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Diploma in Supervision

Diploma in Supervision

Supervisors serve as the keepers of the faith and the mentors of the young. Theirs is a quiet profession that combines the discipline of science with the aesthetic creativity of art. It is a curious paradox that at their best they are the least visible.
Alonso, ‘The Quiet Profession’


This eight day course will teach the basic theory and skills of doing clinical supervision. Training days consist of a combination of didactic teaching and opportunities for skills practice. Theory topics include:

  • Introduction to the course.

  • What is supervision?

  • Roles and responsibilities of the supervisor.

  • Tasks of the supervisor.

  • Ethics and practice of supervision.

  • Setting up a supervision practice.

  • Developmental levels of supervision.

  • Process model of supervision.

  • The supervisory relationship.

  • Transference and countertransference in supervision.

  • Supervisory emergencies.

  • Supervision using IT.

  • Supervision within organisations.


This course is available to counsellors and psychotherapists with at least two years post qualification clinical experience who are interested in becoming a supervisor. The course is suitable for those from any modality and is fundamentally a generic supervision training. Components from a number of different modalities are taught.

Dates: 2017:  September 16th and 30th, October 7th and 21st, November 4th and 18th, December 2nd and 16th.
           2018: 13th & 27th January, 24th February, 17th March, 21st April, 12th May, 9th & 23rd June.


All sessions run 9.30 am - 4.15 pm (lunch 45 minutes).


Fee: £900
(Non-returnable deposit to secure a place £100). cheques to be made payable to Leeds Counselling & Psychotherapy Services Ltd.
To reserve a place click 'here'. Fee may be paid in instalments.

Robin Walford, Teaching Psychotherapist

Additional Information.
After completion of the taught section of the course participants will need to have logged 20 hours of supervising others and have received 8 hours of supervision on their supervision from a fully qualified supervisor. The Diploma will be awarded on receipt of a their supervision log and their supervisor's report on their supervision.

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