Pretending to be a Unicorn; A Certificate in Playfull SupervisionTM
Emma Steadman (MA, BACP) – view profile
Willow Brook Primary School, Colchester
“Don’t be silly, I’m not a real unicorn, I’m pretending to be a unicorn!”
This quote from a five-year old child shows how play enables us to stand back and explore different realities. For me, when it goes well, that is what creative supervision does. I think creative supervision facilitates a space which opens heart and mind for supervisees to tune into their clients, see different perspectives, learn, and develop confidence.
This course is for qualified counsellors and therapists working with adults, children and /or young people, with at least one year’s practice experience, who would like to start supervising practitioners on a one to one basis. Professionals from a range of mental health, social work and education settings are also most welcome.
Interviews for spaces on the course will take place via telephone.
This unique training integrates play and creativity with learning and supervision models and has been informed by Emma’s ongoing PhD research alongside over 15 years of practice experience.
BACP competencies for supervision training are incorporated into the modules.
The course is focussed on the integrated use of learning and supervision models with creative media such as sandplay, writing, art, music, puppets, and role play. We will practise applying models whilst playing with a flow of creative media. For example, exploring a client-supervisee scenario starting with sandplay, then going on to write and then to role play; all of which is informed by learning and supervision approaches, which will be taught.
We will be a small group of usually between 4 and 8 people and no more than 10. The course modules will run across 8 days consisting of two-day modules, each a month apart.
April 6th and 7th 2019
May 4th and 5th 2019
June 1st and 2nd 2019
July 13th and 14th 2019
The new BACP ethical framework (2018) will be considered and applied through every module and there will be focussed consideration of ethical development in module 4.
£1,200 if paid in full by the start of the course, or £1,300 if paid in instalments. £250 from the full amount is needed as a non-refundable deposit at the time of booking. Monthly payment plans are available by discussion with Emma.
For enquiries please contact: Emma Steadman, firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 07841029305.
Willow Brook Primary School, Barnardiston Road, Colchester CO4 ODT
Nearest train station: Colchester