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Supervision of Counselling and Therapeutic Practice PgC

Course Description

Insightful and creative supervision is crucial to developing counselling practice. We provide a unique opportunity to share and examine your own practice with others in order to develop your own approach as a supervisor. Whether you've held a supervision practice for years or you've just started as a supervising counsellor, you'll benefit from a shared wealth of experience to develop your skills further.

We are ideal for students who have already worked as therapeutic practitioners (usually for more than 2 years) who wish to improve their expertise as supervisors. You'll look at the key academic and professional issues involved in supporting, developing and maintaining professional standards. Studying closely with your peers and our expert teaching staff, you'll soon gain the skills you need for successful supervision of counselling and therapeutic practice.

Course outline

We offer a learning community that encourages active engagement from students, sharing responsibility for peer group sessions and participatory learning. You'll build from your own expertise as a practitioner, critically and reflectively exploring your experiences to assess your personal and professional development.

Graduate destinations

You can progress to work in the NHS, third sector organisations, schools and colleges, mental health services or private practice.

Other admission requirements

Applicants must have either:
-Standard University Entry: an honours degree with classification of 2ii or above, this does not have to be in a related subject.
-Non-standard Entry: standard university practice will be followed with respect to applicants without traditional entry requirements. Non-standard entrants are required to attend an extended interview and demonstrate their ability to benefit from and successfully complete the programme.
-Competence in English language.

Applicants must:
-Have a professional qualification as a counsellor/psychotherapist/counselling psychologist OR other relevant professional therapeutic training and qualification, e.g. art therapy, drama therapy, music therapy, with membership of a relevant professional body (e.g. BACP, UKCP, BPS, BAAT, BADth, BAMT, HCPC).
-Have 2 years post qualifying experience working therapeutically with clients.
-Pass an interview.

Applicants will also need to have a contracted arrangement to supervise at least one supervisee on a regular basis over the duration of the programme.

Visit the Supervision of Counselling and Therapeutic Practice PgC page on the University of Cumbria website for more details!

Entry Requirements

1st or 2nd class honours degree. Students with other qualifications may be admitted to the course via Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) procedures. See course description for further admission details.

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