Creative Arts Supervision Training Diploma

The Creative Arts Supervision Diploma is a one year, part-time course which offers experienced Arts therapists, psychotherapists, counsellors, play therapists and dance movement therapists a training in creative, clinical supervision.

Creative Arts Supervision Training Diploma at Central offers experienced Arts therapists, psychotherapists, counsellors, play therapists and dance movement therapists a training in creative, clinical supervision

    Course fee

    £2,900.00 (for 2021)

     

    Course attendance type

    Part-time

The Creative Arts Supervision Diploma is a one year, part-time course (January to December) which offers experienced Arts therapists, psychotherapists, counsellors, play therapists and dance movement therapists a training in creative, clinical supervision.

About the course

The CAST training course, recognised by the British Association of Dramatherapists (BADth) will appeal to Arts therapists, psychotherapists, counsellors, play therapists and dance movement therapists who are seeking a supervision training that offers a sound theoretical base and a unique combination of experiential and theoretical modules to fully support the creative approach to supervision.

Regular supervision is a requirement of the Health and Social Care Professions (HCPC), BADth and all counselling and therapy professional bodies. Its function is to provide an objective overview of the dynamics present in the therapy relationship. Supervision monitors ethical standards and practice and encourages professional development.

CAST is a long established supervision training designed by a dynamic team of HCPC registered creative therapists and supervisors with many successful cohorts following it’s opening in 1998. 2018 saw this innovative and popular course move to Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

The programme is delivered over one year and is designed to allow time for reflection and integration. The course will be a blended delivery of online and on-site teaching. Learners are required to be in personal therapy for the duration of the training.

This year, to equip new supervisors with the necessary skills for the COVID-19 situation we are introducing a new bereavement module and sessions focusing on online supervision. 

On completion of the course you should expect to:

  • attain the experiential and theoretical tools necessary to work as a clinical supervisor
  • develop confidence to utilize creative methods within a supervisory relationship.
  • gain the experience, skills and guidance to enable you to set up a supervision practice.

Requirements

Applicants must have IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent in the English language.

Applicants will need to a minimum three years clinical, post qualifying experience and have completed at least 40 sessions of supervision following completion of their professional qualification. Two references are required, preferably including one from the current supervisor.

Applying

This course is now open to applications for January 2021.

Places are offered throughout the year, so we recommend applying as soon as possible to ensure you are able to obtain a place.

If you would like to express an interest in applying for the course, please complete this form and a member of our team will be in touch with the next steps.

Dates & Duration

The following dates (for the 2019 course) are indicative and given as a guideline only. Dates for 2021 to be confirmed. 

1) What is Supervision? Introduction to the course.

10th, 11th, 12th January 2019

2) Residential. Myth and Supervision

Location: The Abbey, Sutton Courtenay, The Green, Abingdon, OX14 4AF

8th, 9th, 10th February 2019

3) Easter Intensive –Movement and Supervision, Setting Up in Supervision

24th, 25th, 26th, 27th April 2019

4) Tutorials

May, June 2019

Individual tutorials - dates to be arranged individually

5) Creative Arts and Supervision

12th, 13th July

6) Ethics, Quads, Integrated Learning

12th, 13th, 14th September

7) Presentations

8th, 9th November

8) Vivas

13th December

10) Final day

14th December

Key Staff

Find out who teaches on this course, below.

Dr Alyson Coleman, MA, Pg Cert, PhD

Lecturer, Drama and Movement Therapy