Singapore University of Social Sciences

Clinical Supervision in Counselling (COU511)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Social Services

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed


This course traces the development and historical perspectives of clinical supervision in counselling, explains the nature and purpose of clinical supervision, describes various models in clinical supervision and discusses different methods, techniques and approaches to clinical supervision. Course participants will have opportunities to scrutinize the supervisory relationship and debate on ethical and professional issues related to clinical supervision in counselling. There will also be case studies and group exercises to examine and reflect on different aspects of clinical supervision.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January


  • Introduction to Clinical Supervision
  • Theory in Clinical Supervision
  • The Supervisor -Supervisee Relationship
  • Organising the Supervisory Experience
  • Supervision Interventions
  • Evaluation in Supervision
  • Ethical & Professional Issues in Supervision

Learning Outcome

  • Discuss the purposes and nature of clinical supervision in counselling practice.
  • Critique the theoretical bases of different models in clinical supervision.
  • Debate ethical and professional issues in clinical supervision.
  • Relate theories learnt in the course to one’s own personal experiences in clinical supervision to enhance self-awareness.
  • Formulate one’s own personal approach to clinical supervision and conduct supervisory activities at the workplace with confidence.
  • Evaluate one’s own effectiveness as a clinical supervisor through reflective practice and self-assessment exercises.
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