COVID: A Year Later
ESDA 2021 Virtual Event
Saturday - June 26, 2021
9:30am-12:00pm Central

We Invite You to Join Us...Online!

This Virtual Event will feature a roundtable discussion, time to process and share with colleagues, Q&A with our presenter, and a pre-event guided reflection to assess the state of your soul with God.


Event Overview

Our Presenter
Dr. Genalin Niere-Metcalf

Last June we held 2 webinars with Dr. Genalin Niere-Metcalf to discuss and process the effects of the pandemic on spiritual directors and by extension on their directees. At that time we were three months into lockdowns, George Floyd had just been killed and most of us were ignorant of how much we would be exposed to in the ensuing months. Now a year later, it is clear that we have experienced a prolonged societal trauma, complicated by politics, polarization, racial unrest, vaccine controversies, and personal loss.

  • How are we and our directees fairing as we continue to adjust to changing circumstances?
  • What might we feel as things open up and we have more social engagements with others?
  • Are we facing long-term emotional, psychological, or spiritual effects from this experience?
  • What signs do we need to look for in ourselves and our directees that may be linked to pandemic trauma?

These are some of the questions we will explore as Genalin joins us again on this timely topic.

About our Presenter

Genalin has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Masters of Arts in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She has specialized training from the Danielsen Institute at Boston University, that emphasizes depth psychotherapy that is informed by spiritual, religious and existential perspectives. Genalin is a member of Evangelical Spiritual Directors Association.

Her experiences in psychology, spiritual direction and nursing have led her to a more holistic and integrated approach in her work as a therapist and how she lives her own personal life.

2021 Event Series Registration

Prices are per person. Registered participants will be sent a Zoom virtual conference link in advance of each event.

This event will be recorded and access to the recording is included in event fee.