SCOTACS Supervision in Practice

Course Level: Validated by COSCA

Presented by Sandra McKenzie and Gemma Richardson

This excellent course was written in 2014 for exclusive use by the Centre of Therapy and has been designed to introduce therapists to the way of being and skills necessary to practise as both an individual and group supervisor in the field of Counselling and Psychotherapy. The integrative content of the course will be useful to applicants interested in beginning their journey as a supervisor of any modality or to enhance the knowledge, skills and attitude of those already in supervision practice.

This training is devised to appeal to therapists who are new to the field of supervision practice and to those who already have experience as supervisors.

On successful completion of the supervision course you will be awarded a Certificate from COSCA to recognize your achievement.

The Supervision course will provide participants with sufficient training hours to meet the Supervisor accreditation requirements of BABCP. It will also allow participants to begin to accumulate the requisite skills hours to apply for accreditation as a supervisor. As well as preparing therapists for accreditation as a supervisor, the hours will also count as Continuous Professional Development.

To apply, counsellors and/or psychotherapists require to have two years of post-qualification experience. If your experience is marginally below two years, your eligibility may be discussed with the course facilitators prior to submitting an application.


  • Adapting process and content of supervision
  • Using methodology in relation to giving feedback
  • Managing concerns about supervisee's ability to use supervision
  • Managing serious concerns about practice

Learning Outcomes

  • Ability to employ principles which enhance learning
  • Ability to enable ethical practice
  • Ability to foster competence in working with difference
  • Ability to adapt supervision to the organisational and governance context
  • Ability to form and maintain a supervisory alliance
  • Ability to gauge a supervisee’s level of competence
  • Ability for supervisor to reflect (and act) on limitations in own knowledge and experience

Specific Supervision Learning

  • Ability to help supervisee practise specific clinical skills
  • Ability to incorporate direct observation into supervision
  • Ability to conduct supervision in group formats
  • Ability to apply standards

Specific CBT supervision

  • Supervision of clinical case management
  • Supervision of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy
  • Supervision of low intensity intervention

Course Costs

£650.00 - Non Members

£600.00 - Members of The Centre of therapy

£50 Deposit is required to reserve a place on this popular course

Monthly payment options are available over 3 months.

Course Start Date/s:
  • Sat, 22nd Jul 2023
Further Date/Time Information:

42 hours tutor delivery over 3 weekends delivered monthly, followed by 3 monthly tutor facilitated supervision groups of 1 hour duration. Total time given for completion is 6 months. 100% attendance is required to complete this course.

Contact Hours – 45

Notional Study – 150

Please note that under current circumstances our courses are online only.

Required Application Criteria:

Applicants should download, complete and return the downloadable application form. Completed applications can be returned to the Centre by email.

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