CPD Courses

IGC Diploma in Clinical Supervision

Programme Structure

This programme emphasises the relational and embodied nature of supervision and is supported a consistent theoretical and ethical framework.  It focuses on practice and provides a thorough grounding in the practical skills and knowledge needed by the supervisor.

The following topics will be the basis for the workshops. This list is not exhaustive and other topics will emerge from the specific interests of participants.

  • Workshop 1: Introduction to the Seven-eyed model of Hawkins & Shohet.

Differences between counselling/psychotherapy and supervision.

Contracting with Supervisees.

  • Workshop 2: Parallel Process in Supervisory Practice.

Stages of the Supervisory Relationship. (Stoltenberg & Delworth)

  • Workshop 3: The Therapeutic Relationship: Working with Transference andCounter-Transference.
  • Workshop 4: Ethical Principles and Practice.Styles of Authority in Supervision.
  • Workshop 5: Creativity in Supervisory Practice.
  • Workshop 6: Shame in the Supervisory Space.
  • Workshop 7: Group Supervision and Leadership Styles.
  • Workshop 8: Cross-cultural Supervision.

Participants must work with at least two supervisees for a minimum of 50 hours during the duration of the programme. All practice must be supervised by an accredited supervisor.

Professional Accreditation

The programme is designed to meet the criteria for IAHIP and IACP accreditation as a supervisor. It is being submitted to IT Carlow, IGC’s collaborative partner, for NFQ validation.


The programme is open to suitably experienced Counsellors/Psychotherapists from a Gestalt or Humanistic/Integrative training who have completed five years of post-accreditation practice.


Venue:                        Teach Bhride, Tullow, Co. Carlow

Costs:                         €2,800.00

Dates 2017:                  Oct. 27th & 28th                    Dec. 1st & 2nd

Dates 2018:                Jan. 19th & 20th               March 9th & 10th

                                  April 27th & 28th              Sept. 14th & 15th

                                  Oct. 19th & 20th               Nov. 30th & Dec 1st.

 Application Process

For an application form please contact admin@irishgestaltcentre.com. The completed form must be accompanied by a non-refundable deposit of €400.00 and the names of two referees.

The course will complete in February, 2019 on receipt of all written work, supervisors’ reports and external course evaluation.