Diploma in Supervision (Overview)

Updated: Jul 16

We hope to run the course in person at the IGA, but in the event of ongoing Covid restrictions, the course may commence/continue online with face to face meetings resuming as soon as possible.

Using the Group as the Medium of Supervision “The primary purpose of supervision is to throw light on the therapeutic relationship; its secondary purpose is to enhance the student’s skills as a therapist. In group supervision, it is not only the experience and “know-how” of the supervisor that makes a difference, but the dialogue between colleagues of the supervision group,  each of whom has a different perspective on the therapeutic situation.”  (Behr and Hearst 2005) The course is open to group analysts, group psychotherapists, individual psychotherapists, clinical psychologists, counselling psychologists and counsellors, who have had three years’ post qualification experience. Successful applicants will be expected to be working as supervisors with a group of supervisees by the start of the course or be planning to do so. The training is psychodynamic in its orientation, but therapists from other trainings, who are interested in using the group as the medium for supervision, are welcome to apply. The course covers group supervision of groups and dyadic work. The training involves 45 hours theory and 15 hours median group experience. In addition 45 hours of group supervision of supervision will take place weekly either face to face or via telephone conferencing/Skype. There will be a 5,000-word essay to complete in order to qualify.

Venue for 2021 course The Institute of Group Analysis, 1 Daleham Gardens, London, NW3 5BY Entry Requirements

  • Applicants should have completed a recognised Qualifying training in Psychotherapy or have qualified as Psychodynamic Counsellors

  • Candidates should have a minimum of 3 years post qualification experience and they should be practicing therapists, receiving regular supervision

  • Candidates will need to be either running a supervision group or demonstrate that they will have a supervision group to bring to the course

Assessment There are 3 components to the assessment process: 1.   Theoretical knowledge and understanding is assessed by the academic staff 2.   Ability to offer supervision is assessed by the supervisor of supervision 3.   A 5,000 word essay submitted after the end of the course and marked by a Panel of Readers demonstrates a capacity to use learning from the course to offer safe, 

boundaried and appropriate supervision

Course dates 2021 25th & 26th September

6th & 7th November

4th - 5th December 26th - 27th March 2nd – 3rd July

Course time 2021 The course will run on Saturdays & Sundays 9:30am - 5:00pm/7:15pm over five weekends. (Exact timings dependent on whether the course runs in person or online)

Cost of interview: £171 Course Fees* Option A: £3051, (in full, paid prior to course start) Option B: £3151, (5 instalments of £630.20, paid prior to each block weekend). *The Supervision of Supervision Fee (£1,302) is included in the fees.

Closing Date for applications: Friday 3rd September

Interviews will be held on Thursday 5th August and Thursday 9th September

Course Director: Leonie Hilliard and Sara Perren For any queries or if you wish to discuss the course, please email the current Course Directors, Leonie Hilliard, leoniesupervision@groupanalysis-uk.co.uk  and Sara Perren, SaraSupervision@groupanalysis-uk.co.uk

Supervisors Course Application Form 2021
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Supervision Course Flyer 2021
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