smcp has a vibrant supervision community with several different supervision groups offering: professional, peer and collegial contact/support, a sense of belonging and a sharing of expertise.
The supervision system is very flexible - supervisees belong to a base group for supervision but are entitled to attend any smcp group (with prior agreement) within the same month if they are unable to attend their base group. Most groups are three hours long.
Supervision is sometimes linked to professional development days - so plenty of choice for individuals. There are several professional development days per year and at least one takes place in Conwy, North Wales with spectacular views of the whole of the Snowdonian Mountain range.
Clinical supervision is a relational process between the psychotherapist, peers and the supervisor - human beings in pursuit of professional excellence and development.
It has many functions, but serves primarily as protection for both client and practitioner. It can be educative in nature; helping the therapist to develop skills and theoretical models of understanding through collegial discussion. It can also provide mentoring, consultative and restorative functions.
Carol Lucas is a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst (TSTA) - fully qualified UKATA and UKCP registered supervisor. She has broad experience across a wide range of theoretical models and specialisms, since 1997. She currently runs several supervision groups (listed below) at smcp and nwcp in Conwy North Wales. She supervises qualified and student practitioners.
Carol is Chair of the Training Standards Committee for The United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis (|UKATA)and has been for the last four years and is fully informed in accreditation and registration processes as well as in the delivery of psychotherapy and counselling training.
Carol has worked as an expert witness within the legal system and supervises the management team of several psychotherapy and counselling organisations in the statutory and voluntary sectors across the Manchester area.
Supervision can either be on an individual basis or within a group.
Make an enquiry about supervision
The following groups will run at smcp from September 2014 – July 2015:
Each group costs £56 per person per session (£60 for invoicing organizations) – irrespective of the length of the group. Individual supervision is £58 per hour (£60 for invoicing organizations). There are 11 payments per academic year from September to July: payment is for your place and not your attendance although this can be renegotiated if you no longer require your group place.
Group A: Fri 6 – 9 pm
26/9 24/10 21/11 12/12 23/1 27/2 27/3 17/4 (Fri 1- 8pm or 24/4 N. Wales 11-6pm) 22/5 26/6 17/7 (1-8pm)
Group B: Fri 9.30am – 3.30pm – working lunch (break 12.15pm – 12.30pm to buy lunch)
5/9 3/10 7/11 12/12 9/1 6/2 13/3 17/4 (Friday 1- 8pm or 24/4 N. Wales 11-6pm) 15/5 12/6 17/7 (Fri 1-8pm)
Group C: Thurs 1 – 4pm
4/9 2/10 6/11 11/12 8/1 5/2 12/3 17/4 (Friday 1- 8pm or 24/4 N. Wales 11-6pm) 14/5 11/6 17/7 (Fri 1-8pm)
Group D: Thurs 5 – 7pm
4/9 2/10 6/11 11/12 8/1 5/2 12/3 17/4 (Fri 1- 8pm or 24/4 N. Wales 11-6pm) 14/5 11/6 17/7 (Fri 1-8pm)
Group E: Fri 9.30am – 3.30pm – working lunch (break 12.15pm – 12.30pm to buy lunch)
5/9 3/10 7/11 12/12 9/1 6/2 13/3 17/4 (Fri 1- 8pm or 24/4 N. Wales 11-6pm) 15/5 12/6 17/7 (Fri 1-8pm)
Group F: Fri 6 – 8 pm R. Ireland
12/9 24/10 14/11 5/12 23/1 27/2 20/3 1/5 22/5 26/6
Group G: Tues 11.00 am – 1.00pm North Wales
2/9 7/10 4/11 2/12 6/1 3/2 3/3 24/4 (Friday 11am – 6pm) 19/5 16/6 14/7
View from the North Wales Centre for Psychotherapy nwcp