Supervision is highly recommended or mandatory for most workers in the helping professions. It serves to support the professional development of the clinician/pastor/pastoral carer and safeguard the quality of care for those they serve. More importantly it is an essential form of self care for those in roles and lifestyles of serving others. Engagement in supervision facilitates the integration of personal experience with professional life. We offer supervision in a variety of forms and frequencies with both individuals and groups – all with an openness to the presence of and interaction with Immanuel.
Form and Frequency
Various options exist for supervision depending on need and budget. Typical options are:
- Individual Monthly
- Group Monthly
- Individual bi-monthly
- Group bi-monthly
A common form of supervision is simply a monthly one on one meeting planned in advance with the supervisor. Others contract to be part of an ongoing monthly group in which the resources and experience of all participants in the group can be utilized rather than only those of the supervisor and supervisee. Some groups, because of lack of funding, meet with the supervisor every second month then on the alternate month meet with each other – without the supervisor – a form of peer supervision. Some Immanuel practice groups employ a supervisor on a monthly basis or simply on an as needed basis. The advantage of Immanuel Focused Supervision is that aside from debriefing important personal/professional events explicit interaction with Immanuel can be entered into. This becomes excellent modelling for ministry as ministers learn to lead others into attunement with Immanuel as a normal part of ministry.