SUPERVISION OF SUPERVISION AND CONSULTATION PRACTICE - 2018/9

Module code: PSYM037

Module Overview

This core module is designed to promote the application of theory, develop reflective practice in the context of supervision and consultation, and help students consider the relationship between the personal and the professional. Student supervisors/ consultants will need to show that they can facilitate the development of professional skills and competencies in others and support them in dealing with complex and emotionally demanding situations. It is also important therefore, that supervisors/consultants are equipped to monitor their own well- being, and that of others, so that previous experiences from personal and professional life do not unduly interfere with effective professional practice. The modules PSYM083-86 must be done in conjunction with this module.

The module offers an opportunity to debate and explore equality and ethical issues in relation to supervision/consultation practice. Those completing the PG Cert are not required to undertake the academic assignments, but are expected to attend supervision of supervision sessions.

Module provider

Psychology

Module Leader

TIBBLES P Dr (Psychology)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

JACs code: C810

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

At least one of the following three: 1) A practitioner psychologist (clinical, counselling, educational, occupational, health, forensic) eligible to be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. 2) A qualified psychotherapist or counsellor (psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural, systemic, integrative) eligible to be registered with the UKCP, BPC, BABCP, AFT or BACP. 3) Qualification in a relevant profession with training in psychology at an undergraduate and/or postgraduate level (teaching, medicine, nursing, human resources, social work, occupational therapy). All candidates should be qualified professionals who have given supervision and consultation and who as part of their employment will be able to supervise and consult to others.  

Module content

1. Psychological and psychotherapeutic approaches to working with power, and issues of difference and diversity in supervision and consultation, in the context of self-reflexive practice.

2. Culture of origin work, using cultural genograms.

3. Supervising peers on their supervisory and consultation practice using theories of communication relevant to supervision/consultation practice and theories of communication skills development (e.g. micro-skills teaching, communication theory, approaches to giving and receiving feedback, instructive interaction, the use of interventive questioning).

4. Theories of stress, stress management, and secondary traumatisation.

5. Theories of emotional development across the lifespan; theories of emotional intelligence; and attachment theory.

6. Psychological approaches to reflective practice.

7. The ethics of supervision practice.

8. On-going presentation of supervisory and consultation practice in order to obtain feedback and advice.

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework REFLECTIVE ACCOUNT (1000-1500) 25
Oral exam or presentation PRESENTATION 25
Oral exam or presentation PRESENTATION 25
Oral exam or presentation PRESENTATION 25

Alternative Assessment

N/A The modules PSYM083-86 must be done in conjunction with this module (*Please note those completing the PG Cert are not required to undertake the academic assignments).

Assessment Strategy

The summative assessment for this module consists of:

Reflective account (1000-1500 words) in Sem 2. A mark of 50% or above needs to be obtained to pass this assignment.

Reflective account (1000-1500 words) in Sem 2. A mark of 50% or above needs to be obtained to pass this assignment.

Formative assessment and feedback

Reflective account (1000-1500 words) in Sem 1. This formative assignment does not carry a mark. Feedback only is given.

Module aims

  • To support and guide the development of reflective supervision and consultation practice within work contexts
  • Develop an understanding of the differences in practice procedures between group and individual supervision/consultation, group and team supervision/consultation, staff and peer supervision/consultation
  • Develop self-reflective practice through increasing awareness of difference, diversity and power issues as related to supervision and consultation
  • Enhance the capacity to consider and resolve practice issues including ethical dilemmas, professional guidelines and conflicts of interest

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Knowledge of the context (including professional, ethical and legal) within which supervision is provided and an understanding of the inherent responsibility (BPS and AFT/UKCP required learning outcome)
002 An understanding of the importance of modelling the professional role, e.g. managing boundaries, including protecting time, confidentiality, accountability (BPS and AFT/UKCP required learning outcome)
003 An understanding of the importance of a safe environment in facilitating learning and of the factors that affect the development of a supervisory relationship (BPS and AFT/UKCP required learning outcome)
004 Skills and experience in developing and maintaining a supervisory alliance (BPS and AFT/UKCP required learning outcome)
005 Knowledge of the structure of supervised professional experience including assessment procedures at different levels of qualification, and the changing expectations regarding the supervisor's role (BPS and AFT/UKCP required learning outcome)
006 Skills and experience in contracting and negotiating with supervisees (BPS and AFT/UKCP required learning outcome)
007 An understanding of the transferability of professional skills into supervision and the similarities and differences (BPS and AFT/UKCP required learning outcome)
008 Skills and experience in the art of constructive criticism, on-going positive feedback and critical feedback where necessary (BPS and AFT/UKCP required learning outcome)
009 Knowledge of the various methods to gain information and give feedback (e.g. self-report, audio-visual recordings, colleague and client reports) (BPS and AFT/UKCP required learning outcome)
010 Skills and experience of using a range of supervisory approaches and methods (BPS and AFT/UKCP required learning outcome)
011 Knowledge of ethical issues in supervision and an understanding of how this may affect the supervisory process; including power differentials (BPS and AFT/UKCP required learning outcome)
012 An understanding of the issues around difference and diversity in supervision (BPS and AFT/UKCP required learning outcome)
013 An awareness of the on-going development of supervisory skills and the need for further reflection/supervision training (BPS and AFT/UKCP required learning outcome)
014 Knowledge of techniques and processes to evaluate supervision, including eliciting feedback (BPS and AFT/UKCP required learning outcome)
015 Skills and competencies to support and guide the development of personal critically reflective supervision and consultation practice and to develop that in supervisees (AFT/UKCP required learning outcome)
016 An understanding of the differences in practice procedures between group and individual supervision/consultation, group and team supervision/consultation, staff and peer supervision/consultation
017 Critical self-reflective practice based on awareness of difference, diversity and power issues relating to self, supervisees and clients (AFT/UKCP required learning outcome)
018 An ability to consider and resolve practice issues such as ethical dilemmas, professional guidelines and conflicts of interest

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 105

Methods of Teaching / Learning

A combination of: experiential workshops, small group activities, role plays, simulations, audio-visual material, access to certain material and to a discussion forum using SurreyLearn.

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

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Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.