Practicum in Spiritual Direction I (IMSD-697)

IMSD697 – Practicum in Spiritual Direction I – 1 credit

This practicum enables students to learn and practice the art of spiritual direction under the supervision of a mentor.  The mentor will meet regularly with students, one on one, to shape their practice of spiritual direction.  The practicum also helps students to grow in self-awareness, sensitivity, compassion, and understanding, while being challenged to reflect on their faith understanding, theology, and experiences in relation to those to whom they minister.  Evaluation will consist of verbatims, oral examination and written reflections at the discretion of the mentor.  A learning agreement which articulates the goals and scope of the practicum is developed among the student, the supervisor, and the Director of the Spiritual Direction program.

The student will be expected to meet with at least 2 directees every two weeks and with a mentor at least once per month. The student is responsible for recruiting directees and the mentor will be assigned by the Director of the Spiritual Direction Certificate Program.

Prerequisites:  IMSD 601, IMSD 602, IMSD 696 and at least 6 additional credits in the spiritual direction program.

Registration Deadline: August 15, 2024.