Theological Reflection in the Practice of Pastoral Supervision

This postgraduate unit  builds upon earlier units. It enables students to understand the theological dimension of their practice and to develop their theology of Pastoral Supervision. It also seeks to equip the student to teach others the practice of theological reflection. It includes personal narrative and spirituality, the theology of suffering, models of theological reflection, pastoral hermeneutics, models of spiritual assessment, theologies of pastoral supervision, and the role of ritual in the supervisory alliance.

Study Level



Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Pastoral Theology

Credit Points



P8585 Introduction to Supervisory Practice.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. teach a range of methods for theological reflection
  2. assist others to reflect theologically by modelling it in the practice of pastoral supervision
  3. develop a theology of pastoral supervision
  4. employ theological reflection as a means to inform their supervisory practice and develop greater congruence.
  5. integrate their theology of pastoral supervision with their practice.
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