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CPE Standards

Queensland Institute for Clinical Pastoral Education Inc.

(QICPE)

 

 

 

 

 

 

STANDARDS FOR SUPERVISORY CPE 2010

 

 

 

Authorised by the Registration and Certification Committee of QICPE Inc. for use in Centres of CPE from July 20th, 2010 until further revision.

 

 

Acknowlegements:  In preparing these standards and procedures, the sub-Committee has used as their main resource, the Standards of the Association for Supervised Education in Australia Inc. 2009, who have agreed to QICPE Inc. using their supervisory standards for this purpose.  We thank them.  In the preparation of the document, reference is made to the standards of ANZACPE and the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education Inc.  The use of another Assocation’s standards has been acknowledged where possible.

 

Copyright  ©  QICPE Inc.  July 2010  QICPE Inc Standards

 

 

Contents

 

 

1.       Level One Clinical Pastoral Education

              ‑ Guidelines

 

 

2.       Advanced Clinical Pastoral Education

‑ Guidelines

 

 

3.       Accreditation For Supervisory      

Responsibilities as a Level 1 Supervisor

 

 

4.       Accreditation For Supervisory

Responsibilities as a Level 11 Supervisor

 

 

5.       Accreditation For Supervisory

Responsibilities as a Level 111 Educator

 

 

6.       Registration, Administration and Direction of CPE Centres

 

 

7.       Standards for the Registration of Clinical Pastoral Education Centres 

 

1.        CLINICAL PASTORAL EDUCATION

Level 1 Clinical Pastoral Education Unit

 

1.1               Programme Rationale

 

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is a programme of education and formation for the ministry of pastoral care. The programme’s methodology utilises the action reflection model of learning. The action component entails the actual provision of pastoral care within a ministry setting. This care acknowledges and attends to the human condition, particularly life’s religious and spiritual dimensions. The reflection component entails the exploration of the ministry experience, the dynamics present, and the theological and spiritual dimensions. This action reflection process is integral to the participants’ understanding and the formation of their pastoral identity and competence. CPE is “learning theology from the living human document” (Boisen).

 

The goal of the programme is that the participant will be acknowledged first hand as the bearer of the sacred and the distinctive provider of spiritual and pastoral care.

 

1.2      Requirements and assessment

Level 11 Supervisor or Level 111 Educator (or acting supervisors at these levels) is authorised to co-ordinate, plan and conduct a CPE programme. This Supervisor will evaluate and accredit a participant’s satisfactory completion of a CPE unit. The peer group of no fewer than three and normally no more than six participants, contracts for the duration of the unit. With an equivalent ratio of peer group supervisory hours (a minimum of eight hours for each additional participant over six), the peer group may be increased to a maximum of eight CPE participants.   Foundational to the CPE process is a relational learning environment, based on the development of mutual trust, respect, openness and challenge.

 

1.3      Required Hours

A CPE unit can be completed over a minimum of ten weeks or a maximum period of forty‑four weeks. The course co-ordinator shall ensure that each CPE unit includes a minimum total of 400 hours of supervised learning in pastoral ministry. This includes at least:‑

 

1.3.1   ten hours of individual supervision,

 

1.3.2   sixty hours of peer group supervision,

 

1.3.3    two hundred hours in a clinical placement of which at least one hundred hours is the actual practice of pastoral ministry to people,

The clinical placement hours may include research and preparation for ministry and worship services, interdisciplinary meetings, handover and statistical recording.

1.3.4   sixty hours for personal written reflection on experience and written course requirements.

 

1.4     Practical, written, supervisory and assessment requirements.

 

The following are guidelines for the course co-ordinator in accrediting a CPE unit.  Participants shall be given credit for completing one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education if they have demonstrated that they have satisfactorily:

 

1.4.1    completed the required hours of pastoral ministry, individual and peer group supervision as set out in 1.3,

 

1.4.2    established a contract with the individual centre and fulfilled its requirements so that both participant and Centre Director are clear about issues of authorisation and accountability,

 

1.4.3    identified and worked towards strategic learning goals mutually acceptable to the participant and the supervisor,

 

1.4.4     within the supervisory process, critically reflected upon their experience of providing pastoral care. This care primarily occurs in the pastoral conversation and engagement with individuals and groups. It may also include preaching, conducting rituals, administration and education within a pastoral context.

 

1.4.5     Requirements to be completed during the unit include:

1.4.5.1           a minimum of eight reports of their pastoral ministry to people

 

1.4.5.2     the participant’s CPE goals

 

1.4.5.3           a faith/spirituality and ministry story

 

1.4.5.4           case study

1.4.5.5     mid-term and final evaluations

 

1.4.5.6      participants may be asked to complete other papers, presentations,      and  journals as required.

 

Each participant is required to make at least eight presentations from the above, for peer feedback in the learning group. Requirements 1.4.5.2 to 1.4.5.5 are to be presented in the learning group. The remaining requirements will be presented for written supervisory annotation and discussion in individual supervision.

 

1.5      Objectives of CPE Level 1

This level requires competency in each of the following dimensions.

 

1.5.1    Actual Ministry as a Pastoral Carer

This means demonstrating:‑

1.5.1.1     the ability to engage in actual ministry to people with varied experiences;

 

1.5.1.2    a capacity to listen reflectively, identify the person’s agenda and

attend appropriately;

 

1.5.1.3    the ability to initiate pastorally caring relationships;

1.5.1.4    a developing capacity to engage with the inter‑disciplinary staff;

1.5.1.5     a capacity to consider and experiment with varied approaches to pastoral practice.

