C8507
Fundamental Principles of Pastoral Supervision

This graduate unit introduces students to the cornerstone concepts of professional supervision within the context of a range of ministry and social welfare environments.

Study Level

Postgraduate

Discipline

Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Pastoral Counselling

Credit Points

9

Prerequisites

Nil

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. identify and critically analyse relevant approaches to pastoral supervision with reference to their usefulness in the various life experiences of a client;
  2. critically distinguish between pastoral supervision and other forms of support relationships such as spiritual mentoring, professional coaching, therapeutic counselling or spiritual directing;
  3. develop effective skills of listening, inquiry, and personal reflection with interpersonal empathy appropriate to the supervisory relationship;
  4. reflect critically on the process of integrating spirituality with emotional well-being in the context of ministry work and practice;
  5. establish a framework of relevant ethical and regulatory principles to inform effective pastoral supervision.
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