Supervision Training

 Diploma in Supervision with Soul:

Part I – Certificate

Next start: February 2020 – applications are now being invited

“A Soulful relationship is at the heart of supervision”

Training format

This part-time training takes place in two sections. The first part comprises the eight weekends outlined below. There are no written assignments apart from a reflective self-evaluation of a piece of live supervision undertaken on the final training weekend. The second part (only for those who have undertaken part 1) may be commenced any time within three years of completing the certificate. This consists of 40 hours of supervision practice supervised by a Re-Vision supervisor and the rate of 1 hour of supervision to 5 hours of practice, and the writing of a case study and final self assessment.
Fees: Part 1. £1,750. Part 2 approximately £550, subject to increase depending on when begun.

Aim

The principle aim of this training is to bring together the professional standards of good supervision with the depth and quality of a transpersonal perspective that honours the life of the soul.

Weekend modules

1: From therapist to supervisor 1/2 February 2020 with Nicky Marshall

What do we look for in a supervisor? By looking at our assumptions and beliefs we can begin to build a picture of good supervision based on experience, and in relation to three classic roles for supervision, we clarify what nourishes or stunts the supervisory alliance, examining both hopes and fears in each of us.

2: Models of supervision 29 Feb/1 March with Jo-Ann Roden

We will explore the role of theory in helping the supervisor structure the complexity of attending to both client and supervisory relationships. Working with a variety of models, we address the supervisory task while remaining authentic and true to our own voice.

3: A soulful perspective 4/5 April with Nicky Marshall

From where in ourselves do we supervise? While so much theory is ego based, this module will help supervisors open to the mystery that operates through the relationship. Drawing on Jung’s idea of synchronicity to deepen the work of parallel process, we will explore the archetypal influences on the supervisory couple, and the integration of creative techniques to support the process. 

4: Field theory in supervision 9/10 May with Stacey Millichamp

This module introduces a creative model for group supervision, which includes working with parallel process and field dynamics. This exciting approach frees up the supervisor to work with implicit group patterns which reflect on the therapist/client dyad.

5: Power in the relationship 13/14 June with Jo-Ann Roden

We will explore power differentials across the supervisory roles to explicate implicit assumptions and see how power can be misused or insufficiently used. We will look at negative transference and the management of conflict to find the creative edge in supervision.

6: Supervising Groups 11/12 July with Stacey Millichamp

This weekend builds on the learning from weekend 4 and focuses further on the skills and theory of group supervision. It will cover the art of being transparent as a supervisor as a way of creating democracy within a group, recognising and working with common defences within supervision groups, the significance of shame dynamics and how to map process.

7: Challenges in Supervision 19/20 September with Stacey Millichamp

This module explores some of the thorny issues facing supervisors, such as persecutory anxieties about confronting. In looking at boundaries, personal authority, cross-cultural dynamics and working with difference in gender, culture and race, we will seek a stance that enriches the therapeutic relationships.

8: Live Supervision Process and ending 14/15 November with Nicky Marshall

On this final weekend we will give time to the live supervision process which will form the basis of the written reflective assignment that completes the certificate year. There will also be time to review the course, celebrate achievements, identify next steps, and end the group in a way that mirrors the ending of a supervisory relationship.

Learning Style

The training team bring together different theoretical orientations within a transpersonal and integrative framework. They draw on a rich experience of psychotherapy and supervision and offer a lively, experiential and well-informed approach to learning. Re-Vision uses an ‘inside-out’ method, encouraging students to integrate skills into their own reality rather than using them as a technical means to an end.

Why this training?

This training manages to be open and yet challenging. While recognising that supervision is a multi-layered process, requiring a high degree of reflexive awareness, it is not value-free. This training brings the supervision relationship to the foreground of supervision practice and demands the supervisor use themselves in a transparent and authentic manner.

The integrative approach enables us to supervise across a range of theoretical orientations, while allowing the individual’s own values to form the central pillar of their understanding.

Who is it for?

This training is open to qualified counsellors and psychotherapists, with experience, who:

  • wish to develop their supervisory skills within an integrative and transpersonal perspective
  • seek a suitable training in support of an application for supervisor accreditation
What are the practical benefits?
  • develop your professional competence and creative capacities of supervision
  • broaden your knowledge base with models of supervisory practice
  • clarify the functions of supervision and how these can serve the life of the soul
  • build on your previous training in an integrative and transpersonal framework
  • reconnect to your sense of vocation and values within a peer learning community
Previous students have said:

“This training has been both solid and inspiring, covering professional ground while bringing in a profound depth that has rekindled my excitement about supervision.”

“I felt both held and challenged which reflects the qualities of a good supervisor.”

“After years of practising alone, it was wonderful to be learning together with other practitioners in a well-orchestrated group.”

Minimum entry requirements

Applicants are expected to be qualified counsellors to diploma level from a recognised course that is comparable with that of Re-Vision. They will be expected to have at least two years post-qualification experience as a counsellor.

Qualification and Part 2

Participants will receive a Certificate of Training at the end of Part 1.

Part 2, which may be started at any point within 3 years consists of eight hours of supervision of supervision with a course trainer, 40 hours of supervision practice, a 4,000 word case study and a written self assessment. On successful completion, students will receive a Diploma in Supervision. UKCP registrants who complete the Diploma will be eligible for inclusion on the UKCP Supervisors Directory. Cost: £550 at present prices.

Application process

Please consider the following questions:

  • Why do you want to do this training?
  • How do you intend to use it?
  • How do you satisfy the entry requirements above? (Please detail training, relevant qualifications and field of experience.)

Send your answers together with details of your name, occupation, contact address, telephone number and email address to tara@re-vision.org.uk 

We will also need a non-returnable application fee of £50 which can be sent by bank transfer – details are: Co-operative Bank, 08-92-99, Account name: Revision Ltd; a/c no: 65301472; Reference: Supervision/your name – or by cheque to Re-Vision at 97 Brondesbury Road NW6 6RY,. You may be asked to attend for interview.

“Supervision is the crucible where the craft of psychotherapy gets formed and transformed.”