Short courses
Health & Social Care

Supervision for Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners

University Certificate in Postgraduate Professional Development:

  • Limited HEENE-funded places are available for eligible applicants (you must check this with admissions before applying).
  • Standard University fee applies once all funded places have been allocated.

Course information

Part-time

  • 15 days over 8 months. 30 credits.

More part-time details

  • Enrolment date: January
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £765
  • Limited funded places available

Contact details

Further information

The programme 'Improving Access to Psychological Therapies' (IAPT) represents a major expansion in the provision of psychological therapies. Supervision is a key activity which will determine the success of the IAPT programme. The award Supervision for Psychological Well-being Practitioners (PWP’s) has been developed in response to recommendations from the IAPT programme with the target audience being those practitioners who supervise practitioners in the delivery of 'Low Intensity [CBT] Interventions' within Primary Mental Health Care Settings. The award facilitates the development of practitioners in preparation for the role as supervisors of ’Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners' [PWPs]. Clinical supervision and Clinical Case Management supervision are the guiding principles of IAPT supervision. The award will prepare you for developing your knowledge and skill in these areas, and provides a link between theory and clinical practice.

Professional accreditation

The British Psychological Society (BPS) The training programme is regularly reviewed and approved through both University procedures and those linked to their professional body, The British Psychological Society (BPS) as well as the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

At the commencement of the award you will explore your own experiences of supervision using a variety of self-assessment strategies; you will then go on to study clinical case management and supervision, educational principles and theories of learning, models of supervision and the supervisory relationship and alliance.

The content of the award will be underpinned by Clinical governance and you will be encouraged to consider specific ethical issues and dilemmas which may arise throughout your practice as a supervisor. The process of supervision will be explored and you will be guided towards effective structuring and delivery.

As group supervision is an important facet of PWP supervision this will also be explored and studied. As a supervisor of trainee PWP’s you will become familiar with strategies to enable you to assess the competence of the trainees.

This award is delivered at the Centre for Professional and Executive Development, Darlington campus, and the Middlesbrough campus.

How you learn

The learning strategy will include workshops, role-play activities, video demonstrations and self-directed learning. There will be shared learning with professionals who will be supervising 'High Intensity Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Practitioners'. Student learning will be enhanced through e-learning@tees Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) via 'virtual discussions' and 'blogs'.

How you are assessed

You will be assessed through the development of a portfolio which will include a written commentary of achievement of competence which will be verified by your own supervisor.

When not at university you are required to spend a minimum of 15 hours facilitating supervision of PWP’s.

Career opportunities

On completion of the award you will be eligible to supervise Psychological well-being practitioners.

Entry requirements

The award is recommended for practitioners who currently supervise Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners [PWPs] who deliver 'Low Intensity [CBT] Interventions' within Primary Mental Health Care Settings. You will have been identified by your employer as suitable for supervising qualified or trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners [PWPs].

Course information

Part-time

  • 15 days over 8 months. 30 credits.

More part-time details

  • Enrolment date: January
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £765
  • Limited funded places available

Contact details

Further information