Supervision

The Centre offers supervision groups and and provides training in supervision skills from time to time.

Supervision at the Centre is:

Contemplative   discerning how and where God is in the work of the Director
Formative   growth in knowledge and insights, developing self-awareness and understanding
Normative   the ethics of good practice and standards
Restorative   space for releasing feelings and holding them
Affirmative   gentle challenge in the context of ongoing support and affirmation


APSE
has details of courses offered by its members.

There are a few places remaining in Supervision Groups for the academic year 2015 - 2016. Each group meets 9 times per year (3 times per term) for 2 hours and the cost is £25 per session. Contact Catherine Chapman for more information.


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The Association for Pastoral Supervisors and Educators (APSE) describes supervision as:


regular, planned intentional and boundaried space in which a practitioner skilled in supervision meets with one or more other practitioners to look together at the supervisees’ practice


a relationship characterised by trust, confidentiality, support and openness that gives the supervisee freedom and safety to explore the issues arising in their work


spiritually / theologically rich – works within a framework of spiritual / theological understanding in dialogue with the supervisee’s world view and work


psychologically informed – draws on relevant psychological theory and insight to illuminate intra-personal and inter-personal dynamics


contextually sensitive – pays attention to the particularities of setting, culture and world-view


praxis based – focuses on a report of work and /or issues that arise in and from the supervisee’s pastoral practice


a way of growing in vocational identity, pastoral competence, self awareness, spiritual / theological reflection, pastoral interpretation, quality of presence, accountability, response to challenge, mutual learning attentive to issues of fitness to practice, skill development, management of boundaries, professional identity and the impact of the work upon all concerned parties