nd & Sunday March 3rd 9.30 – 4.30

Day 3: Dynamics of the supervisory relationship, power & authority, feedback, challenge, ruptures + individual supervision practice.

Day 4: Different mediums for supervision; telephone and video platform supervision +
individual supervision practice. ONLINE

x 1 Peer Group Supervision Meeting (3 hours) before April 6th date to be agreed with group

Module Three

Saturday April 6th & Sunday April 7th 9.30 – 4.30

Day 5: Creating a facilitative group and supervision culture + Group Supervision

Day 6: Aspects of Supervision: Student Presentations

Module Four

Saturday April 27th 9.30 – 4.30

Day 7: Difference & Diversity – Social, Cultural and professional and the impact of different
modalities + Group supervision (Audios)

x 1 Peer Group Supervision Meeting (3 hours) before May 25th date to be agreed with group

Module Five

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

Day 8: Professional Accountability. + Ethical responsibilities in different contexts, issues and

Day 9: Creative Approaches to Group Supervision + Group Supervision practice using
creative approaches.

x 1 Peer Group Supervision Meeting (3 hours) before June 29th date to be agreed with group

Module Six

Saturday June 29th & Sunday June 30th 9.30 – 4.30

Day 10: Presentation and Review of Case Studies.

Day 11: Presentation of Personal Statement of learning, development and competence
Course Completion

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 group supervision
  • Completion of 6 hours of individual supervision for supervision, provided by a supervisor who is independent of the course
  • Successful completion of all course requirements.

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.

Course Fees: £1400

This includes a deposit of £100 to secure a place on the programme and all residential fees. Payment plan is available here.

Closing date for applications is Monday January 8th 2024

The programme will be limited to 12 participants. Early applications are recommended to avoid disappointment

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Further Information

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