Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical and Casework Supervision

[PGC-CCWS]

Introduction

The main objective of this course to enable Social Service Practitioners (SSPs) to integrate professional thinking and theoretical knowledge in casework and/or clinical supervision, with its skills-based application in diverse work settings. It aims to equip SSPs to guide and support their supervisees in working with clients/families more effectively.

Objectives

In relation to participants’ clinical and/or casework and supervisory practice, this course enables participants to:
1. Appreciate and apply the assumptions of Systems Thinking
2. Develop increased reflexivity
3. Be cognizant of the influencing factors of the person of the SSPs
4. Understand and apply Interventive Interviewing
5. Appreciate and use the Domains of Action especially in working with involuntary clients and/or clients in at-risk situations
In relation to participants’ supervisory practice, this course enables participants to:
1. Appreciate and apply the Seven-Eyed Supervision Model and Integrative Developmental Model
2. The use of parallel and isomorphic processes across clinical and/or casework supervisory contexts
3. Practice the use of case discussion and videotape supervision through presentations during group coaching

Duration

56 hours, 2.5 months.

Structure

The current batch is conducted fully online. The course comprises of two main components: four full days of lectures followed by six half days of coaching sessions, across three months. Lectures for the current batch are held on Tuesdays (9am-1pm) and Thursdays (9am-1pm) across four weeks. This is followed by smaller group coaching sessions held on Tuesdays (9am-1pm) across six weeks.

The course comprises the following modules:

 

Course Modules Trainers
1. Training Workshops

  • Assumptions and applications of systemic practices
  • Self of the SSP (Social Service Practitioner)
  • Development of SSP as clinician
  • Development of SSP as supervisor
Tony Ong and Jadelyn Lim (Mrs Jade Low)
2. Coaching of Supervisory Practice

  • Presentation of recorded clinical and/or casework supervision in groups
Tony Ong and Jadelyn Lim (Mrs Jade Low)

Maximum Class Size: 20 (Training) Maximum Group Size: 10 (Coaching)

Average Teacher-Student Ratio: 1:10

 

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The course adopts an integrated approach comprising lectures, interactive group activities, experiential exercises, and case studies.

We are planning for the July 2021 intake to be conducted in our premises. However, due to the uncertainties of COVID-19 and if we are still unable to gather in July 2021, we will adjust and run the training online. We will make these arrangements as soon as there is clarity about what is safe.

Applicants should:
1. Have past and/or current clinical and/or casework experiences within the last 5 years
2. Have minimum of one year of clinical and/or casework supervision practice in the work context, i.e. experience of providing staff supervision for at least 12 months before the start of the course.

Methods of Assessment

Journal of reflection of learning, written reflection of recorded supervision session.

Requirements for Completion

Trainees should:
1. Attend the first day of the training and at least 80% of total course hours (56 Hours)
2. Submit a journal of reflection of learning based on the training sessions
3. Submit and pass (Score 50% and above) a written reflection of a recorded supervision session

2021 Intake

UPCOMING INTAKE: JULY 2021
Applications will open on  1 April 2021  and close on 12 May 2021.
Date of commencement 13 July 2021
Date of completion 5 October 2021

Documents for Application

Submission of the following supportive documents is required for processing of the application:
1. CV
2. Educational qualifications
3. Completed  Certification Form by Centre Head/ Manager

Shortlisted Applicants

  • Shortlisted applicants will be notified via email within 14 days from the closing date of application if they are accepted to the course.
  • Successful applicants will have to attend a compulsory meeting to sign the Student Contract on a specified date. 

How to Apply

Please submit the Training Application Form for online course application.

Enquiries

For further information, please submit your enquiries using the Contact Us form. Please remember to mention the name of the course you are enquiring about.

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