Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision

[PGDCS]

NEXT INTAKE: 8 JULY 2021 – 26 MAY 2022
APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN AND WILL CLOSE ON 31 MAR 2021 5pm.
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Introduction

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.

Objectives

This course enables participants to:
1. Grasp concepts and theories of supervision.
2. Describe and demonstrate supervision skills.
3. Utilise the systemic approach as a practice model of supervision.
4. Understand how to work with supervisees and supervisory issues.
5. Develop personally and professionally through developing self-reflexivity in clinical and supervisory practice.
6. Enhance competency in supervision practice through experiential learning of a variety of supervision modalities, including live supervision and supervision-of-supervision (SOS).

Duration

160 hours (part-time), 10 months.

Structure

The course offers 160 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.

Course Modules Trainers
1. Concepts & Theories of Supervision Sharon Koh (Mrs Sharon Sng), Foo Soo Jen, Sim Sian Kiong (Elijah) and Steven Soh, Rebecca Tan (Mrs Rebecca Lo), Tony Ong, Terence Tan
2. Person of the Trainee Supervisor & Issues of Supervision Sharon Koh (Mrs Sharon Sng), Foo Soo Jen, Terence Tan
3. Skills of Supervision Practice Sharon Koh (Mrs Sharon Sng), Foo Soo Jen, Sim Sian Kiong (Elijah) and Steven Soh, Rebecca Tan (Mrs Rebecca Lo), Tony Ong, Terence Tan.

 

Minimum Class Size: 12

Average Teacher-Student Ratio: 1:6

Teaching & Learning Strategies

We are planning for the lectures of July 2021 intake to be conducted in our premises.

Group supervision will be conducted in small groups (less than 10 persons) in our premises. Each group will be assigned a course supervisor who will facilitate interactive and experiential learning processes such as group discussions, reflective exercises, discussions of audio/video-recorded segments of client work, as well as group feedback on supervisory practices.

However, in the event that the pandemic worsens and that we are unable to gather, we will adjust and run the training with adaption to the prevailing safe management measures.

Applicants should:
1. Be at least 24 years old and is proficient in English.
2. Have at least three years of working experience as a social worker and/or counsellor, and have past clinical experience within the last five years.
3. Have at least two years of clinical supervision practice which includes two staff supervisees in their own work settings.
4. Have completed basic training in systems thinking such as, “Foundational Certificate in Systemic Thinking and Applications” conducted by CCC.

Methods of Assessment

Written assignments, supervision position paper, learning portfolios, clinical supervision viva and project paper.

Requirements for Completion

Trainees should:
1. Attain attendance of at least 80% of total course hours. (160 Hours)
2. Complete all written assignments
3. Submit ‘Supervision Position Paper ‘.
4. Submit 50-hour log for agency supervision work.
5. Participate in personal development sessions.
6. Participate in the giving and receiving of clinical supervision.
7. Obtain a pass grade for the Learning Portfolios, Clinical Supervision Viva, and Project Paper.

2021/2022 Intake

UPCOMING INTAKE: JULY 2021
Applications are open  and will close on 31 March 2021 5pm.
Date of commencement 8 July 2021
Date of completion 26 May 2022

Documents for Application

Submission of the following supportive documents is required for processing of the application:
1. CV
2. Educational qualifications
3. Completed Letter of reference from the home agency/ Employer 
4. Personal statement – A letter of introduction not exceeding 500 words on your reasons and/or experiences that have shaped your desire to apply for this course of study

SHORTLISTED APPLICANTS

  • Applicants will be notified via email within 7 days from the closing date of application if they have been shortlisted for an interview.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be scheduled for an entrance interview to assess suitability for admission into the course.
  • Shortlisted applicants are expected to prepare an audio/videotaped segment of their clinical work in their work settings as part of the interview.
  • The Interview will be scheduled between 12 April to 23 April 2021.
  • Successful applicants will have to attend a compulsory meeting to sign the Student Contract on 21 May 2021, 1.00pm via Zoom platform. 

How to Apply

Please submit the Training Application Form for the 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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