Goal

  • development of supervision profession
  • assuarnce of supervision service quality
  • assurance and monitoring of the supervisor’s continuous professional development

Supervisors and coaches, who have applied for and received the quality level, are brought out in the designated subpage of ESCA homepage; they are prior suggested to our cooperation partners as supervisors and coaches; they have the rights to participate in procurements.

Description of the procedure

Beginning

Applying for the quality level is voluntary. For application 3 supervisors formulate the quality group on their own initiative. Supervisors applying for different levels can belong to the same quality group.
Upon formulation of the gorup, each member lets the other’s know the level they are applying for (during the process one can not change the applicable level), and submits his/her portfolio to the others for reading.
Goup reports to the ESCA board on the formulation of the group and applicable levels.

Content

Maximum lenght of the group working period is 4 months.
It is recommended to give each member at least 3 hours for self-reflection. At one meeting, one member is on the focus.
Supervisor proves his/her correspondence to the applicable level according to the quality criteria, eg describes his/her ethical and philosophical principles, work as a supervisor, one client process, answers the questions of the group members (see the criteria in the table).
ESCA prefers trust relation upon proving the working and learning experience, both in the group and at the board. In case of doubts the group or board members may ask to provide appropriate written proof.
Decision upon the supervisors correspondence to the applicable level is made by the other group members by consensus. In case of differencies in opinion between the group members the level is not confirmed. With misunderstandings or complicated cases it is suggested to turn to the ESCA board.

End process

After the meetings the group presents the applied and confirmed levels of the supervisors to the ESCA board for approval.
The quality level is valid for 3 years after approval in the board. Quality level can be renewed or changed after every three years.

The composition of the quality group is ontime! ESCA recommends to choose the group between members, who are not close collegues in everyday life, to assure the credibility in applying for the quality level. ESCA board has the right to ask for changes in the groups based on the above mentioned criterias.

NAMES AND REQUIREMENTS OF QUALITY LEVELS

 

Supervisor/coachLEVEL 6 Supervisor/coachLEVEL 7 Supervisor/coachLEVEL 8
 Description Corresponds to the quality requirements in this table, has practiced as a supervisor continuously (at least 1 year after completing the supervisory education and receiving the diploma), develops professionally Corresponds to the quality requirements in this table, has practiced as a supervisor continuously (at least 3 years after completing the supervisory education and receiving the diploma), develops professionally and the supervision sphere Corresponds to the quality requirements in this table, has practiced as a supervisor continuously (at least 8 years after completing the supervisory education and receiving the diploma), develops professionally and the supervision sphere, supervises/teaches/educates supervisors/coaches/mentors or similar professionals
Diploma in supervision/coaching (corresponding to ANSE and ESCA standards of supervisopry education) x x x
Payment of annual fee(s) of ESCA x x x
Working according to the ESCA statue and ethical code x x x
Participation in professional further education x x x
Participation in ESCA and/or ANSE conferences or educational courses (incl. summer/winter schools) x x x
Documented practice hours of supervision processes   (astronomic hour), incl individual and group processes At least 50 hours per year, after graduating At least 150 hours during the last 3 years, at least 10 clients At least 800 hours during the last 8 years, at least 25 clients
Written portfolio of the Supervisor, which includes (minimum requirements):

  • documented working hours, educative courses and other appropriate documents
  • professional philosophical/methodical choices
  • main tools
  • self-reflection connected to the professional development
  • analyses of client groups
  • one self chosen  written analyses/reflection of a client work
x x x
Documented metasupervision process

  • Estvision group (according to ESCA Requirements) AND/OR
  • Intervisioni group (incl Baltvision) (according to ANSE requirements) AND/OR
  • personal regular individual supervision or therapy process
x x x
Number of additional points according to the activity value

  • Contribution in ESCA active working group at least during one year (15)
  • Contribution to ESCA development within a certain project (15)
  • Participation in ESCA board at least during one year (25)
  • Participation in ANSE project at least one year (20)
  • Participation in ANSE board at least during one year (25)
  • Giving a workshop on supervision/coaching (10)
  • Giving an introductory course on supervision in a College or University  (at least 1 semester) (10-15)
  • Working as guest lecturer in a supervision training program (10-15)
  • Working as course leader in a supervision training program (20-30)
  • Working as a Teaching Supervisor (20)
  • Article about supervision/coaching in a professional blog (5-10)
  • Report/paper in a conference about supervision/coaching (5-15)
  • Article in an open media about supervision/coaching (10)
  • Composing professional tool, which gets published (10-15)
  • Article in a scientific magazine about supervision/coaching (30)
  • Book about supervision/coaching (50)
  • other activities in the supervision/coaching field (…)
10p  20p 40p

 

Approved on the 17th of November 2017, at ESCA General Assembly