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Professional Supervision

Professional supervision is an important and expanding field of practice. The provision of high-quality supervision services within both clinical and pastoral contexts is central to the health and wellbeing of those that minister to and support others and to those who are being ministered to.

Professional supervision is a forum for reflection and accountability that maintains a focus on experiential learning. Supervision is a contractual, relational, collaborative and reflective process that facilitates the growth and development of the individual and their ethical and professional practice. Professional supervision holds a dual focus in ensuring optimal outcomes for clients and the professional development and self-care of the supervisee.

To meet professional association requirements, clinical practitioners such as counsellors and psychotherapists have for many years been required to regularly attend clinical supervision. The Royal Commission’s finding (recommendation 16.45), that “each religious institution should ensure that all people in religious or pastoral ministry, including religious leaders, have professional supervision with a trained professional,” further supports the importance of professional supervision in an expanding range of contexts.

Please note: Entry into training as a professional supervisor requires a minimum of 5 years’ experience in your field of expertise eg 5 years experience in pastoral ministry or chaplaincy for training as a professional pastoral supervisor and 5 years clinical practice experience for training as a professional clinical supervisor.

Your pathway to accreditation as a professional supervisor begins with your enrolment in the Graduate Certificate of Professional Supervision.

Bible and Theology students who wish to include Professional Supervision training as part of an Australian College of Theology award, please contact us for a personalised course plan. 

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