The Association is responsible for the provision of Supervised Pastoral Education (SPE) in Victoria, including Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), the professional development of CPE Supervisors and the improvement and maintenance of the ASPEA Inc’s Standards for Clinical Pastoral Education. CPE is a programme of education and formation of pastoral care practitioners.
Developing skills needed in pastoral care include abilities to develop relationships, listen and discern possible issues or concerns that may be important for a person, and which may be sensitively explored with empathy.
By Natashya Fernandez
Brendan Philips, volunteer Pastoral worker at Aboriginal Catholic Ministry (ACM) has recently completed his chaplaincy degree at Murdoch University and Clinical Pastoral Education through Royal Perth Hospital.
In his reflective essay, titled – Reflective Essay on CPE Placement at Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre, Murdoch University, which he completed during National Reconciliation Week, Mr Philips addresses the pastoral care challenges among young Aboriginal students and the various spiritual needs encountered.
It reflects on these needs from the perspectives of moving from adolescence to early
“The shepherd was with his flock day and night, often in remote places far from home, and he had to be skilled in keeping the flock together, in finding wanderers and stragglers, in recognising the ailments of his sheep and knowing how to cure them, and in ensuring the safety of the vulnerable members of the flock.'; This definition of the role of a pastoral caregiver highlights the necessity for certain fundamental qualities within an in...
VANCOUVER – Arun Chatterjee is the first Indo Canadian who has been appointed as a Spiritual Care Practitioner by the Vancouver Coastal Health in George Pearson Center. He received a Master of Arts Degree in Public And Pastoral Leadership and Spiritual Care from Vancouver School of Theology on May 9,2016. The convocation was held at Kerrisdale Presbyterian Church in Vancouver.
This book is for professional people helpers like Counselors, Guidance counselors, Christian School psychologists, Pastoral Counselors, Pastoral care givers, NursesPastors, youth pastors, Deacons, Elders- and other professionals who interact/ intervene in other people’s lives....
In this essay I will be exploring the presentation of rural life in eighteenth century poetry, by studying the poetic conventions of anti-pastoral poetry and more particularly by analysing `The Thresher's labour' by Stephen Duck.
The guidelines are pastoral in character, intended to help priests and parish ministers meet their obligation to serve kindly and conscientiously all who turn to the Church with real needs and honest hope.
1. Understand and apply the foundational principles of catechesis and catechetical ministry. This includes knowledge of key catechetical documents that frame Church teaching on catechesis and religious education.
2. Identify key stages of child, adolescent, and adult stages of cognitive, social and moral development and articulate the relationship between these stages and the timing and manner in which key faith concepts are introduced.
3. Form children and adults to celebrate the sacraments, including catechesis for full and active participation in the Mass, guiding candidates and catechumens through the RCIA process, and preparing couples for the Sacrament of Matrimony and infant baptism.
4. Administer a religious education/faith formation program in a parish or school, including selection of texts and resources, budgeting, recruitment, training and management of volunteer catechists, and awareness of self-care and legal issues.
5. Adapt catechetical materials and programs for special populations, including persons with disabilities and persons of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
What strategies would you use to assess the effectiveness of the service you and your organization provided, and how would you use this information to improve your effectiveness and future responses.
David K Switzer, Pastoral Care Emergencies (Fortress Press 2000)
Milton Mayeroff, On Caring (New York: Harper & Row, 1971)
However, this focus on the church per se, seems to overshadow other important factors such as the pastor’s role and how him/her can lead the local church in God’s missional task.
If you gaze at this picture for a while – you will get to know what is important to the woman in blue. To “gaze” at another in this way is the spiritual care approach. Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is the training that grows you into how to respond to what you see and experience – judgment giving way to wonder and awe.
MAPS Core (Foundational knowledge and skills for pastoral ministry)
PAS 683Pastoral Counseling 1: Spiritual Helping & Accompaniment
PAS 511 Mission and Evangelization
MTH 841 Catholic Social Teaching
PAS 720 Nurturing the Domestic Church: Fostering Authentic Marriage and Family Life & Spiritualty