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Certificate in Spiritual Direction Application

Year One Requirements: 

  • 12 once a month 2-hour Group Zoom Sessions
  • 11 pre-recorded Class videos and 1 live Zoom teaching on Professional Ethics for Spiritual Directors with Mary Rose Bumpus, RSM, PhD 
  • 3 monthly 1-2 page reflection papers on readings/pre-recorded class material 
  • 6 Half Hour Sessions with Spiritual Direction Mentor
  • 10-12 Spiritual Direction sessions with a Spiritual Director of your choice*
  • 12+ Opportunities for Sharing & Support through an Online Gathering Space with Cohort 

 Total for Year One: $1760


Year Two Requirements: 

  • Provide 10-12 sessions of Spiritual Direction each for 2 Directees (in-person, phone, or online)                                     
  • 9 Sessions of Supervision (3 One-Hour Individual sessions with Mary Rose Bumpus, 6 2-hour Zoom Group Supervision sessions) along with readings related to Supervision
  • 6 short dialogues with corresponding contemplative reflection form (CRF) for 6 of your spiritual direction sessions (3 discussed in individual supervision sessions, 1 discussed with group, 2 with written response from Supervisor(s))
  • 3 Half Hour Sessions with Spiritual Direction Mentor
  • Go deeper into a chosen Concentration/Focus through an Integrative Paper or Integrative Project (your choice of readings)
  • 6 One-page updates on focus & opportunity to share an update with the group during Zoom and online Communal Conversation
  • 10-page Integrative Paper or 5-page Review of Integrative Project due at the end of Year 2                                         
  • Monthly Online Gathering Space for Sharing & Support (Communal Conversations)
  • 10-12 Individual or Group Spiritual Direction sessions for self*
  • Optional: 1-hour pre-recorded seminar: Setting up a Spiritual Direction Practice

 Total for Year Two: $1040

TOTAL for Program: $2800


*Indicates additional fees for books, seminar/retreat, spiritual director


  • A $35 application fee is due now. Payments for the program begin after acceptance into the program and are non-refundable.  In the case of unforeseen circumstances rendering it impossible to continue with your cohort, your payment will be applied toward your attendance with a future cohort.   

    After submitting your application, you will receive an email with instructions for payment and scheduling your 15-minute interview with a Wisdom Tree Collective Board member.


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An online, wisdom-based 2 year program.

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