Spiritual Psychotherapy Program
200 Level Courses

TAC200 Trauma and Clinical Disorders

This course introduces the student to the fundamental theories of stress, fear, panic attacks, anxiety disorders, depression and various treatment approaches including the use of cognitive behavioural therapy. Best practice in therapy is introduced through the complex human experiences of grief (Kubler-Ross), suicide (Redfield), incest, and sexual abuse {Maybury). Best spiritual practices are interwoven to augment the therapeutic process as appropriate for client. The appropriate use of professional boundaries and the therapist’s need to protect the client’s rights, boundaries and confidentiality are discussed to promote safe trauma therapy. The foundations for trauma therapy (Rothschild) are defined as are the behaviours.

Course Modules

  • Stress, Fear, Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Suicide, Grief/Boundaries
  • Incest and Sexual Abuse
  • Understanding Trauma


TAC201 Group and 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 imago 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. The Spiritual importance of relationships as a vehicle of our growth is explored.

Course Modules:

  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Dynamics and Psychotherapy Skills


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 introduced. Experiential work and assignments combined with observed participation assess the students’ competency and assurance of client centered, safe and effective use of self with each modality.

Course Modules:

  • The Art of Inquiry
  • Body Orientation Psychotherapy
  • Chakra Psychotherapy and Assessment
  • Intuitive Somatic Inquiry and Integration


TAC203 The Many Lenses of 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 seven 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 demonstrated and applied to case study clients.

Course Modules:

  • Life Stages and Ritual
  • Diversity/Multiculturalism


TAC204 Group & Family Psychotherapy

This course continues looking at the areas of group and family therapy and is centered around the foundations, theory and practice of Psychodrama, developed by Austrian American psychiatrist, Jacob. L. Moreno (1889-1974), and includes family sculpting and role playing. Benefits of experiential psychotherapy and its contra-indications are explored. Both standard and creative approaches for design and implementation facilitate integration into the therapeutic process. Attention is given to examining the self-care of the therapist, their strengths when in a caring role and how they allow themselves to be nurtured.

Level Two:

  • Experiential Psychotherapy: Individual, Group and Family Sculpting
  • Group Experiential Workshop


TAC205 Professional Development

This course introduces the student to the importance of proper intake, information gathering and risk assessment tools on suicide, violence, and self-harm and cognitive elements. An introduction to the DSMV/ICD/PDM and psycho-diagnosis is reviewed. How and when to refer clients, including communication with the professional obligations of collaboration with outside professionals are also studied. Professional ethics are discussed with 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 within the therapeutic process. Students are introduced to CRPO’s Professional Practice Standards guidebook and a full review of CRPO’s Jurisprudence Manual is undertaken. Quantitative, qualitative and applied research study techniques are used to inform practice and provide current professional research to the psychotherapy practice.

Course Modules:

  • Intake Assessment
  • Professional Skills (SUES)
  • Research in the Field of Psychotherapy
  • Diagnostic Tools/Ethics
  • Jurisprudence


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 course, there are theoretical seminars 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. There are also 30 hours of clinical supervision, whereby students meet in groups of no more than 8 participants to discuss SEUS and client issues. Discussion is led by questions and problems arising in individual case scenarios and expertise is offered by peers and evaluated by faculty.
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Course Modules:

  • Competency Classroom Lectures – 18 hours
  • Business Skills – 12 hours
  • Group Supervision – 30 hours
  • Individual Supervision – 15 hours
  • Direct Client Contact – 125 hours


TAC-207 Psychopharmacology (Online Course)

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.