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Advanced Diploma in Pastoral Supervision (IPC&S)

KATHRYN ADDIS, Administrator with the Institute of Pastoral Counselling & Supervision, writes: "We're now recruiting for our Advanced Diploma in Pastoral Supervision (ADPS) which is due to run from February - July 2025. This follows on from the PDPS (formerly PCPS) course." The key aims of the course are: • To enable you to continue integrating theological, personal, psychological, ethical and skillful practice in your work as a lay or ordained pastoral practitioner • To support you in completing the requirements for APSE membership and accreditation as a pastoral supervisor. Download a brochure here More information and applications forms can be found at https://www.pastoralcs.org.uk/advanced-diploma-in-pastoral-supervision/

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Online Diploma in Cross Professional Supervision (IPS&RP)

APPLICATIONS are now being accepted for the Cross Professional Supervision Diploma that begins in January 2025. LOCATION: One Tuesday per month 09.00-15.30 ON ZOOM 14 January; 18 February; 18 March; 15 April; 13 May; 3 June; 1 July; 5 August; 2 September; 7 October; 4 November; 2 December  CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 31st OCTOBER 2024 Application process involves: Application form, Reference and online interview The course is open to experienced practitioners who wish to better support the wellbeing of others and offers frameworks and practical ways of working across the professions.  Previous participants have come from counselling and psychological therapies; NHS; third sector; children’s residential care; dramatherapy; music therapy; dance movement psychotherapy; adult education and development; ministry; prison chaplaincy; health chaplaincy and youth work. Trainers: Liz Crumlish and Alison Ransome - an IPSRP Diploma alumni and registered with APSE. If you are interested in attending this course, please download and complete the application form. Please forward the Referee Form to the person supplying your reference. Completed forms should be sent to training.ipsrp@gmail.com

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APSE Bridging Course for trained supervisors

This course is for trained supervisors wishing to transition to gain accreditation as an APSE Pastoral Supervisor. It will help you bridge into pastoral supervision, and gain an understanding of the differences and similarities, helping you to identify the transferable skills you can bring with you. It will support your understanding for working in faith and secular settings, referencing both theology and spirituality. Who is it for?: For those trained with a minimum 70-hour Supervision training in clinical, coaching or spiritual direction supervision, who wish to apply to be an accredited APSE pastoral supervisor. It will count as the pastoral supervision specific training for APSE accreditation, when combined with your previous 70-hour training. How long?: One day online using a Zoom platform offering 6 hours CPD. Dates and times: Saturday 21st September 2024 or Saturday 19th October 2024;  9.30am-4.30pm. Cost: £120 Cancellation: Full refund less £10 admin fee up to 4 weeks before the date of the booked course. Then 50% refund up to 2 weeks before the date of the booked course. Facilitators:- Deanne Gardner (left) is a UKCP accredited counsellor, clinical supervisor and a lecturer in counselling. She has worked as a pastoral supervisor in faith and school settings. Sally Bubbers (right) is a UKCP accredited psychotherapeutic counsellor and senior accredited APSE pastoral supervisor, offering pastoral supervision to clergy, pastoral workers; and diocesan staff. David Ryder (left) is a coach and pastoral supervisor which is offered to Salvation Army Officers and employees. As Head of Regional Wellbeing Services (2009-2021) he was trained to debrief trauma and as a resilience practitioner. Download a flyer: Click here. Booking and enquiries contact: Deanne and Sally on bridgingcourse4ps@gmail.com

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Certificate in Pastoral Supervision and Reflective Practice (Training Course)

THIS course is offered by the Institute of Pastoral Supervision and Reflective Practice (www.ipsrp.org.uk)  in partnership with the Carmelites at Boars Hill Retreat Centre, Oxford. It aims to provide trainees with a creative and professional learning experience and will blend both theoretical and practical aspects of supervision while developing the confidence and competence to offer pastoral supervision in a wide range of contexts. The course aims to support trainees: • Become grounded in current supervisory theories and frameworks and attend to the hidden dynamics within the supervisory relationship. • Work ethically, recognising the interpersonal, organisational, and professional challenges posed by supervision and reflective practice. • Attend to the hidden dynamics within the supervisory relationship. • Attain the necessary skill and confidence to supervise in a wide range of contexts. • Progress (if desirable) toward accreditation as a supervisor with the Association for Pastoral Supervision and Education (APSE) www.pastoralsupervision.org.uk Spread over nine days this course blends interactive workshops (face to face and online) with independent study. Residential Modules: Oct 31st – 2nd Nov 2024 & 15th – 17th May 2025 Online Module: 17th Jan; 31st Jan; 14th Feb 2025 Download the flyer here Application forms and further information, contact Tony Nolan: ajnolanmsc@hotmail.com Trainers: Susan Woodhead and Tony Nolan

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Professional Diploma in Pastoral Supervision (IPCS)

RECRUITING is under way for the Professional Diploma in Pastoral Supervision course run by the Institute of Pastoral Counselling & Supervision. Attached here is a course brochure which contains the relevant information. Find out more on the website https://www.pastoralcs.org.uk/

