Diploma in Online Therapeutic Supervision
Validated by CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awards Body)
Tutorial team includes: Jan Stiff & Liane Collins. Supervision by Maria O’Brien
Criteria for entry to the course:
Diploma in Counselling
General Certificate in Online Counselling or equivalent
Access to Online Supervisees (OLT may be able to help)
Online supervisor in place before the start of the course
Diploma dates for 2017
|Dates||Group Meetings (compulsory)||Hand in Date||Extension Hand in Date|
|Part 1 start October 5th |
Break in December [Dec 20th]
Finish March 21st
|Weekly||Essay due 4h January 2018|
Portfolio due 19th April 2018
Part 2 due 21st April 2018
|Ext 4rd May 2018|
Diploma dates for 2016
Dates Group Meetings (compulsory) Hand in Date Extension Hand in Date
Part 1 start October 7th
Break in December
Finish 17th March
Weekly Part 1 portfolio due 5th January 2017
Part 2 due 21st April 2017
Extension date for hand in 5th May 2017
Target group: Online counsellors who wish to provide, or already provide, online supervision for online counsellors
Aims: The course aims to provide a training that will enable online counsellors to offer online supervision. While it will explore models and theories that have been developed for face-to-face supervision, it will also look at the differences between f2f and online supervision, and encourage the development of specific models for online supervision.
1. Model and supervise the professional online framework
2. Model and supervise the skilled use of the online relationship
3. Model and supervise the use of theory and research on diversity
4. Model and supervise a user-centred approach to online work
5. Model and supervise the skilled use of the self online
6. Model and supervise the coherent use of theory, research and skills in the online context
7. Model and supervise the self-reflective online practitioner
During the Diploma, you will receive a weekly email from the course tutor, which gives the tasks for the week, along with other course information. You will be required to register weekly and undertake a supervision task in the Campus Practice lab, as well as contributing to discussion threads.
Most weeks there will be two meetings, one teaching and learning, and one course supervision of supervision / case presentation and feedback. These will take place in Skype or similar platforms. The Teaching and Learning session will be Friday mornings 08.30 – 10am. (UK time), while the supervision groups will be on Tuesday mornings between 8 and 9.30am (UK time). Occasionally if it is a large teaching group, it may be divided in to two, for example during the presentation weeks. Students are welcome to join both teaching groups, but must attend one of them, as well as the supervision group.
You will also work with your own online supervisees, and while OLT will support you in finding supervisees, you should try to find your own. You will also need an external online supervisor of supervision; ACTO is a good place to seek one if you haven’t already got someone in place. The course is likely to take at least 10 hours per week.
For further information about the Diploma in Online Therapeutic Supervision, please look at the Brief Course Guide by clicking here.
If you have any questions please contact our administrator Jasmine Lamb, by clicking here.
If you would like to enrol for the course please complete an application form.
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