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Students who successfully complete the graduate certificate in spiritual direction will:
understand how the cognitive, emotional, psychosocial, psychosexual dimensions of human development and Christian maturation;
demonstrate basic understanding of the variety of Christian spiritual traditions and how they relate to the practice of spiritual direction;
appreciate the spiritual themes in Scripture and be able to use Scripture effectively and responsibly when providing spiritual direction;
understand the theology, practice, and limits of the spiritual direction relationship;
demonstrate sufficient theological knowledge, self-awareness, and psychological health and maturity to provide effective spiritual direction;
demonstrate the ability to provide spiritual direction and receive constructive individual and group feedback and supervision.