Graduate Diploma in Spiritual Direction

Full-Time Study Units

DS8701Y: Foundational Concepts in Spiritual Direction I

DS8702Y: Foundational Concepts in Spiritual Direction II

DS8703Y: Interpersonal Dynamics in Spiritual Direction I

DS8704Y: Interpersonal Dynamics in Spiritual Direction II

DS8705Y: Spiritual Direction Practicum I

DS8706Y: Spiritual Direction Practicum II

OR

Part Time Study Units

First Year, Semester One

DS8711Y: Foundational Concepts in Spiritual Direction I

DS8713Y: Interpersonal Dynamics in Spiritual Direction I

DS8715Y: Spiritual Direction Practicum I

First Year, Semester Two

DS8721Y: Foundational Concepts in Spiritual Direction I

DS8723YInterpersonal Dynamics in Spiritual Direction I

DS8725Y: Spiritual Direction Practicum I

Second Year, Semester One

DS8712Y: Foundational Concepts in Spiritual Direction II

DS8714Y: Interpersonal Dynamics in Spiritual Direction II

DS8716Y: Spiritual Direction Practicum II

Second Year, Semester Two

DS8722Y: Foundational Concepts in Spiritual Direction II

DS8724Y: Interpersonal Dynamics in Spiritual Direction II

DS8726Y: Spiritual Direction Practicum II

Application for this program is made directly to Heart of Life Centre (Phone 9890 1101), followed by application through Yarra Theological Union to the University of Divinity.

Students undertaking the Siloam programme as enrolled students for the Graduate Diploma in Spiritual Direction of University of Divinity will pay the following:

University of Divinity Tuition fees: (full time) $12924
Costs for Heart of Life Residential weekends (x4) and student amenities: $2050
Total: $14974

Students undertaking the Siloam programme as not for credit students will pay the following:

Heart of Life Programme fees: $9222
Costs for Heart of Life Residential weekends (x4) and student amenities: $2050
Total: $11272

In addition to the programme, students are expected to undertake spiritual direction at their own expense.

The program is taken over 2 semesters full-time or 4 semesters part-time.

Siloam is an integrated program.  Three units are studied concurrently in each semester (full-time students) or in each year (part-time students).

Content

The Siloam program is recognised by the Australian Ecumenical Council for Spiritual Direction (www.spiritualdirection.org.au), as meeting its guidelines for the formation of spiritual directors.   Siloam is committed to the standards for formation set by AECSD and to the norms for ethical practice set by AECSD.    Initial issues in spiritual direction formation and practice are outlined in the documents of AECSD – for example, the nature of the relationship between director and directee, confidentiality, protocol for spiritual direction meetings, ethical practice, the place of supervision.   These issues are basic to the Siloam program.

Siloam is an integrated program.   The study and practice of spiritual direction are based on anthropological, psychological and theological teachings found in Bernard Lonergan’s theory Operations of Conscious Intentionality and Luigi Rulla’s theory of Theocentric Self-transcendence.   The content of the program, then, includes modules on the human person, personal vocation, personal dynamics and the dynamics of ministerial relationships, the interconnectedness of relationships, ethics and professional standards in ministry, grace and conversion, religious experience (including religious experience as the focus of spiritual direction), prayer and the human experience of God, the discernment of spirits, and spiritual direction practice.

The transformative process of integrating one’s ministry as a spiritual director and one’s personal development is facilitated further by Siloam’s ongoing individual supervision and group interaction.

Contact

Emeritus Professor Paul Beirne
Heart of Life Spirituality Centre
96 Albion Road, Box Hill.  Vic. 3128
Ph (03) 9890 1101
email:
website: http://heartoflife.abundance.org.au

Siloam Calendar 2016

Residential weekend: February 5 – 7 (full-time participants)
Orientation: Week beginning February 8
First Semester: February 8 – June 24
  Mid-semester break: March 25 –  April 10
Second Semester: July 18 – November 21
  Mid-semester breakSeptember 17 – October  2
End-of-Year Missioning of Graduates: November 21

In addition there are:

  • 3 residential prayer weekends (full-time participants)
  • 2 residential prayer weekends (part-time participants)

Applications for the following year close on October 31st