The degree in Spiritual Direction is designed specifically for those professionally engaged in spiritual direction as a ministry of guidance, nurture and support to serve those seeking growth and deepening of the inner life of the Spirit. The program is exclusively committed to the advanced professional education of spiritual directors, retreat directors and religious counselors already in practice. It presumes the candidate has already completed the appropriate theological studies, skills training and forms of supervised practicum or the equivalent. It is also presumed that the participant will have been under a spiritual director at some time in the past.
SPIRITUAL DIRECTION TRAINING CENTERS
- http://www.catholicretreats.net/ (a State-by-State website of Spiritual Direction training centers)
- http://www.osb.org/?s=retreat&lang=en (a national listing of Benedictine Spiritual Direction training centers)
- http://www.jesuit.org/retreat-centers (a national list of Jesuit Spiritual Direction training centers)
- http://www.spiritualguidancetraining.com/contact.html (interfaith training center and GTF PRIME affiliate)
- http://www.sdiworld.org/resources/formation-and-training-programs (national and international Spiritual Direction training programs)