Courageous Conversations is designed to assist with the complexities of pastoral supervision in a variety of settings, such as local congregations, seminary programs of field education, clinical pastoral education, clinical training of spiritual directors and certified pastoral counselors, and more. The preparation and training of supervisors is diverse and often learned through 'on-the-job-training.' This book draws on a wide variety of experienced supervisors in clinical pastoral education to seminary faculty ...
Courageous Conversations is designed to assist with the complexities of pastoral supervision in a variety of settings, such as local congregations, seminary programs of field education, clinical pastoral education, clinical training of spiritual directors and certified pastoral counselors, and more. The preparation and training of supervisors is diverse and often learned through 'on-the-job-training.' This book draws on a wide variety of experienced supervisors in clinical pastoral education to seminary faculty members. The topics covered in the book address very pragmatic aspects of supervision, for pastors in local congregations who supervise seminary interns to well-developed theoretical aspects of supervisory education that are utilized in clinical pastoral education. Readers of this book will benefit from theoretical viewpoints as well as practical hands-on application to their ministry. Special attention is given to the task, purpose, and methods of pastoral supervision, and helpful suggestions are provided for working with important issues such as pastoral identity, skill development, attending to ethics, postmodernism, gender, sexuality and more.
This diverse collection of substantive essays advocates for pastoral or spiritual supervision that is transformational, intersubjective, mutually vulnerable, improvisational, consistently empathic, trustworthy, and attentive to the particular and universal in every context. William DeLong has edited a much-needed update on the practice of supervision for ministry in settings that are increasingly pluralistic and influenced by postmodern perspectives.
This book presents its editor's efforts to put together with his colleagues conversations capable of shaping pastoral supervision for the next 15 years. It is an excellent update for anyone doing supervision, particularly in the implications of postmodern thinking in their practice. Each contributor presents from a solid theoretical basis, a wealth of clinical experience, and a willingness to put their ideas on the line. Forthright discussions of sexuality, ethics, mutual self-disclosure, empathic participation in one another's lives, and spiritual experience approach the courage suggested by its title.
William R. DeLong, Ed.D., is director of Spiritual Care Services at Advocate BroMenn Healthcare in Bloomington, Illinois. DeLong is a certified ACPE supervisor and an APC Board Certified Chaplain. He is ordained in the Presbyterian Church, USA.
Chapter 1 Foreword
Chapter 2 Preface
Chapter 3 Acknowledgments
Chapter 4 Chapter 1: Focusing Upon Skill Development
Chapter 5 Chapter 2: Reflecting Theologically
Chapter 6 Chapter 3: Pastoral Supervision and Field Education
Chapter 7 Chapter 4: A Theological Anthropology for Tranformational Education
Chapter 8 Chapter 5: Teología de conjunto: Not Just for Latinas/os Anymore
Chapter 9 Chapter 6: Postmodern Theologies and Supervision
Chapter 10 Chapter 7: From Object to Subject
Chapter 11 Chapter 8: Power and the Supervisory Relationship
Chapter 12 Chapter 9: Looking Toward the Future of Pastoral Supervision
Chapter 13 Chapter 10: Supervising in a Modern and Postmodern Age
Chapter 14 Chapter 11: Reconsidering Supervision as an Ethical Endeavor
Chapter 15 Chapter 12: Sexuality in Clinical Supervision
Chapter 16 Chapter 13: Expanding Dimensions of Spiritual Direction and Development
Chapter 17 Chapter 14: CPE Supervision: Past and Present
Chapter 18 Chapter 15: Pastoral Counseling Supervision: Self, Psyche, and Soul
Chapter 19 Chapter 16: Supervising the Spiritual Self
Chapter 20 Index
Chapter 21 Contributors