Introduction to Professional Supervision

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: SSC461
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Rebecca Loundar



Awards offering Introduction to Professional Supervision

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Examine and critique current theories and models of professional supervision;
  2. Evaluate the integration of supervision practice with consideration given to sociocultural and ethical factors;
  3. Develop an understanding of professional supervision and supervisory relationships across a range of contexts, including clinical, community, pastoral and other professional and industry contexts;
  4. Critically reflect on one’s personal and professional development as a supervisor.

Subject Content

  • Theories and models of professional supervision
  • Development of the supervisory relationship and dynamics
  • Clinical contexts
  • Community contexts
  • Pastoral contexts
  • Professional and industry contexts
  • Integration of supervision practice with sociocultural and ethical factors
  • Development of self as supervisor, including self-awareness and self-development
  • Reflective practice
  • Evaluate effectiveness of supervision and the supervisory relationship

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Onsite (face-to-face)
  • Online (e-Learning)
  • Intensives

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Essay (40%)
  • Case Study Analysis (40%)
  • Reading Reflections (20%)

Prescribed Text

  • Carroll, M. & Shaw, Elisabeth. Ethical maturity in the helping professions: Making difficult life and work decisions. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2013.

Please consult your instructor prior to purchasing any texts