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Welcome to the CASC/ACSS Policy & Procedure Manual (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. You can open the following Word file of the Index of the Manual and then use the “find” function in MS Word which will tell you which section of the Manual you will need to open in the list below. If you are having difficulty finding what you need, please email webmaster@spiritualcare.ca for assistance.

Manual last updated June 2018.

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CASC/ACSS Policy & Procedure Manual

Table of Contents

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.)

President’s Welcome

Canadian Association for Spiritual Care

National Regions

National Office

Join Us

Membership

1. Membership Categories
2. Benefits of CASC/ACSS Membership
3. CASC/ACSS Website

References for More Information

Chapter 2: Education

Section I: Supervised Pastoral Education (SPE)

  1. SPE Program Essentials
  2. Goals of SPE
  3. Education Streams – CPE & PCE
  4. Education Levels
  5. Evaluations
  6. Certification
  7. Admission & Certification Processes
  8. SPE Unit Confirmation
  9. Academic Credit
  10. Education Centres
  11. Calendar

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

Certification Process Diagram Download

  1. Basic CPE
    1. Prerequisites
    2. Admission
    3. Goals of CPE/PCE
    4. Evaluations
  2. 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
      1. Competency Assessment Process: Guidelines for Candidates Download PowerPoint
      2. Competency Assessment Process: Guidelines for Consultants/Assessors Download PowerPoint
      3. Competency Assessment Process: Guidelines for Certified Supervisor-Educators Download PowerPoint
      4. Guidelines for the RACs
    8. Entrance to Advanced CPE for a Certified Member in PCE
  3. 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
  4. Pilot Standards for Course Based CPE 

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

PCE Certification Process Diagram Download

  1. PCE Educational Formats
    1. Unit Based PCE
    2. Course Based PCE
  2. Basic PCE
    1. Prerequisites
    2. Admission
    3. Goals of PCE/CPE
    4. Evaluations
  3. 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
      1. Guidelines for Candidates
      2. Guidelines for Consultants
      3. Guidelines for Certified Supervisor-Educators
      4. Guidelines for Regional Admitting Chairs
    10. Moving from 1 Clinical Stream to Another (PCE/CPE)
  4. 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
    11. Supervisor-Educators Wishing Clinical Certification
  5. Pilot Standards for Course-Based CPE Download

Section IV: Supervisor-Educator Education

Supervisor-Educator Process Diagram Download

  1. The 2 Levels of Supervisory Status
    1. The Provisional Supervisor-Educator
    2. The Certified Supervisor-Educator
    3. Maintenance of Educational Standing
  2. The Objectives of Supervisory Education
    1. Conceptual Competence
    2. Supervisory Competence
    3. Integration of the Theory and Practice of Supervision
  3. 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
  4. 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)

  1. SPE Clinical Placement at Advanced Level
  2. SPE Supervisory Placement for Supervisory Education
    1. Requirements
    2. Guidelines

Section VI: Faith Group Affiliation & Endorsement

  1. Continuing Good Standing
    1. Evidence of Continuing Good Standing
    2. Requested Phraseology
  2. Endorsement
    1. Evidence of Endorsement
    2. Requested Phraseology

Section VII: Participation in the Life of CASC

  1. Associate Member seeking Clinical Certification
  2. Certified Member seeking Maintenance of Educational Standing or Certification as a Supervisor-Educator
  3. Certified Member seeking Peer Review
  4. Member Emeritus / Inactive Certified Supervisor-Educator

Section VIII: Forms

Educational Assessments

2.1: Version using 2011 Competencies: Student SPE Summary and Assessment

 

2.1: Version using 2019 Competencies: Student SPE Summary and Assessment

 

2.2: Version using 2011 Competencies: Supervisor-Educator SPE Summary and Assessment

 

2.2: Version using 2019 Competencies: Supervisor-Educator SPE Summary and Assessment

 

2.3: Provisional Supervisor-Educator SPE Summary and Assessment Download Editable Download

Academic Assessment

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

Advanced Assessment

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

2.10: Step Three – Competency Assessment Regional Report

Certification

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

 

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

 

2.15: Pre-Certification Mentor’s Checklist and Report

 

Provisional Supervision

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

 

Supervision Certification.

