Creative Approaches to Supervision Diploma

This one year BPA and ADMP Accredited cross professional course  is ran by the London Centre for Psychodrama

The course is based on the principles published in the book: Creative Supervision Across Modalities: Theory and Applications for Therapists, Counsellors and Helping Professionals. A. Chesner and L. Zografou (eds), Jessica Kingsley Publications (2014).

The course is 130 hours, at Diploma level. Applications are welcome from psychotherapists, counsellors, arts and play therapists, coaches and others interested in the supervision of practitioners from various fields. This established course is accredited by BPA, and recognised by BADTh, organisational members of UKCP and HCPC respectively. It is also accredited by ADMP. Successful completion of the Training may lead to inclusion on registers of supervisors (subject to all other relevant criteria being met).

The course is based in psychodynamic and integrative principles, with a strong commitment to the creative process and the use of creative action methods in one to one, group and team supervision. We welcome applications from practitioners from a variety of orientations and modalities.


Module 1: Supervisory roles and relationships, contracting and ethics

Module 2: Practice issues, regular and crisis supervision

Module 3: Specialist perspectives

Module 4: Supervision of supervision, working with groups and teams.

Trainees commit to a minimum of 8 sessions of supervision on their supervision practice during the training period.

Two of these are included in the course fee. The remaining sessions can be undertaken with an appropriately qualified supervisor of the trainee’s choice.

Each module includes action-based teaching of supervision theory; demonstration and practice of creative methodology and action methods; live peer supervision and reflections; specialist topic and book presentations.

Weekend Course Content

Theories of supervision based in integrative, systemic and psychodynamic principles

Creative and action based techniques as applied to individual and group supervision

Live supervision skills practice

Specialist presentations reflecting the areas of expertise of the group

Book reviews reflecting the interests of the group and the core reading list of the course

A final paper on applied learning from the course

Assessment by self, peer and tutor

Dates and times

Training runs over the following weekends and times: Friday 7pm-9.30pm, Saturday 9.30am-6pm and Sunday 9.30am-5pm

  • 25th – 27th September 2020
  • 23rd – 25th October 2020
  • 27th – 29th November 2020
  • 29th – 31st January 2021
  • 26th – 28th February 2021
  • 26th – 28th March 2021
  • 30th April – 2nd May 2021

Core Staff

Course Director Anna Chesner MA, UKCP reg Psychotherapist, HCPC reg Dramatherapist, specialist in Psychodrama and Group Analysis

Céline Butté, MA, UKCP reg Dance Movement Psychotherapist, ADMP reg Dance Movement Psychotherapist & Supervisor, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and MBT informed practitioner, Dip Creative Approaches to Supervision


£2500, payable in instalments. The fee includes attendance at training weekends, tutorials, and two one to one supervision of supervision sessions with a member of the Core Staff team.

Training Venue

London Centre for Psychodrama, Cawley Centre, Maudsley Hospital, London SE5 8AZ

How to Apply

Applicants must be at least three years post qualification.

To apply send a letter of intent, a current CV including your qualification dates, details of organisational memberships and work situation. In addition please provide email details of two referees, one of whom should be your current supervisor.

Enclose a passport sized photo and cheque for the application fee of £85 to: A. Chesner, London Centre for Psychodrama, Cawley Centre, Maudsley Hospital, London SE5 8AZ.

Please also send an email version of your application as a back up to

Enquiries Email: Or Telephone: 020 7515 6342