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Diploma in Creative Supervision
2012 – 2013
Creative Supervision includes the use of action methods and creative approaches in the supervision of therapists and other professionals involved in direct work with clients of all ages, utilising a variety of theoretical frameworks, and in a variety of circumstances. These strategies will also prove useful in the mentoring and consultative roles that are part and parcel of many professional lives. This course will focus on utilising new and innovative approaches utilising the creative arts, lateral thinking, and playful activities in the supervision process. An aim is to facilitate supervisors to connect more fully with supervisees, and facilitate them in fully exploring and finding solutions to dilemmas in client work and in the management of clinical teams. There will be a focus on learning to match supervision style and process to supervisee needs, ensuring that the continuum of needs of those with varying degrees of experience are responded to in an integrated manner. Central to this is the use of informed intuition to hypothesise, blended with advanced skills in understanding intrapersonal and interpersonal processes and knowing when and how to apply diverse approaches.
This course is suitable to professionals adopting a variety of approaches in their work, regardless of the specific core training that they have undertaken. It is an experiential training with a substantial theoretical component and equips trainees to undertake the multiple roles of the supervisor. The core framework utilised in the course is humanistic and integrative. Our emphasis on creative approaches makes it suitable for thoses supervising practitioners who work in a wide ariety of settings, with a broad spectrum of clients including children and adolescents. Our main model for supervision is that developed by Hawkins and Shohet; the Seven Eyed Supervision Model described in their ground-breaking book ‘Supervision in the Helping Professions”. “The one really powerful book in this area, a book that fundamentally changed the way in which people think about supervision and training.” Professor John McLeod. There is also opportunities to review other relevant theoretical approaches.
Trainees will be expected to work with 2 supervisees (providing a total of 20 hours supervision) prior to graduating from the course. This work will be supervised within the course structure to maximise learning. In addition, participants will also engage in external supervision on supervision.
For the 2nd year, we are delighted to be able to deliver this training with input from a range of international experts in the field: Dr. Dr. Professor Mooli Lahad, Dr Sue Jennings, and Robin Shohet will all teach modules. There is also a one day conference entitled ‘Legal Issues for Supervisors and Supervisees’ included in the course. This Intensive Training Day is specifically designed to cover all you need to know about the delicate legal issues involved in therapeutic work with clients of all ages and is delivered by Seamus Clarke BL, a barrister with particular expertise in the field. Finally, Eileen Prendiville will be involved in the ethics component of the training.
Dr Sue Jennings will deliver two modules and will cover the use of the expressive arts in supervision, structuring, roles, core skills development, live supervision practice, the mandals method, and a host of creative approaches to enrich the practice of the supervisor.
Dr. Dr. Prof. Mooli Lahad, world renouned author of Creative Supervision: The use of Expressive Arts methods in Supevision and Self-Supervision (JKP) which combined humanistic, creative and practical approaches in a way that provided inspiration to supervisors across a range of disciplines. Dr lahad demonstrates how the most effective methods of supervision use both the left and right hemispheres of the brain, the intuitve and the logical.
Robin Shohet will deliver two 2 day modules, one is built round the 7 modes of supervision described in Supervision in the Helping Professions (Hawkins and Shohet OUPress 3rd edition 2006). Robin will lead the group through each mode and there will be an opportunity to practice in triads – supervisor, supervisee and observer. He will also include exercises designed to integrate the modes for individual work situations. In Robin’s second module, Love and Fear in Supervision, you will be invited to explore some of your core beliefs about the role of helper and human nature and how these might affect your approach to supervision and life itself. The group will work with a mixture of structure and no structure around the themes of love and fear. By staying alert to the present moment, we have the opportunity to monitor how love and fear play themselves out, not only in our work but in other aspects of our lives. (Reference Passionate Supervision. Robin Shohet JKP ‘07)
This course is designed as an advanced experiential and skills based training for:
• Psychotherapists, play therapists, creative arts therapists, psychologists with considerable experience and who are ready to, or have started to, provide supervision.
• Health care and helping professionals holding supervisory responsibilities
• Teachers, carers, community workers who wish to develop their supervision skills
• Others with a supervisory role.
Course Duration: To facilitate trainees maintaining their work, we run the course over a number of two to three day modules throughout the year rather than having weekly sessions. There is also a one day legal conference included in the course. The 2012 course dates (provisional) are 14th – 16th Sept, 9th & 10th Oct, 25th – 28th Jan, 16th – 18th Mar, 13th Apr and 4th or 7th May. The course runs for the full day on all scheduled dates.
