Internship Posts - Faculty of Psychotherapy & Counselling
Metanoia is committed to the training and development of future tutors and has implemented its Internship Programme in support of this initiative. The Programme offers an internship for up to three years. At the heart of Metanoia’s Internship programme is the close working relationship with the Primary Tutor with whom the Assistant works. This relationship (whilst not a co-facilitating one as in a peer relationship) needs to be co-operative. Interns will respect that the Primary Tutor has full responsibility for the training group and will make final decisions about the group. However, to create a co-operative relationship both the Primary Tutor and the Intern will need time to plan and review training weekends and to build and support the trainer/Intern dyad. In accepting the role, an Intern agrees to maintain their Membership of Metanoia and to be bound by Metanoia’s Codes of Ethics for Trainers and its disciplinary and grievance procedures, in addition to the Codes of any other professional bodies to which they belong. Interns are expected to maintain an appropriate professional relationship/distance with trainees and may not accept trainees as clients.
The Programme offers professional development in the follow areas:
• Consolidation of theory.
• Preparation towards professional training accreditation.
• The opportunity to experience aspects of being a trainer and to enlarge skills as a trainer and supervisor through:
o Modelling from tutors; o Receiving feedback on their work; o Identifying growing edges and exploring ways forward; o Co-operative learning;
THE ROLE OF AN INTERN
In supporting the Primary Tutor, the Intern will:
• Share their understanding of group process/individual trainees/structure and process of training.
• Provide practical support through:
o Checking training rooms are ready
o Managing administration e.g.
Record of live supervision presentations/small group work
Record outstanding work
Record individual therapy/supervision arrangements
Advising group of relevant information, e.g. date changes, workshops etc.
Coordinate with visiting trainers.
In addition the Intern Tutor will contribute to:
• Teaching theory
• Live supervision
• Small groups – supervision
• Evaluation of written work
• Holding continuity in the group by:
o Informing trainers of group process oApprising of current issues for individual trainees o Keeping history of contracts/growing edges o Being an “oral historian” for the group o Being a contact point as needed (but being aware of the possibility of polarisation) o Keeping ongoing brief written feedback of trainees/group in conjunction with Primary Tutor.
EVALUATION AND FEEDBACK
A key aspect of the Internship Programme is the evaluation of self, the Primary Tutor, other trainers, individual trainees, and other Interns. Interns will be expected to contribute to Trainers’ meetings and to give feedback on the training group and at debrief meetings.
In addition to the professional development and learning gained from working alongside an experienced tutor, Interns will receive the following benefits.
• Lunch expenses to the value of £10 per day when supported by a receipt.
• One free place on a Metanoia Continuing Professional Development Workshop.*
• Payment for any marking undertaken at the request of the Primary Tutor and Metanoia Membership paid for the Year
* Please note that the workshop must be taken in the same academic year in which the Assistant Tutor is assisting and must not prevent attendance by a paying participant.