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Statement of Accountabilities

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Trust is critical in important relationships, including the relationship between a Spiritual Director and a Directee.  As someone who is meeting with me for the purposes of spiritual direction, it is important to me that you know that I am bound by not only my personal code of ethics, but by the requirements of external organizations as well. Here is a list of them. Feel free to click on the links to learn more. 

Scope of Practice:  I want to be clear that what I do is not counseling or therapy of any sort. Although I believe it is appropriate at times to discuss psychological and relational difficulties in the context of spiritual direction, I am not a psychotherapist, nor do I provide such services.  ​

 

Code of Ethics: I am committed to Spiritual Directors International’s Guidelines for Ethical Conduct.

 

Professional Oversight: For many years, I have had my own Spiritual Director, with whom I meet monthly. In addition, I receive periodic supervision and meet with peers for my spiritual direction work. In these situations, I occasionally discuss anonymized "cases" with my supervisors or peers. When doing so, I do not disclose any details that would reveal the identity of the persons involved in the case. I am also associated with the Interfaith Counseling Center, which provides opportunities for peer support.

 

Ordained Ministers Code: As an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, I am bound to the UCC’s Ordained Ministers Code. I am also in covenantal relationships with:

 

 

Signed: Rev. Kevin Omi                                     Date: August 30, 2023

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