Training in Pastoral Supervision 
Cost is £240 (places limited to between 8 - 12 people)

Tuesday March 20th,

Thursday April 19th, 

Thursday May 17th 

Thursday June 14th 2018

Venue: 45 Great Ormond Street, London, WC1N 3JH

Facilitator:  Revd Dr Guy Harrison, Head of Spiritual & Pastoral Care, OHFT and Director of the Oxford Centre for Spirituality and Wellbeing (OCSW)

Who should attend:​ Those who work within health care and who supervise volunteers, chaplaincy staff or students and who have a minimum of 3 years’ experience of ministry or practice in which they will supervise others. 

Applications: Care of the Great Ormond Street Chaplaincy Dep’t: 020 7813 8232

Format: Once a month for 4 months from 10am to 4pm. The course is designed to be experiential with a mix of theory, skills practice and group work 

Assessment:  Carried out continuously throughout the course and takes the following form:

  • After each day participants submit a short reflexive account of what they have learned and how that applies to their own context;

  • Skills practice is observed and feedback given by both the course facilitator and by peers;

  • At the end of week 3 the course participants submit a short statement (500 words) of their learning and development needs;

  • During week 4 the above statement is self and peer assessed and feedback given.

Award of Certificate: Upon satisfactory completion of the course a Certificate in Supervision Skills will be awarded by the Oxford Centre for Spirituality and Wellbeing.  


Accreditation: The course meets the training hour’s requirement for general accreditation by the Association for Pastoral Supervision & Education (APSE)


The course will include the following:

  • Definitions

  • Styles of supervision

  • Collaborative supervision

  • Responsibilities and boundaries within the supervision relationship

  • Developing self-reflection

  • Congruence

  • Ethical dilemmas

  • Power, context and cultural issues

  • Professional practice issues: managing different roles & responsibilities; contracts

  • Creativity in supervision

  • Challenges of supervision

  • Exploring different approaches

  • Supervision of supervision

  • Course evaluation