The training is open to practitioners with experience in therapeutic work with clients from all age groups and particularly those with interest in child and adolescent work.
We welcome qualified psychotherapists, counsellors and members of caring professions: psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and coaches.
- Alex Noble
(AdDipPsy. Dip Sup.) UKCPIan May BA(Hons). MA. Dip Psych. Dip Sup. UKCP
Visiting tutors - Weekend Seminars and Workshops
- Peter Jenkins
- Isha Mackenzie-Mavinga
Diversity Issues in Supervision
- Louis Sydney
Attachment Issues in Clinical Supervision
- Martin Butwell
Diagnosis dilemmas in Child and Adolescent work
The training takes place over eight weekends in North West London and welcomes candidates from all over the country and abroad.
Graduates may be considered for the position of supervisor in various professional settings, as suggested by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
The Course will also qualify the graduates to apply for a Registration as an Accredited Supervisor with BACP and UKCP.
The course also complies with British Association for Play Therapists (BAPT) for individual and group supervision training.
Candidates need to fulfil the following entry requirements:
Previous training in a field related to psychotherapy, counselling psychology, psychiatry, coaching or social work;
Above training was taken at the minimum of Diploma level;
Minimum of three years of post-qualifying experience equivalent to 800 practice hours;
Ability to undergo training at a postgraduate level of competence;
Evidence of experience of professional involvement with children or adolescents in a caring capacity;
Evidence of sufficient practice of supervision or:
Ability to take up supervisory practice with groups and individual supervisees - a minimum of 1 group or 2 individual supervisees required at the beginning of course; and
Clear Enhanced DBS Check.
100% attendance of the course;
A minimum of 25 hours of supervisory practice with individual supervisees who work with children or young people or
25 hours of group supervision conducted with supervisees who work with children, young people or adults;
Submission of one essay of six thousand words showing integration of theories and techniques and how these are applied to case material;
Submission of one tape of individual supervision session;
Evidence of reflection on supervision by keeping a journal throughout the course;
The theoretical training is conducted in parallel with the experiential training. There is live supervision with peer assessment and tutors’ assessment.
Subjects taught on the course
Theoretical and experiential training:
Theories of supervision - theoretical underpinnings of process, social roles and developmental models as applied in group and individual supervision;
Theories of supervision as adapted from play therapy, attachment theory and neuroscience;
Use of experiential methods to understand how theories relate to supervisory practice;
Use of creative materials in supervision: sand tray, symbols, art materials as supervision tools for child psychotherapists;
Assessment methods in working with children and young people;
Ethical dilemmas in psychotherapeutic work with vulnerable client groups such as children, adolescents;
Boundaries and line management issues in counselling and psychotherapy supervision;
Child psychotherapists in court - court appearances and court reports;
Current legislation relating to therapeutic work with children and young people;
Safeguarding children/child protection issues;
Tape and video recording in child psychotherapy;
Working with difference; and
Course Fees for 2017
Terapia is a Registered Charity (Charity number 1144041) and as such does not profit from the course fees. We make every effort to ensure that the fees correspond to the training cost.
An initial deposit (non-refundable) will be required to secure your place on the course, after which you have the following options of paying the remaining fees:
Monthly standing order (over ten months)
Three instalments (at the beginning of each term)
Payment in full (discount of £55 will be applied if paying in full at the start of the course)
Total course cost: £ 2800.00
Deposit (non- refundable): £ 500.00
Leaving a balance to pay of £ 2300.00
Ten monthly instalments: £ 230.00 or
Three instalments by term: £ 766.66
Interview Fee: £ 60
Fees include all charges for the course materials, art materials and assessments of written assignments. Additional supervision sessions (if required), individual meetings with tutors (if required) are not included in the above fees. In the event of a change in a student’s personal circumstances resulting in difficulty in meeting the financial obligation of the course, she/he should contact the Course Director as soon as possible so that a mutually appropriate solution can be sought.
Late fees will incur interest.
If a student decides to withdraw from the training part way through the year, the full fees for that year are payable. If a student has been asked to withdraw from the training, the fees up to and including that term are payable.
For information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit www.direct.gov.uk/adultlearning or contact 0800 100 900.
Students who currently work with children or young people may choose to approach their employer to fund or part-fund the training, particularly if the skills acquired will directly contribute to their current job. Terapia will assist and support students wishing to make such applications.
International students can contact The British Council at www.britishcouncil.org for information on grants and scholarships.