Counselling & Supervision

Integrating Therapeutic Technology


Learning Online to Counsel & Supervise Online

Course Aims

To experience and use the basic internet computer technology (ICT) needed for online counselling.

To experience different online relationships with:

  1. Tutors
  2. Other students on the course
  3. Clients (through role-play)
  4. Supervisees

To record, reflect and assimilate all online learning experiences in a journal of personal learning. The course aims to provide a training that will enable online counsellors to offer effective online counselling and 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.

Course Outcomes

By the end of the Course, students will have had the opportunity to model, counsel and supervise:

  • the professional online framework
  • the skilled use of the online relationship
  • the use of theory and research on diversity
  • a user-centred approach to online work
  • the skilled use of the self online
  • the coherent use of theory, research and skills in the online context
  • the self-reflective online practitioner

  • dates to be allocated
  • dates to be allocated

The course is completed over two terms.  The first term requires around 8 – 10 hours a week input and the second around 10 – 12 hours.  During the first term there will be a compulsory weekly Teaching & Learning session which is 8.30 am – 10.00 am on a Friday.  The second term adds supervision of supervision in addition to T & L and the time of this is 8.00 am – 9.30 am.  As some of the sessions are with peers only there is more flexibility with these sessions.

Part 1Part 2Group meetings + Supervision
Part 1 19/04/18

Study week Wk7 31/05/18

End part one Wk11 5/07/18

Portfolio 1 hand in date 18/07/18

Ext Hand in date 01/08/18
Part 2 Wk12 5/07/18

Break Wk 16 2 – 29 August 2018

End part 2 Wk 20 26/09/18

Portfolio 2 hand in date 17/10/18

Ext Hand in date 31/10/18
Group Meeting Dates are Friday mornings 08.30 - 10.00 am

Supervision begins Tuesdays 11 July 08.30 - 10.00 am

Reading List 

  • Jones G and Stokes A (2009) Online Counselling: A Handbook for Practitioners
  • Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan
  • Anthony K and Goss S (2009) Guidelines for online counselling and psychotherapy (3rd Edition) Rugby BACP
  • Evans J (2008) Online Counselling and Guidance Skills: A Practical Resource for Trainees and Practitioners London Sage

While the chapter on Online Supervision is a good starting  place,  we expect  you  to read  and  research  widely  during  the  course,  and  demonstrate  this  in  your  portfolio. There is a selection of articles, books and useful websites in the Campus Library.



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