TRAINING

Advanced Diploma in Supervision*


This Advanced Diploma training is aimed at experienced counsellors and supervisors, who want to be able to supervise at a Psychotherapeutic level.

This supervision course was developed as a result of a new approach to counselling. The course is fundamentally about ‘making meaning’; underpinned by attachment theory it integrates counselling theories from orientations including Psychoanalytical, Cognitive Behavioural and Humanistic schools (Person Centred and Transactional Analysis).

It uses a multi-model framework for supervision (Proctor and Inskipp, Shohet and more) while being strongly influenced by Egan’s Skilled Helper. There is also a focus on group supervision and group dynamics.

Advanced Diploma in Supervision – outcomes

Those who complete the training will be able to supervise clinically and in other professional contexts.

Practice hours:

A supervision placement may be available with The Spark, or students can find their own placement.

30 hours of supervisory practice are required. 10 hours formative supervision will be provided by The Spark.

Advanced Diploma in Supervision – course duration


The next Advanced Diploma in Supervision course will be completed over 9 months between 2020 and 2021.

Module Dates Location
1. Knowledge and Understanding of

Supervision (12 days)

TBC The Spark Glasgow
2. The Practice of Supervision TBC The Spark Glasgow
3. Reflective Practice TBC The Spark Glasgow

** plus 2 additional days. Dates TBC.

Fees and Application process


The course fee is £1,200 (including Supervision). All fees are VAT exempt.

To register your interest in joining the 2020 intake for the Advanced Diploma in Supervision please email our Training team or telephone 0141 222 2166.

To view our other courses for professionals and trainees, please visit the Professionals section of the website.

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