Diploma in Supervision with Soul:
Part I – Certificate
Next start: January 2018
“A Soulful relationship is at the heart of supervision”
This part-time training takes place in two parts. The first part comprises the six weekends outlined below spread over seven months without the requirement of writing or assessment. The second part (only for those who have undertaken part 1 – next start autumn 2018) provides the means to ground or express what has been incubated through supervision and study groups.
Part 1: The training group will cover the material from the weekends. Participants will be encouraged to arrange peer practicums and individual supervision can be arranged for those already supervising. Part 1 may be sufficient for some practitioners who want to include an understanding and awareness of the supervisory process in their work. A certificate is given at the end. Fees: £1,250 (may be subject to change)
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 (subject to change)
1: From therapist to supervisor
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
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
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.
4: Field theory in supervision
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
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: Challenges in supervision
The final 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.
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.
Students will receive the Diploma in Supervision, following satisfactory assessment of the following:
- 40 hours of supervisory practice
- 4,000 word case study
- Live supervision
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 typewritten answers together with details of your name, occupation, contact address, telephone number and email address to Re-Vision with a non-returnable fee of £50. You may be asked to attend for interview.
“Supervision is the crucible where the craft of psychotherapy gets formed and transformed.”