Online Training in Cross Professional Supervision – 2020

Online Training in Cross-Professional Supervision?

News from Michael Paterson, Director of the Institute of Pastoral Supervision & Reflective Practice,

Cross-Professional Supervision fosters an intentional dialogue between:-
• Soul – a person’s inner motivation
• Role – the demands of a person’s field of work
• Context – the nitty gritty realities which enable or inhibit a person to find harmony between soul and
The course takes a soulful and inclusive approach to life and work and invites participants to engage with their own wisdom practices and traditions.

Creativity features strongly in the course and colour, sound, image, poetry and embodiment are all employed in supervisory teaching and practice.

The course is open to anyone who wishes to better support the wellbeing of others and offers frameworks and practical ways of working across the professions. Previous participants have come from counselling and psychological therapies; NHS; third sector; children’s residential care; dramatherapy; music therapy; dance movement psychotherapy; adult education and development; ministry; prison chaplaincy; health chaplaincy and youth work.

Course Pathways
The course is open to care practitioners irrespective of discipline. Two pathways are available
• Pastoral Pathway
• Values Based Pathway
The course delivery combines teaching input, supervisory modalities and skills practice which are generic to Cross Professional supervision plus additional seminars specific to the trainee’s chosen pathway.
Practical Information

Dates/Times: One Friday per month 0900-1515 on Zoom. NB All dates are subject to recruitment numbers being ready to begin in October 2020

Certificate Module One: 16th Oct; 20th Nov; 18th Dec; 22nd Jan
Certificate Module Two: 5th Feb; 5th Mar; 9th Apr; 14th May
Diploma Modules 3 & 4:  3rd Sep; 1st Oct; 5th Nov; 3rd Dec

Fees: £800 for Certificate, £1,300 (inclusive of Certificate fees) for Diploma

Eligibility: Open to anyone who supports the work of others.

Offering Supervision: Participants build up a practice log of 10 hours of individual supervision to gain the Certificate and 25 to gain the Diploma.

Being Supervised: Participants are required to receive monthly mentoring supervision during the training period to help them embed their learning and practice. Cost not included in course fee.

Assignments: Continuous assessment through a series of short Reflexive Learning Notes and a Case Study.

Accreditation: The course meets the training hours required for accreditation with APSE (Association for Pastoral Supervision and Education) It may also count towards the accreditation requirements of other professional bodies.

Progression: Upon successful completion of the Certificate, application can be made to join the Diploma course.

Application Process: Application form; Reference; Interview; Short written reflection on the application process. A non-refundable fee of £50 is charged to cover the application process.

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