Content

The unit provides students with the opportunity to undertake spiritual direction under appropriate supervision and to reflect critically on that experience.

Students are inducted into the processes and ministry of spiritual direction through focussing on a contemplative approach to spiritual direction; the nature and boundaries of the relationship of direction; confidentiality and appropriate consent procedures for referral; the environment and protocols for spiritual direction; the nature and boundaries of the supervisory relationship; the different theories and praxis of spiritual direction.

The unit includes individual and group supervision, individual and group evaluations, group interaction and leadership of group prayer.

Unit Code: DD8705Y

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Spiritual Direction

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Reflect critically on their relationship with another in spiritual direction

2.

Articulate clearly the impact of accompaniment on human and spiritual development

3.

Demonstrate an ability to engage in group supervision processes

4.

Integrate their theoretical learnings, their ministerial practice and their personal development

Unit sequence

Co-requisites DD8701 Religious Experience and the Christian Spiritual Tradition I And DD8703Y: Personal Awareness and Human Development I or equivalent units

Pedagogy

Lectures, tutorials, supervised practice of spiritual direction

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

1000 word case study

20.0

1000 word self-evaluation [workplace evaluation]

20.0

1000 word portfolio on goal setting

10.0

Ten verbatim reports, incorporating critical reflection of at least 300 words each

50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-03 09:09:30 +1000