Supervision & Placement (1)

Year 2 - Terms 4, 5 & 6
10 Credits at HE Level M
30 taught hours

Module Aims

  • Demonstrate an increasing understanding of the following: reflective practice; an advanced awareness of psychodynamic process; clinical competence; ethical awareness; management skills and the ability to present case material informed by these. In addition: a sophisticated ability to recognise and manage personal issues as they arise within the counselling and other relationships.

By the end of this module, typical students should be able to:

  • Begin to work competently with a range of clients and presenting issues under continuing supervision.
  • Begin to present complex case material, displaying some depth of insight and awareness.
  • Begin to demonstrate an understanding and awareness of the inter and intra psychic processes which take place both within the counselling relationship, and within our day to day relationships with others.
  • Begin to demonstrate clinical competence in relation to the clients presented and some ability to use the BACP ethical and legal frameworks in practice to support and when appropriate to protect clients.
  • Begin to demonstrate an understanding of mental health issues and an understanding of the limits of counselling and psychotherapy as well as individual competence.
  • Begin to evaluate client difficulties and progress in the light of best evidence.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of issues of difference and diversity and ways of working with these in practice.
  • Demonstrate ways of evaluating client progress and outcome.
  • Demonstrate some understanding of contextual issues and their impact on the counselling relationship.
  • Demonstrate an ability to give and receive feedback with sensitivity, and without defensiveness or aggression.
  • Begin to reflect upon the way in which their own issues impinge upon their therapeutic work and other relationships.
  • Begin to demonstrate professional integrity through a commitment to their own continuing professional development.

Summary of Content

  • Working as a trainee counsellor, and member of a professional team, within a counselling agency or in an organisational context.
  • Presenting case material and counselling dilemmas in supervision weekly.
  • The supervisory relationship and supervisory process.
  • Evidence based  practice: evaluating progress and outcome.
  • Ethical practice.
  • Understanding relationship ruptures and repair.
  • Participation in Personal Development Group weekly.


  • Clinical supervisor’s report, log of hours & placement report.

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Contact Details

Vaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning

University of Leicester
128 Regent Road
United Kingdom

0116 252 5962

Key Facts

3 years part-time
Course Times:
Years 1 and 2: Wednesdays, 12.00 - 8.30 pm, plus individual tutorials.
Year 3: Weekly supervision group (1.5 hours), plus individual research supervision meetings.

2015/16 Course Fee:

Total fee: £11,680*
£3,893.00 per annum*

Alumni Loyalty Discount Scheme:
Alumni (Home/EU): £3,503.70 per annum*

Graduate Scholarship:
Scholarship: £1,946.50 per annum*

*Subject to annual review

Credit Value:
180 Credits at level M

Teaching Mode:
Taught via face-to-face teaching sessions

Course Staff

Course Director:
Jon March

Course Tutor:
Dr Clare Symons