A 12-Week Online Course with Lucy Abbott Tucker
Lucy Abbott Tucker, SDI co-founder and worldwide expert on spiritual direction supervision, has agreed to offer the SDI community a 12-week online course on supervision.
This is a chance to join one of SDI’s living wisdom teachers and dive deeper into a subject at the heart of our calling.
Lucy has taught on this subject around the world, but it’s often hard for people to pay for the travel and hotel costs to attend her workshops. Now, this online course, starting January 2022, makes learning about supervision not only more convenient, but also more affordable.
“Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.” I might translate this is the realization that I am never a perfect spiritual director and supervision is a tool that keeps me responsible to my own growth as a spiritual director.”
Lucy Abbott Tucker, November 2021
In the 18 months since the publication of Lucy’s book Spiritual Direction Supervision: Principles, Practices, & Storytelling, new insights and wisdom have arisen from the myriad of online teachings and trainings that she has offered. These include the offering and receiving of self-care, hints to giving and receiving feedback, secondary trauma, and a new model of supervision. If you’ve done Supervision Training before, you will learn new things. If you’ve never done Supervision Training before, you will find immense growth, support, and care for your spiritual direction or spiritual companionship practice. Now, supervision training is for all spiritual directors and spiritual companions.
What to Expect
Twelve live weekly 2-hour courses, Tuesdays, 8am-10am Pacific (10am-Noon Central, 11am-1pm Eastern) beginning in January 2022. Exact dates and outline below.
Students can participate live or watch at their convenience later.
January 4 – Why and What of Supervision
January 11 – Definitions and How they Function
January 18 – The Continuum of Relationships and the Place of Supervision
January 25 – Stages of Supervision
February 1 – What Constitutes Effective Supervision?
February 8 – Some Models of Supervision – Part 1
February 15 – Transference and Counter-Transference, Secondary Trauma
February 22 – Some Models of Supervision – Part 2
March 1 – Models of Transformation
March 8 – Development of and Changing of “God” Images
March 15 – Ideas and Practical Tips for Starting Peer Supervision Groups
March 22 – Some thoughts from Maya Angleou, dialog, and Q&A session.
Lucy Abbott Tucker
Lucy Abbott Tucker has been a member of SDI since its inception. She began her ministry of spiritual direction at the Institute for Spiritual Leadership, Chicago. She worked there preparing women and men for the ministry for 32 years. Since 2015 she has been doing freelance work in spiritual direction and supervision. She believes spiritual direction has the power to help heal our world and values the opportunity to support spiritual directors in this work.