Clinical supervision is an emerging area of cross disciplinary practice in a range of different professional disciplines, especially health and social care areas of practice. Professional supervision is increasingly being recognized as a necessary support structure that is mandated in a range of professions including Social Work, Social Care, Psychology, Childcare, Youthwork, Nursing, Psychotherapy, and Counselling etc. The M.A in Clinical Supervision has been specifically designed for those who want to gain a nationally and internationally recognised qualification in this area to prepare them to provide professional clinical supervision at a higher level, especially to graduate disciplines such as those referred to above.
Within the programme, participants will study principles of supervision in professional practice, the practice and process of supervision, models of clinical supervision including developmental & integrative models. You will also study evidence based practice and research methods and design. The MA in Clinical Supervision in Professional Practice combines both theory and practical skills in a way that is designed to develop your competency and professional knowledge allowing you to work in the field of clinical supervision at Master's level.
The course was revised in 2015 and is validated by Quality and Qualification Ireland (QQI), who have overall responsibility for the quality of 3rd level academic programmes in Ireland. The course commences each September and can be taken on a full time or part-time basis. It is delivered across two twelve week semesters using a combination of classroom based teaching as well as some modules that are 'blended'. Blended learning combines face to face and web based teaching.
What supports will I have?
ICHAS has a proven record of delivering high quality higher education programmes at different Levels. All lecturers and staff are committed to student centred approaches. Each Module Leader is designated as the personal tutor for their Module and they provide feedback which is inclusive of both formative and summative feedback to every student. The Academic Administration and Programme Co-ordinators and Placement Co-ordinator guide and support all students with their academic work. Teaching and Learning resources are also made widely available to students through Moodle.
Within the Masters programme the two most highly weighted modules are the Practicum and Dissertation modules. On both these Modules you will be supported with a dedicated Practicum Supervisor as well as an Academic supervisor for the dissertation.
Who Awards My Qualification?
On successful completion of the programme, your qualification is awarded by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI). QQI is one of the principal Irish academic awarding bodies for higher level education in Ireland and it sets the award standards for qualifications on the NFQ. The qualification you receive is recognised both in Ireland and internationally. See www.qqi.ie for further information.
The MA in Clinical Supervision in Professional Practice has many features that make it one of the leading programmes of this type in Ireland, these include:
•This programme is part of a suite of programmes that have been recently re-validated by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), ensuring up to date teaching methods, programme content and quality.
•It is delivered by lecturers who work in this field, who are passionate about your education and dedicated to sharing their experience and expertise.
•It is recognised internationally, and on completion you will receive the Europass Diploma Supplement in addition to your degree parchment.
•It mixes theory and practice together to provide a complete understanding of the areas.
•This course has a progression route to PHD and doctorate level.
•It is recognised widely by employers, opening opportunities to graduates in a range of different areas.
•The course uses both classroom based and blended learning techniques. This allows the learner to access classes in person or using on-line facilities to allow for a better work/life/study balance. In certain modules attendance may be a requirement.