Spiritual Psychotherapy 2-Year Plus Program

Spiritual Psychotherapy 2-Year Plus Program /
Spiritual Psychotherapy 1-Year Accelerated Program

The Spiritual Psychotherapy Program is an innovative approach to psychotherapy, addressing the needs of the soul and spirit as well as the human experience.

Our Professional Training is a competency based education program which encourages learning from both the intellect and the experiential. Student Learning outcomes are continually assessed ensuring they will successfully move through the program gaining greater depth of awareness of their own Self while building professional skills and an evidence-based knowledge of current psychotherapies and techniques.

The Spiritual Psychotherapy Program is offered in one or two year options:

Spiritual Psychotherapy 2-Year Plus Program

This program runs mostly evenings (Discovering the Total Self and Case Studies) and various weekends (Spiritual Psychotherapy courses) for about 25 months.

Spiritual Psychotherapy 1-Year Accelerated Program

This program runs Mondays through Wednesdays and some Thursdays during the day from September to June and Wednesday afternoons in July and August.

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Description

In addition to psychotherapeutic basics such as building self-esteem and a healthy ego, establishing boundaries and family systems and relational dynamics; we go beyond ordinary consciousness, acknowledging the miracle of the soul, mystical experiences and multi-dimensional awareness in therapy.

Benefits of this Program

  • The program is a comprehensive, evidence-based cohesive series of courses interwoven to provide the broadest opportunity for students to explore and learn the myriad modalities, techniques and theoretical foundations.
  • Transformational Arts recognizes the unique individuality of humans and espouses no singular theory or modality of psychotherapy; it sees the potential of most techniques as tools to assist each person where they are at.
  • This program is intended to meet the entry to practice competencies curriculum of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) for those contemplating a career and licensure to practice in Ontario.
  • Most Faculty members are themselves graduates of the Psychotherapy program and are either Registered Psychotherapists (RP) or hold other professional designations and/or titles.
  • Spiritual values and ethics are interlinked with teachings and classroom experience.
  • Various states of consciousness are experienced through meditation, focusing, energy work, sound work and prayer as a means of deepening the students’ self-awareness and promoting spiritual growth.
  • The program is inclusive, diversified, multi-cultural, non-denominational, and not religious. It embraces the Ontario Human Rights Code.
  • You are encouraged to develop your own belief system which resonates and is meaningful to you.

Who is this program for?

This program is ideal for those wanting a private practice in psychotherapy, in holistic clinics or for institutions, agencies and clinics that are government associated.

Many graduates have opened successful private practices. Some work in wellness centres with other holistic and medical professionals. Others work in agencies and mental health institutions. Some have opened successful spiritual centres and facilitate workshops. Other students have taken these skills and applied them to corporate training, Human Resources or in becoming corporate psychotherapists.

Objectives

  • To provide professional training and skills development, tools and interventions and practical experience through clinical studies and case supervision in psychotherapy.
  • To provide the student with competency-based education intended to meet with CRPO entry-to practice regulations.
  • To develop competent, critically thoughtful psychotherapists who integrate theory, competencies and experiential knowledge to accurately assess and help their clients.
  • To train psychotherapists to practise ethically, abide by regulations and be ever mindful of diversification and multicultural factors.
  • To conduct ongoing program/curriculum and instructor evaluations and implement changes based on research, legislation and student/faculty information.
  • To provide training and clinical supervision that is outcome-oriented and evidence-based.
  • To develop the understanding and practice of Safe and Effective Use of Self (SEUS).

Educational Outcomes

Multiple learning modalities orient students to embrace collaborative experiences and becoming credentialed psychotherapists. Students utilize the following active, experiential, and goal-oriented methods:

  • Knowledge and application of theories, competencies, methods, tools and interventions
  • Understanding of the psychotherapeutic role and function in treating clients with the highest ethical standards and respect for multi-culturalism and diversity
  • Knowledge and application of methods for observation, assessment, and research

Curriculum

Transformational Arts, at the leading edge of spiritual psychotherapy, offers a competency-based curriculum intended to align with the entry-to-practice, competency-based curriculum requirements of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). Transformational Arts is currently in the application process to be a recognized school.

The Spiritual Psychotherapy Program is offered in one or two year options:

Spiritual Psychotherapy 2-Year Plus Program

This program runs mostly evenings (Discovering the Total Self and Case Studies) and various weekends (Spiritual Psychotherapy courses) for about 25 months.

Spiritual Psychotherapy 1-Year Accelerated Program

This program runs Mondays through Wednesdays and some Thursdays during the day from September to June and Wednesday afternoons in July and August. Note: The schedule still contains the Spiritual Director Program on Wednesday evenings but this program is not currently being registered as a PCC.

Total Program Hours

Term Hours
1-Year Accelerated Program
(Without the Spiritual Director Program)*
 863 hours
1-Year Accelerated Program
(With the Spiritual Director Program)*
983 hours
2-Year Plus Program 863 hours

 

Spiritual Psychotherapy Program Level 100 Courses:

  • TAC101: Introduction to Psychotherapy/Skills Development
  • TAC102: Addictions/Chemical Dependency/Eating Disorders
  • TAC103: Inner Selves and the Psyche
  • TAC104: Available for future course 100 Level
  • TAC105: Human Sexuality and Expression
  • TAC106: Available for future course 100 Level
  • TAC107: The Spiritual Side of Psychotherapy
  • TAC108: Lifestyle Changes and Guided Imagery
  • TAC109: Cognitive Behavioural Therapies

Spiritual Psychotherapy Program Level 200 Courses:

  • TAC200: Trauma and Clinical Disorders
  • TAC201: Group and Relationships Psychotherapy
  • TAC202: Inquiry and Somatic Psychotherapy
  • TAC203: The Many Lenses of Psychotherapy
  • TAC204: Group and Family Psychotherapy
  • TAC205: Professional Development
  • TAC206: Individual and Group Clinical Practice and Supervision
  • TAC207: Psychopharmacology (Online Course)

Practicum and Exams

Students will have practice therapy sessions, homework assignments and open book tests to complete. Two exams will be written. The on-line Clinical Psychopharmacology needs to be completed for graduation.

