2021-10 October Session

Assignments (More to Come...)


Write reflection paper.

Due September 23

Prompts are:

  • How are the Jungian insights as Don Bisson related them shifting your spiritual direction practice?
  • How do you maintain focus on the spiritual while attending to the psychological aspects present in your sessions?
  • How have you dealt with transference/counter-transference in your practice? 


  • Get in touch with a personal experience that has a psychological dimension such as: a significant dream, a relationship issue, emergence of a painful memory. If you were to have a direction session with a person who had a similar experience, how would you- as director- handle the session differently from the way a therapist might?


  • Mentor group meeting with Quads: This time with Quads we suggest you bring an issue from the above “Get in touch” suggestions to your quad direction session.


Assigned readings for October:

  • Sacred is the Call: Chapters 12, 17, 20
  • Culture and Social Structures
  • Contemplation and Action
  • The Marginalized
  • Implications for Spiritual Direction
  • Acronym Handout
  • Spiritual Direction in a Cross Cultural Setting
  • Spiritual Direction Scenarios in Today’s Landscape (Case Studies)
  • Walk With Me: Spiritual Direction With the LGBTQ+ Community

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AP1 2021 Reflection Paper

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