Supervision and Cases

As part of the programme, you will receive two and a half hours of university-based group supervision of your Incredible Years and Video Interaction Guidance practice a week, including group and individual work.


There will be a minimum of 70 hours of combined workplace and university supervision over the course year, which includes the weekly supervision of your individual parent work and VIG work from your workplace supervisor over the year. You will be expected to bring video clips to both University and your service setting for supervision.


You will run one Incredible Years Group, where the children must be aged 3-5 years and experiencing difficulties with their behaviour. This work will be closely supervised at the University and you are expected to bring tapes of the group work to supervision.


For the VIG work, you need to have seen at least six, closely supervised, completed individual parent cases. There must be a total of 18 cycles completed across the families. You must have received a minimum of 20 hours of workplace VIG supervision across the course of the year. The child must be between the ages of 0-5.


For the individual, regulatory work, three cases must be seen. These cases will be where the child experiences difficulties with feeding, toileting, sleeping or persistent crying. The child must be 18 months to 3 years of age. The individual parent work will be closely supervised through bringing therapy tapes to the university and by bringing clips to workplace supervision. This work needs to be with the parent and parent and child.


We have provided a supervision contract for you and both your supervisors to work through during your initial meetings to help you discuss and agree the nature and content of your supervision. This will form the Supervision Contract between yourself, University Supervisor and Workplace Supervisor. Please do adapt this to your individual needs if helpful.


Supervision Feedback

We have provided a supervisee feedback form on supervision which can be a useful tool to help you review supervision with your supervisor at the end of each term. At the end of each supervision session we will ask you to provide feedback to your supervisor by using the Helpful Aspects of Supervision Questionnaire (HASQ).


Your Supervisors

Your University based supervisor will provide you with intensive skills-based supervision, helping to develop your Incredible Years Group Leader and VIG competencies. They will supervise one group over the year and your VIG / individual cases. Your service supervisors will also supervise your VIG and individual cases. During the course of the year, you will move supervision groups.


Your Workplace based supervision will also involve caseload supervision (including of your group). They will hold an overview of all your clinical cases. They will also support you in applying relevant theory to your individual parenting cases and will be able to support you in working in your clinical setting and dealing with clinical issues such as risk.


Both your Workplace and University based clinical supervisors will be offered training in the requirements of supervision and the clinical assessment associated with the programme. They will also be offered ongoing continued professional development (CPD) in and supervision of their supervision practice.


Your Role as Supervisee

In addition to filling in the clinical and supervision logs and reports (see below) you will also need to think about your role as a supervisee. This will include coming prepared for your supervision, keeping notes on discussions in supervision and carrying through jointly agreed action points (see record of supervision) and bringing a summary of your supervision to your 1:1 tutorials (see ongoing summary of supervision hours). If you have any concerns about your cases or supervision please do raise these with your supervisors in the first instance.


In order to develop a reflective approach to the work you carry out and link theory, practice and supervision, Reflective Practice Logs should be submitted alongside your tapes A, B and C.