You will have opportunities to gain an in-depth understanding of a wide range of relevant theoretical models of supervision. Additionally, you will engage in supervising art therapists or art therapy trainees; in support of which you will participate in group supervision.
Studio-based reflective practice offers opportunities to consider the role of art-making and images in practice and for reflection.
The syllabus includes:
- The history and development of supervision
- Models of supervision
- The supervisory frame
- Group dynamics in supervision
- Unconscious processes in supervision
- Working with the image in supervision
- Authority, power, and ethical issues in supervision
- Diversity and Inclusion issues in supervision
- Assessment in supervision
- The context of supervision (including supervision in the public and private sectors)
- Endings in supervision
- Inter-professional working in supervision
Throughout you will be encouraged to integrate theory and practice in order to enable your development of critical thinking and critical reflection on practice.
On completion of the module, you will hopefully be able to employ skills to conduct advanced technical and specialised activity. You will have had opportunities to understand and take personal accountability for related decision making in supervision and to demonstrate a deep understanding of theory and practice. It is hoped that you will then be able to:
- Effectively manage a small supervision case load
- Critically reflect at depth upon supervisory practice for art therapy
- Critically evaluate relevant theories that underpin supervisory technique
Who this course is for
This course is for qualified art therapists, psychotherapists, counsellors and mental health professionals who are, or intend to be, actively involved in the clinical supervision of qualified art therapists or art therapists in training.
Visiting lecturer David Edwards trained as an art therapist at Goldsmiths College, University of London, graduating in 1982. Since qualifying he has worked in a range of clinical and educational settings; mainly with adults.
Over the past four decades David has written, run workshops and lectured widely on art therapy and related topics, including clinical supervision. His book ‘Art Therapy’ was first published by Sage in 2004, with a second edition in 2013.
Module leader Nick Stein is a qualified Art Psychotherapist and is Programme Leader for the MA Art Therapy offered by the University of Derby. Since qualifying as an Art Psychotherapist, Nick has worked within a range of psychiatric services and currently works within private practice and teaches at the University of Derby. He is particularly interested in the ideas of archetypal psychology and the role of art psychotherapy in working with experiences of cumulative trauma.
How you will learn
Contact sessions include lectures, seminars, workshops and small group supervision of students’ supervision practice.
The remainder of the learning hours involves time spent providing supervision; self-assessment and reflection; and engaging in self-directed learning.
- A minimum of 30 hours overall contact time
- Teaching on a wide range of relevant theoretical models of supervision (approximately 10 hours)
- Supervision of supervisory practice (approximately 10 hours)
- Studio based reflective practice (approximately 10 hours)
How you will be assessed
You will be assessed via participation in the supervision of a supervision group, submission of a reflective log and a brief report relating to your supervision practice.
On successful completion of the course you will have gained a Certificate of Attendance and also 20 credits at Level 7. Your credits can count towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Art Therapy Supervision which is in the process of development should you wish to continue your studies in the future.
If this is an LBR (Learning Beyond Registration) course, and you are eligible for LBR funding, the cost is funded by HEEM (Health Education East Midlands) - check the list of LBR courses.
If you are funding your own study, the full cost of this module is £700.
A limited number of bursary places are available subject to meeting these eligibility criteria:
- Meet the minimum course entry requirements
- Already have a trainee art therapist from the University of Derby on placement with you or
- Be willing to supervise a trainee art therapist from the University of Derby on placement in September
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