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2018 Pastoral Supervision Training Course – Certificate or Diploma – Birmingham

New Pastoral Supervision Training Course – leading to Certificate or Diploma

At the Quaker Study Centre Woodbrooke, Birmingham

DATES: 22-24th Feb 2018, 3-5th May 2018, 19-21st July 2018, 27-29th Sept 2018
COST: £300 per module

Participants can book overnight accommodation directly with Woodbrooke.

Further details and application forms available from

TRAINERS: Tony Nolan & Bob Whorton


Summer 2018 – Diploma and Certificate Courses in Pastoral Supervision – Cambridge

Two one-week intensive practical courses in Cambridge from leading practitioners to develop your skills in using Supervision for supporting people with whom you minister.

These intensive courses cover both the theory and practice of Supervision. They are theologically rich, psychologically informed and contextually sensitive. Both courses have a strong emphasis on experiential learning and across the five immersive days participants will be given time and space to explore the theory of supervision, practice supervision skills and reflect on the learning.

Certificate in Pastoral Supervision

30th July 2018 to 3rd August 2018

Initial training for those who have oversight of colleagues, team members or peers. Some may have already attended a basic skills course, but this is not a requirement. The aim of the course is to offer an experience of learning where participants can explore the theory and practice of supervision and begin to develop awareness of what supervision is (and is not!) and build confidence to practice within their ministry context.

This course fulfils the training requirement towards accreditation with the Association for Pastoral Supervisors and Educators as an Accredited Pastoral Supervisor.

Diploma in Pastoral Supervision

6th August 2018 to 10th August 2018

A creative and professional learning experience for those who have completed the Certificate in Supervision (or equivalent) and want to deepen and extend their work as supervisors. There will be opportunities to explore the theory and practice of supervision and develop competence in using creative and professional skills in a range of settings.

This course fulfils the training requirement towards accreditation with the Association for Pastoral Supervisors and Educators as a Senior Accredited Pastoral Supervisor

Course Tutors

The Revd Dr Jane Leach

Senior Accredited Pastoral Supervisor, APSE Principal, Wesley House, Connexional Director of Supervision, Methodist Church in Britain.

Jane Leach was the founding Chair of the Association of Pastoral Supervision and education. She is a member of the Institute of Pastoral Supervision and Reflective Practice and holds a Diploma in Creative Supervision from the London School of Psychodrama. Jane teaches practical theology in the Cambridge Theological Federation and with Michael Paterson co-authored Pastoral Supervision: A Handbook (SCM 2015).

The Revd Diane Clutterbuck

Senior Accredited Pastoral Supervisor, APSE; Tutor, Wesley House, Co-Director, Institute of Pastoral Supervision and Reflective Practice

Diane Clutterbuck is a very experienced supervisor and trainer in the church, the public sector and with voluntary organisations. In the last few years she has offered supervision into organisations which include the NHS, the Police Service of Northern Ireland, Concern Worldwide, the Church of Ireland, the Church of England and the Methodist Church in Ireland. Since 2015 she has been part of a team introducing supervision for all ministers in the Methodist Church in Britain and this has included developing training and policy.

Edinburgh Training Courses 2017-18

Supervision & Mission 29 Sep & 27 Oct

Two day introductory workshop exploring pastoral supervision and its place within ministry and mission; differences between supervision, line management, spiritual accompaniment and personal therapy; opportunities for soulful supervision within the course group

Toolkits & Frameworks 24 Nov & 19 Jan

Two day course exploring working agreements; power and vulnerability in supervision; core skills & competencies; eliciting, tracking and exploring the supervisory focus; getting beneath the stories practitioners tell to the heart of the matter; building a bridge from reflection back to practice.

Taken together Supervision & Mission and Toolkits & Frameworks meet the training requirements for accreditation as a General Accredited Supervisor with APSE.

Certificate in Pastoral Supervision 16 Feb, 16 Mar, 13 Apr, 18 May

Those who have successfully completed Supervision & Mission and Toolkits & Frameworks (or an equivalent short skills based course elsewhere) can enroll on this certificate level course which pays attention not only to the ‘then and there’ of the pastoral scenario (ie the material supervisees bring to supervision) but also to the ‘here and now’ of the supervision session (in the dynamics between supervisor and supervisee). Course content includes context and culture in supervision; stakeholders and organisational dynamics; unspoken and unconscious factors in supervision; collusion, avoidance and sabotage.

Upon completion of this course participants will have met the training requirements for accreditation as a Senior Accredited Supervisor with APSE. .

Diploma in Pastoral Supervision 15 Jun, 14 Sep, 19 Oct, 16 Nov

Upon completion of the certificate, this professional course is open to those who accompany others and focuses on four key areas: theological reflection; integrative practice; team and group supervision; professional practice. In addition students work on a project of personal interest.

Full details from:
Rev Dr Michael Paterson
Director, Institute of Pastoral Supervision & Reflective Practice

Certificate in Reflective Practice and Pastoral Supervision : October 2017 – June 2018

This course is taught over a year in six 2-day workshops, leading towards a ‘Certificate in Reflective Practice & Pastoral Supervision’.

The course fee is £836.

For more information: DOWNLOAD COURSE POSTER

Free Taster Day :  Thursday 21st September

From 11:00 – 15:00 at Sherwood’s Park Row building.

For course information, to try out some exercises and be interviewed for the course. To book a place go to to download the Booking Form.

Who is the course for?

This course has been running for six years and is designed for:

  • Ordained and Lay Ministers
  • Spiritual Directors and Chaplains
  • Pastoral Care Team Leaders
  • Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Clinical Supervisors

How do I qualify?

This course is suitable for you if:

  • You are currently engaged in pastoral and ministerial work in your context
  • You have supervisory responsibilities within your setting
  • You have at least 2 separate situations in which you offer pastoral supervision
  • You have good listening skills
  • You comply with your professional Code of Ethics

What will I gain on completion?

On completion:

  • You will be able to give and receive pastoral supervision, working as a reflective practitioner with individuals and groups
  • You will have met the training criteria for accreditation by APSE
  • The award of ‘Certificate in Reflective Practice & Pastoral Supervision’ is made by the Institute of Pastoral Counselling
  • The course is recognised by APSE, by the Institute for Pastoral Supervision & Reflective Practice and endorsed by the Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham

Who are the course facilitators?

Margaret Bazely, Anissa Chung, Chrissie Hosking & Ruth Layzell. All are members/accredited by APSE and practising pastoral therapists and supervisors

Where does it take place?

The course is delivered at Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute, Nottingham NG1

What are the course dates?

  • 18 & 19 Oct 2017
  • 15 & 16 Nov 2017
  • 31 Jan & 1 Feb 2018
  • 9 & 10 May 2018
  • 7 & 8 Mar 2018
  • 20 & 21 Jun 2018

How to apply?

To book a place on Taster Day, go to to download the Booking Form and email it back to Shelley Bowyer at To obtain more course information, see the course brochure at