 

1.5.2    Reflective Observations on Ministry

              This means demonstrating:‑

1.5.2.1     an ability to articulate, evaluate and reflect in writing on their ministry and its effect on others;

 

1.5.2.2    the capacity to engage in reflective conversation about their ministry with peers and supervisor;

 

1.5.2.3        growing awareness of how their assumptions, attitudes,

values, story, strengths and limitations affect their pastoral care;

 

1.5.2.4        a capacity to evaluate their relationships with their peers,

supervisors and inter-disciplinary staff;

 

1.5.2.5        some demonstration of their capacity to use the action reflection

model and to evaluate progress towards their goals and objectives;

 

1.5.2.6        an ability to engage in self and peer supervision, that is, the ability to

hear, engage and reflect upon the support and feedback offered by

the CPE peer group.

 

1.5.3    Theological/Spiritual Reflection

This means demonstrating:‑

1.5.3.1     the capacity to reflect upon particular encounters and pastoral experience within a theological/spiritual framework;

 

1.5.3.2    the capacity to reflect upon and evaluate the meaning of the pastoral role in relation to the participant’s theology/spirituality and identity as a pastoral carer;

 

1.5.3.3          the ability to explore how the insights gained from the participant’s     theological/spiritual reflection on pastoral experience can be incorporated into subsequent practice.

 

 

2.0      ADVANCED CLINICAL PASTORAL EDUCATION:

GUIDELINES

To gain certification as having completed a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at an Advanced Level the Candidate will be required to meet with a selected panel of professional people including representatives of pastoral, supervisory and theological traditions.  The panel’s task is to ensure the Candidate for Advanced Level Certification is competent at all four phases of the experiential cycle of learning.  The Candidate for CPE Advanced Certification is required to engage in pastoral ministry in such ways as demonstrate competence in each phase of the cycle of learning at an Advanced Level.  At this meeting the Candidate will be required through prepared documents and personal interview to demonstrate concrete experience, reflective observation, pastoral and theological conceptualisation and active experimentation.  At the Advanced Level freedom to depart responsibly from a level one format is important, as is the Candidate’s personal security in the absence of well defined roles and boundaries.

 

2.0.1    Pre-requisites

 

2.0.1.1 At least one certified CPE unit in programmes recognised by QICPE Inc.

 

2.0.1.2 The intention to undertake an Advanced CPE Unit must be negotiated with the Centre Director prior to the commencement of the Unit.

 

2.1      Concrete Experience as a Competent Pastor

           This means:‑

 

2.1.1    the ability to provide written documentation of an effective ministry to a wide range of people experiencing both life and developmental crises within themselves, their families and their communities;

 

2.1.2    a capacity to listen, identify the person’s agenda and clarify the pastoral opportunities in any given situation;

 

2.1.3    the ability to attend to emergencies, to make appropriate decisions and confront the hard choices of truth and power;

 

2.1.4    competence to move in and be accepted by inter‑disciplinary staff, security of identity, personality and authority and capacity when stressed to care for self and others.

 

2.2      Reflective Observations on Ministry

           This means:‑

 

2.2.1    the ability to evaluate and articulate the quality of ministry to people, relationships with peers and supervisors, progress towards goals and objectives;

 

2.2.2    an ability to engage in self and peer supervision;

 

2.2.3    competence in knowing and articulating a preferred ministry style, naming the skills used and assessing their appropriateness.

 

2.3      Abstract Theological and Pastoral Conceptualisations

           This means:‑

 

2.3.1    the capacity to develop general pastoral principles from the detail of individual conversations and case studies;

 

2.3.2    the capacity to extrapolate from particular encounters insights into general theological concepts;

 

2.3.3    the capacity to consider and explore in what way the particular challenges or reframes a general theological theme or concept;

 

2.3.4    the ability to explore in what way the particular situation has value for future ministry to the person concerned, or in ministry to others, or for the ministry of the Church in general.

 

2.4      Active Experimentation and Integration

           This means:‑

 

2.4.1    ability to incorporate new learning into subsequent ministry practice and professional relationships;

 

2.4.2    ability to consider alternative approaches to ministry, a variety of stances with people, and a range of strategies.

 

2.5      Committee Arrangements

 

The Candidate, in consultation with their Supervisor, who will Chair the Committee, will be required to invite five professional people to be members of the Committee and make the necessary arrangements.  It is recommended that Candidates pay an honorarium of twenty dollars to each member of the Committee to cover travelling and out of pocket expenses.

 

2.6      Written Requirements

 

The Candidate will be required to provide the following materials typed double spaced on no more than twenty A4 pages, (plus Appendix) securely bound, and delivered to each member of the Committee, two weeks before the meeting.  Final Evaluation can be presented three days prior to the meeting.

 

2.6.1    A brief statement of request to the Committee.

 

2.6.2    A verbatim report of a pastoral conversation including any prayer or other religious resources used with a person or persons, and evaluation of that ministry.

 

2.6.3    A comprehensive case study and evaluation of a pastoral ministry with one particular person or family, including a report of an inter professional contact with a pastoral purpose.

 

2.6.4    An essay, not exceeding 1,500 words on a subject demonstrating the ability to reflect upon a single case or selection of cases, in a way that shows integration of theology and ministry.

2.6.5    Final Evaluation for the CPE Unit.

 

2.6.6   Appendix

(a)      Include Final Evaluations of other CPE Units.

 

(b)      An updated autobiographical statement, including an account of your faith journey and development.

 

(c)      A copy of this document.

 

(d)      Should the Candidate have conducted their ministry in a context other than the Centre, a letter of support from their Pastoral Administrator.

 

LEVEL 1 SUPERVISOR

 

3.0        ACCREDITATION FOR SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES FOR  LEVEL 1 SUPERVISOR

             The Queensland Institute for Clinical Pastoral Education  Inc. (QICPE Inc.), recognizes the role of the Level I Supervisor as integral to the discipline of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE).  Level 1 Supervision is the foundation upon which succeeding levels of clinical pastoral supervision are built.  The emphasis of the Level 1 Supervisor is to assist the CPE participant gain a sense of pastoral identity and professional self-worth.

