Supervised Pastoral Education is an experience-based approach to learning ministry, which combines pastoral care with qualified supervision and group reflection. The program is open to clergy, theology students and lay persons with theology training. It aims to assist persons in achieving their full potential for ministry. Programs are offered at facilities throughout Canada, including general and psychiatric hospitals, correctional centres and a variety of other locations. Each centre is connected to a theological college. Teaching supervisors are certified by the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care/ Association Canadienne de Soins Spirituels CASC/ACSS
During summer months, students are usually involved for eight hours a day, five days a week over 12 weeks. During fall and winter months, students are offered programs on a one or two-day-per-week basis. Courses are offered at Basic and Advanced levels in supervisory and specialist streams.
Please check the Manual CHAPTER 2 EDUCATION for further information