Professional Supervision in the Field

Professional Supervision in the Field
Starts from:Sun, October 24, 2021
Campus Location

175 Royal Parade,Parkville,Victoria,Australia

Course Feature
  • PRE-REQUISITES DS8021J Individual Ministry Supervision; and DS9131J Peer and Group Supervision (or equivalent).
  • DISCIPLINES This unit is cross-listed in the disciplines of Spirituality (DS) and Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies (DP).
Class Description

Online Unit

This unit aims to assist already-practicing supervisors from a range of multidisciplinary fields including: spiritual direction, ministry (religious and lay), counselling, psychotherapy, allied health and leadership.

Students will explore thenecessary professional skills that are to be demonstrated and integrated in order to equip them as practitioners in professional supervision. Topics include: maintaining confidentiality in mandatory disclosure issues or other critical situations;navigating cultural, religious, political differences and/or language difficulties; identifying/dealing with difficulties in the supervisory process.


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

  1. describe professional skills necessary to implement a supervisory process with a supervisee;
  2. critically evaluate appropriate feedback on supervisee holistic wellbeing;
  3. analyse skills necessary for a supervisee to identify and respond to a range of complex situations;
  4. outline skills necessary to enable a supervisee to develop and maintain effective professional practice within ethical and legal standards;
  5. critically review supervision sessions and reflective practice.


Rev Dr Cecilia Francis


Jesuit College of Spirituality, 175 Royal Parade, Parkville VIC 3052

Nadal Classroom

FEES – For 10 cp units. Double for 20 cp units.

Students enrolled for academic credit | $2,266 Domestic Students | $2,925 International Students

Audit students (not for academic credit) | $1,133


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Bumpus, Mary Rose and Rebecca Langer. Supervision of Spiritual Directors: Engaging in Holy Mystery. Harrisberg, PA: Morehouse Publishing, 2005.

Campbell, Jane M. Becoming an Effective Supervisor: A Workbook for Counsellors and Psychotherapists. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis Group, 2000.

Campbell, Jane M. Essentials of Clinical Supervision. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2006.

Carroll, Michael and Margaret Tholstrup. Integrative Approaches to Supervision. London, UK: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2004.

Carroll, Michael and Maria C. Gilbert. On Being a Supervisee: Creating Learning Partnerships. London, UK: Vukani Publishing, 2005.

Frawley-O’Dea, Mary Gail and Mary E. Sarnat. The Supervisory Relationship: A Contemporary Psychodynamic Approach. New York, NY: The Guilford Press, 2001.

Gilbert, Maria C. and Kenneth Roy Evans. Psychotherapy Supervision: An Integrative Relational Approach to Psychotherapy Supervision. Maidenhead, UK: Open University Press, 2000.

Hawkins, Peter and Robin Shohet. Supervision in the Helping Professions, 4thed. Maidenhead, UK: Open University Press, 2012.

Health Education and Training Institute. The Superguide: A Handbook for Supervising Allied Health Professionals. Sydney: HETI, 2012.

Page, Steve & Val Wosket. Supervising the Counsellor: A Cyclical Model, 2nded. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis Group, 2008.

Paterson, Michael and Jessica Rose. Enriching Ministry: Pastoral Supervision in Practice. London, UK: SCM, 2014.

Scaife, Joyce. Supervision in Clinical Practice: A Practitioner’s Guide, 2nded. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis Group, 2009.

Shohet, Robin. Passionate Supervision. London, UK: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008.

  • Cecilia Francis


    Rev Dr Cecilia Francis, Director of the Institute for Ministry Development Inc, is an accredited Supervisor Trainer with the Australasian Association of Supervision (AAOS). As a qualified Clinical Pastoral Educator (ASACPEV Inc.), Cecilia provides trainin...