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:|
|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).|
160 hours (part-time), 10 months.
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.
|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.