- Find Supervision
Adopted on the 1st day of April 2009. Amended September 2015.
Association for Pastoral Supervision and Education (APSE).
The purpose of APSE is to promote high standards of pastoral supervision by:
Providing a system of accreditation for pastoral supervisors and educators in pastoral supervision
Supporting initiatives in the training of pastoral supervisors
Fostering groups for the support, accountability and continuing development of pastoral supervisors
Encouraging conversation amongst the various traditions and contexts of pastoral supervision and pastoral supervision education
Pastoral supervision is a regular, planned, intentional and boundaried space in which a practitioner skilled in supervision (the supervisor) meets with one or more other practitioners (the supervisees) to look together at the supervisees’ practice. Pastoral supervision is not spiritual direction, counselling or line management. An expanded definition is given in Appendix A.
There will be four kinds of membership:
All members will pay an annual subscription. An additional one-off fee will be payable for accreditation and reviews. The amounts payable will be determined by the Executive Committee.
All individual and accredited members are required to sign and adhere to the APSE Code of Conduct. The Code, including processes for resolving differences and complaints, is given in Appendix B.
The criteria and processes for accreditation are set out in Appendix C.
Any changes in these criteria and processes will be treated as a change to this Constitution and will require a two-thirds majority by a ballot of the membership.
a) The affairs of APSE will be managed by its Executive Committee (hereafter ‘the Committee’). The Committee is the instrument for implementing policy and dealing with the day-to-day administration of APSE.
b) The Committee will comprise
c) The Committee will annually organise elections to the Committee. Any Member of APSE will be eligible for election to the Committee. In the event of more than 3 candidates being presented for any given post, a shortlist will be nominated by the standing Committee. For election of Committee members ballots will require a 50% return and a simple majority.
d) The membership may be balloted on any constitutional issue by the committee, or by a group comprising 5% of the membership or ten Members (whichever is the higher figure). One month’s written notice must be given, stating the purpose and nature of the proposed changes. Any constitutional change will require a two-thirds majority of those voting.
e) Proceedings of the Committee
f) The Committee will organise General Meetings to promote the aims of APSE at which constitutional issues may be discussed.
APSE may be dissolved by a simple majority vote at an Extraordinary General Meeting called for this purpose. Notice stating the terms of the dissolution must be given to all members at least one month before the meeting. All assets remaining after all proper debts and liabilities are discharged will be handed over to charities determined by the meeting.