Clinical Supervision

Clinical Supervision for individual psychotherapy will be provided in April for the 1-Year Accelerated Program and in January for the 2-Year Plus Program.

The Case Studies, Clinical Supervision and Competencies Course is mandatory and counts as 45 hours of case supervision. 125 individual client sessions or client contact hours must be conducted and documented in order to receive a Program Diploma from Transformational Arts.

Further case supervision is available at a fee for addition session work.

Case supervision is not required for those who decide to do the course for personal reasons only.

Program Instructors

Gord Riddell, Co-founder, President

Michelle DesRoches, Jan Hill, Andrew Kun, Linda Kuschnir, Tiffany Lazic, Deb Maybury, Joanne Morgan, Pauline O’Hanlon and Ken Sullivan: are graduates of the Psychotherapy Program, all are Registered Psychotherapists, instructors in the Spiritual Psychotherapy Accelerated Learning Path Program, facilitators of Discovering the Total Self Program and Ken, Andrew, Linda and Pauline can be found in the College’s Psychotherapy Clinic.

Start Dates

The Spiritual Psychotherapy Program is offered in one or two year options:

1-Year Accelerated Program: Mon. Sept. 9, 2019*

Monday and Tuesday mornings and afternoons, Wednesday afternoons and evenings, 4 Thursday mornings, some scheduled Thursday full days. Includes the Spiritual Psychotherapy, Spiritual Director, Total Self and Case
Studies Course.

*with 2 scheduled breaks | The following 1-Year Program will start Mon. Sept. 14, 2020

2-Year Plus Program: Sat. Sept. 14, 2019*

Approximately 1 weekend a month from September to July, Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm and Sundays 10 am to 5 pm. No long weekends.

*The following 2-Year Plus Program will start Sat. Sept. 12, 2020

Note: Additional time outside of the classroom is required to complete an online psychopharmacology course, client contact hours and clinical supervision.

Diploma

  • Upon completion of Transformational Arts’ requirements a Diploma in Spiritual Psychotherapy will be issued to graduates.
  • Students must attend 100% of classes in order to receive a Diploma from Transformational Arts. (Make-up classes can be scheduled).
  • A passing mark of 75% for exams must be obtained. Assignments, tests and practicums must also be completed.
  • This program involves a minimum of 590 hours of classroom teaching including certain segments of the Case Studies, Clinical Supervision and Competencies Course and the hours from the Total Self Program, plus an online course in psychopharmacology. For the Total Self Program, 75% attendance is required for each module.

Tuition

There are substantial savings available when the 1-Year Accelerated Program is taken. The Spiritual Psychotherapy 1-Year Accelerated Program fee includes the Spiritual Psychotherapy Program, Spiritual Directors Program, Discovering the Total Self (mandatory) and the Case Studies Course (also, mandatory).

The 1-year Accelerated Program tuition is $13,285 plus $255 (for Administrative and Materials Fee) includes basic fee plus the Total Self, Spiritual Director and Case Studies at a cost savings of 15%. A $500 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of application.

The Spiritual Psychotherapy 2-year plus Program tuition fee is $15,450.
The basic fee for the 2-Year Plus program is $7,900 or it can be paid annually (after deposit in Year 1 $3,800 and in Year 2 $3,800), plus $255 in Administrative and Materials Fee to be split over the two years. A $300 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of application. The Case Studies Course ($1,300) and the 10 Discovering the Total Self modules ($3,200) are mandatory at an additional fee. Includes the Spiritual Director Program ($3,050).

Cost for books, therapy hours (if applicable), and Intensives are additional. The Psychotherapy Clinic has reduced fees.

Financial plans are also available.

Qualifies for Tuition Tax Credits. Program is HST exempt.

Cost for books, therapy hours (if applicable), and Intensives are additional.

Registration

Pre-requisites/Requirements

  • Students of 21 years of age with an undergraduate degree are invited to apply.
  • Potential applicants without an undergraduate degree will be required to create a portfolio (with guidance) through rigorous examination of their lived experience and learnings through a process of Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)**
  • 2-Year Plus Program students must be enrolled in the Discovering the Total Self Program. The 10 modules need to be completed to graduate from the Spiritual Psychotherapy Training Program. For 1-Year Accelerated Program students, the Total Self program is included in their schedule.
  • At least 100 hours of individual and/ or group therapy need to be completed to receive a Diploma. Therapy should be started before the program begins. Therapists must do their own inner work before they can become effective professionals.
  • It is recommended that one Intensive be completed during the first year at the College. The hours for the Intensive can be applied towards the required 100 therapy hours.

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. You may also inquire using our webform

As enrolment is limited and waiting lists are common, you are encouraged to register now.

All applicants for programs will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on space availability. Once the program reaches maximum capacity applicants are placed on a waiting list. Acceptance into the program is conditional and does require an interview meeting in person or by telephone.

**Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition is required for admission to the Spiritual Psychotherapy Program. PLAR is a type of assessment used by Canadian Institutes to evaluate skills and knowledge learned outside of a formal learning environment. PLAR—Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition through our lived experience may help establish equivalence to an undergraduate degree and may be considered for application.