Year Two - Level 200 Courses

Spiritual Psychotherapy Program
Year Two - Level 200 Courses

TAC200  The Cognitive Therapies

This course introduces the student to Cognitive therapies which have become the most widely used therapies and are usually considered to be short term. 

What separates cognitive therapies from traditional emotive therapy is the emphasis on the interplay of our thoughts, feelings and behaviour.

Excellent evidence-based approaches for anxiety, depression, mood disorders, substance abuse, personality disorders.

Day 1- CBT learning outcomes:

  • Describe the therapeutic Alliance as it differentiates from traditional Psychotherapy 
  • Interpret Cognitive Dissonance
  • Support the importance of Negative thoughts
  • Structure a CBT session

Dialectical therapy is designed to change behaviours that are not helpful such as self-harm, suicidal thinking and substance abuse. It is a modified form of CBT developed by Marsha Linehan in the late 1970’s.

Day 2- DBT learning outcomes:

  • Describe how to Structure DBT
  • Differentiate Mindfulness and Distress Tolerance
  • Discuss 4 skills modules
  • Explain Emotion Regulation
  • Identify core treatment strategies for managing difficult  behaviours


TAC201 Group Relationships Psychotherapy

This course introduces the student to the curative elements and characteristics of group psychotherapy. Types of groups and the considerations necessary in the group process are explored. The art of support including reinforcement and challenge are outlined for each stage in the group dynamic. Major relationship dynamics are also introduced in this course, using the image exercises from Harville Hendrix with the stages of relationships. The roles responsibilities and tasks of the group and couples’ therapist are reviewed to provide safe and effective psychotherapy sessions. Learning outcomes include:

  • Able to interpret Group dynamics and roles
  • Evaluate the Imago exercises and stages of relationships
  • Appraise roles and responsibilities of the therapist in groups and relationship therapy 
  • Assess approaches to Relationship psychotherapy


TAC202  Inquiry and Somatic Psychotherapy

This course explores client-centered inquiry and provides demonstrations of best practices for inquiry based therapy. Body psychotherapy, the chakra psychotherapeutic process, and intuitive somatic inquiry theory are also introduced. Experiential work and assignments will be evaluated to determine the students’ level of competency in these modalities; while determining that sessions are client-centered, safe and effective. Learning outcomes include:

  • Evaluate the art of inquiry in psychotherapy and best practices applications
  • Adapt a Body psychotherapy client session
  • Assess a Chakras evaluation and identify key psychotherapeutic issues for the 7 major Chakras


TAC203  Life Stages and Diversity in Psychotherapy

This course introduces the student to the use of life stages and Erik Erikson’s stages of development as an entry point for therapy. Contextual and systemic influences that impair human functioning, regardless of life stage and the 7 stages to integrate a transition are explored. The recognition and differences between diversity and multiculturalism are delved into and the framework of culture—infused counselling competencies and the strategies to develop them is demonstrated and applied to case study clients. 

  • How to address the needs and challenges of life stages in therapy
  • Addressing human diversity and multi-culturalism in therapy

 

TAC204  Group and Family Psychotherapy

This course continues looking at the areas of group and family therapy discussed in TAC-104. Lectures focus on the foundations, theory and practice of psychodrama; demonstrations deepen the understanding of the experiential session and how to create and use this modality. The focus is on group interactions, dynamics and team building. Sculptures are created as physicalized representatives of the role/function each part has. 

Learning outcomes include:

  • Be able to create a Family sculpture
  • Appraise group dynamics and group roles
  • Perform group facilitation skills
  • Interpret the working stages of a group
  • Formulate group experiential workshops

 

TAC205 Professional Development

This course introduces the student to the importance of proper in-take, information gathering and risk assessment tools on suicide, violence, self-harm and cognitive elements. An introduction to the DSM-V/ICD/PDM and psycho-diagnosis is reviewed. How and when to refer clients, including communication with and the professional obligations of collaboration with outside professionals is also studied. Professional ethics are discussed, the necessity of integrity and the importance of full disclosure with proper self-reflection being stressed. Students are made aware of Safe and Effective Use of Self (SEUS) within the therapeutic process. Quantitative, qualitative and applied research study techniques are used to inform practice and provide current professional research to the psychotherapy practice. 

Learning outcomes include:

  • Perform a complete Client intake deciding any risks from assessment done with intake
  • Decide when to refer a client and collaborating with other professionals for the referral
  • Justify the importance of integrity, ethics and disclosure

 

TAC206  Individual and Group Clinical Practise and Supervision

This course introduces the student to individual case supervision and the understanding of record keeping. Students are individually supervised for best practice and application of knowledge applied to their clients. Within the group supervision classes, theoretical seminars are offered on core conditions for therapy and how to facilitate the therapeutic process, as well as, how to conduct effective closure and how self-care is necessary for responsible therapy. The awareness model for conflict resolution is demonstrated for reflection. Discussion is led by questions and problems arising in individual case scenarios and expertise is offered by peers and evaluated by faculty. View detailed information about course TAC-206.

 

TAC207 On-Line Psychopharmacology

This course introduces the student to psychotropic medications and the major clinical features and target symptoms for common psychiatric disorders. Awareness is centered on the differences and similarities among medications for each disorder and the side effects of medications. Empowerment in communication with physicians and psychiatrists regarding medications is also achieved.

 

Have Questions or Wish to Register?

For an information package, schedule, application form and to hold your space, contact Linda Kuschnir, Registrar, at 416-484-0454 ext. 23 or lindak@transformationalarts.com

 

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