Clinical Pastoral Supervision and the Theology of Charles Gerkin

The fourth image of pastoral supervision is deacon, shepherd and overseer. This
image, taken from 1 Peter, stresses the role of oversight in relation to Church
structure. Shepherd and overseer combine the administrative and pastoral ...

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Author: Thomas St. James O’Connor

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 9780889206618

Category: Religion

Page: 168

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In the last twenty years, the number of texts written on clinical pastoral supervision has accelerated. Thomas St. James O’Connor analyzes these texts, nearly 300 of them, in light of three fundamental questions about the praxis of clinical pastoral supervision: (1)what is distinctive about the praxis? (2)what is an appropriate theological method for the praxis? and, (3)what is an adequate praxis? In doing so, he formulates three approaches: the social science, the hermeneutic and the special interest. Looking at the theology of Charles Gerkin, a pastoral theologian and family therapist, O’Connor develops a conversation between Gerkin’s theology and the texts. The theological methods in the three approaches are critiqued and Gerkin’s praxis/theory/praxis method is endorsed. Case examples are used throughout to illustrate theory and issues discussed and to aid in the presentation of an adequate praxis. Clinical Pastoral Supervision and the Theology of Charles Gerkin provides a unique overview of the history and current state of clinical pastoral supervision and an understanding of its methodology and theological foundations. More than that, it builds on the practical theory of Charles Gerkin, expanding it for immediate use in the practice of ministry.

Pastoral Supervision A Handbook

Appendix 6 Pastoral Supervision Professional Bodies Association of Pastoral
Supervisors and Educators (UK) The Association of Pastoral Supervisors and
Educators (APSE) exists to promote high standards of pastoral supervision by: ...

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Author: Jane Leach

Publisher: SCM Press

ISBN: 9780334053446

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Pastoral Supervision is increasingly sought out by people working in ministry. It offers a safe space to reflect theologically and constructively on pastoral experience. Pastoral Supervision: A Handbook is the standard text for what is a growing discipline and endorsed by APSE, the Association of Pastoral Supervisors and Educators, which is now established as an accrediting professional body for all involved in supervision in a Christian context. Much has happened in the discipline since the first edition was published. The second edition contains • a new foreword • a new introduction written by the authors • a new chapter on the nuts and bolts of structuring a supervision session • a new chapter on embodied active supervision • literature updates and textual improvements to the extant chapters.

Theological Reflection and Education for Ministry

My experience in pastoral ministry, CPE, pastoral supervision and theological
reflection and the value of my DMin degree were all key factors in my
appointments. Therefore, I bring to this study a different approach to the debate
on theological ...

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Author: Professor John E Paver

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409477419

Category: Philosophy

Page: 198

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A major and continuing problem for theological education and the practice of Christian ministry is how to best achieve a genuine integration between theory and practice, theology and experience. The key claim of this book is that theological reflection, beginning with experience, is a method of integration and that pastoral supervision is a vehicle for theological reflection. In establishing this claim, John Paver demonstrates that the model and method have potential to be a catalyst for reform within theological colleges and seminaries. Three different theological reflection models are developed and critiqued in this book, and their capacity to be developed in particular contexts is explored. This book does not stop at ministry, cultural and personal integration, but is bold enough to make recommendations for structural integration within the theological institution.

Courageous Conversations

CHAPTER NINE Looking Toward the Future of Pastoral Supervision Teresa
Snorton Those of us who live in the pastoral care world as practitioners and
educators are so familiar with the concept of supervision, particularly as it is
manifested in ...

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Author: William R. DeLong

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761850151

Category: Education

Page: 306

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Courageous Conversations is designed to assist with the complexities of pastoral supervision in a variety of settings, such as local congregations, seminary programs of field education, clinical pastoral education, clinical training of spiritual directors and certified pastoral counselors, and more. The preparation and training of supervisors is diverse and often learned through 'on-the-job-training.' This book draws on a wide variety of experienced supervisors in clinical pastoral education to seminary faculty members. The topics covered in the book address very pragmatic aspects of supervision, for pastors in local congregations who supervise seminary interns to well-developed theoretical aspects of supervisory education that are utilized in clinical pastoral education. Readers of this book will benefit from theoretical viewpoints as well as practical hands-on application to their ministry. Special attention is given to the task, purpose, and methods of pastoral supervision, and helpful suggestions are provided for working with important issues such as pastoral identity, skill development, attending to ethics, postmodernism, gender, sexuality and more.

A Practical Christology for Pastoral Supervision

This book sets out a Christological framework for developing and delivering pastoral supervision.

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Author: GEOFF. BROUGHTON

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0367364220

Category:

Page: 168

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This book sets out a Christological framework for developing and delivering pastoral supervision. Pastoral supervision is a key consideration for any denomination, congregation or faith-based organisation, so this is a vital resource for well-being for clergy, chaplains and the wide array of pastoral workers. Three central Christological themes, the revealing, re-membering and restoring Jesus, provide the theological framework for good supervision practice. The book draws insights from three gospel passages--Luke 24:13-34, Luke 22:39-53 and John 21:1-14--for its Christological themes. The practical Christology for pastoral supervision is deepened and extended through three theologians: Martin Luther (reformed), Emil Brunner (neo-orthodox) and James McClendon (small B baptist). Professional supervision (coaching, mentoring and spiritual direction) is increasingly sought--even required--by many people in church and faith-based organisations. This book will, therefore, be an excellent resource to theologians interested in supervision, practical theology, and Christology.

