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 780||Introduction to Counseling for Spiritual Directors||3|
|CSP 773||The Theology Of The Spiritual Exercises Of St. Ignatius||3|
|CSP 776||Discernment Of Spirits: Theory And Practice||3|
|CSP 781||Pre-Practicum In Spiritual Direction And Directed Retreats 1||3|
|CSP 782||Post-Practicum In Spiritual Direction And Directed Retreats||3-4|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Prayer And Christian Spirituality|
|Prayer, Intimacy, And True Christian Growth|
|Contemplation In The Christian Tradition|
|Spirituality and Sexuality|
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.