Supervision is an established and essential part of safe therapeutic practice in the talking therapy professions. Each of us, at all stages of our career as therapists, 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 witnessed and honoured.

The CICS Diploma in Clinical Supervision has been designed to 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. The course content 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 specialists in clinical sexology we are able to bring a clear understanding of  those aspects of supervision that are connected to the identification and management of sex related issues such as sexual offending, intimate partner violence, childhood sexual abuse, erotic transference, sexual diversity and 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 a seven 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

Live Skills Practice Dates

Course Induction: 8th September 2023 6pm-8pm

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

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.


This course is led by CICS Faculty and Leadership Team Members Silva Neves and Rima Hawkins, experienced and well respected clinical supervisors, psychotherapists and sex and relationship therapy specialists. View our faculty.

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