Diploma in Supervision
Course Leader – Dr Heward Wilkinson
Who is eligible to attend the course?
Experienced practitioners in Psychotherapy, Counselling, and closely related Professions such as Specialist Nursing or Occupational Therapy, will increasingly find themselves supervising their peers today. The understanding of practice within the Humanistic and Integrative community especially relationally based work, accepts the commitment to lifelong supervision. The supervisory relationship enables practitioners to process their work, deal with the (significant) emotional dilemmas that arise, use their own process to understand their clients better, and be able not to succumb to burn-out. As a practitioner develops experience they will frequently be called upon to facilitate students and colleagues through the supervisory process.
The SCPTI Diploma in Supervision is a training that draws upon a hierarchy of relationships and skills mapped by Hawkins and Shohet in their ‘seven-eyed’ model as presented in Supervision in the Helping Professions (1989 1st ed). It enables practitioners to access and systematise skills they already have, learn advanced capacities to draw upon their own process and responses to their supervisees in the work so as to enable the supervisee to parallel this with their client work, and to be contained in working with the many dilemmas and ethical knots which arise in client work in our troubled but also increasingly psychologically conscious times. Qualification for UKCP members leads to recognition in the UKCP Directory of Supervisors. For more information on this see:
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)
20th - 22nd September 2019
22nd - 24th November 2019
31st January - 2nd February 2020
27th - 29th March 2020
26th - 28th June 2020
Full details here
Please apply with CV and an account of your relevant experience, and naming referees, to:
1 Westbourne Grove
Phone: 01723 376246