Supervision is an established and essential part of safe therapeutic practice in the talking therapy professions. Each of us, at all stages of our therapy career, is required to maintain a supervisory relationship, to ensure that there is that third eye perspective on our work with our clients. Being a supervisor is a hugely responsible role, often requiring the navigation of complex relational dynamics, charged safeguarding issues and problematic ethical dilemmas. It is also an extremely privileged  role, in which wisdom is disseminated and the development of mastery is supported, witnessed and honoured.

The course content of the CICS Diploma in Clinical Supervision has been developed in line with the BACP Supervision Competence Framework, the UKCP Practice Guidelines for Supervisors and the COSRT Registered and Accredited Supervisor requirements. As such, this programme of study has been designed for qualified therapists and allied professionals from all modalities. Our course will thoroughly prepare you for your next step in career seniority, providing solid and pragmatic knowledge on risk and safeguarding management along with a deeply nuanced consideration of the rich and unique supervisory relationship.

Although our Diploma in Clinical Supervision is a general supervision training, as specialists in clinical sexology we are particularly well placed to teach those aspects of supervision that cause the most concern for supervisors and supervisees. We can provide clarity on issues connected to the identification and management of sexual offending, safeguarding disclosure and reporting, intimate partner violence, childhood sexual abuse, erotic transference, sexual diversity as well as the specific implications of psychosexual and relationship therapy work.

The course is structured in the CICS blended learning model, with detailed module pre-reads and skills demonstration videos accessible via our e-learning platform, combined with live tutor contact and skills practice time, over as even month duration.

This course is held completely online via Zoom to ensure the greatest level of accessibility to our potential students.

Course Outline

Introduction to Supervision

Effective Supervision Practice

Diversity and Inclusivity

Supervision and the Law

Supervision and Ethics

Group, Peer and Team Supervision

Induction & Live Skills Practice Dates

The live skills practice days are held on Fridays and Saturdays 9.30am to 5pm via Zoom.

Course Induction: 6th September 2024 6pm-8pm

This course has a total of 90 Guided Learning Hours.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be qualified and practicing counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists or sex and relationship therapists registered with a professional body and be two years post qualification. The course includes the CICS Diversity Series, to ensure that graduates of the course have current diversity knowledge in line with the requirements of the Memorandum of Understanding on Conversion Therapy V2.

Course Assessment


The course fee is £2,500 including VAT for the full programme and all home study materials. A non-refundable deposit of £400 is payable on acceptance of a place. The balance is then paid in 6 monthly instalments of £350.


The Lead Tutors for this course are Rima Hawkins, Skye Kennedy-Cullen and Tracy Tuffs, with Silva Neves contributing to the video lessons for the e-learning aspect of the programme. See details of the CICS teaching team here.

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