Supervision and Consultation: Psychotherapeutic and Organisational Approaches MSc - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MSc Supervision and Consultation: Psychotherapeutic and Organisational Approaches

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip Supervision and Consultation: Psychotherapeutic and Organisational Approaches
PGCert Supervision and Consultation: Psychotherapeutic and Organisational Approaches

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Part-time PLD61018 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

JACs code

C810

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Other internal and / or external reference points

The British Psychological Society has a Register for Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS). BPS Chartered Psychologists’ are able to register by providing evidence of training in a set of supervision skills, identified by an approach to supervision that is informed by psychological knowledge, research and good practice. The RAPPS learning outcomes have been mapped onto the module learning outcomes for the first year of the MSc programme in Supervision and Consultation and the training of the third semester is designed to satisfy the requirements to join the BPS Register of Coaching Psychologists. AFT (The Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice) have a number of learning outcomes for supervisory practice in the 4 areas of practice, theory, personal development, and ethics. These areas are expanded in the 2nd edition of the 2009 ‘AFT RED BOOK’. The AFT learning outcomes have been mapped onto the module learning outcomes for the first year of the MSc programme in Supervision and Consultation. Both the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP) and the British Association for Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Supervisors (BAPPS) stipulate the length of training, the number of hours of theory teaching, number of hours supervisory practice is conducted and the number of hours and nature of supervision of supervision. The qualifications, theoretical orientation and approach taken by those teaching and supervising students are also specified. The PG Cert satisfies all the current stipulated course requirements. EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council) has eight competence categories for coaching and mentoring: understanding self; commitment to self-development; managing the professional contract; building the professional relationship; enabling client insight and learning; outcome and action orientation supporting the client to make desired changes; use of models and techniques in order to bring about insigh

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences - Psychology

Programme Leader

TIBBLES P Dr (Psychology)

Date of production/revision of spec

21/11/2017

Educational aims of the programme

Develop advanced competencies to practice supervision, consultation, coaching and mentoring within applied health, social care and educational settings;

Conceptualise supervision/consultation/coaching/mentoring theory and practice clearly;

Develop a range of specific and transferable supervisory, consultation, coaching and mentoring skills and competencies;

Develop ethical awareness and relational/self-reflexivity;

Supervise/consult/coach/mentor across a range of contexts and with a range of clients/supervisees/consultees;

Practise supervision, consultation, coaching and mentoring in a culturally attuned way.

The MSc programme (subsidiary awards of PG Dip and PG Cert) aims to promote a high quality, vocational education which is intellectually rigorous and responsive to the changing demands of public services, the non-statutory sector and private practice. There is a focus on ethical practice and a good understanding of the importance of a capacity to work with social difference and disadvantage in order to provide professional practice that reaches out to the widest possible range of need.

