spiritual direction supervisor certificate program


The Spiritual Direction Supervision (SDS) certification program is designed to equip seasoned spiritual directors to serve as professional spiritual direction supervisors. Our program offers training from experienced Christ-centered spiritual direction supervisors.

The Curriculum

Our spiritual formation curriculum is biblically grounded and Christ-centered and our understanding of spiritual formation involves the intersection of Scripture, theology, psychology, and social-cultural factors. The focus of our curriculum is to build on a student’s awareness, empathy, and compassion skills that are essential for effective spiritual direction supervision.

Curriculum Plan

SFAD 578 Spiritual Direction Supervision Certification I 2
SFAD 579 Spiritual Direction Supervision Certification II 2

The SDS certification program will:

  • Enable students to deepen ethical skills and professional practices in spiritual direction supervision
  • Enhance student capacity for noticing and attending to self while maintaining effective spiritual-direction supervision relationships
  • Expand knowledge of effective spiritual direction practices for a variety of contexts
  • Train spiritual directors in professional skills for developing a supervision practice