Individual Ministry Supervision

Individual Ministry Supervision
Starts from:Mon, August 13, 2018 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Campus Location

29 College Crescent,Parkville,Victoria,Australia

Course Feature
  • Supervision The foundational unit to the Graduate Certificate in Supervision and Graduate Diploma in Supervision.
Class Description

This unit will equip a student to undertake individual ministry supervision — that is, supervision conducted on a one-on-one basis between a supervisor and a supervisee. The student will learn how to supervise:

(i) students in ministry formation (for example, those in formation to be a spiritual directors or pastoral carers), and

(ii) qualified practitioners (for example, persons who have completed their formation as spiritual directors or pastoral carers).

Students will learn about supervision as a process to maintain adequate standards of professionalism and a method of consultancy to widen the horizons of a person in ministry formation or an experienced practitioner.  The unit will focus on the development of skills, attitudes and knowledge. This five-day intensive unit aims to help ministers grow in the competencies necessary to individually supervise others in ministry.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:

  1. Define individual ministry supervision, including the issues of confidentiality, ethics, quality control and legal concerns;
  2. Analyse current models of individual ministry supervision, and relate theories of supervision to their own ministry setting;
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the contemplative stance to supervision, parallel processes, transference and counter-transference as they apply to individual ministry supervision;
  4. Articulate their own framework of individual ministry supervision supported by current literature and research;
  5. Evaluate their strengths and areas for growth in the provision of individual ministry supervision in the light of feedback from lecturers and fellow students.


Dr Carlos Raimundo


Monday 13th to Friday 17th August 2018


9.00am to 5.00pm daily


Centre for Theology & Ministry, 29 College Crescent, Parkville VIC 3052


For academic credit                       $2,400

Not for academic credit                $1,200


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  • Carlos Raimundo


    Dr Carlos A Raimundo is a medical doctor, psychiatrist, PhD, MBA, Executive Coach and Trainer, Supervisor living in Australia. He is the creator of the 3D Simulation Technology, the Play of Life®; that revolutionised individual and team behavioural trans...