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Introduction to Contemporary Clinical Supervision





Clinical supervision is considered the ‘signature pedagogy’ of the counselling and psychotherapy profession internationally. The role of ‘gatekeeper of the profession’ comes with a heavy burden of responsibility for supervisors in contemporary practice. Further, clinical supervision is emerging as a cross profession competence in the broad social and healthcare sectors. Therefore, the demand for well-trained supervisors is set to grow in the years ahead, especially in light of statutory regulation. Perhaps you have been a psychotherapist for a number of years and want something new in your career? Maybe you feel you have something to offer existing professionals or new entrants to the profession? Perhaps you have been a supervisee for a long time and want to gain some insights into what up-to-date research says about how to get the best out of supervision and further sharpen your clinical skills. These topics and more will be explored in this short one-day course.

Course Details

Who is this course for?

Accredited therapists with the IACP, BACP or IAHIP.


What you will learn?

The role and purpose of contemporary clinical supervision.

How to know if you are getting the best out of your current supervision?

What does it take to become an effective, contemporary clinical supervisor?

The latest research on supervision; supervisee and supervisor perspectives.

Self-assessing your readiness, experience, skills and value as you consider becoming a clinical supervisor.

Demonstration of supervision practice, peer observation, evaluation and feedback.


Why should you do the course?

This course provides you with fresh insights and perspectives on clinical supervision as a supervisee and as a potential supervisor. If you have ever thought about being a supervisor, this short introductory course is for you. Even if you don’t decide to train as a supervisor, you will learn how to maximise your existing supervision experience  by integrating the latest research findings.


Venue: Live Online Workshop

Next Start Date: 10th December

Time: 10.00am-5.00pm



Full Price: €100
PCI College Student: €80

Mike Hackett IASD, MIACP.

MA Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy, B.Sc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy, Adv. Dip. Supervision




Faculty Lecturer with PCI College and Programme Leader for the Advanced Diploma Clinical Supervision, Mike lectures on a number of modules on the B.Sc. Programme and on the Advanced Diploma Clinical Supervision. Mike has also built and delivered training programmes in the youth and voluntary sectors as well as served in a number of senior management and operation roles in the multinational corporate sector for over 20 years. Having founded Introspect Counselling in 2007, he is now clinical director for this practice providing counselling and supervision in Dublin city and its suburbs. Mike has been published in the Irish Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and is now the editor of the same publication and is vice-chairman of the research committee of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. 




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What our Students Say

"Blend of theory and experiential is very good, Role plays facilitated much learning, very supportive learning space; I was pleased to see exploration of broad scope of Lifespan Developmental theory with emphasis too on modern neuroscientific research. Facilitation of the group emotional process around these theoretical concepts was also very thorough"
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What our Students Say

“Excellent facilitation. Interesting content. Good mix of theory with practical experience and demonstration was very valuable”

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