The “Elements” class will be offered during each session. It is a practical course in the basics of offering spiritual direction and includes role play and actual practice in directing. Participants will learn about the process of spiritual direction and learn and practice the skills needed by effective directors. Presentations and practice sessions will focus on the methods and skills involved in the art of Spiritual Direction. Students will learn the basics of conducting interviews, interpersonal dynamics, and the use of Scripture in direction. Topics of contemplative listening, fruitful responding and other essentials of spiritual direction will be presented through lectures and role playing. After completing the second session students will complete a 16 week practicum with a directee under the supervision of the directors of the program.
Elements of Spiritual Direction and Practicum