I’ve had experience of being a supervisee. Now I’m interested in becoming a supervisor. How can I get trained for this?
Ready now? Contact Marilyn Welch
You can engage in a Christ-centred, ecumenical, pastoral supervision training programme, offering experiential formational training and applied practice. Both clergy and lay persons, stipended or not, offering any ministry to the church, are welcome to enquire.
In order to gain entry to the programme, you need to complete the following process:
- Participate in a ‘Taste-and-See’ introductory session.
- Write a 500 word statement describing your experience of supervision and why you believe that supervision training is right for you.
- Satisfy an interview panel that you are a suitable candidate..
This training programme is of two years duration. The first year consists of ten modules covering theory, personal and professional development and skills practice.
In year two participants are required to complete a practicum component consisting of a total of 30 hours (20 hours face to face) supervision. They will also attend ten modules addressing issues commonly brought to supervision and will share scenarios in each session that will be reflected upon and supervised in the group.
Successful completion of Year One will entitle the participants to a Certificate in “An Introduction to Personal and Professional Development in Supervision”.
Successful completion of Year Two will entitle the participants to a Certificate in “Supervision in Pastoral Ministry”.
Cost of training is $750 over the two year training period.
CAIRA supervisors are required to re-license each year.
The criteria for re-licensing are:
- Participate in on-going professional development which informs your supervision practice.
- Attend three regional meetings per year.
- Have at least one supervisee that you meet with at least monthly.
- Renew your licence annually.
- Remain in good standing with the governing body of your church/denomination/organization, and provide a letter of good standing confirming this every three years.
- Be in supervision with a trained supervisor.
- Operate under the Koha principle.
Ready now to become a trainer? Contact Marilyn Welch