Professional development for child psychotherapist service supervisors (CPD37)

Undertake training to meet the Association of Child Psychotherapists’ requirement for service supervisors within a leading NHS mental health Trust.

This course is for qualified child and adolescent psychotherapists, practicing in the UK, usually NHS band 8a or above, who are responsible for the work of a child psychotherapist in doctoral training in their service.

Aims and learning objectives

You will leave this course with:

  • a greater clarity about the role, tasks and responsibilities of the service supervisor
  • an increased confidence in taking on the role of service supervisor and an understanding of its complexity
  • an extended understanding of the interpersonal and projective processes which impact on the experience and effectiveness of service supervision where the task involves management, supervision, clinical co-working and links with the trainee’s training school
  • reflective skills in addressing the issues and dynamics of service supervision and clinical case supervision
  • an increased knowledge of the literature on supervision

Who is this course for?

This course is for qualified child and adolescent psychotherapists, usually NHS band 8a or above, who are responsible for the work of a child psychotherapist in doctoral training in their service. Participants must have a current supervisee to be eligible to join the course.

If you are responsible for supervision of colleagues not in doctoral training, please refer to the alternative course: The task of supervision for child psychotherapists (CPD49)

Course details

This course is now fully booked. Please use the register interest button to be informed abut future opportunities to take this course, or if any places become available.

There will be ten monthly sessions, each lasting two hours. The current course will run on the following dates:

SessionsDateStart timeEnd time
Session 1/10Tuesday 26 September 20239.30am11.30am
Session 2/10Tuesday 24 October 20239.30am11.30am
Session 3/10Tuesday 21 November 20239.30am11.30am
Session 4/10Tuesday 23 January 20249.30am11.30am
Session 5/10Tuesday 20 February 20249.30am11.30am
Session 6/10Tuesday 26 March 20249.30am11.30am
Session 7/10Tuesday 23 April 20249.30am11.30am
Session 8/10Tuesday 21 May 20249.30am11.30am
Session 9/10Tuesday 25 June 20249.30am11.30am
Session 10/10Tuesday 23 July 20249.30am11.30am
SessionsDateStart timeEnd time
Session 1/10Wednesday 11 October 20239.30am11.30am
Session 2/10Wednesday 8 November 20239.30am11.30am
Session 3/10Wednesday 29 November 20239.30am11.30am
Session 4/10Wednesday 13 December 20239.30am11.30am
Session 5/10Wednesday 17 January 20249.30am11.30am
Session 6/10Wednesday 21 February 20249.30am11.30am
Session 7/10Wednesday 20 March 20249.30am11.30am
Session 8/10Wednesday 17 April 20249.30am11.30am
Session 9/10Wednesday 22 May 20249.30am11.30am
Session 10/10Wednesday 19 June 20249.30am11.30am

This course will be delivered remotely using Zoom and the session will not be recorded.

You will need a device with a microphone and camera together with a suitably fast internet connection. Although mobile devices and tablets can be used, we recommend the use of a laptop or desktop PC for the best experience. Some devices provided by employers may have restrictions in place. Please use this Zoom test link to check your set up before booking.

You will be sent the necessary login link about a week before the course start date. Should you have any concerns about the accessibility of remote delivery please contact us to discuss how we can best help you.

There is an Association of Child Psychotherapists requirement for child psychotherapists who act as service supervisors to undertake training on the many aspects of this complex role.

This includes provision of both management and clinical supervision for the trainee; working with the CAMHS team to support the trainee; and identifying and allocating suitable training cases. The role also involves overseeing the trainee’s professional correspondence, record keeping, outcome returns and professional development and liaison with the training school and the trainee’s personal tutor at the training school.

The course also looks at some of the published literature on supervision and service supervision. Each member of the group is asked to make one or two presentations of a service supervision, which often involves the discussion of case management and other issues as well as the clinical supervision of a case in treatment.

Such a written presentation enables the participants to draw out and consider some of the issues which arise in service supervision and to consider the essential aspects of role and primary task.

Library membership

Included in your course fee, you will receive online membership to the Tavistock’s internationally-renowned library for the duration of your course.

Our friendly and knowledgeable library team will help to support you through your specialist CPD course, whatever your level of professional or academic experience. You will have access to an extensive range of eBooks, online journals, all the relevant key databases and our specialist audio-visual collection, plus reference access to all our print books.

Our information skills trainer has made lots of material available on Moodle to help you navigate our comprehensive electronic collections. PCs and photocopiers are available for your use (charges apply for printing and copying), as well as various online resources including audio/video playlists.

Course facilitators

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