CPS801: Theory & Practice of Professional Supervision

Students in this unit will learn to integrate professional supervision theory and practice within the context of their Christian faith. The unit is normally presented through 2 x 2-day semi-intensives and includes an online component. This unit is designed to provide students with the foundational knowledge and skills required to begin practice as a professional supervisor in their chosen context. Within the framework of a Christian Worldview, students will explore the various theories and models of supervision practice and begin developing skills in professional supervision. Students will be provided with the opportunity to gain insight into the role of the supervisor, the essence of supervision and what constitutes best practice. Students will explore the distinctive characteristics of pastoral and clinical supervision in contrast with mentoring, coaching, counselling, spiritual direction and other supportive practices.

Students are provided with extended opportunity to develop and practice supervision skills within an experiential context. Integrated learning activities are designed to promote the development of supervision skills. This unit facilitates the growth and development of the student in both personal and interpersonal domains.