The graduate certificate in Spiritual Direction and Directed Retreats is granted when the candidate completes all courses satisfactorily and has competently demonstrated ministerial skills and attitudes deemed essential for spiritual direction by the program administration. The development of these ministerial skills and attitudes will be assessed by all the faculty - in particular by the counseling and practica faculty - along with the candidate's intellectual knowledge and personal appropriation of course materials and the contemplative evocative approach to spiritual direction.

Certificate in Spiritual Direction and Directed Retreats course requirements (18 credits):

CSP 780Introduction to Counseling for Spiritual Directors3
CSP 773The Theology Of The Spiritual Exercises Of St. Ignatius3
CSP 776Discernment Of Spirits: Theory And Practice3
CSP 781Pre-Practicum In Spiritual Direction And Directed Retreats 13
CSP 782Post-Practicum In Spiritual Direction And Directed Retreats3-4
Select one of the following:3
Prayer And Christian Spirituality
Prayer, Intimacy, And True Christian Growth
Contemplation In The Christian Tradition
Spirituality and Sexuality
Total Credits18-19
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Students are required to apply for admission to CSP 781 Pre-Practicum In Spiritual Direction And Directed Retreats. Only students who have successfully completed CSP 781 Pre-Practicum In Spiritual Direction And Directed Retreats and received the approval of the Director of Practica are authorized to begin the practicum.