For more about becoming a spiritual director, see 5 steps to becoming a spiritual director. Many seminaries and retreat centers offer training programs…here are a few that I’m familiar with in the United States:
- San Francisco Theological Seminary (now part of University of Redlands) in San Anselmo, California. This is the training that I graduated from in 2004, though the program has changed significantly since then.
- Mercy Center in Burlingame, California
- Shalem Institute in Bethesda, Maryland
- Bread of Life in Sacramento, California
- The Chaplaincy Institute in Berkeley, California