Welcome to the CASC Manual, the place to find important documents and processes needed by student, associate and certified members.

 

This manual contains the policies, procedures, standards and guidelines of the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care together with associated forms and general information. It is intended as a reference for our members as well as a guide for students undertaking Supervised Pastoral Education.

Please note: in cases where there is a discrepancy between the standards and forms, the standards take precedence over the form.

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Manual last updated June 2018

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CHAPTER 1 – Information Package for New Members and Students
(In cases where there is a discrepancy between the standards and forms, the standards take precedence over the form)
A: President’s Letter of Welcome Download
B: The Canadian Association for Spiritual Care – CASC
C: National Regions
D: National Office
E: Membership
  1: Membership Categories
 2: Benefits of CASC membership
F: Free Journal Subscription
G: CASC Website
 H: Links provided for more information
 I: Feedback Questionnaire

Section I: Supervised Pastoral Education (SPE)     Download 
       A: SPE Program Essentials
       B: Goals of SPE
       C: Education Streams- CPE & PCE
       D: Education Levels
       E: Evaluations
       F: Certification
       G: Admission & Certification Processes
       H: SPE Unit Confirmation
       I: Academic Credit
       J: Education Centres
       K: Calendar
 

Section II: Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Basic – Certification

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To down load a PDF of the certification process Diagram click here
A: Basic CPE
            1: Prerequisites
            2: Admission
            3: Goals of CPE/PCE
            4: Evaluations
       B: Admission to SPE Advanced/Clinical Placement Process
            1: Objectives of Advanced SPE (CPE/PCE)
            2: Competencies for Spiritual Care Practitioners and Psycho-Spiritual Therapists
            3: Prerequisites
            4: Required Documentation
            5: Professional Competence Requirements
            6: Procedure
            7: Guidelines for SPE Advanced/Clinical Placement Consultation
                 7.1: Competency Assessment Process: Guidelines for Candidates  Download Power Point here

 

                 7.2: Competency Assessment Process: Guidelines for Consultants/Assessors  Download Power Point here
                 7.3: Competency Assessment Process: Guidelines for Certified Supervisor-Educators  Download Power Point here
                 7.4: Guidelines for the RACs
            8: Entrance to Advanced CPE for a Certified Member in PCE
       C: Clinical Certification CPE
            1: CASC Definition Statement for Certified Members
            2: Competencies for Spiritual Care Practitioners and Psycho-Spiritual Therapists
            3: Prerequisites
            4: Formal Documentation
            5: Professional Papers
            6: Supporting Documentation
            7: Pre-Certification Consultation Process
            8: Procedure – Step One: Approval of Formal Documentation
            9: Procedure – Step Two: Approval of Papers
            10: Procedure – Step Three: Personal Interview
            11: Supervisor-Educators Wishing Clinical Certification
       D.: Pilot Standards for Course Based CPE Download 
 

Section III: Pastoral Counselling Education (PCE) Basic – Certification

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A: PCE Educational Formats

1: Unit Based PCE

            2: Course Based PCE
       B: Basic PCE
            1: Prerequisites
            2: Admission
            3: Goals of PCE/CPE
            4: Evaluations
       C: Admission to SPE Advanced/Clinical Placement Process
            1: Objectives of Advanced SPE (CPE/PCE)
            2: Competencies for Spiritual Care Practitioners and Psycho-Spiritual Therapists
            3: Prerequisites
            4: Additional prerequisites for Advanced to Unit-Based PCE
            5: Additional prerequisites for Advanced to Course-Based PCE
            6: Formal Documentation
            7: Professional Competence Requirements
            8: Procedure
            9: Guidelines for SPE Advanced/Clinical Placement Consultation
                 9.1: Guidelines for Candidates
                 9.2: Guidelines for Consultants
                 9.3: Guidelines for Certified Supervisor-Educators
                 9.4: Guidelines for Regional Admitting Chairs
            10: Moving from 1 Clinical Stream to Another (PCE/CPE)
       D: Clinical Certification (PCE)
            1: CASC Definition Statement for Certified Members
            2: Competencies for Spiritual Care Practitioners and Psycho-Spiritual Therapists
            3: Prerequisites
            4: Formal Documentation
            5: Professional Papers
            6: Supporting Documentation
            7: Pre-Certification Consultation Process
            8: Procedure – Step One: Approval of Formal Documents
            9: Procedure – Step Two: Approval of Papers
            10: Procedure – Step Three: Personal Interview
 

Section IV: Supervisor-Educator Education 

 