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Online Professional Certificate in Pastoral Supervision (Spurgeon’s/IPCS)

Online Professional Certificate in Pastoral Supervision (taught in association with the Institute of Pastoral Counselling and Supervision.) A course for Pastors, Pastoral Care Team Leaders, Lay Leaders/ Ministers, Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Chaplains and Spiritual Directors to develop understanding and skills in reflective practice in pastoral and ministerial settings running from November 2024 – June 2025. This course may be of interest to you if: you would like an in-depth understanding of pastoral supervision and effectively use it to support your ministry. you would like to foster and develop skills in spiritual care within multi-disciplinary teams. you would like to extend your existing line management capacity, by offering supervisory input and reflective practice to team members. you would like to draw on both theological and psychological understandings of Christian mission and ministry in a variety of settings. you would like to offer non-threatening supervision and reflective practice to a range of pastoral practitioners.  When and where does the course take place? The Professional Certificate in Reflective Practice and Pastoral Supervision is taught entirely online via Zoom. It will be delivered in a series of six two-day workshops, on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm.   Further course details: https://www.spurgeons.ac.uk/the-professional-certificate-in-pastoral-supervision

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Professional Diploma in Pastoral Supervision (formerly the Professional Certificate in PS)

APPLICATIONS are now open for this course - Professional Diploma in Pastoral Supervision (formerly the Professional Certificate in Pastoral Supervision) - run by the Institute of Pastoral Counselling & Supervision. The course, which runs from October 2024-June 2025, is for Clergy, Pastoral Care Team Leaders, Lay Ministers, Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Chaplains, Pioneer Ministers and Spiritual Directors to develop understanding and skills in reflective supervision in pastoral and ministerial settings. What are the course aims? The overarching aim of this course is to equip participants from a variety of contexts to become proficient in the practice of reflective pastoral supervision, both as supervisees and supervisors. Within this, the course aims:  to give a sound theoretical base for pastoral supervision practice  to develop participant skills through the observation and practice of pastoral supervision. How do I qualify? The course is suitable for you if:  you are currently in pastoral and ministerial working context  you have supervisory responsibilities within your setting where you can practise and apply your learning  you have good listening skills  you comply with your Code of Ethics. When and where does the course take place? The Professional Diploma in Pastoral Supervision course will be delivered in a series of six two-day workshops on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. As each workshop builds on the learning of the previous one, a commitment to attend all twelve training days is essential. The training follows a hybrid format: the first, second and final workshops take place at the Emmanuel Church, Forest Road, Loughborough LE11 3NW. All other workshops are on Zoom. Course Dates  Workshop 1     22 – 23 October 2024  (at Emmanuel) Workshop 2     19 – 20 November 2024 (at Emmanuel) Workshop 3     14 – 15 January 2025 (on zoom) Workshop 4     18 – 19 March 2025 (On zoom) Workshop 5     29 – 30 April 2025 (On zoom) Workshop 6     17 – 18 June 2025 (at Emmanuel) For more information please visit https://www.pastoralcs.org.uk/ or view our Course Brochure - click here.  

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Diploma in Group Supervision (IPSRP)

THE Institute of Pastoral Supervision and Reflective Practice is running a Diploma in Group Supervision Course, which comprises a 3-day residential, June 18th to 20th, 2024, plus 6 online practitioner workshops of 2.5 hours at six-weekly intervals. Download the flyer. For further information, please contact training@ipsrp.org.uk

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Advertising CPD seminars

A NUMBER of APSE members indicated in a survey that they would be willing to run some CPD seminars for APSE members – either in-person or online. If this is you — or you would like to do this, please  DOWNLOAD THIS FORM to your desktop, fill it in and email it to Peter Gubi on peter4apse@gmail.com. Peter will then negotiate a date with you to do this.

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Institute of Pastoral Supervision & Reflective Practice

IPSRP runs ongoing professional training in Pastoral and in Cross-Professional Supervision. The Certificate and Diploma courses are run twice per year with additional bespoke courses for specific audiences. Since its inception in 2009 the course has attracted students from the UK, France, Greece, Malta, Australia and New Zealand. Alumni include adult educators, art therapists, chaplains, children’s support workers, clergy, coaches, community activists, counsellors, critical incident stress management facilitators, dance movement psychotherapists, dramatherapists, faith leaders, music therapists, nurses, play therapists, psychodramatists, religious sisters, social workers, therapeutic support workers and university lecturers. Graduates come from a range of spiritual traditions including Buddhism, Christianity, Humanists, Judaism, One Spirit InterFaith Ministry and Sufism. The Course Director is Dr Michael Paterson author of Pastoral Supervision: Creativity in Action (2021) Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Pastoral Supervision Revisited and Revisioned (2020) Pastoral Supervision: A Handbook (2010 and 2015) and Empowering Ministry: Pastoral Supervision in Context (2014). Michael is a founding member of APSE and Associate Professor of Supervision Alpha Crucis College, Australia. Further details from training@ipsrp.org.uk

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