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LP20633: Supervision

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2017/8
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health (administered by the Learning Partnerships Office)
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Academic Year at Action on Addiction
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: ES 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Essay (2500 words) 100% (ES 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
After developing an understanding of the various models of supervision, students will have an opportunity to practice and develop the skills required for its safe and effective use as supervisees and supervisors. On completion of the unit the student should be able to:
* Understand different modes and models of supervision.
* Appraise their own supervision needs and how they are best met in supervision.
* Appreciate the perspectives and practices required to implement supervision in a range of situations.
* Identify the unique characteristics of supervision in the drug and alcohol field.
* Evaluate use of supervision within the workplace.

Intellectual Skills
* Engage in evaluation of the supervision available in their work placement (T, A).
* Appraisal of supervision requirements in relation to the opportunities supervision offers (T, A).
* Reflect on the appropriateness of different models, theory and practice (T, F, A).
* Make effective use of supervision (T, F).
* Develop ability to use contracts to support the supervision process. (T, F, A)
* Communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions. (T,F,A)
Key Skills:
* Exercise initiative and personal responsibility (F).
* Make decisions (F).
* Undertake appropriate further training of a professional or equivalent nature. (F)
Taught (T), Facilitated (F), and/or Assessed (A)

This unit will clarify the purpose, intentions and ethical boundaries of the different kinds of supervision found in the substance misuse field to enable students to establish a meaningful professional contract between supervisor and supervisee in any setting. Students will develop the intellectual understanding and practical skills to apply critical thinking in their use and practice of supervision to allow them to use this resource to reduce work related stress and best help their clients. Students will study a range of supervision models including the 'Seven-Eyed' model and develop sufficient familiarity in this model to be in a position to offer supervision to others and as a platform for further learning. Through learning to critically reflect on personal practice in relation to supervision in the workplace, students will develop the self-awareness necessary to develop as self-reflective supervisors and users of supervision.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

LP20633 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Programmes administered by the Learning Partnerships Office
  • UHHL-KFB09 : BSc(Hons) Addictions Counselling (Work-based learning) (Full-time at Action on Addiction)
  • UHHL-KPB09 : BSc(Hons) Addictions Counselling (Work-based learning) (Part-time at Action on Addiction)