The first year of the MSc programme is concerned with developing advanced professional skills in supervising and consulting to other professionals working with clients who are likely to be distressed, socially marginalised and vulnerable. While the second year focuses on the development of consultation to organisations, coaching and mentoring to senior professional staff, and the development of research knowledge and practice in the field. The programme draws on a range of psychotherapeutic models to inform practice as well as generic models pertaining to learning and supervision. There is an expectation that all students will develop a capacity to critically integrate different models and reflect on the challenge this holds. Those seeking professional registration will need to choose to follow modality specific pathway in their studies, but they will still be required to undertake some integration of theory and practice. The modality specific modules provide opportunities to focus on one theoretical approach to supervision and consultation, but there are also numerous opportunities to continue to develop integrative practice throughout the programme.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
A systematic knowledge and in-depth understanding of the development, issues and influences relevant to the chosen supervision and consultation pathway. K MSc
A systematic knowledge and in-depth understanding of the development, issues and influences relevant to organisational consultation and coaching. K MSc
Originality in the critical application of theoretical, research and applied knowledge related to the training, learning, management, guidance, coaching and support needs of individual clients/supervisees/consultees, teams and organisations. K MSc
An understanding of the research process. K MSc
A systematic knowledge and in-depth understanding of the development, issues and influences relevant to the chosen supervision and consultation pathway. K PGDip
A systematic knowledge and in-depth understanding of the development, issues and influences relevant to organisational consultation and coaching. K PGDip
Originality in the critical application of theoretical, research and applied knowledge related to the training, learning, management, guidance, coaching and support needs of individual clients/supervisees/consultees, teams and organisations. K PGDip
An understanding of the research process. K PGDip
A systematic knowledge and in-depth understanding of the development, issues and influences relevant to the chosen supervision and consultation pathway. K PGCert
Originality in the critical application of theoretical, research and applied knowledge related to the training, learning, management, guidance and support needs of individual supervisees/consultees and teams. K PGCert
An ability to systematically deal with complex issues in applied settings as demonstrated by problem solving. C MSc
An ability to critically evaluate outcomes and respond to feedback as part of a process of continuous self-evaluation and professional development. C MSc
An ability to independently critically evaluate approaches and techniques relevant to staff and organisational supervision and consultation. C MSc
An ability to systematically deal with complex issues in supervision, consultation and organisational settings as demonstrated by problem solving. C PGDip
An ability to evaluate outcomes and respond to feedback as part of a process of continuous self-evaluation and professional development. C PGDip
An ability to independently critically evaluate approaches and techniques relevant to supervision, consultation and organisations. C PGDip
An ability to systematically deal with complex issues in applied settings as demonstrated by problem solving. C PGCert
An ability to evaluate outcomes and respond to feedback as part of a process of continuous self-evaluation and professional development. C PGCert
An ability to independently critically evaluate approaches and techniques relevant to supervision and consultation. C PGCert
The competencies and skills needed to supervise pre- and post-qualification education, health and social care professionals following one of the four specific modality supervision and consultation pathways: CBT, Systemic, Psychodynamic, and Integrative, in culturally attuned and socially inclusive ways. P MSc
The competencies and skills needed to coach qualified health and social care professionals following one of the four specific modality organisational supervision and consultation pathways: CBT, Systemic, Psychodynamic, and Integrative, in culturally attuned and socially inclusive ways. P MSc
The competencies and skills needed to consult to teams and organisations in a flexible and responsive way through the integration of psychological approaches. P MSc
The competencies needed to provide supervision/coaching/consultation to individuals, groups, teams, and organisations. P MSc
A capacity to design and carry out a range of innovative and responsive practice approaches, and a cogent research dissertation related to supervision, coaching and consultation practice within applied context, including organisations and teams. P MSc
A capacity to negotiate and respond to feedback as part of routine professional practice. P MSc
The competencies and skills needed to supervise pre- and post-qualification education, health and social care professionals following one of the four specific modality supervision and consultation pathways: CBT, Systemic, Psychodynamic, and Integrative, in culturally attuned and socially inclusive ways. P PGDip
The competencies and skills needed to coach qualified health and social care professionals following one of the four specific modality organisational supervision and consultation pathways: CBT, Systemic, Psychodynamic, and Integrative, in culturally attuned and socially inclusive ways. P PGDip
The competencies and skills needed to consult to individuals, teams and organisations in a flexible and responsive way through the integration of psychological approaches. P PGDip
The competencies needed to provide supervision/coaching/consultation to individuals, groups, teams, and organisations. P PGDip
