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 two take 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) with psychotherapy speciality - fully qualified UKATA and UKCP psychotherapist and registered supervisor and trainer. She has broad experience across a wide range of theoretical models and specialisms. 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 since 2011 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.
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The following groups will run at smcp from September 2015 – July 2016:
Each group costs £58 per person per session (£60 for invoicing organizations) and groups generally last for three hours. There are 11 monthly sessions per academic year from September to July.
Group A: Friday 6 – 9 pm
25/9 23/10 20/11 18/12 22/1 26/2 18/3 29/4 27/5 24/6 15/7 at smcp 1 - 8pm s/vision + prof dev day.
Group B: Friday 9.30 – 1.30 pm
11/9 9/10 6/11 4/12 8/1 5/2 11/3 (either: Thurs 14/4 at smcp 1 - 8pm or Fri 22/4 at N. Wales 11 - 6pm) 13/5 10/6 (either: Fri 15/7 at smcp 1 - 8pm or Tues 5/7 at N. Wales 11 - 6pm)
Group C: Thursday 1 – 4pm
10/9 8/10 5/11 3/12 7/1 4/2 10/3 (either: Thurs 14/4 at smcp 1 - 8pm or Fri 22/4 at N. Wales 11 - 6pm) 12/5 9/6 (either: Fri 15/7 at smcp 1 - 8pm or Tues 5/7 at N. Wales 11 - 6pm)
Beginner’s probationary group
Group D: Thursday 5.45 – 7.45pm
10/9 8/10 5/11 3/12 7/1 4/2 10/3 (either: Thurs 14/4 at smcp 1 - 8pm or Fri 22/4 at N. Wales 11 - 6pm) 12/5 9/6
(either: Fri 15/7 at smcp 1 - 8pm or Tues 5/7 at N. Wales 11 - 6pm)
Group F: Fri 6 – 8 pm R. Ireland
25/9 16/10 20/11 11/12 22/1 19/2 18/3 29/4 20/5 24/6 22/7
Group G: Tues 10.30 am – 1.30 pm North Wales
15/9 13/10 10/11 8/12 12/1 9/2 1/3 (either: Thurs 14/4 at smcp 1 - 8pm or Fri 22/4 at N. Wales 11 - 6pm)
17/5 14/6 (either: Fri 15/7 at smcp 1 - 8pm or Tues 5/7 at N. Wales 11 - 6pm)