Treating Mind and Spirit as One

Spiritually-Informed Psychotherapies 18-CEC Certificate Program

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2016 Certificate Program – Application Deadline Extended to June 10th, 2016

In 2016, the Psychotherapy & Spirituality Institute joins with The Interfaith Center of New York to launch its inaugural summertime continuing clinical education certificate program in spiritually-informed psychotherapies. This program gives qualified professionals providing mental health or pastoral care services an opportunity to undertake structured and sustained study of key intersections between spiritual wisdom and psychological insight.

In a seminar setting, students will consider a wide array of topics relevant to practice – including sexuality, diversity, additions, conflict, grief, and trauma – incorporating spiritual perspectives into each area. A brief final integrative paper will allow students to apply what they have learned to their own work.

This program is meant to enrich professionals’ clinical practice and deepen their understanding of how spiritual dynamics figure in holistic care. 18 CEC’s are available to LMSWs, LCSWs, and CASACs in NY State. Graduates of the 2016 certificate program will become PSI alumni and program affiliates.

Learning Objectives

~ Conceptualizing the intersubjective spirituality that informs the clinical encounter
~ Developing a wider range of spiritual assessments and interventions
~ Understanding spiritual perspectives on distinct clinical concerns, such as trauma
~ 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 modules of instruction taught by different faculty.

Tuition is $819.

Financial aid and student rates are now available to those who are eligible.

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 Friday, June 10, 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.

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