Supervision in itself is a young discipline compared with Counselling or Psychotherapy.Supervision has been around for many decades ,especially in the area of Education and Teaching.
Managerial Supervision, Administration Supervision, and Business Supervision have also grown in use through this period.
Of course in the world of Psychoanalysis, Supervision has been around for some time.In the early 1990s some of the Education centres and early Psychotherapy centres, put on Supervision courses as the need for Clinical Supervision became more evident.At the Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy, we have been running Clinical Supervision courses, and Training Supervisors for the last 25 years.
At the present time of writing the Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy runs a Supervision course that carries a Certificate,which is useful for anyone thinking of working in the area of Supervision, learning about Supervision, or indeed refreshing their skills in this area
In the next year, the Institute will be putting on a Diploma in Supervision Training which will carry on naturally from the Certificate and Supervision.
It will be an Advanced course for people who have awarded the Certificate in Supervision,and want to extend their knowledge in the area of Clinical Supervision.
Supervision then, is essential for all Therapists and Counsellor,and in Manchester as a whole we have seen the need for Clinical Supervision grow as the demand for Counselling and Therapy has grown.
Bob cooke 2013