Do I need to train to become a Professional Supervisor?
Experienced practitioners will have a wealth of knowledge and experience, however, the role of a professional supervisor is complex and multi-faceted and requires its own core skills, knowledge and attributes in order to work effectively and ethically. Supervision is not just about what supervisors do it is how they do it and in-depth training is vital to develop the necessary skills, self-awareness and careful judgment required of the role. See Ali’s blog for more information.
Is the Diploma in Supervision accredited?
Generally, individual supervisors are accredited by their professional association e.g. BACP, UKCP, rather than individual courses being accredited. This is the model we hope will be adopted for interpreters and other communication professionals and is something we are working towards.
Will the Diploma qualify me to offer supervision to people from outside my profession?
Yes. The full title of the qualification is a ‘Diploma in Supervision Interpreters and Allied Professionals’. The skills that you learn on the course are transferable and would be able to also supervise allied professionals, however, it would not qualify you to supervise therapists.