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2.27:  Supervisory Education Flow Chart Process                                                      Download
Supervisory Certification Process
       A: The 2 Levels of Supervisory Status
            1: The Provisional Supervisor-Educator
            2: The Certified Supervisor-Educator
            3: Maintenance of Educational Standing
       B: The Objectives of Supervisory Education
            1: Conceptual Competence
            2: Supervisory Competence
            3: Integration of the Theory and Practice of Supervision
       C: Provisional Supervisory Education
            1: Criteria Considered for Admission to Provisional Supervisory Education
            2: Prerequisites
            3: Formal Documentation
            4: Professional Papers
            5: Supporting Documentation
            6: Procedure
       D: Supervisor-Educator Certification
            1: Definition of a Certified Supervisor-Educator
            2: Competencies of a Certified Supervisor-Educator
            3: Prerequisites
            4: Formal Documentation
            5: Professional Papers
            6: Supporting Documentation
            7: Procedure
 

Section V: SPE Supervisor Educator and Clinical Placement (Equivalency)

 

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       A: SPE Clinical Placement at Advanced Level
       B: SPE Supervisory Placement for Supervisory Education
            1: Requirements
            2: Guidelines
 

Section VI: Faith Group Affiliation & Endorsement

 

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       A: Continuing Good Standing
            1: Evidence of Continuing Good Standing
            2: Requested Phraseology
       B: Endorsement
            1: Evidence of Endorsement
            2: Requested Phraseology
 

Section VII: Participation in the Life of CASC

 

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       A: Associate Member seeking Clinical Certification
       B: Certified Member seeking Maintenance of Educational Standing or Certification as a Supervisor-Educator
       C: Certified Member seeking Peer Review
       D: Member Emeritus / Inactive Certified Supervisor-Educator

 

Section VIII: Forms
       2.1: Student SPE Summary and Assessment Download 
       2.1: Student SPE Summary and Assessment -EDITABLE Download     

 

       2.2: Supervisor SPE Summary and Assessment Download 
       2.2: Supervisor SPE Summary and Assessment -EDITABLE Download     

 

       2.3: Provisional Supervisor-Educator SPE Summary and Assessment Download 
      2.3: Provisional Supervisor-Educator SPE Summary and Assessment – EDITABLE Download     

 

       2.4: Academic Course Assessment (1-3 courses) Download 

 

       2.5: Application for Academic Assessment (Full Course List- Degree) Download 

 

       2.6: CASC Course List for Competency Assessment For Advanced Download 

 

       2.7: Application For Competency Assessment For Advanced Download 

 

       2.8: Step One -Verification Report (Competency Assessment For Advanced) Download 

 

       2.9: Step Two- SPE Competency Assessment Report Download 

 

       2.10: Step Three – Competency Assessment Regional Report Download 

 

       2.11: Application for Certification as  Spiritual Care Practitioner-Psycho-Spiritual Therapist Download 

 

       2.12: Step One- Verification Report (Spiritual Care Practitioner and Psycho-Spiritual Therapist) Download 

 

 

       2.13: Step Two- Certification as Spiritual Care Practitioner and Psycho-Spiritual Therapist Download 

 

       2.14: Step Three- Certification as Spiritual Care Practitioner and Psycho-Spiritual Therapist Download 

 

       2.15: Pre-Certification Mentor’s Checklist and Report Download 

 

       2.16: Application for Provisional Supervisor-Educator (PSE) Download 

 

       2.17: Step One Verification Report (Provisional Supervisor-Educator) Download

 

       2.18: Step Two Report – Provisional Supervisor-Educator  (PSE) Download 

 

       2.19: Step Three – Provisional Supervisor-Educator (PSE) Download 

 

       2.20: Application for Maintenance of Educational Standing Download 

 

       2.21: Application for Certified Supervisor-Educator (CSE) Download 

 

       2.22: Step One Report -Verification Report for Certified Supervisor-Educator (CSE) Download 

 

       2.23: Step Two Report – Certified Supervisor Educator Download 

 

       2.24: Step Three Report – Certified Supervisor Educator Download 

 

       2.25: Post Certification Mentoring Report Step Two Report for Certified Supervisor Educator Download 

 

       2.26: Application for Grand-parenting for Associate Supervisors to Certified Supervisor-Educator Download 

Preamble: Table of Contents Download 

 

 Section I: Scope of Practice Download 

 

 Section II: Standards of Practice Download 

 

 Section III.: Standing and Status for Certified Members Download 

 

 Section IV.: Standing and Status for Supervisor-Educators Download 

 

 Section V.: Peer Review Download 

 

 Section VI.: Confidentiality Download 

 

 Section VII.: Professional Practice and Research Awards Download 

 

 Section VIII.: Forms
       : Section VIII. Forms 3.1 Peer Review Summary Download 

 

       Section VIII. Forms 3.2 Peer Review Report Download 

 

       : Section VIII. Forms 3.3 Nomination for Award for Excellence-Professional Practice Download 

 

