Advanced Professional Supervision for Ministry Worker

Unit Overview
This unit examines the ethical issues that lie behind the supervisory process and their application to ministerial codes of conduct. Students will be provided with the supervisory tools required for effective peer and group supervision. Self-awareness and issues in self-supervision will be explored as students integrate learnings from their own supervision as well as their work with supervisees.

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Unit Details

Unit Code PC024-812_912
Workload Extensive; 8-10 hours per week plus supervision given and received
Status Elective
Prerequisites PC023-812_912
Teachers Geoff Broughton and Len Firth

Unit Content

  • Review of Previous (PC023) Unit – 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 unit, you can expect to grow in confidence and competence as a supervisor by practical experiential learning and by reflection on experience of supervision and guided reading. You will be required to continue providing supervision and to be under professional supervision of your supervision of others. The unit is designed to be delivered in two on-campus intensives each of two days’ duration. Students should allow 8-10 hours of study time per week for this postgraduate unit.


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