Diploma in Integrative Supervision2018-08-27T09:01:26+00:00

Professional Diploma in Integrative Supervision

This Professional Diploma in Supervision is fully accredited by IACP


Supervision in some form is viewed as a key component of many professions in the provision of support to practitioners, enhancement of ongoing learning, and, to a greater or lesser degree, it offers some protection to the public. This course is intended for people from a variety of disciplines who are intending, beginning or already practising supervisors.  It is designed to enable individuals to extend their understanding and knowledge of supervision, incorporating theoretical input with opportunities for group discussion and experiential exercises.

Course Content

  • Definitions and purpose of supervision.
  • Models of the supervisory process will be explored including those of Page and Wosket and Hawkins and Shohet.
  • Learning Styles.
  • Consideration of the training development and supervisory needs of supervisors.
  • Opportunities to role-play in triads as supervisor, supervisee and observer, using participants’ own case work.
  • Exploration of transference, counter-transference and the parallel process.
  • Reflection on the similarities and differences of supervision in a one-to-one, group or organisational context.
  • Consideration of Multicultural, Ethical and Professional issues

Student Benefits & Support

With IACP course recognition, graduates of this programme (who meet IACP criteria) are eligible for accreditation as a supervisor. Learners are supported in developing the necessary skills, knowledge and competencies to practice as a supervisor.

Our Ethos

At the heart of the training provided in IICP College lies the belief that people are experts in the story of their own lives. With a strong emphasis on student support and flexibility, learners are supported in working toward their goals.

Course Structure

This is a part-time course, with 13 full teaching days (9:00am-5:00pm) delivered between July 2018 and March 2019, with additional time, up until September 2019, afforded to learners to attain the clinical supervision hours requirements

Dates and Times

Date of our next intake will be announced shortly. For now, please click here to register your interest.

Who Should Apply:

This course will be of interest to professionals who work in an integrative manner. It will be of particular interest to counsellors, psychotherapists, guidance counsellors, psychologists, healthcare professionals, probation officers, social services personnel, managers, and all who supervise the work of others in the helping professions.

Accreditation of Award:

Our Diploma in Integrative Supervision is professionally accredited by the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP).


Learners are assessed through a continuous assessment strategy, which includes a variety of methods such as video recording, theoretical essay and reflective writing strategies. Clinical course requirements involve engagement in a peer supervision (internal) relationship (25 hours), external supervision practice (25 hours) and clinical supervision of your external supervision practice hours.


IICP understand that while partaking in further education is an incredibly rewarding experience it can also be a large financial commitment for some students. In order to minimise the financial impact caused to students, IICP strive to keep our course fees as competitive as possible. We also offer students the option of signing up to a payment plan in order to spread the cost of their fees throughout the duration of their course.


  • €1,950.00
    • An application processing fee of €60 also applies
    • Places are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis following interviews
    • Upon course offer, a deposit payment of €585 is required to secure your place

Additional Course Requirements and Costs

Learners are required to contract with an external supervisor, who will supervise their 25 external supervision practice hours at a ratio of 1:5. Therefore, learners will be required to attend at least 5 sessions of external supervision. Clinical supervision can cost from €40 per session upwards. Fees are negotiable between learners and individual supervisors.

Date of our next intake will be announced shortly. For now, please click here to register your interest.

Why attend this Supervision Course?

  • Outstanding facilitators, each with a wealth of supervision training and experience
  • Provides a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of supervision
  • Course described as a “Dynamic delivery of integrative supervision
  • Designed for intending, beginning or already practising supervisors
  • In-depth, comprehensive, engaging and challenging Supervision Diploma

What former students say about this Programme

I thought the structure of the modules was excellent. The module content covered all aspects of supervising theory and practice thoroughly. Well done! Excellent Course!
Miriam Barrow, Supervision Diploma Student 2015-2016
A Heartfelt thank you to Eamonn and Ann for their excellent facilitation of the Diploma in Integrative Supervision course at IICP – and for containing us so well therein. Their presence and skill were exemplary and I really looked forward to attending each month. I now feel equipped and confident in going forth to practice as a supervisor in Wexford.

This course has been very well conceived, constructed and delivered in my experience.

Jacqui Kehoe, Supervision Diploma Student 2015-2016
I really enjoyed the course, it was facilitated very well, interesting, stimulating classes by lecturers with vast experience. Thank you Eamon & Ann for a great experience.
Tom Kiernan, Supervision Diploma Student 2015-2016
Most helpful was the interactivity of the course, the role plays and the art-therapy training day. I really enjoyed doing the work and connecting.
Larry O'Reilly , Supervision Diploma Student 2015-2016
The most interesting and helpful aspects of this course included covering the two models of supervision, how different learning styles transfer to development of personal style, the importance of developing the “inner supervisor” and self-care.
Margaret O'Sullivan , Supervision Diploma Student 2015-2016
Course was well structured with excellent delivery from all facilitators. Thank you so much for a very enjoyable course.
Ciaran Cuddihy, Supervision Diploma Student 2015-2016