Supervision and Project

Many programs offer supervision at the end of the learning process. However, we offer supervision beginning in the second semester until completion. This gives participants the opportunity for group processing and mentorship as they integrate what they’re learning directly into their lives and work.

Each student in the certificate program should log 50 hours of practical application and 3 semesters of supervision.

These hours can come from a variety of sources: one-on-one direction, group direction, group facilitation, retreat leading, etc. As part of their practicum, each student will propose a project unique to their own context.

Students must log hours in multiple modalities. In other words, they should each meet with a one-on-one directee, engage in some form group practice, and engage in some form of creative project. The mix of these can vary per student, but it is important to demonstrate competency in traditional direction, group process, and justice-oriented social engagement (which can take a lot of different forms).

Each student will work with a project mentor of their own choosing (though we can help search for a suitable mentor). The mentor’s role is supportive—offering insight and advice as you develop and enact your project.

Students will be broken into clusters that meet with their direction supervisor 3-4 times per semester, except for their first semester.

The role of the supervisor is different than the role of your mentor. Your direction supervisor helps you attend to your own formation and inner world as you engage in your practical hours. Your mentor offers wisdom and advice of a practical nature. Your supervisor is provided by this program. Your mentor is someone outside of this program.