Clinical supervision is an integral and necessary part of being a therapist, it ensures that the client is safe and that the therapist is maintaining ethical and professional practice. Each weekend of the first three stages of the NCHP pathways involve an element of supervision where students discuss their practice between training weekends with their peer cohort and tutors.
Students actively on a NCHP pathway (up to and including Stage 3) are deemed to be under the supervision of their personal course tutor in respect of any practice sessions which are carried out on a non-commercial basis. Any students working on a commercial basis are obliged to have appropriate supervision, normally with a UKCP accredited supervisor.
Students are not to embark on any commercial practice until they are professionally capable and ready, the timing of this will depend on the student and their experience. NCHP recommends that no student starts commercial practice until at least successfully completing Stage 2.
All commercial practice must be covered by adequate insurance and students must keep their practice with the limits of the presenting issues covered at, and appropriate to, their current level of training and competence.
The Specific Learning Outcomes Covered By Supervision Are:
- Working ethically and safely as a hypno-psychotherapist.
- Working with client diversity.
- Working with a multi-modal approach to hypno-psychotherapy.
- Working with self-awareness in hypno-psychotherapy.
- Working within a framework of hypno-psychotherapy theory and skills.
- Working reflectively as a hypno-psychotherapist.
While training, it would normally be expected that supervision is undertaken at a ratio of 6:1 (i.e. one hour of supervision for every six hours of client work), building to 75 hours of supervision leading up to registration with the UKCP).
Supervision is to be undertaken by a supervisor on the UKCP supervision directory (or equivalent) who cannot be the student’s main tutor (contact NCHP for details).