Diploma in Supervision


Using the Group as the Medium of Supervision

     “The primary purpose of supervision is to throw light on the therapeutic relationship; its secondary purpose is to enhance the
      student’s skills as a therapist. In group supervision, it is not only the experience and “know-how” of the supervisor that makes
      a difference, but the dialogue between colleagues of the supervision group,  each of whom has a different perspective on the
      therapeutic situation.” 
                                                                                                                                                                                        (Behr and Hearst 2005)

The course is open to group analysts, group psychotherapists, individual psychotherapists, clinical psychologists, counselling psychologists and counsellors, who have had three years’ post qualification experience.

Successful applicants will be expected to be working as supervisors with a group of supervisees by the start of the course or be planning to do so. The training is psychodynamic in its orientation, but therapists from other trainings, who are interested in using the group as the medium for supervision, are welcome to apply.  The course covers group supervision of groups and dyadic work.

The training involves 45 hours theory and 15 hours median group experience. In addition 45 hours of group supervision of supervision will take place weekly either face to face or via telephone conferencing/Skype.  There will be a 5,000-word essay to complete in order to qualify.

Venue for 2017 course
The Institute of Group Analysis, 1 Daleham Gardens, London, NW3 5BY

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants should have completed a recognised Qualifying training in Psychotherapy or have qualified as Psychodynamic Counsellors
  • Candidates should have a minimum of 3 years post qualification experience and they should be practicing therapists, receiving regular supervision
  • Candidates will need to be either running a supervision group or demonstrate that they will have a supervision group to bring to the course


There are 3 components to the assessment process:
1.   Theoretical knowledge and understanding is assessed by the academic staff
2.   Ability to offer supervision is assessed by the supervisor of supervision
3.   A 5,000 word essay submitted after the end of the course and marked by a Panel of Readers demonstrates a capacity to use
     learning from the course to offer safe, boundaried and appropriate supervision

Course dates and time 2017
28th – 29th January, 18th – 19th March, 13th – 14th May, 17th – 18th June, 22nd – 23rd July 2017.  The course will run on Saturday (9:15am to 7:15pm) and Sunday (9:15am to 5:15pm) over five weekends.

Cost of interview:  £140 - Interviews will be held on Friday 23rd September 2016, from 2:00pm - 7:00pm at The Institute of Group Analysis, 1 Daleham Gardens, NW3 5BY

Course Fees:
Option A: £1,810

Option B: £1,920 (3 termly instalments of £920, £500, £500)

Supervision of supervision Fees: £1084

For further information please contact: Samantha Evans, Training Administrator 020 7431 2693 or email sam@igalondon.org.uk or to talk to someone about the course, please email Margaret Smith, mesmith@hotmail.co.uk

Type of course: 
The Institute of Group Analysis
The Institute of Group Analysis, 1 Daleham Gardens, London, NW3 5BY
Commencement Date: 
28th January 2017