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Art Therapy Supervision Training: Level 6 Accredited Diploma (2021)

07 June 2019

'Blended' In-person and Online Delivery - Accredited Course: Now Open For Applications...

Course starting date: 19th January 2021 
Deadline for applications: 16th November 2020

BAAT is delighted to announce that recruitment for the next cohort of its certificated supervision training is now open. The course will start in January 2021 and will offer a blended in-person and online teaching approach to mitigate any current or future impact of COVID-19. Participants will be able to attend some of the modules online and we hope this will also support art therapists to do this training wherever they live in the UK or abroad. The training can be done as a one-year full-time or two-year part-time course with external certification at Level 6 Diploma by CPCAB. 

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


Module 7:
The Research-aware Supervisor Part 2:

  • Identifying latest evidence impacting on practice
  • Attachment theories, trauma and new understanding of their impact on human distress: implications for practice and supervision
  • The Competency –based model


Module 8:
Supervising other professions:

  • Understanding knowledge and skills
  • Understanding professional culture
  • Organisational dynamics linked to this issue

 

Module 9 & 10:
Learning from others:

  • Supervision in family therapy, in cognitive analytic therapy and other arts therapies
  • Presentations from experienced supervisors from family therapy, CAT and other arts therapies. 
  • Adapting  these approaches to own supervision


Course starting date: 19th January 2021 

Deadline for applications: 16th November 2020

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Module 8:
Supervising other professions:

  • Understanding knowledge and skills
  • Understanding professional culture
  • Organisational dynamics linked to this issue