Find a supervisor
When looking for a supervisor it is best to find a practitioner who is trained and/or experienced in supervision.
The Anglican Church Southern Queensland currently requires supervisors to be a member of one of the ‘approved professional supervision bodies’ listed below.
Membership of these bodies provides the supervisee with some assurance of supervisor training, professionalism and accountability*.
It’s recommend that you start your search via the PACFA and AAOS lists. If you would prefer a supervisor who specialises in pastoral supervision, it’s recommended that you start your search via the supervisor directories**.
The Anglican Church Southern Queensland will continue to seek out additional professional supervision bodies to provide clergy and lay ministers with greater choice and flexibility in selecting a supervisor.
* Membership of these bodies does not guarantee a supervisor’s efficacy. Supervisees are encouraged to investigate for themselves a supervisor’s suitability and fit for them.
** Supervisees are responsible for confirming that their supervisor is a member of one of the ‘approved professional supervision bodies’ listed on this page.
Checklist for getting started with professional supervision
Email template for finding a new supervisor
Approved professional supervision bodies
What are your qualifications and experience with supervision?
What is your approach to supervision?
Have you supervised ministers of religion before?
What is your attitude towards people of faith and how does this influence your supervision?
What is your fee per session?
Listen well and be truly present with the supervisee.
Show warmth and empathy.
Be non-judgemental and non-critical.
Have an understanding of and respect for the vocation and ministry of the supervisee.
Be willing to learn about the supervisee’s ministry context.