Diploma in Online Therapeutic Supervision (OLT certified)

This is a 6-month course and delivered entirely online. It will explore models and theories that have been developed for face-to-face supervision and show how these can be adapted to work safely and ethically online.  The practical element of the course offers opportunities to develop supervision skills via group and individual practice whilst receiving excellent tutor support from a qualified online supervisor.

Please download the Brief Course Guide for more information.

If you have any questions please contact OLT administrator, Jasmine Lamb

Tutorial team includesMaria O’Brien, Olivia Djouadi, Suzie Mosso
Criteria for entry to the course- Diploma in Counselling
- General Certificate in Online Counselling or equivalent
- Successful completion of Introduction to E-Counselling Skills, 16 hour downloadable course. This can be found under the self-study tab on our website.
- Recognised Prior Learning. See bottom of page.
- Access to Online Supervisees (OLT may be able to help)
- Online supervisor in place before the start of the course

About the course

Target group: Online counsellors, coaches and other Mental Health Care professionals who wish to provide, or already provide, online supervision in their field.

Aims:  This course aims to provide training which qualifies Therapeutic Practitioners and to offer online supervision. It will explore models and theories that developed for face-to-face supervision and also identify the differences between f2f and online supervision.

Throughout the course students develop specific models for online supervision based on their own experience, models and theories.

Learning Outcomes:

  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 register weekly and complete a supervision task on the Campus, as well as contributing to discussion threads.

Mandatory teaching and learning sessions are currently a Friday morning.  Please let OLT know if this is not suitable as this is not laid in stone.  Where possible start times will be agreed with the group.

You are additionally offered the opportunity to take part in group supervision with a qualified online supervisor.  Where possible this will be arranged on a day to suit the majority of participants and there will be an additional fee.

These online sessions take place via a webcam platform.

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.  Please check with OLT that the one you choose meets our criteria. 

The course is likely to take at least 10 hours per week.

Start Dates

Course dates are in process of change.

How to secure a place

£100 deposit secures a place on these courses.  The courses and workshops are delivered by our skilled and fully trained online tutors.

The fees are quoted in GBP. Click here for a currency converter. We normally accept payment in GBP. Please contact us for international bank transfer details.

How to secure a place

£100 deposit secures a place on these courses.  The courses and workshops are delivered by our skilled and fully trained online tutors.

The fees are quoted in GBP. Click here for a currency converter. We normally accept payment in GBP. Please contact us for international bank transfer details.

Total course cost: £1385

All courses must be paid in full 2 weeks prior to starting.

* You may pay by monthly instalments (there is a small admin. charge for this).
**Payment via bank transfer and standing order preferred.  Details issued with each application form.  Other payment options are available.

Please contact our Administrator, Jasmine, if you wish to apply.

Total course cost: £1385

All courses must be paid in full 2 weeks prior to starting.

* You may pay by monthly instalments (there is a small admin. charge for this).
**Payment via bank transfer and standing order preferred.  Details issued with each application form.  Other payment options are available.

Please contact our Administrator, Jasmine, if you wish to apply.

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