Family Therapy and Systemic Supervision (M21)
This is a very well regarded one-year part-time course for qualified family/systemic psychotherapists who want to become qualified systemic and family therapy supervisors. It is accredited by the Association for Family Therapy (AFT) and graduates are eligible to register as qualified supervisors with AFT. If you are interested, please apply - we interview and offer places throughout the year for Autumn intake.
This course is for qualified systemic psychotherapists.
The course consists of the following elements:
• Supervision of individual and group agency supervision.
• Supervision of peer supervision.
• Theoretical seminars.
• Theory – practice workshops.
• Observation of live supervision.
Supervision of agency supervision
You will be required to negotiate a contract to provide live supervision to a group throughout the year and to an individual for a minimum of 10 sessions, in your work place, or another setting. This requires the backing of your agency and line manager. These will usually be professionals who have taken an introductory or intermediate systems/family therapy course and are in the advanced part of their systemic/family therapy training.
You will be supervised on your supervision by presenting DVD extracts for review in a small group of your peers and a staff member. You will be paired with a peer to give each other written feedback and observe each other's supervision groups.
Supervision of peer supervision
You will supervise your peers using retrospective supervision or tape-review and include personal professional development issues. This will be live supervised by the supervisor of supervision and enable feedback from different perspectives (supervisee, supervisor, observing group, supervisor of supervision).
The seminars will examine the literature on supervision of family therapy, research on supervision, and current debates in the field, and consider how these may be incorporated into supervision. They will explore issues of consulting and supervising across theoretical orientation. They aim to enable you to take into account cultural diversity and the wider societal context, and to work with differences of 'race', gender, class, sexual orientation, ethnicity and ability. You will take a turn at presenting the theoretical papers and finding ways to enable your peers to explore the ideas.
Theory – practice workshops
These workshops will enable you to make further theory-practice links as a supervisor. Workshops are presented by a range of staff members.
Observation of live supervision
You are expected to observe an experienced supervisor supervising a group, and to interview the supervisor about the supervision process. You will have the opportunity to observe live supervision of qualifying family therapists at the Tavistock Centre, or you will need to negotiate other opportunities to observe live supervision.
This course will:
• help you to develop a theoretical framework for your supervisory practice and bring supervisory challenges and dilemmas to explore and resolve
• benefit your organisation through the development of your supervisory practice but also through the development of your supervisees’ systemic practice
Course papers, self-report and supervisors' reports and viva.
Teaching takes place in a Monday and Tuesday block every month.
One year, part-time.
You will be awarded the Tavistock Qualification in Family Therapy and Systemic Supervision.The course is accredited by the Association for Family Therapy (AFT), and you will be eligible to register as an accredited Supervisor with AFT.
This course is only available to qualified systemic psychotherapists, holding an MSc in Systemic Psychotherapy or its equivalent.
Applicants are invited to attend interviews following a successful application.
The fees for UK students starting M21 in 2014 will be £3,300.
The programme begins in early September 2014.
30th June 2014
Please note that applications are received from January to June and interviews are allocated as they come in.
"I would like to thank the tutors for their personal support, they encouraged my academic learning as much as they helped me to enlarge and extend my personal capacity. The challenges they offered helped me to rethink some of my positions as well as valuing others. For me the tutors have been encouraging role models, who enabled me to find an own position as a supervisor."
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