The Supervision of Pastoral Care

Live supervision is, as the term suggests, literally supervising the student's work
simultaneously as the therapeutic process is occurring.1 It cannot take the place
of other forms of supervision that oversee a trainee's entire educational and ...

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Author: David A. Steere

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781592440283

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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This book offers basic information both for persons under supervision and for those supervising them in pastoral care, drawing upon the expertise and experiences of fifteen pastoral supervisors. In describing key aspects, George Bennett discusses the supervisory contract and preparing for supervision; Kathleen Davis introduces methods of working with clinical material; Mark Jensen presents ways to work with life histories; and Alexa Smith provides a summary of student responses to clinical supervision. To expand various kinds of supervision, Darryl Tiller addresses the use of Òself as instrumentÓ; John Lentz considers the supervision of pastoral counseling relationships; Bruce Skaggs describes group supervision; and Carolyn Lindsay presents specific aspects of live supervision. Three chapters address specific problems; Clarence Barton and Amanda Ragland deal with transference and countertransference; Nancy Fontenot examines passivity; and Barbara Sheehan reviews gender issues. Finally, the supervisory model is applied to broader issues; to the supervision of church voulenteers by Grayson Tucker, to supervising teachers in Christian Education programs by Louis Weeks, and to a seminary field education program by editor David A. Steere. This book is a valuable asset for professors, working supervisors, and all persons entering supervision in pastoral care.

The Care of Souls

This collection highlights the critical importance of self-awareness, the inexact art of caring, and the hard necessity of listening to another person's pain.

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Author: Logan C. Jones

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532673061

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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The Care of Souls is a collection of essays and short reflections on the art of pastoral supervision in the clinical pastoral education (CPE) learning process. The essays focus on different aspects of supervisory theory, and are juxtaposed with reflections on the raw helplessness of both the patient and the chaplain, which can occur at the bedside. This collection highlights the critical importance of self-awareness, the inexact art of caring, and the hard necessity of listening to another person's pain.

Creative Supervision Across Modalities

She taught on the London Centre of Psychodrama Diploma in Creative
Supervision between 2008 and 2013. ... Her book, Pastoral Supervision: A
Handbook, written with Michael Paterson (2010) brings the theory and practice of
supervision to ...

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Author: Anna Chesner

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857006967

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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Creative methods can bring depth and new perspectives to the supervision process. This book proposes that a firm understanding of supervision theory is the vital foundation to utilising the power of creativity in reflection and learning, and demonstrates that these creative approaches are applicable across disciplines, providing useful reflective tools across and beyond the arts therapies. Part One of the book provides a theoretical approach to supervision, with a presentation and discussion of the philosophy, theory and place of creative technique. Part Two demonstrates the fluency of creative approaches to supervision with examples of application within different fields, including dramatherapy, psychodrama, family therapy, art therapy, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, dance and movement therapy and church ministry, provided by experienced practitioners from within those fields. Based in the practice and philosophy of the Creative Approaches to Supervision Diploma course run by the editors and taught at the London Centre for Psychodrama Group and Individual Psychotherapy, this book is a comprehensive resource for anyone with an interest in supervision across the caring and educational disciplines.

Clinical Handbook of Pastoral Counseling

Supervising. Pastoral. Counseling. Supervision is the principal method of
teaching pastoral counseling. Our grasp of ... And that is what supervision is
designed to accomplish — the acquisition of knowledge within the specific
context of its use.

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Author: Robert J. Wicks

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809140616

Category: Religion

Page: 420

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Building on the groundbreaking original work with the same title, these articles focus on current issues, such as certain life stages, special populations, the devalued and abused, the addicted and special issues of the 1990's.

Enriching Ministry

Ministry. –. Pastoral. Supervision. in. Practice. michael paterson and jessica rose
As anyone who has engaged in biblical studies will be aware, to avoid a reading
of Scripture that is distorted for our own manipu lative purposes, equal attention ...

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Author: Michael Paterson

Publisher: Canterbury Press

ISBN: 9780334049562

Category: Religion

Page: 216

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Enriching Ministry offers a more detailed and wide-ranging overview of pastoral supervision and its relationship to other disciplines and fields of study. It describes an approach to supervision which is theologically rich, psychologically informed, contextually sensitive and praxis based. It is intended for those seeking support for their own ministries as well as for those who supervise in the areas of initial and continuing ministerial formation; healthcare; executive coaching, spiritual direction. The final chapters consider the professional development and training of supervisors. This book is aimed at those in local ministry seeking training in supervision in the UK [training incumbents; team rectors; superintendents etc.], healthcare chaplains who facilitate reflective practice or who offer in-house supervision [a requirement for UK based Band 6+ jobs]; spiritual directors for whom there is not as yet any unified approach to/training for pastoral supervision, theological educators trying to meet the requirements of supervised placements, Supervision Practitioners, supervision training providers, those in ministry seeking supervision, bishops and church leaders looking for ways of getting beyond appraisal to non-managerial ministerial and vocational reflection.