       : Section VIII. Forms 3.4 Nomination for Award for Excellence- Research Download 

Section I: SPE Accreditation Standards Download 
       A: Standards for Centres offering SPE
            1: Settings
            2: Requirements
                 2.1: Supportive Structures
                 2.2: Educational Resources
                 2.3: Policies & Procedures
                 2.4: Program Consultation & Evaluation
                 2.5: CASC Membership & Program Approval
       B: Standards for SPE Structure and Content
            1: Program Designation
            2: SPE Requirements
            3: CPE Requirements
            4: PCE Requirements
       C: Standards for Basic SPE
            1: Admission to Basic SPE
            2: Requirements for Basic SPE
            3: Goal of Basic SPE
            4: Objectives of Basic SPE
       D: Standards for Advanced SPE
            1: Admission to Advanced SPE
            2: Requirements for Advanced SPE
            3: Goal of Advanced SPE
            4: Objectives of Advanced SPE
       E: Standards for Supervisory SPE
            1: Admission to Supervisory SPE
            2: Requirements for Supervisory SPE
            3: Goal of Supervisory SPE
            4: Objectives of Supervisory SPE
                 4.1: Conceptual Competence
                 4.2: Supervisory Competence
                 4.3: Integration of the Theory and Practice of Supervision
 Section II: SPE Centre Program Approval and Accreditation Download 
       A: Program Approval
            1: Criteria
            2: Procedure
            3: Written Report- SPE Program Approval Application- New Fillable Form- 4.1 Download 
                                              -SPE Program Approval Update Application – 4.1b Download       
                 3.1: The Setting
                 3.2: The Centre
                 3.3: The Program
                 3.4: Program Administration and Governance
            4: Satellite Learning Sites
            5: Teaching Supervisors Moving Between Accredited Sites
            6: Provisional Supervisory Units
                 6.1: Program Approval
                 6.2: Advisory Committee
                 6.3: Relationship of the Teaching Supervisor and Education Centre Administration
                 6.4: Peer Group Consultation
                 6.5: Screening of Provisional Supervisor
                 6.6: Screening of Students
                 6.7: Number of Provisional Supervisors
                 6.8: Ultimate Responsibility for the Program
                 6.9: Evaluations
       B: Education Centre Accreditation
            1: Criteria
            2: Self Study
                 2.1: Procedure
                 2.2: Process
                 2.3: Content of Self Study Report
            3: Initial Accreditation Procedure
                 3.1: The Teaching Supervisor of the Centre
                 3.2: The Chair of the Accreditation Committee
                 3.3: The Site Visitation Team Chair
                 3.4: The Self Study Committee
                 3.5: The Coordinator for the Site Visit
                 3.6: Site Visitation Team Members
                 3.7: The Centre
                 3.8: The Accreditation Committee
            4: Accreditation of Multisite Centres
                 4.1: Preparation
                 4.2: Administrative Requirements
                 4.3: Site Visit
            5: Expired Accreditation
            6: Appeal of Accreditation Decisions

Section I: Ethical Principles Download 
       A: In Relationships with Clients
       B: In Relationships between Supervisors/Educators and Staff/Students
       C: In Relationships with Social Institutions
       D: In Relationships with Other Professionals and the Community
       E: In Relationships with Colleagues
       F: In Advertising
       G: In Research
       H: In Relation to the Social Media
       I: In Relationship to CASC

Chapter 6- Index                                                Download
Complete Document Sections I to VIII     Download       

 

Section I – Introduction

 

Section II – Certification

 

Section III – Accreditation
 

 

Section IV – Supervisory Grievances  

 

Section V – Professional Practice  

 

Section VI – Peer Review
 

 

Section VII – Organizational/Structural  

 

Section VIII – Procedures  

Section IAbbreviations Download 
 Section II: Terms

Section I: Membership Categories Download 
 Section II: Reciprocity Agreement Download 
 Section IIIForms
       8.1Application for Reciprocal Certification Download 

Section I: Membership Fees — Download has all fees in section Download 
       A: Associate Member
       B: Certified Member
       C: Student Member
       D: Member Emeritus
       E: Corporate Member
 Section II: Student Registration Fees
 Section III: Admission & Certification Fees
       A: Admitting Consultation Fees
       B: Certification Fees
       C: Other Consultation Fees
       D: Refunds
 Section IV: Accreditation Fees

Section 1: Policies & Procedures
       001: National Conference and AGM Download 
       002Travel Expense Claim and Reimbursement Download 
       003Financial Management and Accountability Download 
       004: Supervised Pastoral Education Unit Report Forms Download 
       005Investment Policy and Reporting Procedures Download 
       006: Records Retention Honorarium Download 
       007: Signing Authority Download 
       008: Records and Data Collection, Retention, and Disposal Download 
       009National Archives – Permanent Off-Site Records Download 
       010Posting of Research and Educational Resources on CASC Website Download 
       011: Utilizing Electronic Communication Download 
       012: Draft Policy on Plagiarism Download 
       013: Standards for Liability or Malpractice Insurance  Download  
 Section llForms
       10.1: SPE Unit Invoice-Report Download 
       10.2: Expense Form Download 
       10.3: Proxy Voting Forms Download 

1: By Laws (formerly  the “Constitution”) Download 

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