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NES Training in Generic Supervision Competences for Psychological Therapies

This course is intended for qualified psychological therapists who have been practicing in the NHS for at least two years, and who are about to take on the role of supervising a psychological psychotherapist.

The aim of this course is to help new supervisors develop competence in clinical supervision across a range of psychological therapies and professions.

The course is designed to meet the Generic Supervision Competences as outlined in the Roth and Pilling Supervison Framework (2008) -click here to view.

This is a standardised NES resource developed in partnership with NES and leading experts across a number of areas of supervision of psychological therapies. It is designed to be delivered using a blended learning format.

The training comprises of

  1. An e-module which provides a comprehensive review of the evidence base available and the key models of supervision. A range of useful resources are also included. This will take approximately 3 hours to complete fully including a self assessment of competences
  2. A two day face to face training, which is predominantly experiential and designed to develop supervision skills.
  3. The post training e-learning which offers a review of the content and a brief assessment of learning.

 Content includes:

  • Aims and purpose of supervision
  • Roles and responsibilities in supervision
  • Models of learning
  • Models of supervision
  • Contracting in supervision
  • Evaluation of competence

In order to support effective roll out within Health Boards, NES also offers a parallel 'Training for Trainers' course, to ensure that all Health Boards have the capacity and capability to deliver the NES training in generic supervision competencies.

Information about local course provision can be obtained by contacting the Psychological Therapies Training Co-ordinator (PTTC), or CAMHS Learning Coordinator (CLC) for the relevant Health Board. Alternatively, please contact the Programme Director of Supervision at NES.