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Art Therapy Supervision Training: Level 6 Accredited Diploma (2020)

07 June 2019

Supervision is, for all clinicians, the bedrock of good and safe practice…

For art therapists, the value of supervision has been embedded from the beginning of our profession.  However, the changing employment and legislative contexts have impacted on supervision: what should a supervisor know in order to provide good, effective and safe supervision?  How can a supervisor support their supervisees within chaotic organisations and help prevent burnout?  What constitutes good practice innovations? How can concerns be picked up and addressed?

 
This intensive theoretically-informed and practice-based course will equip learners with the knowledge and skills required to provide effective, inspiring, ethical and evidence-based supervision to a range of supervisees. Art-based processes in supervision will feature prominently in the curriculum and include techniques and exercises on art-making within supervision.

This training can be done as a one-year full-time or two-year part-time course with external certification at Level 6 Diploma by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB). This intensive theoretically-informed and practice-based course will equip learners with the knowledge and skills required to provide effective, inspiring, ethical and evidence-based supervision to a range of supervisees. Art-based processes in supervision will feature prominently in the curriculum.  

 

Module 1 to 2
Setting up safe, creative and culturally-aware supervision:

  • Understanding safeguarding
  • Artmaking as an integral part of supervision
  • Learning about doing a visual diary
  • Introducing the psychodynamic & developmental models
  • Integrating issues of diversity in supervisory practice

 

Module 3:
Organisational Dynamics and supervision:

  • Understanding Dynamics of Human care organisations
  • Exploring what the art in art therapy attracts
  • Learning about Supervisory Model 3: The systemic model

 

Module 4:
Art Therapy Group Supervision:

  • Revisiting some basic group dynamics theories (Bion, Foulkes, Yalom)
  • Understanding Settings and purpose of group supervision
  • Setting the culture – how to start
  • Learning about Supervision Model 4: The Psycho-Educational model using database/hand searches, PICOS inclusion/exclusion criteria and the Downs and Black Checklist for Measuring Study Quality.

   


Module 5:
 Managing Challenges and Dilemmas in Supervision:

  • Identifying  and responding to challenges across the trainee to expert practitioners spectrum
  • What makes supervision fail from the supervisor’s and supervisee’s perspectives and how can this be addressed?
  • Addressing doubts – when to act on as yet unproven worries?

  

Module 6:
The Research-aware Supervisor Part 1:

  • Evaluating your supervisory practice – questionnaires and Evaluation Measures
  • Reflective and evaluation-informed supervision
  • Using audio-recordings in supervision
  • Mentalization-informed supervision



Course starting date: 14th January 2020 

Deadline for applications: 18th November 2019

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