The Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision is designed to help senior social service professionals develop their supervision practice in clinical work by equipping them with knowledge and skills essential for competent clinical supervision. Clinical supervision is a task that senior social workers and senior counsellors are frequently expected to shoulder as part of their job description. It is crucial in ensuring a high standard of service, to further the professional development of staff and to support staff in the demanding cases that they handle.
|This course enables participants to:
|Grasp concepts and theories of supervision.
|Describe and demonstrate supervision skills.
|Utilise the systemic approach as a practice model of supervision.
|Understand how to work with supervisees and supervisory issues.
|Develop personally and professionally through developing self-reflexivity in clinical and supervisory practice.
|Enhance competency in supervision practice through experiential learning of a variety of supervision modalities, including live supervision and supervision-of-supervision (SOS).
165 hours (part-time), 11 months.
The course offers 165 hours of theoretical teaching, supervision practicum, and personal development sessions. Other than occasional exceptions, classes are held on Thursdays from 9am to 1pm. The distinctive feature of this course lies in the provision of live supervision of trainees’ supervision of their staff-supervisees from their respective agencies. As part of this experience, trainees will have the opportunity to engage in regular team reflections where feedback on supervisory practices and processes are exchanged.
|1. Concepts & Theories of Supervision
|Cheryl Lim, Foo Soo Jen, Steven Soh
|2. Person of the Supervisor & Issues of Supervision
|Foo Soo Jen, Jadelyn Lim (Mrs Jade Low), Sharon Koh (Mrs Sharon Sng), Steven Soh, Terence Tan, Tony Ong
|3. Methods and Skills of Supervision Practice
|Cheryl Lim, Foo Soo Jen, Jadelyn Lim (Mrs Jade Low), Sharon Koh (Mrs Sharon Sng), Terence Tan
Minimum Class Size: 12
Average Teacher-Student Ratio: 1:6
Teaching & Learning Strategies
The course adopts an integrated approach comprising lectures, readings, experience of clinical supervision (based on the modes of supervision taught in the course), and “live” supervision of supervision (SOS), besides group personal development, written assignments and clinical supervision viva.
Group supervision will be conducted in small groups at our premises for interactive and experiential learning to integrate theory to practice