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MA / PGDip Consultative Supervision

Course Description

The MA Consultative Supervision is for you if you are a member of the helping professions providing non-managerial supervision for practitioners in relation to their professional practice. This includes Health Care Professionals, Counsellors, Therapists, Psychologists, Social Workers and other similar roles. The Consultative Supervision programme has been running for over twelve years and has an excellent reputation as a comprehensive training package for continuing professional development, covering both the practical and theoretical aspects of consultative supervision.

What You Study

Diploma Stage (6 two-day study blocks):

* Module One - Individual Supervision Skills & Strategies (30 credits) - On this module you will learn a range of supervision skills and theoretical models and are invited to develop your personal model of supervision practice which is congruent with your own theoretical orientation and working context.

* Module Two - Group Supervision & Supervision on an Organisational Level (30 credits) - This module will help you to adapt your personal models of supervision to work with groups and within an organisational setting. Skills, strategies and models for group supervision are explored, as well as the role of supervision in creating healthy organisational systems.

Masters Stage (5 days teaching plus monthly tutorials):
Following the successful completion of the Diploma, you will have the opportunity to research and write a 20,000 word dissertation on a topic relating to consultative supervision. You will learn about research methodology and then move on to do the dissertation itself. You will be allocated a personal supervisor to provide expert guidance, advice and support where necessary.

Learning and teaching methods

The delivery of the Masters is through blended learning, combining stimulating experiential weekends and home study which provides flexibility to working professionals. Study comprises of a combination of home study packs that are accessible online and attending six once-a-month two-day teaching sessions at the University of South Wales. On the block teaching sessions you will experience workshops demonstrating creative approaches to practice, skills practice in small groups and group presentations. This serves to consolidate your learning from your practice in the field.

The course offers inspiring study sessions through a combination of experienced tutors who are passionate about supervision and a rich amalgamation of enthusiastic students, from a range of different backgrounds.

Where Next?

Once you have completed the Masters you will have demonstrated that you have an in-depth knowledge of supervision, which is likely to include specialist knowledge gained by your own research findings. This is likely to further develop your reputation as a professional supervisor.

There may also be opportunities for you to progress into further study via a PhD route on application, both at Newport and other UK Universities.

Visit the MA / PGDip Consultative Supervision page on the University of South Wales website for more details!

Entry Requirements

• Minimum of 2 years post qualifying experience with a range of clients • Counsellors: Should be qualified to Newport Diploma level or equivalent • Should be BACP accredited or have completed enough counselling hours to apply for BACP or an equivalent professional recognition scheme • Helping Professionals: Should have a professional qualification (nursing, clinical psychology, occupational therapy, social work, physiotherapy, art therapy etc) or equivalent• You will be required to have an enhanced DBS check • A member of a professional body • Regularly provide consultative supervision • Be receiving supervision from an experienced supervisor

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