Courses and Schedule

The Certificate in Spiritual Direction and Social Transformation has seven core modules:

  • Contemplative Psychology and Spirituality
  • Engaging the Christian Mystics
  • Spirituality, Oppression, and Power
  • The Practice of Spiritual Direction
  • Group Spiritual Direction and Facilitation
  • Socio-Spiritual Discernment
  • Project Seminar

COURSE SCHEDULE

We follow a semester system with elections during January and Summer terms. Students in full enrollment must begin in the Fall.

Year A

Fall Semester:

New cohort orientation

  • Contemplative Psychology & Spirituality
  • Engaging the Christian Mystics

J-Term (Electives)

Spring Semester:

  • Spirituality, Oppression, and Power
  • Introduction to Spiritual Direction

Summer (Elective)

Year B

Fall Semester:

  • Socio-Spiritual Discernment
  • Introduction to Group Spiritual Direction and Facilitation

J-Term (Electives)

Spring Semester:

  • Project Seminar

Summer (Elective)


*We supplement these core modules with a variety of electives. Here are some examples:

The Spirituality of Catherine of Siena
Queer(ing) Spirituality
The Religion of Empire
The Mystical Radicalism of Simone Weil
Creation’s Wisdom: Spiritual Practice and Climate Change
The Tradition of the Holy Fool
Luminous Darkness: Black Spirituality as Resistance