After completing four PCE units (one of which may be a Basic Unit of CPE), in addition to a
Specialist Process Year, candidates may qualify for a Specialist Certification Review in Pastoral
Counselling, with the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care.
Certified Psycho-Spiritual Therapists are granted all the rights and responsibilities associated
with autonomous clinical practice, under the auspices, codes of conduct and ethical practice
prescribed by CASC (see LINKS
Certified Psycho-Spiritual Therapists may be invited to pursue training as supervisors in PCE
through TCPCE. Please consult the PCE FLOW CHART
tab to learn how education in pastoral
psychotherapy as a therapist can lead to supervisory formation and education in CASC.
Training as a supervisor involves a distinct but related formation from training in psychotherapy,
which involves additional academic and clinical components in order to fulfill the learning
objectives for the three supervisory levels of CASC.
These three levels of supervisory training include: Provisional (stage one), Associate (stage
two), and ultimately Teaching Supervisor in PCE (stage three). Provisional Supervisors are
qualified to supervise students at the Basic level; Associate Supervisors are qualified for the
autonomous practice of supervision at the Basic and Advanced levels; and Teaching Supervisors
are fully certified instructors who can also supervise at the Basic & Advanced levels of Training
as well as for Provisional Supervisors. Please see the FACULTY & STAFF
tab for a list of
current supervisors at TCPCE.