Colleges and Universities Offering Professional Diploma in Clinical Supervision in Ireland

  • Course Name: Professional Diploma in Clinical Supervision()
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  • Course Category: Diploma Courses

Institutions Offering Professional Diploma in Clinical Supervision

  • Dublin City University Dublin City University, Dublin  
    Delivery Modes: Part-Time

    Duration: 1 year

    About the course:
    The Professional Diploma in Clinical Supervision provides a comprehensive, university-accredited training in the dominant theoretical approaches, conceptual models and modes of clinical supervision, taking an integrative, relational and evidence-based approach to supervision practice. It comprises two modules and the indicative content is as follows:
    • Theory bound approaches to clinical supervision - existential-humanistic, psychoanalytic and systemic theory bound approaches to clinical supervision
    • Conceptual Models of clinical supervision - Process orientated conceptual models of supervision, including the Seven-Eyed Model, the Cyclical Model, and Integrated Developmental Model
    • Individual, shared, peer and group modes of supervision
    • National and international qualitative and quantitative supervision research studies
    • Integration and application of theories and models of supervision to clinical supervision practice
    • Practice in individual, shared, peer and group modes of supervision
    • Consideration of different contexts of supervision – private, team, organizational and e-supervision
    • Development of awareness and skills in developing and maintaining healthy and productive supervisory relationships
    • Reflection and practice in attending to professional issues including contracting, boundary setting, managing roles and responsibilities in supervision, and ending supervisory alliances
    • Development of awareness and skills in attending to ethical and legal issues in supervision, including attention to relevant ethical codes of professional and supervisory practice
    • Development of capacity in working with multicultural competence, attending to diversity and power in supervision
    • Development of skills in relation to feedback, evaluation, report-writing and gate keeping in supervision practice
    • Practical, professional and personal development in clinical supervision.
    The method of delivery of the Professional Diploma in Clinical Supervision will involve didactic teaching, application of theory to practice, skills development, personal and professional development activities, supervision consultation, support with evidence-based portfolio building and written assignments. Students will also be encouraged to engage in independent study. Students will have the opportunity to apply supervision knowledge and skills to professional supervision practice with supervisees. The programme involves 100 hours of in-class training delivered on a modular basis between September and April, in line with IACP and IAHIP criteria for supervision training. Students on the Professional Diploma will attend DCU for 15 days over the academic year (9.30am-5.30pm, Fridays and Saturdays). Students will undertake 50 hours of supervision practice (25 hours with internal supervision practice with peers and 25 external hours of supervision practice) and attend 5 hours of external supervision consultation.

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