Spiritual Directors most often work in isolation. We meet with clients/directees one-to-one or in small groups. It is our desire to be aware that the Divine/God/Spirit is always present. However, there are times when we need the support of a trained colleague - ideally in regular sessions. A supervisor can answer this need by offering a safe and sacred space in which to share and receive support and guidance.
I am a trained Supervisor who also teaches supervision workshops. Lucy Abbott Tucker is my mentor and teacher. I use Lucy's model method to work with spiritual directors. It is a user-friendly way to approach supervision! Please see Lucy's workbook for more information:
Please reach out to me for a complimentary supervision session! For your interest, see the agreement (below) we will enter into if supervision with me feels like a good fit for you.
On the path, together, Joan
SPIRITUAL DIRECTION ~SUPERVISION~ AGREEMENT
Our Relationship is based on Mutual Respect
We agree to meet regularly in a comfortable location where confidentiality may be maintained. We agree to schedule 1-hour supervision sessions at regular intervals (monthly or quarterly).
Time of Sessions and Changes
We agree to begin and end our sessions on time. If a session date and time must be changed, we agree to provide the other 48-hours’ notice via email or phone*.
*Emergencies not withstanding
Boundaries of Confidentiality
Should the Director* share details of intentions to harm, or know of others in these types of situations, the Supervisor will contact the emergency support needed immediately. The Supervisor will accompany the Director during this time of emergency response and action.
*Director is the Supervisee
The Director agrees to the submission of a completed model prior to each session (a summary of the spiritual direction session being brought to supervision). In addition to my own model*, I also offer the Contemplative Reflection Form (CRF) and the Verbatim for Supervisees.
*Based on the workbook: Spiritual Direction Supervision: Principals, Practices, & Storytelling, Lucy Abbott Tucker
Prior to each session, a payment of $50.00 CAD/USD is required via e-transfer, PayPal or cheque to the Supervisor. Exceptions may be made based on individual circumstances.
Signature of Spiritual Director (Client)
Signature of Supervisor
The Supervisor and Director abide by Spiritual Directors Int’l, "Guidelines for Ethical Conduct (available upon request).
Spiritual Direction Supervision Agreement_J.A._revised October 2022