Tyndale Association of Spiritual Directors Best Practices

Tyndale Association of Spiritual Directors Best Practices

Tyndale Spiritual Formation Centre
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Best practices are the minimum standards of professional practice and conduct for members of the Tyndale Association of Spiritual Directors (“TASD”) and are the preferred technique or approach for achieving a valued outcome in Spiritual Direction. These standards have been approved by the Board of Tyndale Association of Spiritual Directors as standards of practice for its members. Best Practices are meant to be applied to members’ practice in conjunction with the Code of Ethics and with their professional judgment.

Spiritual Director's Preparation and Self-Care

  • Belongs to and actively involved in a church or Christian community
  • Engages in regular supervision and personal spiritual direction
  • Recognizes professional needs and seeks help as needed

Respect for Rights and Sensitivity to Diversity

  • Respects the values and ethics of spiritual direction
  • Cross-cultural competence
  • Sensitive to the needs of diverse populations, denominations, and religious experiences

Adherence to Boundaries of Competence

  • Respects professional boundaries and refers as appropriate
  • Seeks to resolve conflict
  • Sensitive to closure of relationships

Representation and Maintenance of Professional Qualifications

  • A member in good standing with TASD
  • Follows the Code of Ethics for the TASD
  • Upholds confidentiality and obtains informed consents
  • Involved in ongoing self-evaluation professional and spiritual development i.e. workshops, retreats
  • Follows standard for professional record keeping i.e. secure, confidential, current
  • Remains a (Certified) Spiritual Director in good standing

TSFC Resources

Location and Clientele

Article   Private Practice

Spiritual Direction Introduction

Article   Document / Download

Spiritual Director Certification Information

Private Practice   Website Resource

Spiritual Direction Agreement

Document / Download   Private Practice