             Level 1 supervision aims to develop in CPE participants qualities and abilities which facilitate the enjoyment of, competence in, and satisfaction with, their pastoral ministry.

 

3.0.1     In being free from the administrative responsibilities of supervision associated with Level 11 and Level 111 Supervisors and Level III Supervisors, the Level 1 Supervisor provides individual supervision for level one and where appropriate, post level one and advanced CPE participants.

 

3.0.2     Level 1 Supervisors provide leadership within the context of clinical seminars and case conferences as specified by the course coordinator (Acting Level 11 and above).

 

3.1      Entry into Supervisory CPE: Requirements

The Candidate seeking to commence acting as a Level 1 Supervisor   shall:-

 

3.1.1     be ordained, professed, commissioned, licensed or attested as in good standing by a recognized Religious/Faith Community for pastoral ministry;

 

3.1.2     hold current membership with QICPE Inc.;

 

3.1.3     have successfully completed at least one additional unit of CPE. One of the CPE units must be completed at an Advanced level.

 

3.1.4     have completed a unit of CPE within three years of application, or be actively involved in the life of QICPE Inc.;

 

3.1.5   demonstrate an awareness of the current practices of Level 1 supervision and the supervisory responsibilities required by QICPE Inc. standards;

 

3.1.6     Have completed a minimum of four units, only two of which may be CPE, towards a bachelor degree in theology or studies recognized as equivalent by QICPE Inc. and be actively pursuing further theological studies at a tertiary level.  Where the Candidate for supervisory training comes from a major world faith, other than Christianity, she or he, prior to commencing to act as a Level 1 supervisor shall have successfully completed study in that faith and practice, equivalent to the number of hours of two units of a Bachelor of Theology.  The peak body of that faith tradition in Australia must recognize the form and content of this study. The Candidate shall be actively pursuing further studies in that tradition. 

 

3.1.7     Have gained the recommendation “readiness to act as a Level 1 Supervisor” by an Ad Hoc Committee of Review.

 

3.1.8     The Ad Hoc Committee shall be organized and chaired by the QICPE Inc. CPE Centre Director of the Centre in which the Candidate negotiated to act.

 

3.1.8.1      The Committee shall include not more than two Level 1 Level I Supervisors and at least two Level 11 Supervisors or at the discretion of the Centre Director, all of whom shall receive an honorarium from either the CPE Centre or the Candidate.

 

3.1.9     The Candidate shall provide written materials to the Committee two weeks prior to the meeting.  The required materials should include the following:

 

3.1.9.1      A cover sheet containing such information as name, address, present  position, religious or faith affiliation, relevant degrees, diplomas and certificates, relevant professional occupational background and experience in Clinical Pastoral Education.

 

3.1.9.2          A statement of request by the Candidate of this Review Committee.

 

3.1.9.3   An updated autobiographical statement.

 

3.1.9.4          A statement of, and theological reflection upon, the Candidate’s personal spiritual pilgrimage.

 

3.1.9.5          A copy of the findings and recommendations from the Candidate’s   presentation to any previous Committees, for example Advanced and Ad Hoc.

 

The Candidate shall also provide either:

 

3.1.9.5.1 A comprehensive report and critical evaluation of the Candidate’s functioning as a minister over a seven-day period.  The report should include:-

 

3.1.9.5.2 The criteria by which daily pastoral priorities were established and how they were carried through.

 

3.1.9.5.3 An evaluation of any tensions experienced between pastoral, administrative, priestly, prophetic and preaching responsibilities.

 

3.1.9.5.4 Delineation of limits established by the Candidate in ministry.

 

3.1.9.5.5       An evaluation of the extent to which the Candidate was successful in staying within the limits set.

 

3.1.9.5.6 A journal and evaluation of the interpersonal relationships engaged in during one eight hour day.

 

3.1.9.5.7 A report and assessment of one pastoral conversation of particular note.

 

OR

 

3.1.10      A comprehensive report and critical evaluation of the Candidate’s              pastoral ministry to one particular person to whom ministry was offered over an extended period.  The report should include:

 

3.1.10.1   An assessment of the Candidate’s ministry based upon clinical

materials such as reports of pastoral conversations or critical incident  reports

 

3.1.10.2  A description of the manner in which particular pastoral issues were

negotiated.

 

3.1.10.3        Delineation of limits established by the Candidate in ministry.

3.1.10.4        An evaluation of the extent to which the Candidate was successful in staying within the limits set.

 

3.1.10.5        The outcome(s) of this ministry for the person being to whom ministry was offered by the Candidate.

AND

 

3.1.11      An essay of no more than 1500 words addressing the Candidate’s

understanding of CPE supervision, why the Candidate seeks to enter supervisory CPE training and what the Candidate brings to the practice of CPE supervision.

 

3.1.12      A copy of the Candidate’s most recent CPE final evaluation.

 

3.2     Entry into Supervisory CPE: Application

The Applicant to commence as an Acting Level 1 Supervisor shall apply by letter to the Chairperson of the Registration and Certification Committee.  The letter of application shall include:-

 

3.2.1     Evidence of fulfilment of 3.1.1 to 3.1.5.

 

3.2.2     A copy of the recommendations from the Ad Hoc Committee of Review, which met to assess readiness to act as a Level 1 Supervisor.

 

3.2.3     A supporting letter from the Director of the CPE Centre in which the applicant has negotiated to act as a Level 1 Supervisor.

 

3.3           Entry into Level 1 CPE: Approval and Registration

When the application to act as a Level 1 Supervisor has been approved by the Registration and Certification Committee and ratified by the Executive of QICPE Inc. the Chairperson of the Registration and Certification Committee shall notify the applicant that Acting Level 1 status has been registered with QICPE Inc..

