CERTIFICATE IN SUPERVISION IN PASTORAL MINISTRY
An Integrated Approach to Personal and Professional Development Encompassing Collegiality, Accountability, Identity, Responsibility and Authority
Supervision training based on the CAIRA model (an Acronym for the professional qualities identified from her background in Clinical Pastoral Education) was outlined in a thesis by Storm Swain, a Hospital Chaplain in Dunedin. A colleague, Erice Fairbrother, used the thesis as a resource for a pilot supervisor training programme in the Dunedin Diocese of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa/New Zealand and Polynesia.
On becoming Director of Distance Education, Formation and Training (DEFT), an arm of the Tikanga Pakeha Ministry Committee (TPMC), Erice gained approval in 2002 to offer a revised training course New Zealand wide.
A TPMC commissioned review of the programme by Evan Sherrard provided valuable feedback for the continued development of supervisor training. A new curriculum was designed in 2009.
Based on feedback from Trainers and Trainees, it became apparent that the curriculum would be strengthened by a further revision, this to include reordering of the sequence and content of modules and the provision of a range of supporting resources. Undertaken by two of CAIRA’s National Advisory Group (NAG), Marilyn Welch and Barbara Harford, this was completed in 2012 and is currently the curriculum in use.
The Logo, originally focusing on the integration of the professional qualities of supervision, has also been redesigned to express the philosophy of those participating in CAIRA supervision being held in a safe place, enabling transformation and growth.