Is this program right for you?
These courses will offer you the chance to develop a deeper awareness of intrapersonal and interpersonal processes to provide effective supervision and to confidently guide supervisees on how to relate to codes of ethics and legal obligations.
Completion of both Level 1 and Level 2 courses in Clinical Supervision is recognized by the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) as meeting the competency requirements for clinical supervision training.
These highly participatory courses emphasize self-reflection, structured exercises, teamwork, creative tasks, and simulations in a supportive learning community with deep respect for diversity, relational impacts of power differentials, and a commitment to social justice.
To be suitable for these courses students must have a graduate degree or equivalent, five years counselling experience, a counselling or related designation and a desire to guide and support others in their work.
In the Level 1 course, you will gain insights concerning effective supervision and how to apply relational models within the supervisory process. The experiential learning in this course will take place in a supportive community with deep respect to diversity, relational impacts of power differentials and a commitment to social justice. You will develop deeper awareness of intra-personal and interpersonal processes and enhance somatic awareness and self-reflection on explicit narratives and blind spots, countertransference and vulnerabilities. The course will equip you to effectively plan appropriate responses to clinical supervision challenges and conflicts and you will gain tools to become a reflective relational clinical supervisor.
The Level 2 course builds on the competencies developed in Clinical Supervision Level 1, to include specific and sometimes technical competencies needed by supervisors as they formalize supervisory relationships, assess practice standards, process ethical questions and dilemmas, and maintain boundaries of scope and basic legalities. In this course you will apply knowledge about legal and ethical limits to the supervisory process, all the while maintaining a focus on supervision as a relational process.
This highly participatory course will give you practical, hands-on skills working with real life scenarios and case studies. After completing the course you will be able to confidently guide supervisees on how to relate to codes of ethics, standards of practice, professional scopes and statutory limits, all of which are essential to providing effective clinical supervision.
Our Clinical Supervision training consists of two, three-day courses offered online, in a live, virtual format.
Together these courses are recognized by BCACC as meeting the competency requirements for clinical supervision training. Learners who have taken the previous, two day version COUN-3005: Clinical Supervision in Counselling and Psychotherapy, would need to register for the one day course COUN- 3006 Clinical Supervision Level 1 Bridge in order to qualify for the level 2 course. COUN-3006 will be offered for a limited time in 2023.
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To be suitable for this course students should have five years counselling experience and a counselling or related designation. Before the course start date, you will be contacted and asked to clarify your experience and education. If you do not have the suitable experience to take the course you may be required to withdraw and will be issued a full refund.
Will these courses qualify me to apply for clinical supervision designation?
If both Level 1 and Level 2 courses are taken, they are approved by BCACC as meeting the clinical supervision training requirements as part of an application for Registered Clinical Counsellors-Approved Clinical Supervisor (RCC-ACS) designation
How long will the courses take to compete?
Each course is offered online for three consecutive days from 9am-4pm. Courses involve a prereading package that takes approximately 1-3 hours to complete and a final assignment students will submit following the three-day course.
What is the instructor's experience?
Course instructors are highly qualified professionals with an abundance of clinical experience and expertise.