The task of supervision for child psychotherapists (CPD49)

Develop your supervisory skills and competencies in a CAMHS service or in education, social care or the voluntary sector

This course is for qualified child and adolescent psychotherapists practicing in the UK who are responsible for supervision in their CAMHS service or in education, social care or the voluntary sector.

If you are responsible for the work of a child psychotherapist in doctoral training in your service please refer to our alternative course Professional development for child psychotherapist service supervisors (CPD37)

Aims and learning objectives

This course will provide:

  • greater clarity about role, task and responsibilities of the supervisor and supervisee and other stakeholders within different kinds of supervision
  • increased confidence in supervision task- following material, and technical issues
  • extension in understanding of the interpersonal and projective processes which impact on the transference and countertransference in clinical work and the dynamics of supervision
  • extension of reflective skills
  • increased knowledge and learning through reading and discussing literature on supervision

Who is this course for?

This course is for qualified child and adolescent psychotherapists who are responsible for supervision in their CAMHS service or in education, social care or the voluntary sector.

Course details

There will be ten monthly sessions. The next course will run on the following dates.

This course is now fully booked. Please use the register your interest button to be added to the list to be notified about future cohorts.

Cohort 1

SessionDateStart timeEnd time
Session 1/10Friday 29 September 20239:30am12.00pm
Session 2/10Friday 13 October 20239:30am12.00pm
Session 3/10Friday 10 November 20239:30am12.00pm
Session 4/10Friday 8 December 20239:30am12.00pm
Session 5/10Friday 19 January 20249:30am12.00pm
Session 6/10Friday 23 February 20249:30am12.00pm
Session 7/10Friday 22 March 20249:30am12.00pm
Session 8/10Friday 19 April 20249:30am12.00pm
Session 9/10Friday 24 May 20249:30am12.00pm
Session 10/10Friday 21 June 20249:30am12.00pm

Cohort 2

SessionDateStart timeEnd time
Session 1/10Tuesday 17 October 20239:30am12.00pm
Session 2/10Tuesday 31 October 20239:30am12.00pm
Session 3/10Tuesday 14 November 20239:30am12.00pm
Session 4/10Tuesday 12 December 20239:30am12.00pm
Session 5/10Tuesday 16 January 20249:30am12.00pm
Session 6/10Tuesday 27 February 20249:30am12.00pm
Session 7/10Tuesday 19 March 20249:30am12.00pm
Session 8/10Tuesday 16 April 20249:30am12.00pm
Session 9/10Tuesday 21 May 20249:30am12.00pm
Session 10/10Tuesday 18 June 20249:30am12.00pm

This course will be delivered remotely using Zoom and the sessions 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.

The emphasis in the White Paper on Early Years provision, forensic CAMHS, IAPT in CAMHS suggests that there is a need to increase the provision of supervision. Child psychotherapists are often requested to offer supervision of one-to-one direct work to other child psychotherapists and CAMHS and other professionals. This course provides an opportunity to further develop supervisory skills and competencies.

The course aims to look at some of the literature on supervision and to use presentations given in turn by the participants to draw out some of the issues which arise in supervision.

A further aim is to develop a reflective, non-judgmental atmosphere in which to think about the meaning of the setting, the clinical material and to enable the clinician to feel supported in developing an understanding of their work and technical issues.

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.

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“I found the training and ability to think with the group very rewarding and useful for my own development. The ability to both discuss a paper and a supervision presentation felt like a helpful format to generate thinking.”
“Very interesting and helpful selection of reading for the groups. Really good collaborative atmosphere. I have learnt a lot.”
“I found the facilitator Hilary very supportive and interested in our supervisory roles and she encouraged everyone to feel able to contribute.”
“I enjoyed that the group was well planned and well facilitated which lead to thoughtful and helpful discussions.”

Course facilitators

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