My Experience of The Link Centre’s Diploma in Supervision

As someone who qualified on the last supervision diploma (July 2012) I was asked if I would like to share my thoughts about the course, so here goes:


Supervision theory: Looking at different modalities and ideas, covering both group and individual supervision theory.

Supervision Practice: A safe place to use your existing skills and try out the new ones you have learned. A place where it is ok to make mistakes whilst looking at your practice and developing your style.

Ethics: Taught in both theory and practice. A chance to look at your practice from an ethical viewpoint and to “test it out”. Is there a “right” answer to ethical questions? A chance to explore this problem and many other ethical questions.

Working for organisations: What should you know and what should you be considering if you already work for an organisation or are intending to do so? It’s amazing how many things I had no idea that I needed to be considering about being a supervisor rather than a counsellor in an organisation I have worked for for years.

Challenge: Time and space to challenge yourself and try out new ideas without fear of failure. Challenge from your peers and from the tutors in a safe and contained way.

Pleasant surroundings: Great venue, plenty of space and lovely grounds in which to gather your thoughts, ideas and in which to work.

Tutors: Last but no means least, do you want tutors who are knowledgeable, informed, up to date with theory and practice and who will support you as you learn and grow as a supervisor but equally are unafraid to challenge you as an individual or the group as a whole to make sure that you turn into the kind of supervisor you want to be.

If so I would whole heartedly recommend this diploma course!
Les Shilling

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