East Sussex National Hotel, Little Horsted, Uckfield
Date: 23/06/2024 -29/06/2024
Follow Up Day
For those who have previously completed the previous course the Follow up Day will take place on the 21/06/2024
Mandatory Follow up Day:
This Post Qualifying Certificate in Clinical Supervision Course is delivered over seven days with a one-day follow up at a later date for you to present your case study
Follow up Day fee: £150
Course fee: £990.00
- Dates and prices are correct at the time of printing but may be subject to change. Please check with the APAC Office on 01825 761143 before booking.
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Aims Of The Post Qualifying Certificate in Clinical Supervision Course
The Post Qualifying Certificate in Clinical Supervision course aims to provide participants already experienced in working with children and adolescents with additional skills and with an internationally recognised qualification. It will:
- Extend your counselling, therapeutic and practical skills to enable you to carry out clinical supervision
- Enable you to carry out supervision with individuals and groups
- Continue to foster critical awareness of your own process and development
- Prepare you for line management of play and creative therapy projects including liaison with relevant agencies
- Give you an understanding of the relevant theory
Participants will learn through working with other students enrolled onto the course about the roles and responsibilities of the supervisory relationship. The course is to a large extent skill based including presentations on ethics, transcultural issues and the philosophy of supervision. Learning will be experiential and collaborative using pair, group work, role-play and case presentations. Reading assignments to be completed at the end of the training will provide new information and consolidation of material from the experiential work undertaken during the course.
- Completion of a process diary
- Continuous evaluation of coursework and ability to work with group dynamics
- Post training viva demonstrating your understanding of the course content and its integration into your own practice
- Evidence of regular supervision
- Evidence of 60 hours working with supervisees; 5 hours should be group supervision
- A taped extract from a supervision session, transcribed and annotated to explain the reasons for your interventions
- A 2500-word case study and three book reviews
- A personal statement on your philosophy of supervision
- Satisfactory attendance to the course
Students are given 18 months to complete all elements of the Programme
All students who undertake any of the APAC courses (with the exception of the One Day Introduction to Play Therapy course) will be required to apply for a suitability check as part of the application process.
- Completed 350 clinical hours, broken down as follows:
- 100 hours acquired during Postgraduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills;
- 100 hours during Postgraduate Diploma in Play Therapy; and
- 150 hours post Postgraduate Diploma in Play Therapy) working with children (4 to 13 years old).
- Applicants must hold current membership with Play Therapy UK/Play Therapy International upon enrolment on the course as a Certified Play Therapist.
- Hold a UK Level 5 Diploma in Counselling/an Irish Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Counselling and Psychotherapy (with a minimum of 450 clinical hours of professional practice).
- A current membership with Play Therapy UK / Play Therapy International will be required upon enrolment on the course as a Certified Play Therapist.
Course Requirements can be found here: Post Qualifying Certificate in Clinical Supervision (apac.org.uk)
Applicable to both routes:
- A written online reference will be required from the student’s clinical supervisor.
- A ‘Trainee Clinical Supervisor’ status will be awarded on completion of this course. The Supervisors’ Database will be updated accordingly.
- A mandatory attendance of PQ Certificate in Clinical Supervision Follow-up Day (see below) is required a year later in order to receive ‘Certified Clinical Supervisor of Play and Creative Arts Therapist’ status.
PQ Certificate in Clinical Supervision Follow-up Day
- This is a mandatory course to complete the PQ Certificate in Clinical Supervision.
- Students must have completed the PQ Certificate in Clinical Supervision at least one year prior to applying to this course.
- A ‘Certified Clinical Supervisor of Play and Creative Arts Therapist ‘status will be awarded on completion of this course. The Register of Play and Creative Arts Therapists will be updated accordingly.
Approved Supervisor top-up day
- This course is mandatory every 3 years.
- A current membership with Play Therapy UK/Play Therapy International as an Approved Supervisor will be required upon enrolment on the course.
- The Supervisors’ Database will be updated accordingly.
Competence in English Language (All courses)
Teaching and assessment (unless stated otherwise) will be carried out in English. Therefore, applicants must be competent in spoken and written English language. If students are not native speakers, they are required to have IELTS 6.0, with no modules below 5.5, or equivalent.
Computer literacy (All courses except some CPD courses)
All students are expected to have:
- Basic computer literacy skills;
- Access to a laptop or PC with internet connection; and
- The ability to use emails.
Our UK courses (Postgraduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills and Postgraduate Diploma in Play Therapy) are not open to international students who are not resident in the UK/Europe. For non-UK nationals, evidence of a British Residence Permit (BRP) or the relevant visa is required. Visitors to the UK will not be accepted onto the course.
International students can apply for our Summer Schools in France and Ireland.
The Certificate in Clinical Supervision course is designed to give an in-depth knowledge and understanding of general supervision principles applicable for clinical practitioners and how to use the creative arts to facilitate this process. The course is largely skill based and aims to:
- Develop the core skills of supervision
- Integrate theory with practice
- Practice supervision skills and receive feedback
- Provide personal development as a professional and as a human being
- Acquire the skills to become an effective communicator and manager as a supervisor
- Explore the therapeutic relationship through sand play and other creative arts
The course programme will include:
- The process model of supervision
- Ethical issues
- Trans cultural issues
- Expansion of personal creativity
- Specific skills as a play therapy/creative arts supervisor
- Skills of individual and group supervision
- The developmental stages of supervision
- Live sessions with feed back
The certification process for this course is carried out by PTUK on behalf of APAC and PTI for CPD credits. Once qualified, you will appear on the Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register under the title of Certified Supervisor of Play and Creative Arts Therapists. It will provide objective evidence of your capabilities for employers, and you will gain a nationally and internationally recognised qualification.