Core areas of competency expected to be acquired in this training are:
- Purposes of supervision.
- Theoretical frameworks and models of supervision.
- Types of supervision.
- Roles and relationships in supervision.
- Legal and ethical issues in supervision.
- Multicultural issues in supervision.
- Supervision Interventions.
- Professional Development of Supervisees.
The areas of competency are addressed by using a variety of instructional methods throughout the three stages of the training:
This stage is designed according to the principles of distance learning and it lasts for a month. It focuses on readings and working on assignments that encourage reflectivity. Continuous communication between the instructor and the participants, both as a group and as individuals, is fostered. Participants receive feedback on their assignments and are expected to bring their experiences from this stage in the next stage of the training.
- In-class Training:
The second phase of the training is designed for 24 hours (recommended: 4 days of training, 6 hours each). The interactions are face to face and there is a strong focus on practice and discussions, as a mean to encourage participants to learn to think like supervisors.
The final stage occurs in the two weeks following the in-class training. During post-training, participants have the opportunity to apply their newly acquired skills in practice and to receive feedback from the instructor. The communication with the instructor is maintained by e-mail and Skype meetings.
The following are the basic criteria for evaluation:
- Basic knowledge of the supervision, as demonstrated in assignments, comments and questions.
- Class Participation.
- Reflectivity, as demonstrated in assignments, questions, comments, etc.
- Initiative in clarifying any situations, in finding a supervisees, in setting appointments with the instructor, etc.
- Appropriate level of supervision skills as demonstrated in practice.