 

3.4           Entry into Supervisory CPE: Beginning to act as a Level 1 Supervisor

The Acting Level 1 Supervisor on receipt of written advice of registration may begin to act as a Level 1 Supervisor on behalf of QICPE Inc. in a registered programme of CPE.

 

3.5           Apprenticeship in Level 1 Supervision: Concrete Experience and Active Experimentation in Level 1 Supervision

Following the preceding negotiations, Acting Level 1 Supervisors may act for no more than four units or for up to three years in the Centre(s) that has/have accepted them in this role.  Those acting as a Level 1 Supervisor shall do so:-

 

3.5.1     under the coordination of an accredited supervisor authorized to conduct units of CPE at the relevant centre

 

3.5.2     under the supervision of a Level 11 or Level 111 Educator

 

3.5.3     during the acting period the Candidate’s experience in Level 1 Supervision should include the following:-

 

3.5.3.1      participation in the selection of CPE participants

 

3.5.3.2       the conduct of orientation seminars and institution  tours

 

3.5.3.3       the leading of selected seminars in the presence of an acting or accredited Level 11 Supervisor or Level 111 Educator

 

3.5.3.4       the provision of actual individual supervision in at least three units of  CPE

 

3.5.3.5      the provision of individual supervision for a minimum of six participants over three or more units of CPE

 

3.5.3.6      individual supervision of no more than two thirds of the participants in a group and in no case exceeding three participants in any one unit,

3.5.3.7      conjoint leadership of mid-unit and final evaluation seminars,

 

3.5.3.8      participation in the life of QICPE Inc.

 

3.5.3.9      ongoing applied pastoral ministry in a parish, institution, or community agency

 

3.5.3.9.1    participation in in-service training and conferences for Supervisors.

3.5.4     If after the completion of one or more CPE Units an Acting Level 1 Supervisor decides to discontinue their training as a Level 1 Supervisor, they and the Centre Director, will notify the R&C Chairperson of the Acting Level 1 Supervisor’s decision to cease supervisory training.

 

3.5.5  If after the completion of one or more CPE units an Acting Level 1 Supervisor ceases to act but intends to return to their training, the acting supervisor will write to the R&C Chairperson requesting temporary leave. This request needs to include a supporting letter from the Centre Director.

 

3.5.5.1      If the leave exceeds 24 months and the supervisor on leave wishes to resume their acting status, they will write to the R&C Chairperson for an interim review. This request needs to include a supporting letter from the Centre Director. This Committee will be arranged by the R&C Chairperson.          The review materials will include:

 

3.5.5.2      Written evaluation of each unit as an Acting Level 1 Supervisor (as per 3.6.3)

 

3.5.5.3      Written one page report of their supervision of each participant supervised (see 3.6.3.4)

 

3.5.5.4       A draft of the essay required for 3.9.11

 

3.5.5.5       A statement of the salient features of their pastoral ministry, pastoral supervision and future directions.

 

3.6           Apprenticeship in Level 1 Supervision

Reflective Observation in Level 1 Supervision

The Candidate’s supervision should include the following:

 

3.6.1     ten hours of individual supervision in each unit as an Acting Level 1 Supervisor.  This supervision is to be provided by the Centre Director or a Level 11 Supervisor or Level 111 Educator as delegated by the Centre Director;

 

3.6.2     appropriate involvement in post seminar and group reviews with supervisory colleagues participating in the unit of CPE;

 

3.6.3     written evaluations of each unit as an Acting Level 1 Supervisor as required in 3.5.1-3.5.3.10.  Each evaluation should include:

 

3.6.3.1      an evaluation of the Acting Level 1 Supervisor’s relationship with the Centre Director, their supervisor, the Course Coordinator and course peer supervisors;

 

3.6.3.2      an evaluation of their supervisory relationship with each CPE participant individually supervised as distinct from the one page report of their supervision of the participant (see 3.6.3.4);

 

3.6.3.3      demonstration of their aptitude to function with respect to selected  standards, outcomes and objectives for a Level 1 Supervisor as set out in 3.12.1-3.12.6.

 

3.6.3.4      a written one page report of their supervision of each participant supervised which will be maintained for five years in the files of the Centre Director.

 

3.7           Apprenticeship in Level 1 Supervision:

Abstract Conceptualisation in Level 1 Supervision

 

In addition to the apprenticeship in supervision prescribed in 3.5 and 3.6 Acting Level 1 Supervisors are required to gain the following Education in Supervision within QICPE Inc. prior to presentation for accreditation at this level:

 

3.7.1     Completion, with a peer group, of a course of supervisory education.  It is suggested that such a course include a minimum peer group of three Acting Level 1 Supervisors and be of 15 hours duration.  An accredited or Acting Level 111 Educator shall conduct the course.  The course curriculum shall provide the opportunity for supervisors in training to begin the process of conceptualizing their supervisory acts and share reporting of supervision.  The course shall address the issues of the philosophy of pastoral supervision, the setting and evaluating of goals and objectives and explore different models of leading clinical and case study groups.  It shall give attention to the study of the standards set by QICPE Inc.  It is recommended that the course where possible involve participants from different centres to enhance collegiality and peership within QICPE Inc.

 

3.7.2     Completion of a unit of ten hours of individual supervision with an accredited or Acting Level 111 Educator.  This supervision would focus upon the education of the Acting Level 1 Supervisor with regard to the standards and tradition of QICPE Inc., the process of application for review and the preparation of written materials.

 

This supervision would also explore a Candidate’s relationship with QICPE Inc. especially the Registration and Certification Committee.

 

3.8           Application for Accreditation as a Level 1 Supervisor

Reviews will be held following application at a suitable time a Committee can be arranged.  Written application by the Candidate to the Registration and Certification Committee for permission to present for Review as a Level 1 Supervisor should be in the hands of the Committee Chairperson three months prior to the review.  The following information should accompany the written application:

 

3.8.1     Written documentation and supporting evidence that the Candidate has fulfilled the experience required under clauses 3.5.3.1 to 3.5.3.10, and clauses 3.7.1 and 3.7.2.  Each clause should be addressed individually, including dates of units and names of CPE participants supervised.

