Through the course of their work with people engaged in ministries of various kinds - spiritual directors, healthcare chaplains, local clergy, theological educators, youth workers, the authors of this groundbreaking book have become convinced of the need to provide a practical guide to the practice of pastoral supervision understood as a core discipline of the Christian church and enriched by the best of what other supervision disciplines have to offer. Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of pastoral supervision, embedding it theologically and offering rooted examples from their own practice. At the end of each chapter practical exercises are offered to help the reader reflect on their own practice and tools are suggested for use with supervision groups and in work with individuals.
Jane Leach is a Methodist minister, theological educator and pastoral supervisor. She is the founding chair of the Association of Pastoral Supervisors and Educators (APSE). Michael Paterson is an Episcopalian priest, psychotherapist, pastoral supervisor and trainer, and Chaplain to St Columba's House Hospice, Edinburgh. He is the Accreditation representative of the Association of Pastoral Supervisors and Educators (APSE). Together Jane and Michael have devised and taught a range of courses in pastoral supervision.