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EMHP6006 Education Mental Health Practitioner Supervisory Training

Module Overview

The role of the supervisor within MHSTs is pivotal with high-quality supervision of trainee therapists being key to ensuring the successful delivery and sustainability of the MHSTs. It is expected that a ‘Community of Children and Young People’s MHST supervisors will evolve, which will become a growing resource to facilitate the development of MHSTs across a wider region beyond a given CCG footprint, and this will provide further support into the future for the sustainability of the EMHP programme. This module will equip you with the skills, knowledge and competence to supervise Education Mental Health Practitioners EMHP) in practice. The module is a blend of learning involving formal taught days, learning specifically directed by the University, up skilling with regards to the EMHP role and observation of supervision. The module is designed to front load theory and then to introduce you to this practice through observation of skilled practitioners. As your skill set increases you will increase your participation in the supervision and this will then be assessed and observed in supervision of supervision (Meta Supervision).

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Critically reflect on the importance of the supervisor as a change agent offering leadership and support to colleagues during the development and sustainability of MHSTs
  • Critically evaluate the models of supervision in CBT and applied in the MHSTs
  • Critically apply Roth and Pilling competencies in evaluating your own practice.
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the role of the EMHP within MHSTs and CAMHS.


Key aims of the training are to enable supervisors: • To develop competency in supervising EHMP evidence-based interventions set out in the EHMP curriculum. • To evidence a critical knowledge of the theoretical, research and implementation literature that underpins the supervision of trainees on the EHMP programme. • To enable supervisors to develop sustainable skills in supervising EHMPs in order to drive the ongoing development of these quality-driven, outcomes-informed services.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

A blended teaching approach: Lectures Online resources Directed study Self-Practice and Self-reflection Role play Group activities

Independent Study336
Total study time500



MethodPercentage contribution
AOP portfolio 
Assignment  (3000 words) 100%
Audio or Video Recording 

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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