 

3.8.2     A cheque for the prescribed fee for the review and an additional non-refundable application fee.  QICPE Inc. to decide what is the prescribed fee.

 

3.8.3     A copy of the letter from the Registration and Certification Committee giving notice of the Candidate’s registration as an Acting Level 1 Supervisor.

 

3.8.4     Evidence of current good standing in a Faith/Religious Community.

 

3.8.5     Evidence of current QICPE Inc. membership.

 

3.8.6     Letter of support from CPE Centre Director/s.

 

3.9           Accreditation Process: Preparation of Documentation

A Review Committee is concerned with the Candidate’s ability to demonstrate the personal and professional competence essential for the supervision of ministry.  QICPE Inc. recognizes supervision as a senior professional discipline and expects all materials to demonstrate that level of functioning.  The following written materials are required:

 

3.9.1     A cover sheet containing such information as name, address, present position, religious or faith affiliation, relevant degrees, diplomas and certificates, relevant professional occupational background and experience in CPE.

 

3.9.2     A statement of request by the Candidate of this Review Committee.

 

3.9.3     An updated autobiographical statement.

 

 

 

3.9.4   A statement of, and theological reflection upon, the Candidate’s personal spiritual pilgrimage.

 

3.9.5     Copies of previous review Committee findings.

 

3.9.6     A copy of the evaluation written by the Candidate’s supervisor of the concrete experience, active experimentation and reflective observation in supervision as required in 3.5 and 3.6.

 

3.9.7     A copy of the evaluations written by the Candidate’s Educator(s) of the “Education in Supervision within QICPE Inc.” as required in 3.7.

 

3.9.8     The Candidate’s written evaluations of each unit as an Acting Level 1  Supervisor as required in 3.6.3 and written evaluation of their “Education in Supervision within QICPE Inc”, as required in 3.7.

 

3.9.9     A comprehensive report and critical evaluation of the supervision of one CPE participant engaged in a Level One CPE Unit.  The report should include:

 

3.9.9.1      The Candidate’s description of the participant, including a biographical sketch.

 

3.9.9.2      A description and evaluation of the Candidate’s own goal-setting process for their supervision and the supervision involved in assisting the CPE participant to set clear, realistic and achievable goals.  A description of any contribution by the Candidate to planning of the CPE participant’s ministry placement and/or definition of the work to be supervised; the planning of the educational programme to be undertaken in the group; and the supervisory stances and attitudes anticipated to be important in supervising the CPE participant.

 

3.9.9.3      A description and evaluation of the supervision the Candidate provided for the CPE participant and an assessment of the CPE participant’s development personally and in ministry as demonstrated by clinical materials, the Candidate’s comments on verbatim reports and excerpts from supervisory conferences.

 

3.9.10  A summary description and evaluation (limited to one page each) of the Candidate’s supervision of one CPE participant from each unit in which the Candidate has supervised.

 

3.9.11  An essay of no more than 2000 words that indicates the supervisor’s theoretical perspective in pastoral theology as it applies to their individual CPE participants.  The essay offers the opportunity for the Candidate to describe a vignette from their supervisory experience and explore how their theology informs, enlightens or challenges this experience in supervision or vice versa.  The following may be used as guidelines:-

  • How does the Candidate’s theology help in understanding the supervisory relationship?
  • How does the Candidate understand people as creatures of God and how does that understanding inform supervision?
  • What theologians or theological resources inform the Candidate’s theological position?

 

3.9.12            An Appendix which includes:

 

3.9.12.1             Copies of the final evaluations written by the CPE participants referred  to in 3.9.9 and 3.9.10.

 

3.9.12.2             A letter from the Centre Director/s which declares that consent forms from those CPE participants whose evaluations are included with this document are held in the Centre/s files.

 

3.10       Accreditation Process: Presentation of Documentation

The Candidate’s written documentation, excluding final evaluations of CPE participants 3.9.9 and 3.9.10 and cover sheet, shall not exceed 40,000 words. Copies shall be provided by the Candidate to the five Review Committee members at least fourteen (14) days prior to the scheduled review day.

 

3.11       Accreditation Process: Review Committee

Each Review Committee appointed by the Registration and Certification Committee shall consist of two Level 1 Supervisors and at least one Level 11 Supervisor and one Level 111 Educator.  The Director of the Clinical Centre in which the Acting Level I Supervisor has worked or the Director’s delegated Level II Supervisor shall be a member of the Committee.

 

3.11.1       The Committee shall normally comprise five (5) members drawn wherever possible from different accredited centres, gender and faith traditions.  One member, preferably a Level I Supervisor, shall be appointed presenter and shall provide a written review and evaluation of the Candidate’s materials.  Copies of this report shall be provided for each member of the Committee.  Another member, other than the Centre Director and preferably a Level III Supervisor, shall be appointed Committee chairperson. The chairperson shall provide a written report and recommendation to the next meeting of the Registration and Certification Committee.  Copies of the Presenter’s and Chairperson’s report shall be available to the Candidate on request to the R & C Committee.

 

3.11.2       The Candidate ensures that the centre be responsible for arranging a venue and hospitality, e.g. refreshments for the review Committee, in consultation with the Centre Director.

 

3.11.3       The Candidate to include with the materials a covering letter indicating date, time, including directions to the location of the Committee and the cost and availability of parking or travel arrangements.

 

3.12      Accreditation Process: Presentation of Documentation

In order to be accredited as a Level 1 Supervisor, a Candidate shall demonstrate aptitude in the following:-

 

3.12.1       Basic Supervision

Ability to evoke in the CPE participant a sense of pastoral identity and professional self-worth.

