Courageous Conversations

Courageous Conversations

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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.Among these, according to the AAPC Membership Standards and Certification Manual, are a€œethical and legal issues, a€ ... in the ACPE Standards Manual, 2005, NACC standards touch lightly on central professional ethics issues, and the standards expect chaplain and supervisor conduct consistent with the ... David B. McCurdy, a€œ Clinical Bioethics Education in Clinical Pastoral Education, a€ Journal of Supervision and Training inanbsp;...

Title:Courageous Conversations
Author:William R. DeLong
Publisher:University Press of America - 2009-12-22


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