The Diploma in Spiritual Direction is for women and men interested in pursuing the ministry of spiritual direction. The program is designed for those who have a first degree in theological studies, and are discerning a potential involvement in ministry as well as for experienced spiritual directors who seek ongoing professional development. The program combines courses in theological studies with a transformative method of preparation for ministry. Candidates are expected to have considerable life experience and high level of maturity. Candidates bring a capacity for genuine self-awareness to a process of supervision. Students may be required to take additional courses as part of their preparation for this ministry. This diploma may be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis.