Spiritual Direction Supervision: Principles, Practices, & Storytelling by Lucy Abbott Tucker

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Explore the principles, practices and stories of master teacher and SDI co-founder Lucy Abbott Tucker as you deepen your own approach to spiritual direction supervision.

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This workbook represents the best thinking of master teacher Lucy Abbott Tucker. We invite you to explore her principles, practices and stories as you deepen your own approach to spiritual direction supervision.

An innovative, full-color workbook designed to support the care and growth of your spiritual direction practice.


The major principles of the spiritual direction supervision practice, as taught in Lucy's many workshops.


12 time-tested models refined by Lucy in her years of supervision training, with printable worksheets that you can use in your own practice.


Wisdom shared from Lucy's 35 years in spiritual direction and supervision.


Includes SDI's Guidelines for Ethical Conduct, and Qualities and Skills of a Spiritual Director.

What people say:

“What a wealth of assistance Lucy Abbott Tucker provides for both new and well-versed spiritual companions. With her wisdom and vast experience, she presents supervision as the opportunity for spiritual directors to grow in being their best and truest selves in their ministry. This handbook contains a treasure chest of depth-filled questions and practical suggestions. The insightful exercises offer greater clarity regarding purpose and practice, along with providing an opportunity for ongoing growth through supervision. This handbook is a must for any spiritual director intent on not getting in the way of their directees.”
Joyce Rupp, OSM
Spiritual Director and Author
“Lucy Abbott Tucker’s Spiritual Direction Supervision: Principles, Practices, and Storytelling is a workbook for which I have long been looking. One of the most puzzling and persistent problems I worry about is a tendency for spiritual directors not to continue in supervision after completing a practicum. In this slim volume, Tucker succinctly and practically describes a framework beyond attending to transference and countertransference in the supervisory process."
Janet Ruffing, RSM, PhD
Professor, Co-founding member of SDI COORDINATING COUNCIL
“Lucy Abbott Tucker has created a delicious cookbook for spiritual direction supervision. Her recipes for ethical, effective supervision are grounded in wisdom developed over years of practice, study and reflection. This book offers a trustworthy framework for the ongoing growth and formation of spiritual directors, one that encourages a covenanted commitment to unequivocal self-examination, authenticity and accountability. “
Karen Erlichman, DMin, LCSW
Spiritual Director, Psychotherapist, and supervisor
“In Islam, the goal of spiritual companionship is to explore ways to evolve into the fullness of one’s being and find joy in serving God’s creation. This delightful book offers precious wisdom and invaluable guidance for the supervisor, spiritual director and directee to achieve these goals. The author skillfully outlines a variety of prescriptions and models derived from wisdom sources and her own personal experiences to connect and integrate with self, others, the Holy and the Universe.”
Imam Jamal Rahman
Author, Spiritual Director, and one of the Interfaith Amigos
“Lucy Abbott Tucker is a gifted storyteller who gently affirms and empowers the reader by weaving the work of the Divine throughout her teachings. The author offers practical tools and principles to empower spiritual directors as they stretch into the role of supervisor. Spiritual Direction Supervision – Principles, Practices & Storytelling has been a valuable resource to my training and a stand-alone guide to spiritual direction supervision. Permission and encouragement are offered by her words: “Allow yourself to become the spiritual director and supervisor that lives within you and is your gift to the world.”
Joan Alexander
Spiritual Director trained in supervision by Lucy Abbott Tucker
“Just like Lucy herself, this guide is practical, up-to-date, straight-forward, and filled with amazing experience and wisdom. Lucy Abbott Tucker, a pioneer who helped design the practice of supervision in spiritual direction, has created a new resource that supports the continued growth and development of both supervisees and supervisors and enhances the field for us all. If you aren’t able to take a supervision training with Lucy, this is the next best gift you can give yourself as a supervisor.”
Wendie Bernstein Lash
spiritual director, supervisor, and former co-director of the Yedidya Center for Jewish Spiritual direction

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