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Intensive Case Supervisors Professional Development Course

IPCAPA is dedicated to the ongoing development of their trainee child psychotherapists who have a challenging 4 year clinical placement in an NHS setting within which they learn many aspects of becoming a child psychotherapist.  Together with their personal analysis and service supervision, the intensive case supervisor has the vital responsibility for facilitating their growth and learning throughout the four years and IPCAPA is committed to enabling our intensive case supervisors to develop in this crucial role.

The main aim of this course is for the participants to get more information and develop the skills and confidence to provide the learning from the intensive cases that trainees are required to undertake within their training.  Intensive case supervisors help trainees learn from an intensive case, supervising the trainee’s understanding of the clinical material, discussing the technical issues and making appropriate links to psychoanalytic theory.

Following on from the previous successful courses, we would like to offer a further group of senior child and adolescent psychotherapists the chance to develop their skills and learning and become IPCAPA approved intensive case supervisors to our future trainees.

Contact the Training Co-Ordinator to express your interest in the next offering of the course - the current course concludes in September 2017.
>> Download the course information leaflet

Who the course is for

Clinicians with a minimum of 5 years’ experience as child and adolescent psychotherapists, who should also have up to date knowledge of the NHS, are invited to apply to this course which leads to becoming one of our dedicated group of intensive case supervisors, on which we depend.

Course Leader

Teresa Bailey, a senior and experienced child and adolescent psychotherapist, with many years in both the NHS and providing intensive case supervision.

Learning Outcomes

1. The role and the responsibilities of an ICS, Setting up IC supervision and the issues of reporting: to whom, when and how. Developing a setting in which a trainee feels able to share apparent mistakes, confusions and uncertainties. 

2. Setting up intensive psychotherapy with the child and parents and guiding the trainee in presenting the child’s internal world to the parents at reviews and to professionals in meetings.  Communication to those outside of the ICS relationship. 

3. Supporting the trainee with areas of conflict in a CAMHS team or with particular individuals over who holds clinical responsibility, over the parent work; conflicts with the training school; with parents and their impact on the child particularly when not adequately worked with.

4. Enabling self-awareness and the understanding of how the trainee’s personal circumstances may impact on the close relationship with their intensive patient. Introducing theory in ways the trainee can digest. Managing sexual identity, gender, disability and racial difference and the impact of different religion and cultures.  Picking out strengths and weaknesses, without overwhelming the trainee.

5. Help with writing brief summaries and the final clinical paper. Issues of endings with intensive patients and the CAMHS team’s view of the work ending. 

6. Consolidating the above.

Course Times

Thursday evenings: 6.45-7.45pm            

  • 3 November 2016
  • 5 January 2017
  • 2 March 2017
  • 4 May 2017
  • 6 July 2017
  • 7 September 2017.

Contact Ella Rooney to express interest in future courses: ipcapatraining@bpf-psychotherapy.org.uk

Course Fees

  • IPCAPA members £180
  • Non IPCAPA child and adolescent psychotherapist £250

Payment can be made by Credit/Debit Card or by Bank Transfer: The Co-operative Bank, Sort Code: 08 02 28, Account No. 68474694 quoting ‘CPD/36’ as reference for this payment.

All payments must be received by 30 September 2016 to confirm your place.

Further Information

To reserve your place and for further information please contact: Ella Rooney, IPCAPA Training Co-ordinator, British Psychotherapy Foundation,   37 Mapesbury Road, London NW2 4HJ | Tel 020 8438 2412 | E-mail ipcapatraining@bpf-psychotherapy.org.uk.


Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be made in writing. Cancellations made no later than four weeks prior to the commencement of the course are eligible for a full refund minus an administration charge of £25.

DISCLAIMER: The bpf will  not be held  responsible for travel/ hotel expenses made or incurred in the unlikely event of this course either being cancelled or postponed.

bpf courses qualify for CPD. The bpf values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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