Training in Cross-Professional Pastoral Supervision

Online 2020

Location:        This course began in Glasgow and now meets on Zoom

Dates/Times: One Tuesday per month 1000-1600


Certificate Module One          Jan 7; Feb 4; Mar 3; Mar 31;

Certificate Module Two          Apr 28; May 26; Jun 30; July 28

Diploma Module                    Dates to be confirmed (4 days once per month)


Soulful Supervision: Introductory Workshop (Module One: Part One)  Jan 7; Feb 4

Supervision as the intentional dialogue between soul, role and context;  differences between supervision, line management, counselling and coaching; contracting and establishing expectations; structuring the supervisory time.


Toolkits and Frameworks for Supervision (Module One: Part Two) Mar 3; Mar 31

Core skills & competencies for supervising; power and vulnerability; developmental phases in supervision; tools for getting participants and their work into the room; eliciting, tracking and exploring the supervisory focus; building the bridge from reflection back to practice.


Behind the Scenes, Beneath the Words (Module Two) Apr 28; May 26; Jun 30; July 28.

Working with the ‘then and there’ in the ‘here and now’; dynamics between supervisor, supervisee, context and culture; unspoken and unconscious factors in supervision; creative methods for accessing what is really going on; collusion, avoidance and sabotage.


Professional Integration & Independent Learning (Module Three & Four) Dates to be confirmed

Personal, vocational and professional integration; integrative theoretical and praxis base for supervision; team and group supervision; professional practice issues.

Fees:                            £800 for Certificate; £1200 for Certificate and Diploma taken together.

Eligibility:                   The course is open to anyone whose work involves caring for carers.

Offering Supervision: Participants build up a practice log of 10 hours of supervision to gain the certificate and 25 hours for the Diploma.          

Being Supervised:      Participants are required to engage in monthly supervision with an approved mentoring supervision to embed their learning and practice.

Accreditation:            The course meets the training hours required for accreditation with APSE (Association for Pastoral Supervision and Education)

Application Process:  Applicants are asked to complete an application form, nominate a referee and be interviewed (in person, by phone or by Zoom). A fee of £45 is charged to cover the application process.  

Training Team: IPSRP Director Michael Paterson, Associate Ian Taylor, Associate Liz Crumlish.

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