 

3.12.2       Clarity of Boundaries

Ability to discuss the pastoral role and professional identity.  Ability to assist the participant to clarify priorities and establish boundaries in their ministry. Capacity to assist the participant to adjust to a variety of stressful circumstances in ministry.

 

3.12.3       Ministry Competence

Ability to model competence in Pastoral Ministry and demonstrate qualities and abilities that reflect enjoyment and satisfaction in ministry.

 

3.12.4       Review of Written Work

Ability to review the written work of participants, and discuss the participant’s intervention with clients, patients and/or parishioners.

 

3.12.5       Understanding of Professional and Ethical Conduct

Ability to assist participants to demonstrate within their practice of ministry the level of professional and ethical conduct in compliance with the QICPE Inc. Code of Ethics.

 

3.12.6       Understanding of the Christian Faith

Ability to communicate an understanding of the Christian Faith and demonstrate sensitivity to other faiths in the context of pastoral ministry and supervision.

 

3.13      Post Accreditation responsibilities and accountability

Following accreditation the Level 1 Supervisor is authorized to function under clearly defined supervision within a CPE programme conducted by an accredited or Acting Level 11 Supervisor or Level 111 Educator.  This involves a complex network of responsibilities and accountability.  The following sections are intended to provide guidelines for Level 1 Supervisors, Course Conductors and Centre Directors:-

 

3.13.1           Responsibilities of an Accredited Level 1 Supervisor

The emphasis for the Level 1 Supervisor is to assist the participant in gaining a sense of pastoral identity and professional self-worth.  Level 1 Supervision aims to develop in participants’ qualities and abilities, which facilitate the enjoyment of, competence in and satisfaction with their pastoral ministry.  In being free from the responsibilities for administration, group co-ordination, direction and education associated with accreditation as a Level 11 Supervisor and/or a Level 111 Educator, the Level 1 Supervisor provides:-

 

3.13.1.1         individual supervision for selected level one and where appropriate, post level one and advanced CPE participants,

 

3.13.1.2         supervision of no more than two thirds of the participants in a group and in no case exceeding three selected participants in any one unit,

 

3.13.1.3         leadership within the context of clinical seminars and case conferences as specified by the course co-ordinator,

 

3.13.1.4          general assistance to the acting or accredited Level 11 Supervisor or    Level 111 Educator conducting the course,

 

3.13.1.5         a one page report of their supervision of each participant supervised to be maintained for five years in the files of the Centre Director.

 

3.13.2             Accountability of the Level 1 Supervisor

 

3.13.2.1           Accountability to the Centre Director

At all times the Level 1 Supervisor will be accountable to the Centre  Director for functioning in the courses of CPE within the Centre.

 

3.13.2.2   Accountability for Professional Development

Within the five year review period, the Level 1 Supervisor must complete 100 points of professional development for supervisors, of which at least 25 points shall be conducted within QICPE Inc. and related to supervisory practice. Usually this would reflect a variety of Professional Development Activities. See Appendix III for QICPE Inc Professional Development Points.

 

3.13.3             Responsibilities of the Course Conductor

Whilst the Level 1 Supervisor assists in supervision in the course the Course Conductor (accredited or Acting Level 11 Supervisor or Level 111 Educator) shall:-

 

3.13.3.1         be recognized by the management of the institution in which the CPE participants are placed as responsible for the conduct of the CPE programme.

 

3.13.3.2         attend and have oversight of all clinical seminars and case conferences in the unit.

 

3.13.3.3         conduct the opening seminar to welcome CPE participants to the programme and orientate them to the CPE group.

 

3.13.3.4         lead all groups conducted to develop the relationships between the

group membership or study the ongoing life of the group.

 

3.13.3.5         direct the work of the Level 1 Supervisor and consult directly with the

Level 1 Supervisor on at least three occasions during each unit to plan, monitor and evaluate the CPE unit.

 

3.13.3.6         ensure that the Level 1 Supervisor writes a one page report of their

supervision of each participant, to be maintained for five years in the

files of the Centre Director, and the records of the acting or accredited Level 11 Supervisor or Level 111 Educator conducting the course.

 

3.13.3.7         ensure that the Level 1 Supervisor receives ongoing individual and/or peer group supervision appropriate to their professional development, and encouragement to undertake pastoral, theological, and supervisory education.

 

3.14      Continuation of Acting Status

A Candidate not accredited as a Level 1 Supervisor following review may be permitted to continue to act within approved programmes of CPE for such periods as the Registration and Certification Committee shall determine.

 

3.15      Review of accreditation

Accreditation as a Level 1 Supervisor is subject to ongoing review after five years or review at such other periods as the Executive of QICPE Inc. shall from time to time determine in particular instances.  It is expected that the applicant shall have supervised in at least one accredited unit of CPE and completed QICPE Inc.’s Professional Development requirements for a Level 1 Supervisor, within the period under review. Accreditation will lapse for a supervisor who has not fulfilled these requirements within a five year period. Level 1 Supervisors who are unable to meet this requirement must appeal in writing to the Chairperson, R&C Committee, detailing reasons to support their request for an extension of their accreditation. This request must be accompanied by a letter of support from their Centre Director.

 

3.15.1       Application for Review of accreditation

Written application for review of accreditation shall be made to the Chairperson of the Registration and Certification Committee by July 1 of the year in which the fifth year of accreditation is completed.  This application will include a copy of the Supervisor’s Professional Development Log Book, together with a cheque for the prescribed review fee.

 

 

The review shall take place by 31st March of the following year.  It is understood that application for review provides conditional extension of accreditation up to the review date.

