Diploma in Clinical Supervision

Programme Structure

This programme emphasizes the relational and embodied nature of supervision and is supported by a consistent theoretical and ethical framework.  It focuses on practice and provides a thorough grounding in the practical skills and knowledge needed by the supervisor.

The following topics will be the basis for the workshops although other topics might emerge from the specific interests of participants.

Workshop 1: Differences between Counselling/Psychotherapy and Supervision.

Introduction to the Seven-eyed model of Hawkins & Shohet.

Contracting with Supervisees.

 Workshop 2: Parallel Process in Supervisory Practice.

Stages of the Supervisory Relationship. (Stoltenberg & Delworth)

 Workshop 3: The Therapeutic Relationship:

Working with Transference and Counter-Transference.

 Workshop 4: Ethical Principles and Practice.

Styles of Authority in Supervision.

 Workshop 5: Creativity in Supervisory Practice.
 Workshop 6: Shame in the Supervisory Space.
 Workshop 7: Group Supervision and Leadership Styles.

Participants must work with at least two supervisees for a minimum of 50 hours during the duration of the programme.  All practice must be supervised by an accredited supervisor.

Professional Accreditation

The programme is designed to meet the criteria for IAHIP and IACP accreditation as a supervisor.  It is being submitted to IT Carlow, our collaborative partner, for NFQ validation.


The programme is open to suitably experienced Counsellors/Psychotherapists from a Gestalt or Humanistic/Integrative training who have completed five years post-accreditation practice.

Venue: Teach Bhride, Tullow, Co. Carlow
Costs: €2,800.00
Dates 2019: 18-20 January
1-3 March
3-5 May
Later dates will be decided when the group meets.
The programme will be completed on receipt of all written work, supervisors’ reports and external course evaluation.

Application Process

For an application form please contact admin@irishgestaltcentre.com.  The completed form must be accompanied by a non-refundable deposit of €200.00 and the names of two referees.