Intensive Case Supervisors Professional Development Course


IPCAPA is dedicated to the ongoing development of their trainee child psychotherapists who have a challenging 4 year clinical placement in an NHS setting within which they learn many aspects of becoming a child psychotherapist.  Together with their personal analysis and service supervision, the intensive case supervisor has the vital responsibility for facilitating their growth and learning throughout the four years and IPCAPA is committed to enabling our intensive case supervisors to develop in this crucial role.

The main aim of this course is for the participants to get more information and develop the skills and confidence to provide the learning from the intensive cases that trainees are required to undertake within their training.  Intensive case supervisors help trainees learn from an intensive case, supervising the trainee’s understanding of the clinical material, discussing the technical issues and making appropriate links to psychoanalytic theory.

Course Overview

Following on from the previous successful courses, we would like to offer a further group of senior child and adolescent psychotherapists the chance to develop their skills and learning and become IPCAPA approved intensive case supervisors to our future trainees.

Who the course is for

Clinicians with a minimum of 5 years’ experience as child and adolescent psychotherapists, who should also have up to date knowledge of the NHS, are invited to apply to this course which leads to becoming one of our dedicated group of intensive case supervisors, on which we depend.

Course Leader

Teresa Bailey, a senior and experienced child and adolescent psychotherapist, with many years in both the NHS and providing intensive case supervision.

Learning Outcomes

1. The role and the responsibilities of an ICS, Setting up IC supervision and the issues of reporting: to whom, when and how. Developing a setting in which a trainee feels able to share apparent mistakes, confusions and uncertainties. 

2. Setting up intensive psychotherapy with the child and parents and guiding the trainee in presenting the child’s internal world to the parents at reviews and to professionals in meetings.  Communication to those outside of the ICS relationship. 

3. Supporting the trainee with areas of conflict in a CAMHS team or with particular individuals over who holds clinical responsibility, over the parent work; conflicts with the training school; with parents and their impact on the child particularly when not adequately worked with.

4. Enabling self-awareness and the understanding of how the trainee’s personal circumstances may impact on the close relationship with their intensive patient. Introducing theory in ways the trainee can digest. Managing sexual identity, gender, disability and racial difference and the impact of different religion and cultures.  Picking out strengths and weaknesses, without overwhelming the trainee.

5. Help with writing brief summaries and the final clinical paper. Issues of endings with intensive patients and the CAMHS team’s view of the work ending. 

6. Consolidating the above.

Course Times

3 November 2016, 5 January 2017, 2 March 2017, 4 May 2017, 6 July 2017, 7 September 2017 (at 6.45-7.45pm)

Course Fees
  • IPCAPA members £180
  • Non IPCAPA child and adolescent psychotherapists £250

Payment can be made by Credit/Debit Card or by Bank Transfer: The Co-operative Bank, Sort Code: 08 02 28, Account No. 68474694 quoting ‘CPD/36’ as reference for this payment.

To reserve a place or for further information please contact: Ella Rooney, IPCAPA Training Co-ordinator, British Psychotherapy Foundation, 37 Mapesbury Road, London NW2 4HJ | Tel 020 8438 2412 | E-mail

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be made in writing.

  • 100% refund will be given for cancellations up to 60 days before the course start date.
  • 50% refund will be given for cancellations up to 30 days before the course start date.
  • No refund for cancellations received in less than 30 days before the course start date.

DISCLAIMER: The bpf will  not be held  responsible for travel/ hotel expenses made or incurred in the unlikely event of this course either being cancelled or postponed.

Type of course: 
British Psychotherapy Foundation
British Psychotherapy Foundation, 37 Mapesbury Road, London NW2 4HJ
Commencement Date: 
3rd November 2016