Previously Approved Schools

Schools and programs that offer training in Spiritual Direction (If you know of a program you think should be listed, contact the UUSDN coordinating committee. We want to expand this list.):

  • ALEPH

  • Bread of Life in Davis, CA

  • Cherry Hill Seminary's SpiDir Program

  • Franciscan Spirituality Center, Portland, OR

  • The Haden Institute

  • HeartPaths DFW

  • Hesychia School for Spiritual Direction (When done with an additional 14 months formation*. Talk with steering committee member to understand how to complete this)

  • Interfaith Chaplaincy Institute, Berkeley CA http://chaplaincyinstitute.org/spiritual-direction/ - chioffice@chaplaincyinstitute.org (When done with an additional 8 months formation*. Talk with a steering committee member to understand how to complete this.)

  • Morrei Derekh yedidyacenter.com

  • Oasis Ministries for SD www.oasismin.org

  • (Rowe Camp's program does not currently meet UUSDN requirements. Graduates from years prior to 2020 are eligible after 18 hours of supervised praxis**.)

  • Shalem Institute

  • Siena Center, Racine WI

  • The Spiritual Life Center, West Hartford, CT

  • Spirituality Center of St. Placid Priory: https://www.stplacid.org/spirituality-center/

  • Still Harbor (When done with an additional 9 months formation*, 90 hours of continuing education and 12 hours of supervised praxis**. Talk with a steering committee member to understand how to complete this.)

  • Urban Spirituality Center (When done with an additional 6 months formation*. Talk with a Steering committee member to understand how to complete this.)

NOTE: If you are looking at schools that other UUSDN members have attended, do NOT assume that the program complies with UUSDN criteria! Some programs change over time. Many UUSDN members have done additional work to meet criteria, in addition to completing their schoolwork.

*Formation=actively continuing to integrate your identity as a spiritual director

**Supervised praxis=Client-facing time offering supervised spiritual direction. Your supervisor must either be affiliated with a UUSDN approved school, or be one of the supervisors listed on the UUSDN web site. Supervision must be individual or facilitated group, at least monthly.