Introduction to Contemporary Clinical Supervision

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Clinical Supervision is the gatekeeper of your profession.


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.


Who is this course for?

This introductory course is suitable for existing professionals in the health and social care fields (e.g. counsellors, psychotherapists, social workers, youth workers, psychologists, nurses etc.). If you are interested in learning how to help other practitioners to thrive in difficult environments, improve your own skills as a practitioner and contribute to your organisation and/or profession, then this course will be of interest to you.


What you will learn?

Participants will learn what it takes to become and effective, contemporary clinical supervisor. The experiential style of this workshop will invite participants to apply the knowledge acquired into practice. Lecturer led demonstrations will bring the research informed course content to life allowing for transferrable skills into professional settings.


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.

Course Details




TIMETABLE: Friday from 10 am to 5 pm 


AWARD: PCI College Certificate of Attendance


VENUE: Live Online




  • 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.

Entry Requirements



Accredited supervisors with the IACP, IAHIP or BACP or those actively supervising trainee therapists in any context, or who intend to do so as a step toward career progression.


IT SKILLS: Students require sufficient IT skills to complete the course.


Students can expect to be provided with advice and support concerning any learning difficulties that they may encounter. Any diagnosed learning difficulty, e.g. dyslexia, must be noted on the application.

Course Fees



Full Price: €100

PCI College Graduate*: €85

PCI College BSc/MSc Student & Alumni Member Discount Price: €75 - Join Alumni group on LinkedIn here to avail of discount.

*PCI College Graduate rate applies to BSc Degree and Postgraduate students only.



Applicants are invited to book online using the book now. Applications must be accompanied by the payment of the full course fee. Applicants are entitled to a refund if they decide to cancel within 14 days of receipt of their booking, and didn't participate on the course. Please note that the name used on your application needs to be the same name that you have on your passport.


Fees are non-refundable in all personal circumstances. The College makes every effort to avoid altering course times, course commencement and conclusion dates. However, should any changes be necessary, you will be notified at the earliest opportunity. All courses run subject to demand and the formation of a viable class cohort. A full refund will be given to all applicants in the event that the class does not proceed


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