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Feel free to ask about the spiritual director's
training and experience. It is entirely appropriate
for you to inquire whether
he or she has a spiritual director,
and if her or she is in supervision.
> You have
a right to expect that your personal boundaries
will be respected.
> You have a right to expect that all information
shared will be kept confidential except as provided by law.
is expected that the directee will also respect
the rights of the spiritual director to confidentiality
in regard to personal selfdisclosures
that are a part of the direction relationship.
> The spiritual director may seek consultation or supervision from other
staff at Sacred Ground or other
professionals regarding aspects of the direction
process. This usually focuses on what is occurring in
the spiritual director. Such supervision and what
is shared is absolutely
> If the spiritual director
becomes aware of a situation of suspected
abuse of a minor child or a vulnerable adult, he
or she would support you in notifying
the appropriate authorities. Furthermore, the
spiritual director would assume a moral obligation to
notify the appropriate county welfare agency, or child protection agency, or, if
these are not available, the police department.
The directee would be informed if such a
report were to be made and will receive copies of any written correspondence
that would occur.
> It may be necessary for
the spiritual director to affirm her or his limits as a
spiritual director and indicate that
some issues and needs are more effectively met by
use of other resources such as professional counseling or 12-step group work.
Termination of the relationship by either party
should be discussed and addressed
directly and clearly.
A session shall go for one hour beginning from the
appointed time. This respects
the time of both parties.
If the directee must cancel an appointment, please
give a 24 hour notice if at all possible. In the case of a “no show” where the directee misses an appointment,
the agreed upon fee still applies.
The fee for spiritual direction is $60 per
If this amount presents
a financial hardship, please discuss this with the
simply an exchange of energy. It indicates an
on the part of both parties
that something is given and something is received.
Spiritual Direction FAQ