Assignments & Assessment: Assessment includes both written and practical (presentations) components with self, peer and trainer input. The focus is on ensuring that graduates will have a toolkit of skills, a solid theoretical framework, and will be adept at responding to the needs of individual, or groups of, supervisees with a range of levels of expertise, utilising a variety of therapeutic approaches across the spectrum of client groups. Each participant needs to work with a minimum of two supervisees, at least 10 sessions each, during the course and will be supervised on these 20 hours (4 group sessions) as part of their training. Each will write a 2000 word (minimum) supervision case review about the experience of supervising one of these supervisees, including details of what made it ‘creative’ supervision.
Venue: The course is run in the midlands. Some sessions are in Ballymore, Co. Westmeath, others in Ballymahon, Co Longford. Ballymore is approximately 8 miles from Moate, and is midway between Athlone and Mullingar – right in the centre of Ireland! The Ballymore address is Tír Na nÓg, Slievenagorta, Ballymore, Co. Westmeath. The course is not residential; however, we can provide you with details of local reasonably priced B&B’s and self catering accommodation. The Legal day will be held in Dublin.
Fees: The course fee is €2600. A non-refundable deposit of €300 is payable on acceptance of a place. The remainder becomes due before the first module. However, individual payment plans can be made with students in relation to course fee. The fee includes the course attendance, all handouts, 4 supervision on supervision group sessions, assessment, and the Legal Conference.
Dr Sue Jennings CPT – P, LRAM (drama); LGSM (speech and drama); PG Dip.Social Anthropology (LSE U. London); PhD (SOAS, U. London); Hon.Dip.Dramatherapy Cum Laude (U.Hertfordshire); Hon. Dramatherapy Diploma (Tel Hai College); Gold Medallist of The Poetry Society and winner of the Shakespeare Plaque; Specialist in dramatherapy and storytelling. Sue is a play therapist, dramatherapist, storyteller and actor. Dr Sue Jennings works internationally as a trainer and therapist. She has developed the Playtherapy Method and The Story Wheel with children and adults with special needs and those ‘at risk’. She is a prolific writer on her work and has more than 30 books in print.
Robin Shohet lives in Findhorn, Scotland and is co-founder of the Centre for Supervision and Team Development (www.cstd.co.uk) who have been running supervision courses since 1979. He is co-author of Supervision in the Helping Professions (Open University Press 3rd ed, 2006) and editor of Passionate Supervision (2008) Jessica Kingsley Publ.
Mooli Lahad Ph.D. is a senior medical and educational psychologist, founder of the Community Stress Prevention Center in Israel, Professor of psychology and dramatherapy at Tel Hai College and at Surrey University Roehampton. He is the president of the Community Stress Prevention Center, an organization which he established in 1979 together with the Israeli Ministry of Education. Professor Lahad is the author and co-author of 29 books and guidelines and many articles on the topics of the use of creative therapies in post trauma and grief, creative supervision. He is the recipient of three professional Prizes: The Israeli Psychology Association – Bonner Prize for outstanding contributions to Stress Prevention and the Education system in Israel, The Adler Institute for the Welfare of the Child Prize Tel Aviv University, and the Israeli Lottery Prize for Innovations in medicine for developing a telepsychology services. He is a consultant to ministries nationally and internationally, he served for many years as a consultant to UNICEF and after the Yugoslavia war, the Turkish Government. He trained mental health staff and medical care teams following the 9/11 attacks on New York.
Seamus Clarke, B.L. has a Bachelor Degree of Civil Law (International) from University College Dublin and De Paul University, Chicago. He has a Masters in European and Comparative Law from the University of Oxford and holds a Barrister-at-Law Degree from the Honourable Society of Kings Inns Dublin. He has a general practice at the bar specialising in the areas of Commercial Law, Employment Law and Criminal Law. He lectures in a number of Institutions in EU Law, IT law and Criminal Law and is an Adjunct Professor in International Intellectual Property Law for the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Seamus has given courses to a variety of groups including many Counsellors & Medico-Legal Professionals
Eileen Prendiville E.C.P., M.I.A.H.I.P., S.I.A.H.I.P., M.I.A.P.T.P., R.N.M.H., Dip. Ed.
is the trainer for this course. Eileen has worked with children for over thirty five years and now specialises in the field of Play Therapy training. She has trained and worked in the fields of Pre-school Education, Intellectual Disability and Child Psychiatry, she has particular expertise in working with issues of child sexual abuse. Eileen holds qualifications in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy, Jungian Sand Play Therapy, Biodynamic Psychotherapy and Family Law.
Anne Brennan MA, H Dip, PG DHE, MIACP, MIAPTP, has a background in teaching and psychotherapy. She has been a practicing psychotherapist for twenty years, handling a wide range of client issues for people of all ages. She is a qualified therapeutic supervisor. She is active as a trainer in the field of adult education, training people entering the therapeutic field and the fields of human care, especially childcare and special needs.
Contact: Eileen Prendiville, Children’s Therapy Centre, Tír Na nÓg, Slievenagorta, Ballymore, Mullingar, Co Westmeath Phone: 0876488149