 

3.15.2       Review of Accreditation Committee

The Review Committee shall be organized by the Chairperson of the Registration and Certification Committee in consultation with the President of QICPE Inc. and the Supervisor to be reviewed, and shall consist of a majority of Supervisors accredited as Level 1 Supervisors and other Consultants as required.  The Review Committee shall be chaired by the President or delegated representative, who shall present a report and recommendation to the Registration and Certification Committee.

 

3.15.2.1        The Candidate ensures that the centre be responsible for arranging a  venue and hospitality, eg refreshments for the review Committee, in consultation with the Centre Director.

 

3.15.2.2     The Candidate to include with the materials a covering letter indicating date, time, including directions to the location of the Committee and the cost and availability of parking or travel arrangements.

 

3.16    Materials for Review of Accreditation

The following materials are required:

 

3.16.1       A cover sheet and recommendations from the previous Committee.  An evaluation (of no more than 5,000 words) of the salient features of their pastoral ministry, pastoral supervision, and relationships with CPE participants, Level 11 Supervisors, Level 111 Educators, other Level 1 Supervisors, QICPE Inc., Institution and Church authorities since their last accreditation.

 

3.16.2       Evaluations of the applicant’s supervision of two CPE participants, ensuring that they include contrasting supervisory experiences, limited to one page, not exceeding 500 words each.

 

3.16.3       An evaluative statement attesting to the impact of professional development undertaken according to Standard 3.13.2.2 on the Supervisor’s practice.

 

3.16.4       A statement addressing the Level 1 Supervisor’s plans for the future. (Limited to one page, not exceeding 500 words).

 

3.16.5       A report from the Centre Director, which addresses the professional supervisory practice of the Level 1 Supervisor within the CPE Centre.

 

3.16.6       Final Evaluations of each of the two CPE participants referred to in 3.16.2, included as an Appendix.

 

 

4.0        ACCREDITATION FOR SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES AS A LEVEL II SUPERVISOR

 

The Queensland Institute of Clinical Pastoral Education Inc. recognises CPE supervision as a senior professional discipline. Accreditation as a Level II Supervisor is the accreditation required to conduct an independently registered programme.

 

4.1        Functions of the Level II Supervisor

 

The Level II Supervisor is authorised to conduct and may be the Centre Director of an independently registered programme of CPE maintaining the Standards of QICPE Inc., and in dialogue and fellowship with supervisory colleagues.  The Level II Supervisor may supervise the work of level one, post level one and advanced students singly or in small groups.  The Level II Supervisor may direct and co‑ordinate the work of one or more Level I Supervisors, but is not authorised to provide “education in supervision” (See Sections 3.5, 3.6 and 3.12 of QICPE Inc. Standards).

 

4.1.1     Supervisory experiences at this level follow the decision to begin to act as a Level II Supervisor.  Such a decision shall be taken in consultation with a supervisor accredited or acting as a Level III Supervisor.

 

4.1.2     Candidates intending to act as a Level II Supervisor will have completed a bachelor degree in Theology or other studies as approved by QICPE Inc.  Prospective Candidates who believe they have equivalent theological competence will need to demonstrate that to a Committee appointed by the Registration and Certification Committee before proceeding to act.  The theological competence of these Candidates will be assessed at the time of review as a Level II Supervisor.

 

4.2        Period of Education

 

A Candidate may, after due notification to the Registration and Certification Committee, act as a Level II Supervisor for a period of up to three years.  Any extension beyond this period would require the application to, and the specific approval of, the Registration and Certification Committee.

 

4.3        Education in Supervision

 

“Education in supervision” implies the specific education of the Candidate in the philosophy and methodology of supervision by a Level III Supervisor or person acting at that level as distinct from the Candidate being supervised in supervision.  It should be noted that if the Level II Supervisor is acting as a Level III Supervisor and providing the “education in supervision”, the Level II Supervisor shall present for accreditation as a Level III Supervisor within three years or within six months of completing the required units of education in supervision referred to in 5.6.

 

4.4        Peer group courses in Supervisory Education

 

Prior to presentation for certification as a Level II Supervisor, it is considered desirable that Candidates participate in a course of supervisory education.  It is suggested that such a course include a minimum peer group of three accredited Level I Supervisors and be of thirty hours duration.  The course curriculum shall attempt to integrate the theory and practice of supervision.  The course shall study relevant papers on the methodology, philosophy, spirituality, theology and practice of clinical pastoral supervision.  It shall give attention to the study of the standards set by QICPE Inc. and shall provide the opportunity for supervisors in training to review the written brief and/or detailed accounts of their supervision and evaluate their progress.

 

4.5        Intention to Act

 

The Chairperson of the Registration and Certification Committee should be notified of the supervisor’s intention to act as a Level II Supervisor with a supporting letter from the Centre Director in which the courses will be conducted and from the Level III Supervisor who will be conducting the “education in supervision”.

 

4.6        Required practical experience

 

Following the preceding negotiations, the Candidate may act for a minimum of two and no more than four CPE units within three years.  During the acting period the Candidate’s experiences in supervision should include the following:

 

4.6.1     Planning, Conducting and Evaluating

 

Actual planning, conduct and evaluation of at least two courses, each of ten weeks duration or longer (or the equivalent in part‑time courses) in a satisfactory manner and involving a minimum of three different students in each course (see 1.2) and under the oversight of the Director of the Registered CPE Centre in which the courses are being conducted.  A written evaluation is required for each unit of Acting as a Level II Supervisor.

 

4.6.2     Changes to Acting Supervisory Status

 

4.6.2.1   If after the completion of one or more CPE Units an Acting Level

II Supervisor decides to discontinue their training as a CPE Supervisor, they and the Centre Director, will notify the R&C Committee Chairperson of the Acting Level II Supervisor’s decision to cease supervisory training.

 

4.6.2.2  If after the completion of one or more CPE units an Acting Level II  Supervisor ceases to act but intends to return to their training, the acting supervisor will write to the R&C Committee Chairperson requesting temporary leave. This request needs to include a supporting letter from the Centre Director.

