Clinical Supervision Training

Christine Lister-Ford, Certificate/Diploma Clinical Supervision Course Leader

Christine Lister-Ford, Course Leader
and Founder of Northern Guild

Why Complete Training in Clinical Supervision?

Designed for those whose work involves the clinical supervision of others within the helping professions, this Supervision Summer School consists of a five-day stand alone intensive training. On satisfactory completion participants are awarded the Certificate in Clinical Supervision.  Candidates then have the option to continue to assessment for the Diploma in Clinical Supervision.

Several professional associations have introduced of a Register of Supervisors and are increasingly requiring supervisors to complete a professional Training in Supervision.  This course will appeal to Psychologists, Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Teachers, Mental Health workers and those working in the helping professions. The course is suitable for novice supervisors as well as those with experience in the field who are looking to improve and extend their practice, consolidate their learning and gain a qualification in clinical supervision for the purposes of registering with their professional association.

Course Description

Learning focuses on advancing knowledge, skills and reflexivity in individual supervisory practice; this is experienced through consideration of a range of theoretical perspectives alongside practical sessions. Key areas covered include:
• The Supervisory relationship
• Developmental stages in clinical supervision
• Systemic models of clinical supervision
• Interpersonal Process Recall (IPR)
• Transference and counter-transference in the supervisory relationship
• Values and ethics
• Developing clinical supervision skills, practice and assessment
• Self & Peer Assessment

Certificate in Clinical Supervision

This will be awarded on satisfactory completion of the 5 day training which must include a pass in the self & peer assessment of clinical supervision.

Diploma in Clinical Supervision

This is awarded on completion of the following criteria:

1. Full attendance of all training modules
2. A minimum of 40 hours experience as a supervisor, some of these hours can be accrued via supervised clinical supervision at the Northern Guild if necessary
3. Attendance at, 2 one day or 4 half day, supervised clinical supervision practice sessions organised according to your availability
4. Ten hours supervised clinical supervision by an NGP recognised supervisor together with a satisfactory report from that supervisor
5. A satisfactory recording of a typed clinical supervision session of 50 minutes duration
6. Satisfactory completion of a 2000 word paper on clinical supervision in which the philosophy, theory and methodology of clinical supervision are demonstrated

Criteria 2 – 6 must normally be met within 12 months of completing the course.  Extension of submission may be negotiated.  Those submitting under an extension will be required to meet any changes to costs for certification.

Dates, Times and Venue

5-Day Intensive Training ‘Summer School’ at our Newcastle Centre. Dates and times:

  • TBC (Expected to be Summer 2018)


• Part 1: 5-Day Intensive Training £745.00 (£695.00 for NG members)
• Part 2: costs are available on request


 To apply, please upload your CV and a covering letter addressed to the Courses Administrator, Sarah Bell, via the online application form below:

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Once accepted to the course you will receive a letter of confirmation and further details including a request for payment. Your place will be confirmed when payment is made. Payment options may be available for those who are self funding. Please contact us for further information.