2.21: Application for Certified Supervisor-Educator (CSE)

 

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

 

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

Chapter 3: Practice

Preamble: Table of Contents

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Section I: Scope of Practice

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Section II: Standards of Practice

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Section III.: Standing and Status for Certified Members

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Section IV: Standing and Status for Supervisor-Educators

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Section V: Peer Review

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Section VI: Confidentiality

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Section VII: Professional Practice and Research Awards

 

Section VIII: Forms

  • 3.1 Peer Review Summary Download
  • 3.2 Peer Review Report Download
  • 3.3 Nomination for Award for Excellence-Professional Practice
  • 3.4 Nomination for Award for Excellence- Research
Chapter 4: Accreditation

Section I: SPE Program Approval Standards and Procedures

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  1. Standards for Programs offering SPE
    1. When to Apply for SPE Program Approval and When to Send a Program Update.
    2. SPE Program Requirements
      1. Supportive Structures
      2. Educational Resources
      3. Policies & Procedures
      4. Program Consultation & Evaluation
      5. CASC Membership & Program Approval
  2. Standards for SPE Program Structure and Content
    1. Program Designation and Length
    2. Program Requirements
    3. Hours
    4. Program Content
      1. Standards for Basic SPE
      2. Standards for Advanced SPE
      3. Standards for Supervisory SPE
  3. SPE Program Approval Application Procedure
  4. Video-Conferencing Standards (Dustant Education and Virtual Learning)

Section II: SPE Centre Program Approval and Accreditation

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  1. Program Approval
    1. Criteria
    2. Procedure
    3. Written Report- SPE Program Approval Application – New Fillable Form – 4.1
      – SPE Program Approval Update Application – 4.1b Download

      1. The Setting
      2. The Centre
      3. The Program
      4. Program Administration and Governance
    4. Satellite Learning Sites
    5. Teaching Supervisors Moving Between Accredited Sites
    6. Provisional Supervisory Units
      1. Program Approval
      2. Advisory Committee
      3. Relationship of the Teaching Supervisor and Education Centre Administration
      4. Peer Group Consultation
      5. Screening of Provisional Supervisor
      6. Screening of Students
      7. Number of Provisional Supervisors
      8. Ultimate Responsibility for the Program
      9. Evaluations
  2. Education Centre Accreditation
    1. Criteria
    2. Self Study
      1. Procedure
      2. Process
      3. Content of Self Study Report
    3. Initial Accreditation Procedure
      1. The Teaching Supervisor of the Centre
      2. The Chair of the Accreditation Committee
      3. The Site Visitation Team Chair
      4. The Self Study Committee
      5. The Coordinator for the Site Visit
      6. Site Visitation Team Members
      7. The Centre
      8. The Accreditation Committee
    4. Accreditation of Multisite Centres
      1. Preparation
      2. Administrative Requirements
      3. Site Visit
    5. Expired Accreditation
    6. Appeal of Accreditation Decisions
Chapter 5: Code of Ethics for Spiritual Care Professionals

Section I: Ethical Principles

  1. In Relationships with Clients
  2. In Relationships between Supervisors/Educators and Staff/Students
  3. In Relationships with Social Institutions
  4. In Relationships with Other Professionals and the Community
  5. In Relationships with Colleagues
  6. In Advertising
  7. In Research
  8. In Relation to the Social Media
  9. In Relationship to CASC
Chapter 6: Grievances

Chapter 6 – Index

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Complete Document Sections I to VIII

 

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

Chapter 7: Glossary of Abbreviations and Terms

Section I: Abbreviations

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Section II: Terms

Chapter 8: Membership and Reciprocal Certification

Section I: Membership Categories

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Section II: Reciprocity Agreement

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Section III: Forms

8.1: Application for Reciprocal Certification

Chapter 9: Fees

Section I: Membership Fees

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  1. Associate Member
  2. Certified Member
  3. Student Member
  4. Member Emeritus
  5. Corporate Member

Section II: Student Registration Fees

Section III: Admission & Certification Fees

  1. Admitting Consultation Fees
  2. Certification Fees
  3. Other Consultation Fees
  4. Refunds

Section IV: Accreditation Fees

Chapter 10: National Administration

Section I: Policies & Procedures

001: National Conference and AGM

002: Travel Expense Claim and Reimbursement

003: Financial Management and Accountability Download

004: Supervised Pastoral Education Unit Report Forms Download

005: Investment Policy and Reporting Procedures Download

006: Records Retention Honorarium Download

007: Signing Authority Download

008: Records and Data Collection, Retention, and Disposal Download

009: National Archives – Permanent Off-Site Records Download

010: Posting of Research and Educational Resources on CASC Website Download

011: Utilizing Electronic Communication Download

012: Policy on Plagiarism

Flow Chart on Plagiarism

 

013: Standards for Liability or Malpractice Insurance Download

Section II: Forms

10.1: SPE Unit Invoice-Report Download

10.2: Expense Form

10.3: Proxy Voting Form – Print Version 

10.3: Proxy Voting Form – Fillable Version

10.4 Nomination form for Board and Commissions – Print Version

10.4 Nomination form for Board and Commissions – Fillable Version

10.5 Nomination form for Distinguished Service Aware (Verda Rochon) Click here for description

  distinguished service award form fillable

  distinguished service award form

Chapter 11: By-Laws - (Formerly the 'Constitution')

By-Laws (formerly the “Constitution”)