Creative Arts Supervision Training Diploma

Creative Arts Supervision Training Diploma at Central offers experienced Arts therapists, psychotherapists, counsellors, play therapists and dance movement therapists a training in creative, clinical supervision

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The Creative Arts Supervision Diploma is a one year, part-time, course (January to December) which offers experienced Arts therapists, psychotherapists, counsellors, play therapists and dance movement therapists a training in creative, clinical supervision.

About the course

The CAST training course, recognised by the British Association of Dramatherapists (BADth) will appeal to Arts therapists, psychotherapists, counsellors, play therapists and dance movement therapists who are seeking a supervision training that offers a sound theoretical base and a unique combination of experiential and theoretical modules to fully support the creative approach to supervision.

Regular supervision is a requirement of the Health and Social Care Professions (HCPC), BADth and all counselling and therapy professional bodies. Its function is to provide an objective overview of the dynamics present in the therapy relationship. Supervision monitors ethical standards and practice and encourages professional development.

CAST is a long established supervision training designed by a dynamic team of HCPC registered creative therapists and supervisors with many successful cohorts following it’s opening in 1998. 2018 sees this innovative and popular course moving to Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

The programme is delivered over one year with 120 contact hours and is designed to allow time for reflection and integration. Learners are required to be in personal therapy for the duration of the training.

On completion of the course you should expect to:

  • attain the experiential and theoretical tools necessary to work as a clinical supervisor
  • develop confidence to utilize creative methods within a supervisory relationship.
  • gain the experience, skills and guidance to enable you to set up a supervision practice.


Applicants must have IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent in the English language.

Applicants will need to a minimum three years clinical, post qualifying experience and have completed at least 40 sessions of supervision following completion of their professional qualification. Two references are required, preferably including one from the current supervisor.


You can now register for an interview by filling out the form on this page! Alternatively call us on +44 (0)20 7559 3960*.

Interviews will be held on 8th July2017, 1st September 2017 and cost £55 which is a non-refundable fee. Due to the high level of interest in this training, applicants are strongly advised to apply early.

The interview day will consist of a practical group session in the morning and an individual interview in the afternoon.

* Our phone lines are from 9:30am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday. During busy periods we will be closed for lunch from 1:00-2:00pm.

Dates & Duration

The following dates (for the 2018 course) are indicative and given as a guideline only. Unless otherwise stated times are 9.30am – 5pm.

1) What is Supervision? Introduction to the course.

11th, 12th, 13th January 2018

2) Residential. Myth and Supervision

Location: The Abbey, Sutton Courtenay, The Green, Abingdon, OX14 4AF

9th, 10th ,11th February 2018.

3) Easter Intensive –Movement and Supervision, Setting Up in Supervision

17th, 18th, 19th, 20th April

4) Tutorials

May, June 2018

Individual tutorials - dates to be arranged individually

5) Creative Arts and Supervision

6th, 7th July

6) Ethics, Quads, Integrated Learning

13th, 14th, 15th September

7) Presentations

9th, 10th November

8) Vivas

15th December

10) Final day

16th December

Key Staff

Find out who teaches on this course, below.

Dr Alyson Coleman, MA, Pg Cert, PhD

Lecturer, Drama and Movement Therapy