Supervisors

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.

Resources

Checklist for getting started with professional supervision

Email template for finding a new supervisor

Supervisor directories

Approved professional supervision bodies

PACFA

Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia

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AAOS

The Australasian Association of Supervision

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APS

The Australian Psychological Society

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AHPRA

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Psychology Board)

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AASW

Australian Association of Social Workers


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ACA

Australian Counselling Association


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ASACPEV

Association for Supervised and Clinical Pastoral Education in Victoria Incorporated

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Questions to ask potential supervisors:
  • 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?
A good supervisor will be able to:
  • 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.