Diploma in Supervision
Course Leader – Dr Heward Wilkinson
Who is the course aimed at?
Today, Supervision, in the field of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and allied professions such as Specialist Nursing and Occupational Therapy, has become an increasingly important dimension, implying greater recognition of the challenging, and delicate, emotional work which is involved in these professions.
The course is designed for Qualified Counsellors and Psychotherapists who can already draw from significant post-qualification experience. Other Caring Professionals, whose work requires them to offer intensive supervision, in a facilitative, rather than managerial, mode and context, are also welcome.
Elements of the Course
This Supervision Course is organised on a generic, multi-modal, framework (the ‘seven-eyed model’) devised by Peter Hawkins and Robin Shohet in their book, Supervision in the Helping Professions, a book which pioneered the articulation of thinking about Supervision in the United Kingdom. It is a low key, accessible, highly adaptable, descriptive, framework, which enables exploration of the various dimensions which apply in this work, some of which are:
We can draw also from other congruent literature relevant to this field, but the course is not mandatorily a ‘book heavy’ course, unless that is how a member wishes to enquire, but rather focuses primarily on experience, and developing creative autonomy.
Course Leader: Dr Heward Wilkinson, D Psych., MSc Psych., MA, BA,
Heward is an experienced and well-known senior trainer and practitioner and author in the field of Psychotherapy and Counselling. Previously a Psychiatric Nurse, he is an Integrative Psychotherapist with both a Psychoanalytic and an Existential Humanistic background. He was one of the Founder Directors of SCPTI. He has been Head of Training at the Minster Centre, London. Between 1994 and 2004, he was Founder Editor of the International Journal of Psychotherapy (Journal of the European Association for Psychotherapy, EAP). He has had many roles in UKCP, including being Chair of the Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC) three times. He writes and thinks a good deal about core issues embracing psychotherapy, literature, history of consciousness, and philosophy. He believes, with Spinoza, that ‘there cannot be too much merriment’.
Cost: £1800 (SCPTI members) £1900 (non-members)
15th - 17th March 2019
31st May, 1st & 2nd June 2019
19th - 21st July 2019
20th - 22nd September 2019
29th, 30th November & 1st December 2019
Full details here
Please apply with CV and an account of your relevant experience, and naming referees, to:
1 Westbourne Grove
Phone: 01723 376246