Graduate Diploma in Supervision [GDS]
The Graduate Diploma in Supervision provides advanced multi-disciplinary knowledge and skills in the supervision of individuals and groups in the helping professions. Students learn to implement a range of approaches and methods to help supervisees reflect, learn, and nurture support structures in communities, all with a view to safe and sustainable practice. They exemplify and encourage a culture of self-care and care of others and acquire skills to manage a professional supervision practice.
Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Supervision:
- have knowledge of advanced skills and processes of supervision within a theological, spiritual and ethical framework;
- apply theological reflection and contextual awareness to the process of self-evaluation in order to assist others to realistically assess their professional practice;
- apply a reasoned and coherent rationale for peer and group supervision in multi-disciplinary contexts;
- assist individuals, organisations and communities to discover and implement new and relevant ways of practice;
- apply the skills and processes of supervision in particular contexts (e.g. spiritual direction, chaplaincy, healthcare practice, pastoral ministry, education).
The Graduate Diploma in Supervision consists of 144 points comprised of:
DP8015S The Art of Supervisory Practice (48 points)
DP9068S The Practice of Supervision: Practicum (48 points)
DP9017S Supervision in Spiritual Care using Critical Reflection (24 points)
DP9010S Engaging Diversity: Reflection, Discernment, Formation (24 points)
Please note, there are special entry requirements for this course.
An applicant for the Graduate Diploma in Supervision may only be admitted if he or she:
- a) has completed a Statement Supporting Enrolment Form and an interview with a Graduate Diploma in Supervision course advisor; and
- b) the course advisor certifies that the applicant
- i) have adequate experience of supervision as a supervisee
- ii) has a reference from a supervisor that indicates a capacity for self-awareness
- iii) have the relevant life experience to undertake the award.
Follow on study
Graduates may be eligible to proceed to a Master’s degree at the University of Divinity.
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