Recognition of Equivalent Qualifications for Spiritual Directors
(required for non-WellSpring graduates only)

WellSpring provides ongoing support for graduates of its Spiritual Direction Formation Program, including:

  • a discernment process for referral of pilgrims to spiritual directors
  • a subsidised rate for professional indemnity insurance
  • access to a regular Professional Development program
  • access to supervision
  • opportunities to participate in a collegial community of spiritual directors

WellSpring also carefully considers applications for registration from spiritual directors who have completed their Formation training elsewhere. Click here for the guidelines.


Application Form for Spiritual Directors wishing to register as WellSpring Centre Spiritual Directors

This Application Form has several sections:

1. Contact Details

2. Formation Program Completed (for those who have completed a formal Formation Program in Spiritual Direction), OR

3. Other Formation Completed (for those who have not completed a formal Formation Program, but who have received their formation as a Spiritual Director in other ways)

4. Professional Development since Initial Formation

5. Your Reasons for Applying to WellSpring for Recognition as a Spiritual Director

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1. CONTACT DETAILS
(NB. This screen is compulsory for all applicants)
Name:*
Address:*
Phone (preferably mobile):*
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Email:*

2. FORMATION PROGRAM COMPLETED

(for those who have completed a formal Formation Program in Spiritual Direction)

NB: If you have not completed a formation Formation Program in Spiritual Direction, please skip Section 2 and progress to Section 3 to complete all details there instead.

DETAILS OF FORMATION PROGRAM

Name of your Formation Program
The venue where it is taught
The year/s you were in the program
Year of graduation
Name of the person in charge of this Formation Program

PREREQUISITES FOR THE FORMATION PROGRAM

What were the formal prerequisites for entry to the program?

ADMISSION TO THE FORMATION PROGRAM

How did your Formation Program admit students to the course? (please select all that apply)
If other, please specify

CURRICULUM OF FORMATION PROGRAM

Provide an official outline of the course showing:

* Theory studied and hours given to this
* Practice of spiritual direction in triads under the guidance of one of the formation leaders – number of hours
* Number of hours in the practice of spiritual direction and number of directees
* Number of hours spent in personal supervision
* Number of hours spent in peer supervision
* Retreat experience
* Personal growth
* Prayer – theory and practice
* A bibliography provided by the course and books read by you

Please upload official outline (or email it as an attachment to director@wellspringcentre.org.au)

ASSESSMENT

Outline the methods of assessment your program required and the outcomes of this for you

DOCUMENTATION

Please provide transcripts, certificates and letters of recommendation from the leaders of these programs

Please upload these documents (or email them as attachments to director@wellspringcentre.org.au)

ACADEMIC AND/OR PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

in areas other than Spiritual Direction

Please detail these and when and where completed
3. OTHER FORMATION COMPLETED

(for those who have not completed a formal Formation Program, but who have received their formation as a Spiritual Director in other ways)

NB: Please complete this screen if you have not completed Section 2.

As far as possible give full details of all the initial formation you received as a spiritual director.

Please use the following headings as guidelines.

Name(s) of relevant program(s) completed and the venue(s) where taught. Year or years when study was undertaken.
Name(s) of the leader(s) of the program(s)
Prerequisites (if any) for the program(s)

ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM(S)

How did your program(s) admit students into the course(s)?

CURRICULUM

Provide specific details about each of the following:

Theory studied
Prayer; theory and practice
Personal Growth
Practicuums in giving spiritual direction under observation/supervision
Supervision – personal and peer
Number of formal hours of training spent in each of these areas

READING

List some of the books you read during your formation and highlight the ones which most influenced you at the time

ASSESSMENT

Provide details of how you were assessed in these programs and the outcome of those assessment

DOCUMENTATION

Please provide transcripts, certificates and letters of recommendation from the leaders of these programs

Please upload these documents (or email them as attachments to director@wellspringcentre.org.au)

ACADEMIC AND/OR PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

in areas other than Spiritual Direction

Please detail these and when and where completed

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Please outline your experience in giving spiritual direction
4. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SINCE INITIAL FORMATION

(NB. This screen is compulsory for all applicants)

How long have you been practising as a Spiritual Director since completing formation?*

SUPERVISION

Outline your supervision since your initial formation. Are you currently in supervision? *

ATTENDANCE AT SEMINAR, WORKSHOPS, CONFERENCES, etc.

Detail the nature of these and the venues, leaders, and year attended *

READING

What books in relation to spiritual direction have you read in the past year?*

YOUR OWN SPIRITUAL DIRECTION

How long have you been in spiritual direction yourself?*
Are you currently in spiritual direction?*

REFERENCES

Please provide the names and phone numbers of two people who know your work as a spiritual director and who you would be happy for us to contact for a reference.

Referee 1*
Referee 1 - Phone Number*
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Referee 2*
Referee 2 - Phone Number*
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5. YOUR REASONS FOR APPLYING TO WELLSPRING FOR RECOGNITION AS A SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR

(NB. This screen is compulsory for all applicants)

Please state as fully as possible your reasons for wishing to register as a spiritual director with WellSpring*
Write a half page comment on your understanding of the essential core of spiritual direction, including how this understanding shapes your own ministry of spiritual direction.*
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