A capacity to design and carry out a range of innovative and responsive practice approaches related to supervision, coaching and consultation practice within applied contexts including organisations and teams. P PGDip
A capacity to negotiate and respond to feedback as part of routine professional practice. P PGDip
The competencies and skills needed to supervise pre- and post-qualification education, health and social care professionals following one of the four specific modality supervision pathways: CBT, Systemic, Psychodynamic, and Integrative, in culturally attuned and socially inclusive ways. P PGCert
The competencies and skills needed to consult to individuals and teams in a flexible and responsive way through the integration of psychological approaches. P PGCert
The competencies needed to provide supervision and consultation to individuals, groups and teams. P PGCert
A capacity to design and carry out a range of innovative and responsive practice approaches related to supervision and consultation practice with individuals and teams. P PGCert
A capacity to negotiate and respond to feedback as part of routine professional practice. P PGCert
An ability to systematically deal with complex issues in a variety of applied settings as demonstrated by problem solving. P MSc
An ability to evaluate outcomes and respond to feedback as part of a process of continuous self-evaluation and professional development. P MSc
An ability to independently critically evaluate supervision, consultation and coaching approaches and techniques relevant to individual staff, teams and organisations across applied settings. P MSc
An ability to systematically deal with complex issues in a variety of applied settings as demonstrated by problem solving. P PGDip
An ability to evaluate outcomes and respond to feedback as part of a process of continuous self-evaluation and professional development. P PGDip
An ability to independently critically evaluate supervision, consultation and coaching approaches and techniques relevant to individual staff, teams and organisations across applied settings. P PGDip
An ability to systematically deal with complex issues in specific applied settings as demonstrated by problem solving. P PGCert
An ability to evaluate outcomes and respond to feedback as part of a process of continuous self-evaluation and professional development. P PGCert
An ability to independently critically evaluate approaches and techniques relevant to individual and team supervision and consultation. P PGCert
An ability to conduct research and produce a high quality research dissertation. This includes the ability to select, define and focus upon an issue at an appropriate level; to develop and apply relevant and sound methodologies; to analyse the issue; to develop recommendations and logical conclusions; to be aware of the limitations of research work. P MSc
An ability to identify modifications needed to existing organisational practices and team structures and their frameworks of working and therefore to propose new areas for investigation and development, and new solutions or alternative applications of methodological approaches. P MSc
An ability to identify modifications needed to existing organisational practices and team structures and their frameworks of working and propose new solutions and new areas for development. P PGDip
An ability to identify learning and supervision needs of individuals and teams related to existing structures and theoretical frameworks and propose new solutions or new areas of development. P PGCert
A sophisticated understanding of ethical concerns in applied practice and research in order to anticipate ethical dilemmas. P MSc
A sophisticated capacity to identify and understand professional challenges when dealing with ethical dilemmas and how to formulate solutions in dialogue with colleagues, clients and supervisors when they arise in applied professional practice, organisational settings and research. P MSc
A sophisticated understanding of ethical concerns in applied practice and research in order to anticipate ethical dilemmas. P PGDip
A sophisticated capacity to identify and understand professional challenges when dealing with ethical dilemmas and how to formulate solutions in dialogue with colleagues, clients and supervisors when they arise in applied professional practice, and organisational settings. P PGDip
A sophisticated understanding of ethical concerns in order to anticipate ethical dilemmas in applied practice. P PGCert
An awareness of ethical dilemmas and how to formulate solutions in dialogue with colleagues, clients and supervisors when they arise in applied professional practice. P PGCert
A range of transferable skills necessary for employment, including critical reasoning, problem solving, group working, organisational work, oral and written communication, taking initiative and personal responsibility in complex team and organisational contexts, an understanding of the research base to practice and a capacity to undertake relevant research and apply the results. T MSc
A range of transferable skills necessary for employment, including critical reasoning, problem solving, group working, organisational work, oral and written communication, taking initiative and personal responsibility in complex team and organisational contexts. T PGDip
A range of transferable skills necessary for employment, including critical reasoning, problem solving, group working, oral and written communication, taking initiative and taking personal responsibility in complex team contexts. T PGCert
A learning ethos to allow for on-going CPD. T PGCert, PGDip, MSc

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Part-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied part-time over two academic years, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guess Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) Y Yes
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) Y Yes
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exhange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.