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Supervision of Counselling for Depression

Our supervision of Counselling for Depression (CfD) course offers professional development for counsellors who are already trained in Person-centred or Humanistic approaches, CfD and who have significant clinical and supervision experience. This course provides you with a thorough grounding in the theory, evidence base and practice of supervision of CfD.


Award: Cert
Level: Short Course, CPD
Delivery: Campus
Study Mode: Part time
Duration: Two days plus provision of supervision in practice. 
Campus: Preston
Start Date: Start dates are varied

Course overview

  • Establishing a working and learning environment
  • Ethical Framework of Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
  • Key processes of clinical supervision
  • Hawkins & Shohet and Proctor’s model of the supervisory framework
  • ICFD Supervisory Adherence scale.
  • Professional supervisory practice within an IAPT model of therapy.

Learning outcomes and aims

This course aims to provide a baseline of assessed competency for the supervision of counselling for depression (IAPT recommended form of treatment for depression).

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Systematically apply theoretical knowledge in support of professional understanding and personal awareness relating to the CFD supervisory approach
  2. Demonstrate competence in meeting the minimum requirements of the Supervisory Adherence Scale

This course is based in the School of Health, Social Work and Sport

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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