Pastoral Care for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Particularly important is her emphasis on the need for pastors to have ongoing
pastoral supervision so that they can process their own reactions to their
parishioners' traumas—especially transference and projection. In addition to her
overall ...

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Author: Dalene C. Fuller Rogers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317788454

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 142

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Provide effective care for the members of your congregation suffering with PTSD! This vital book is an overview of the nature of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It examines the causes, manifestations, and problems of PTSD as they relate to a person socially, spiritually, emotionally, physically, and psychologically. Stressing hope, healing, and compassion, Pastoral Care for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Healing the Shattered Soul includes specific suggestions for the prevention of traumatic events and for using peacemaking techniques to stop violence in your clients’lives. Pastoral Care for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a practical, understandable, professionally presented and researched working guide for clergy in parishes, for chaplains, and for seminarians who have little or no knowledge of how to pastor to people who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. It is also for lay people who minister to those who have been traumatized. Survivors will also benefit from its affirmation for the spiritual component of healing. This unique volume provides the practical means to support people through the healing process while maintaining their spiritual grounding, with: case studies that will help develop your skills a thoughtful discussion of the theological dimensions of trauma and suffering a practical methodology for crisis intervention an examination of the specific needs of veterans a look at the potential for caregiver burnout and how to prevent it ways that churches can contribute to the prevention of the trauma that leads to PTSD methods for using scripture as a source of healing for PTSD survivors Pastoral Care for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder also defines PTSD from a mental health perspective and gives examples of the kinds of trauma that may lead to it. No one working with PTSD survivors in a spiritual setting should be without this book!

Church pastoral aid society sketch of its origin and progress

Church pastoral-aid society ... Villages and hamlets were to be found without
church or school , their inhabitants , by reason of their distant and secluded
situation , almost cut off from pastoral supervision , and living in deplorable
ignorance of ...

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Author: Church pastoral-aid society

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600100501

Category:

Page:

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Art of Clinical Supervision

A Pastoral Counseling Perspective Barry K. Estadt, John R. Compton, Melvin
Blanchette. 19 Theological and Pastoral Integration Alicia had been struggling
with an important dilemma for her and her community. As a Franciscan she felt
drawn ...

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Author: Barry K. Estadt

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781597521475

Category: Religion

Page: 316

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'The Art of Clinical Supervision' is not merely a technical manual, although it provides clear, clinically-proven approaches. It is a volume designed both to increase one's motivation to employ the supervisory process in an intelligent, well thought out fashion, and to encourage a deep desire to respond to the call to be both professionally and spiritually attuned to the mission of supervision. This book takes a comprehensive approach and presents itself as an introductory view of the whole panorama of supervision as an opportunity. Robert J. Wicks, series editor

Report and Minutes

The ratio of one to fifty - five is high and ought to suffice for satisfactory pastoral
supervision . But the majority of these workers are at best but weak agencies ;
and the truth is that three - fourths of our native Christian community suffer lack of
 ...

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Author: Methodist Episcopal Church. North India Conference

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112105577263

Category:

Page:

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Annual Report and Minutes

The ratio of one to fifty - five is bigh and ought to suffice for satisfactory pastoral
supervision . But the majority of these workers are at best but weak agencies ;
and the truth is that three - fourths of our native Christian community suffer lack of
 ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433068287634

Category:

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Women Helpers in the Church their sayings and doings Edited by W W

enlightened and independent of priestcraft . Even there , the people are
socialized and compacted by innumerable sodalities or associations that abound
in good fellowship ; and we all know the closeness of pastoral supervision
through the ...

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Author: William WELSH (of Philadelphia.)

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0023134159

Category:

Page:

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Women Helpers in the Church

enlightened and independent of priestcraft . Even there , the people are
socialized and compacted by innumerable sodalities or associations that abound
in good fellowship ; and we all know the closeness of pastoral supervision
through the ...

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Author: Willam Welsh

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001197932

Category: Women in church work

Page: 388

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The Christian Quarterly

The manner in which the pastoral supervision of the Churches is performed ,
under the present system , is yet to be considered . We have seen how , in the
present administration of Christianity , the minister is expected to be evangelist ...

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015013165991

Category: Christianity

Page:

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The Quarterly Register

Hence , also , the Directors have imposed upon the principal Executive Officer of
the Society the duty of pastoral supervision . “ The Secretary shall be required to
exercise , , so far as he shall be able , pastoral supervision over all who are ...

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112109557444

Category: Clergy

Page:

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Includes section with title: Journal of the American Education Society, which was also issued separately.

Toronto Journal of Theology

The theological methods in the three approaches are critiqued and Gerkin ' s
praxis / theory / praxis hermeneutic approach to clinical pastoral supervision is
validated . O ' Connor utilizes case examples throughout the book to document
his ...

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105113589787

Category: Theology

Page:

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