Monday, February 01, 2010

A new book on clinical pastoral supervision

I haven't got a chance to read it, yet, but I'm excited about this book that came in the mail, today. To the best of my knowledge, this is the first attempt to write a serious resource on clinical pastoral supervision in decades. As a person who was very recently studying for certification as a supervisor without the help of such a resource, I am very pleased to see that someone has put something together!

Here's what the editor had to say about his Courageous Conversations in an email he sent out supervisor types:

I wanted to let all of you know about the publication of my new book
Courageous Conversations. The book has 16 chapters from a variety of authors
including Donald Capps, Carrie Doehring, Mark Hart, me, Gordon Hillsman, Teresa
Snorton and covers such topics as supervision in the postmodern world,
theological anthropology for transformational education, sexuality in
supervision, supervision in the intersubjective space, etc.

David Steere says on the back of the book, "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 experiences approach the
courage suggested by its title." Please consider this book for your center,
your individual use, and for those in the certification process with

Many Thanks, Rev. William R. DeLong, Ed.D.Vice President
Mission and Spiritual CareAdvocate

No comments: