Advanced Professional Supervision for Ministry Workers

An extension of the foundational models and skills for supervision taught in PC023, focussing on legal and ethical issues in supervision, the process of supervision, creative approaches to supervision, and the place of self-care in supervision. This is a core subject of the Graduate Certificate of Professional Pastoral Supervision; professional supervision is also available as an area of specialisation in the Doctor of Ministry.

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Subject Details

Ordinarily students complete their participation in supervision practice for PC051 alongside their enrolment in PC024.

Mode Extensive
Subject Code PC024
Workload One semester, 12 credit points
Status Core (Graduate Certificate of Professional Pastoral Supervision)
Prerequisites PC023
Teachers Len Firth, Kate Beer


  • Models and skills for supervision
  • Legal and ethical issues in supervision: mandatory reporting; codes of conduct, confession and working with the newly ordained
  • Practising the process: transference, counter-transference, parallel process; supervision, ministry and power
  • Group and peer supervision
  • Creative approaches to supervision, the importance of self-care for supervision 

Study Expectations
In this extensive, you will join in two two-day blocks of face-to-face classes, totalling four days of classes for the semester. You will be expected to engage with online resources (video and/or reading) and complete set assessment tasks in between face-to-face blocks. 


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