Focusing on you as a clinical supervisor
If you work within a profession where the development of practitioners is seen as vital, then Clinical Supervision is one way in which this, and the quality of service provision, is ensured. You will study the relevant literature from your specific profession. During this course, you will:
- develop the practice skills you'll need to form, maintain and end supervisory relationships
- analyse a range of supervisory models and educational theory
- develop an advanced understanding of supervisory structures and processes
- develop a critical understanding of the approaches you can use to evaluate supervision
- develop your ability to recognise and work with organisational, ethical, professional and legal influences
- reflect on and develop your supervision skills.
In addition, an integral part of the process is that you will focus on your self-awareness through experiential learning processes and will also gain feedback on practice. You will develop your presence, impact and authority and will also have fun learning with other practitioners as motivated as yourself.
Online study and interaction – invaluable for this reflective course
As well as all the usual benefits that you get when you study online, such as the convenience of being able to work from anywhere, the Clinical Supervision course is particularly suited to online distance learning because it requires a great deal of flexibility, self-appraisal and reflection. This requires time, thought, and the synthesis of accessible theory and practice in different ways. On this course, if you think of an idea, issue or problem, you can discuss this or post your thoughts (to your Personal Journal or to a Group Discussion Board) straight away. Whereas, in traditional class based learning, such important moments can be lost.
In addition, this course attracts a range of practitioners from around the world, who work at many different levels, in different organisations. You all have one thing in common, a desire to facilitate others in their professional practice. This course offers you an invaluable opportunity to network and interact with such like-minded individuals in the pursuit of your own learning and growth. For example, you may find yourself discussing subjects such as supervision ethics with a Counsellor working in the UK NHS, a Psychologist working for the United Nations and an academic in a Canadian University.