Treating Mind and Spirit as One

Certificate Program in Spiritually-Informed Psychotherapies

2016 Certificate Program

This year, the Psychotherapy & Spirituality Institute is partnering with the Interfaith Center of New York to offer an inaugural summertime certificate program in spiritually-informed psychotherapy.

Our 2016 program gives qualified clinicians an opportunity to undertake a structured and sustained study of the many intersections between spiritual wisdom and psychological insight. In a seminar setting, students will consider a wide array of topics relevant to practice, incorporating spiritual perspectives into each.

Classroom conversations will be led by expert teachers. Assigned readings, experiential exercises, and discussion questions will give students the opportunity to explore the material in an intimate learning environment, while a final integrative paper will allow the students to apply what they have learned.

Learning Objectives

~ Conceptualizing the intersubjective spirituality that informs the clinical encounter
~ Developing a range of spiritual assessments and interventions
~ Understanding spiritual perspectives on distinct clinical concerns like intimacy and addiction
~ Expanding spiritual resources available to clinicians, both personally and professionally

Our Faculty

Faculty members include PSI staff and spiritual practitioners from the wider clinical community. It is an interdisciplinary faculty; in addition to clinical social workers, it includes psychoanalysts, pastoral counselors, and a clinical psychologist. They come from a variety of faith backgrounds, including Buddhist, Christian, and Jewish.

~ Lisa Cataldo, PhD, LP
~ Amy E. Daley, PhD
~ Kimball Jones, PhD, LMHC
~ Kathleen Kelley, MDiv, LMFT
~ Kelly Murphy Mason, PsyD, MDiv, LCSW
~ Charles D. Mayer, PsyD, LMHC
~ Kim Schneiderman, LCSW

Summer Term 2016

The summer term spans six weeks in June and July, with classes scheduled from 9:00AM – 12:00PM on Wednesdays. Each Wednesday, there will be two module of instruction taught by different faculty.

Continuing Clinical Education

Upon completion of the program, each student will receive a certificate of completion from PSI. In addition, LMSWs, LCSWS, and CASACs are eligible for 18 CECs in NY State.

Course of Study

(Each module offers 1.5 CECs)

June 22, 2016
1.A – Modes of Spiritual Assessment
1.B – Spiritual Development through the Lifespan

June 29, 2016
2.A – Spirituality & Ethics
2.B – Spiritual Approaches in Diverse & Multicultural Contexts

July 6, 2016
3.A – Spiritual Perspectives on Family Systems
3.B – Spiritual Perspectives on Intimacy, Sexuality & Attachment

July 13, 2016
4.A – Spiritual Perspectives on Addictions & Compulsions
4.B – Spiritual Perspectives on Crisis & Conflict

July 20, 2016
5.A – Spiritual Approaches to Trauma Treatment
5.B – Spiritual Perspectives on Grief & Loss

July 27, 2016
6.A – Spiritual Self-Care for Helping Professionals
6.B – Integrating Spirituality into Treatment


The Interchurch Center, 475 Riverside Drive New York, NY, 10115

To Apply:

Please submit your completed application by Wednesday, May 25, 2016; this must include:

~ Completed application form
~ $40.00 nonrefundable application fee
~ Statement of purpose (500 words) – The statement of purpose should address your purpose and interest in pursuing the program, how the program fits into our overall academic, professional, and/or personal goals.
~ A résumé or CV with specific mention of education, credentials, and experience
~ 18 CE Certificate (LMSWs, LCSWs, CASACs) fee of $40.00 (if applicable)

Tuition: $819.00

Applications may be submitted online here.

Program Coordinator

Jessica E. Heller, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT
Psychotherapy & Spirituality Institute
120 Broadway 38th Floor
New York, NY 10271
212-285-0043 ext. 124