CASC/ACSS Manual

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 2019.

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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.)

  1. President’s Letter of Welcome

  2. The Canadian Association for Spiritual Care – CASC

  3. National Regions

  4. National Office

  5. Membership

    1. Membership Categories
    2. Benefits of CASC Membership
  6. Free Journal Subscription

  7. CASC Website

  8. Links provided for more information

  9. Feedback Questionnaire

Chapter 2: Education

Chapter 2: Education

All sections I-VII

Section I: Supervised Pastoral Education (SPE)

  1. SPE Program Essentials

  2. Goals of SPE

  3. Education Streams

  4. Education Levels

  5. SPE Summary & Assessments (formerly 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 to Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner

  1. Basic SPE— (CPE / PCE)

  2. Advanced CPE— (Competency Assessment for Advanced)

    1. Objective of Advanced SPE (CPE / PCE)
    2. Four Steps of the SPE Competency Assessment Process for Advanced
      1. Step One: Documentation Checklist
      2. Step Two: Documentation Checklist
      3. Step Three: Consultation Process
      4. Step Four: Completion of Forms Process
    3. 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
  3. Clarifications

  4. Certification—Spiritual Care Practitioner (CPE)

  5. Pilot Standards for Course Based CPE 

 

Section III: Pastoral Counselling Education (PCE): Basic to Certified Psych-Therapist

  1. PCE Education Formats

  2. Basic SPE (PCE / CPE)

  3. Advanced PCE—Competency Assessment for Advanced

    1. Objective of Advanced SPE (CPE / PCE)
    2. Four Steps of the SPE Competency Assessment Process for Advanced
      1. Step One: Documentation Checklist
      2. Step Two: Documentation Checklist
      3. Step Three: Consultation Process
      4. Step Four: Completion of Forms Process
  4. Clarifications

  5. Certification—Spiritual Care Practitioner (CPE)

 

Section IV: Supervisory Education

  1. An Overview of Supervisory Education

  2. Provisional Supervisor-Educator (PSE)

  3. Certified Supervisor-Educator (CSE)

  4. Mentoring Relationships

  5. Grand-Parenting Associate Supervisors into Supervisory Certification

 

Section V: SPE Supervisor-Educator Placement Process

  1. SPE Supervisor-Educator Placement for Supervisory Education

 

Section VI: Faith Group Affiliation & Endorsement

  1. Continuing Good Standing

  2. Endorsement

 

Section VII: Participation in the Life of CASC

  1. Associate Member seeking Clinical Certification

  2. Provisional Supervisor-Educator seeking Maintenance of Education Standing or Certification

  3. Certified Member seeking Peer Review

  4. Member Emeritus/Inactive Certified Supervisor-Educator

 

Section VIII: Forms

2.1-2.3 = 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

2.4-2.6 = 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

2.7-2.10 = 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

2.11-2.15 = 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

2.16-2.20 = 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

2.21-2.25 = 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

SPE Program Approval and Site Accreditation

 

Introduction to Accreditation Standards

Section I: SPE Program Approval Standards & Procedures

A. Standards for Programs Offering SPE

  1. When to Apply for Program Approval and When to Provide a Program Update
  2. SPE Program Requirements

B. Standards for SPE Program Structure and Content

  1. SPE Program Designation and Length
  2. SPE Requirements
  3. SPE Hours (Clinical, Supervision and Didactic/Theory)
  4. SPE Program Content

C. SPE Program Approval Application Procedure

  1. Procedure for Submitting a Program Approval Application
  2. Content

D. Videoconferencing Standards for Distance Education

  1. When Can an SPE Educational Program Use Videoconferencing
  2. Responsibility of the CSE to the PSE and the Program

Section II: SPE Education Centre Accreditation Standards and Procedures

  1. Criteria
  2. Process for Centre Accreditation
  3. Content of the Self-Study Report

 

      4. Initial Accreditation Procedure

      5. Accreditation of Multisite Centres

      6. Expired Accreditation – Clarify Terminology

      7. 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”)