 

4.6.2.3     If the leave exceeds 24 months and the supervisor on leave wishes to resume their acting status, they will write to the R&C Chairperson for an interim review. This request needs to include a supporting letter from the Centre Director. This Committee will be arranged by the R&C Chairperson. The review materials will include:

 

4.6.2.3.1  Written evaluation of each unit as an Acting Level II

Supervisor (as per 4.6.1)

 

4.6.2.3.2          Written one page report of their supervision of each participant supervised (as per 4.8.7.3)

 

4.6.2.3.3            A draft of the essay required for 4.8.8.

 

4.6.2.3.4          A statement of the salient features of their clinical supervision and future directions (as per 4.8.7.5 and 4.8.11).

 

4.6.3     Integrating Education in Supervision

 

One of the courses (4.6.1) shall be under the supervision of a Level III Supervisor for the purpose of further “education in supervision”.  It is recommended where possible that this supervision be independent of the clinical centre context in order that the focus is clearly upon integrating “education in supervision”.

 

4.6.4     Basic and Additional Units

 

Actual supervision of participants in CPE basic units as well as participants undertaking units of CPE beyond the initial unit of training.

 

4.6.5       Co‑ordination of Level I Supervisors

 

Actual co‑ordination, direction and oversight of the work of one or more Level I Supervisors and/or acting Level I Supervisors.  A Candidate seeking accreditation as Level II Supervisor who has not co‑ordinated, directed or had oversight of the work of one or more Level I Supervisor/s, is eligible for accreditation but shall demonstrate the possession of the skills and sensitivity needed for this task, as part of the review. (see 3.12.3.)

 

4.7        Application for Review

 

Reviews will usually be held in conjunction with the ANZACPE Conference.  Written application by the Candidate to the Registration and Certification Committee for permission to present for Review as a Level II Supervisor should be in the hands of the Committee Chairperson on the 1st day of the month three months prior to the review.

 

Checklist of Requirements to Accompany Review   Application:

4.7.1     Written demonstration that each of the requirements in 4.6 has been  met.

 

4.7.2     A cheque for the prescribed fee for the review and an additional non-

refundable application fee.

 

4.7.3     Copy of Level I Supervisor Certificate.

 

4.7.4     Evidence of current ecclesiastical status or faith affiliation.

 

4.7.5     Evidence of current QICPE Inc. membership.

 

4.7.6     Copy of certificate for one unit of “peer group education in supervision”

              and a letter or certificate confirming that Standard 4.6.3 has been met.

 

4.7.7     Letter(s) from the Director(s) of the Registered CPE Centre(s) where the two (or more) courses of CPE were conducted.

 

4.8        Guidelines for Candidates Preparing Materials for Review Committee as a Level II Supervisor

A review Committee is concerned with the Candidate’s ability to demonstrate the personal and professional competence essential for practice as a Level II Supervisor. This includes, in addition to the supervision of individuals, the planning, conduct and evaluation of a CPE unit and the supervision of a CPE group and its processes. It is expected that all materials will demonstrate the level of functioning of a senior professional discipline. The following written materials are required:

 

4.8.1     A cover sheet containing name, address, present position, faith, tradition and/or spiritual affiliation, degrees, diplomas and certificates, professional occupational background, experience in supervised pastoral education, and outcomes of previous QICPE Inc or other CPE association reviews.

 

4.8.2     A statement of the request by the Candidate of the review Committee.

 

4.8.3     An updated autobiographical statement combined with a statement of, and theological reflection upon, the Candidate’s spiritual pilgrimage.

 

4.8.4     Copies of previous QICPE Inc review Committee findings.

 

4.8.5     A copy of the evaluation by the Candidate’s Supervisor of their review and evaluation of the Candidate’s conduct of CPE unit/s. Where the Candidate functioned under different Supervisors, a report from each Supervisor is to be included.

 

4.8.6     A copy of the evaluations by the Candidate’s Level III Supervisor/s for the units of individual (4.3) and peer group (4.4) “Education in Supervision”.

 

4.8.6.1  A copy of the evaluation by the Centre Director, in which the course/s were conducted, of the functioning of the Candidate within the Centre.

 

4.8.7     A detailed reflective report including evaluation of the Candidate’s supervision as an Acting Level II Supervisor of one actual CPE Group.  The report will include:

4.8.7.1  The Candidate’s description of each participant included in the Unit and the selection process. The group selected for this write up should include no less than four participants and no more than six. The description of each participant will be limited to 50 words.

 

4.8.7.2  An account of the Candidate’s goals for each of the individual participants, including how and why these goals were derived. This account is to include the Candidate’s plans and placement of the participants for their ministry or the Candidate’s understanding of their ministry setting. The account for each participant will be limited to 50 words.

 

4.8.7.3  A summary description and evaluation of the Candidate’s individual supervision of the participants in the CPE Unit under review. The description and evaluation of your supervision of each participant will be limited to 500 words and must include clinical evidence. (This excludes participants supervised by another supervisor.)

 

4.8.7.4  Should the Candidate coordinate a supervisor within the unit under review, a description of the issues attended to in this coordinating role. (Limit 500 words)

 

4.8.7.5  A description and evaluation of the Candidate’s leadership and supervision of group process, including the following, each limited to 500 words,

i.    a description and assessment of the group’s first meeting;

ii.    the Candidate’s leadership and supervision of a Verbatim Presentation by one participant in the early part of the unit;

iii.   the Candidate’s recommendations to each participant at Mid Term Evaluations;

iv.   the Candidate’s leadership and supervision of a challenging group meeting;

v.   the Candidate’s leadership and supervision of a Verbatim Presentation by one participant in the latter part of the unit;

vi.   the Candidate’s leadership and supervision of the final evaluation of the unit by group participants.