Association for Supervised and
Clinical Pastoral Education in Victoria Incorporated


Executive Committee

President’s Message

Annual General Meeting November 2016

It is great for me to be standing here, and truly a privilege as I experience it, to deliver this President’s Address for the 27th Annual General Meeting of our Association, the Association for Supervised and Clinical Pastoral Education in Victoria Incorporated.  It is great because I did not take for granted that this would be the case as I began and negotiated my ascent into the Presidency.  I felt from the outset that this was a special project given me and a full-time job and I wanted to give it that special time, alongside support of my parents experiencing an ageing transition.  As they have found themselves in recent times in hospital or respite care/rehabilitation, I have been taken into clinical areas and meetings and this has been significant for my vocation also and revealing of the work that we do and seek to promote in Pastoral Care.

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Carina Lobo



ASACPEV Inc’s Mission

ASACPEV Inc exists to educate and accredit both lay and ordained women and men for their excellence in pastoral practice. These goals are achieved by providing supervised pastoral education, professional support and recognition of its members.

ASACPEV Inc’s Principles

  1. Recognition of Supervised Pastoral Education (SPE) in all its diversity while always drawing inspiration from the Association's main form of SPE in Clinical Pastoral Education.
  2. The continuity of education and learning through the cycle of action and reflection on the experience of pastoral practice and relationships.
  3. Reverence for and recognition of the potential of the human person for transformation, while also recognising the reality of evil and human fallibility.
  4. Rigorous professional standards and the application of these standards in the supervision and monitoring of pastoral practice.
  5. Recognition of personal responsibility for the taking up on one's own life and ongoing growth.
  6. Belief in the spirituality of each person and the fostering of personal freedom within the relationship between human beings and thier spirituality.
  7. Recognition of :
    • the importance of the Association's Christian origins and values
    • the welcome of interfaith membership of the Association.
  8. Furthering the integration of theological reflection in all spects of the life of the Association.

ASACPEV Inc’s Vision

ASACPEV Inc will be renowned and sought out for its outstanding ecumenical supervisory practices, promoting both established and leading edge pastoral practice whether to individuals, communities or institutions.


ASACPEV Inc Committees

Executive Committee is responsible for decision making on behalf of the Association and reports to the Annual General Meeting.

Registration & Certification Committee is responsible for the processing of :

A Finger Pointing to the Moon - Front Cover

Special Projects Committee is convened to undertake Special Projects as required by the Executive.

In 2003 ‘A Finger Pointing to the Moon’, a history of the Association for Supervised Pastoral Education in Australia 1967-2000 was published.

See History of ASACPEV Inc for details.