Course Start Date: March 16,2020
Residency: April 17-19, 2020
Location: Pearable Retreat, Niagara-on-the-Lake
There are a number of important and recurring issues that arise for the contemporary spiritual director: grief and depression, personality and spirituality styles, the meaning of dreams and the role of the unconscious, sex-related issues, retreat ministry, genograms, direction with people of other traditions or faiths, setting up a spiritual direction practice, recognizing basic pathologies, partnering and referring, ethics, professionalism, peer supervision, etc. While directors need to engage in life-long education, basic orientation and some discussion on some particular issues will help prepare the director when and if they arise. Personality, dreams, sexual issues, grief and depression, retreats and professionalism are the expected topics for 2020.