Graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision

Academic Programmes

  • Graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision is accredited and awarded by Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
  • Organised by the Executive Counselling & Training Academy
  • The First University-Accredited Post-Graduate Course in Clinical Supervision Available in Singapore.

This course focuses on the fundamentals of supervision and provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practices of clinical supervision. Generic key concepts, skills, and approaches are explored for the application across different types of supervision required. It discusses the definitions, purposes and benefits of supervision. Using existing evidence to assist individuals in their role as supervisors, this course aims to provide students with the aptitude to supervise.

118 contact hours of this course are recognised by the Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC) as Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours. Please click here for details.

The next intake commences in July 2019. 
The commencement of this intake is contingent on a minimum enrolment number of 16 students.

8 core units to be completed within 12 months.

COURSE STRUCTURECredit Points(CP)

PSC60015: Introduction to Clinical Supervision12.5

PSC60016: Ethical and Legal Issues in Supervision12.5

PSC60017: CBT Models in Supervision12.5

PSC60018: Peer and Group Practical Supervision and Assessment12.5

PSC70019: Developmental and Psychodynamic Models in Supervision12.5

PSC70020: Integrative and Postmodern Models in Supervision12.5

PSC70021: Systemic Model in Supervision and Group Based Interventions12.5

PSC70022: Live Supervision and Placement12.5

Awarded with a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision. CP: 100.0

Course Aims

The aim of the course is to provide high quality multidisciplinary training in clinical supervision for professionals working in the mental health area. This course will address the growing gap between demand and availability of comprehensive training in the area of clinical supervision.

The course is intended to provide specialised skills in supervision across a range of professional disciplines and is designed to meet the needs of suitably qualified professionals (e.g., qualified counsellors, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and other mental health professionals) who are currently in supervisory capacity or intend to become supervisors.

Course Objectives

At the completion of the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision, students are expected to be able to:

  1. Apply cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge, identify and provide solutions to complex problems within the supervisory context, and to think critically to generate and evaluate complex ideas
  2. Apply specialised and advanced technical and creative skills in the professional practice of supervision
  3. Use communication skills to demonstrate an advanced and broad understanding of theoretical concepts in supervision, to transfer complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences
  4. Demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills to make high level, independent judgements in a range of technical or management functions in varied specialised clinical contexts
  5. Initiate, plan, implement and evaluate supervision practice within varied specialised technical and/or creative contexts
  6. Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for personal outputs and all aspects of the supervisory work or function of others (e.g., supervisees)
  7. Apply a broad range of theoretical models of, and skills in, supervision at an advanced level in a range of professional contexts
  8. Demonstrate the application of ethical practice in supervision and understand professional boundaries in clinical contexts and relationships
  9. Developing the skills in identifying legal and ethical issues

Duration

The Graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision is a 12-months programme consisting of 8 units totalling 298 contact hours. Lectures are held mostly on alternate Saturdays and some weekday evenings.

Duration: Full-time/Part-time, 12 months

Next Intake: July 2019

CONTACT HOURS (312 Hours)

Lectures :216
Group Supervision with Different Modalities :21
Group Supervision with Groups :6
Informal Peer Supervision Practice :13
Formal Peer Supervision of Live Supervision :2
Supervision with Supervisees :8
Live Supervision with Assessor :14
Related Supervision Experiences :10
Live Supervision Practice with ECTA Clinical Supervisor :8
Non-Classroom Hours :14

Entry Requirements

Applicants should be at least 28 years old and possess a Master Degree in Counselling/Social Work/Nursing/Health/Services/Human Services or its equivalent. Applicants who possess a basic degree in similar disciplines and have significant professional experience in a relevant field, may be considered for enrolment via the “Recognised Prior Learning” pathway. Applicants should also have completed a minimum of 300 face-to-face direct counselling/clinical/social work hours (post-graduation) and a minimum of 30 hours of individual/group supervision (post-graduation).

Lecturer : Students Ratio

Course Title: Graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision
1 lecturer : 30 students
Group Supervision with Different Modalities 1 supervisor : 30 students
Co-Supervision 1 supervisor : 15 students
Formal Peer Supervision 1 student : 1 student
Live Supervision Practice 1 supervisor : 15 students
Live Supervision with Assessors 3 Assessors : 1 student

Course Fees

Please refer to the Fee Payment Structure for more information.

Course Assessments

The course assessments are available in the Course Guidebook which will be given on the day of the Course Orientation. Members of the public can have access to the information by calling or e-mailing ECTA. 

PSC60015 Introduction to Clinical Supervision (12.5 Credit Points) 
1 Individual open book assessment

PSC70020 Integrative and Postmodern Models in Supervision (12.5 Credit Points)
1 written essay

PSC70019 Developmental and Psychodynamic Models in Supervision (12.5 Credit Points)
1 case study, and 1 journal reflection

PSC70021 Systemic Model in Supervision and Group Based Interventions (12.5 Credit Points) 
1 written essay, and 1 case study

PSC60017 CBT Models in Supervision (12.5 Credit Points) 
1 group project, and 1 individual project

PSC60016 Ethical and Legal Issues in Supervision (12.5 Credit Points) 
1 case study

PSC60018 Peer and Group Practical Supervision and Assessment (12.5 Credit Points)
1 case study, Practicum log of informal & formal peer supervision and complete peer evaluation form

PSC70022 Live Supervision and Placements (12.5 Credit Points) 
Practicum log of co-supervision and supervision with supervisee and live supervision with assessors

Graduating Criteria

The graduation criteria are available in the Course Guidebook which will be given on the day of the Course Orientation and Administration of Pre-Course Counselling Session. Members of the public can have access to the information by calling or e-mailing ECTA for information.

Upon graduation, students will be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision. Please click here for sample certificate.

Registration

The next intake commences in July 2019.
The commencement of this intake is contingent on a minimum enrolment number of 16 students.

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FURTHER INFORMATION

Please contact: Babara Seet

Office: 6346 6411

Email: info@ecta.edu.sg