Continuing Education Program

Relationship Psychotherapy Certificate Course

Relationships are one of the most important vehicles for life’s significant lessons and for any learning to take place we must be an active, intentional and conscious participant. We are seldom given the tools and skills that would support a healthy, evolving relationship.

This course is designed to:

  • Gain personal relationship skills as well as skills to help others in their ability to relate well and create satisfying, healthy relationships
  • Instruct and develop proactive therapeutic skills and techniques particular to relationship and couple’s session work
  • Apply skills and knowledge to other forms of relationships, like family and especially those in the workplace
 Course Code: 
SPC-REL

Pre-requisite:
Psychotherapy,  Counselling or equivalent training

Instructor:
Ken Sullivan, Registered Psychotherapist

Fee:
$2,200 + HST

Deposit Fee:
$300 deposit is required to reserve your space. 
Financial plans available.

Administrative Fee:
$150

Course Dates:

Weekend 1

DATE: TBD 

Bodies of Inquiry: Body-Centred Therapy Certificate Course

Our body acts as a great library, storing everything within us; from our past experiences and habitual life patterns, to our beliefs, hopes and fantasies. Through body-oriented psychotherapy, the therapist can more directly and effectively access the full person. This course focuses on the use of inquiry with touch and movement techniques to accomplish this.

  • Theory & philosophy supporting body-oriented therapies
  • Practical techniques to help deepen our relationship with our bodies
  • Effective inquiry through the vehicle of the body
  • Use of breath, mindfulness & touch in the therapy session
  • Learning the language of the body
  • Grounding and manifesting to help anchor our healing

Course Code:
SPC-BOD

Instructor:
Ken Sullivan, Registered Psychotherapist

Fee:
$705 +HST 

Deposit Fee:
$300 non-refundable deposit to reserve your space.
Financial plans available.

Administrative Fee:
$150

Course Dates

Weekend 1 – DATE TBD
Note: A Certificate will be  awarded for 24 hours of study in this course.

 

Practicum (9 hours) 3 Days. Date TBD
   

TO REGISTER: Pre-registration is necessary.Contact MARIA GALLE at 416-484-0454 ext. 26 or e-mail: [email protected]

 

 

Counselling

We have added 3 new, one day courses to our line-up to enhance your practise and address core competencies. If you are a previous graduate of TAC or practising in the field of psychotherapy these courses will broaden and enhance your skills base.

 

Understanding Trauma

Learn how trauma is stored in the body and about the parts of the brain involved in memory storage and recall. Interventions and approaches to stabilize the client who is being traumatized will be covered as well as how to help them feel safe. You will develop a better understanding of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and how it affects a person’s everyday life. Explore ways to work with the effects of trauma, learn what we can and can’t do to help clients heal and where to direct clients in getting additional support they may need.

Instructor:
Helena Bolgers, Registered Psychotherapist

Fee:
$150—HST exempt

Dates: To Be Announced

Life Stages 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 seven stages to integrate a transition are explored.

Instructor:
Gord Ridell
 RP, BSSc
 
Fee: 

$150—HST exempt

Dates: To Be Announced

Diversity and Multiculturalism in Psychotherapy

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.

Instructor: 

Amanda William BSc, BA, CNHP, CRHP 

Fee: 

$150—HST exempt

Dates: To Be Announced

Graduate Success Story

“Since my very first Total Self class in 2004, I was hooked. I have since completed the Spiritual Psychotherapy and Spiritual Director programs, Body Psychotherapy, Relationship Counselling, Group Therapy, and Coaching. The material, teachers, classmates, the experiential nature of the programs, and the atmosphere of loving acceptance and support made my journey deep and profound! My expectations were exceeded.”


    Joyce Threlkeld, BA, MBA, MH
    Spiritual Psychotherapist,
    Centre for Mindful Therapies
    Ajax, ON

Incorporating Research into practise

Mental Health professionals are required to remain current with professional literature and research. Learn how to assess, analyze and apply research to your practice. Also, how to interpret statistics and the difference between qualitative and quantitative research. The latest research on Neuroscience will be presented.

This day of study involves:

  • What is psychotherapy research?
  • What are the areas of psychotherapy research?
  • How to assess, analyze and apply research for research studies and professional literature
  • What are the important professional psychotherapy journals to read?
  • How to interpret statistics
  • Qualitative versus quantitative research
  • Different types of research studies
  • How to do qualitative research from your own practice and case studies
  • Neuroscience, neuroplasticity and change, and psychotherapy research

Instructor: 

Andrew Kun, Registered Psychotherapist and Reiki Master

Fee:
$150—HST exempt

Dates:
TBA

The Competencies

The Competencies  exam preparation encompasses 18 hours of review, practice, and integration of the entry-to-practice competencies  as defined by CRPO regulation.

  • Learn record keeping according to regulations
  • Understand confidentiality, privacy and informed consent
  • The benefits, limits and contraindications of therapy
  • Effective professional communication with your Clients
  • Practice core conditions for therapy
  • How to structure and facilitate the therapeutic process
  • Evaluate and enhance your practice
  • Conducting closure for your client
  • Providing education in the therapeutic process
  • Self-care, effective and safe use of self, self-reflection
  • Additional competencies

Instructors:
Gord Riddell, BSSc, Registered Psychotherapist 
and
Ken Sullivan, Registered Psychotherapist

Fee:
$360 HST exempt

Dates: To Be Determined

Total : 6 classes at 3 hours per class

Have questions or wish to register for Continuing Studies Courses?

To register for any of these courses please contact Linda Kuschnir at 416-484-0454, ext. 23 or [email protected]

Cognitive Behavioural Therapies

 Widely researched over most modalities, they are solid evidence-based approaches for anxiety disorders, depression, mood disorders, substance abuse disorder, and personality disorders. What separates cognitive therapies from traditional emotive therapy is the emphasis on the interplay of our thoughts, feelings and subsequent behaviour. An examination of the differing role of the therapist in the CT therapeutic relationship and the adaptive flexibility needs of the therapist  highlight the impact on therapeutic outcomes..

DBT enters the world of Zen Buddhism, mindfulness and the law of opposites. The interdependence of the therapist team and the coaching of the client in addition to their individual and group therapy sessions. Distress tolerance, emotion regulation, interpersonal relationships and mindfulness form the cornerstones of DBT. Theory, exercises and practice of the core elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, form the content of each class.

Instructor:
Gord Riddell, Registered Psychotherapist, Spiritual Director and Coach

Fee:
$320—HST exempt

Dates: 

CBT— Sun. Sept. 22, 2020 (9:30 am-5:30 pm)

and

DBT—Sun. Sept. 29, 2020 (9:30 am-5:30 pm)

** Note: CBT & DBT must be taken as a unit.

 

Holistic Studies

Reiki II*

The Reiki II course content includes a method of sending distance healing as well as a method of mental and emotional relaxation for yourself or a client. You will be initiated into the second degree of Reiki. *(refer to page 43 for full course description)

Course Code:
HSC-REI2

Pre-Requisite:
Reiki I (pg. 42) and ongoing practice

Instructor:
Amanda Williams, CNHP, CRHP, Reiki Master

Fee:
$350 + HST

Deposit Fee:
($125 non-refundable deposit to reserve your space)

Dates:
Sat. July 11(9 am-5 pm)

and

Sun. July 12, 2020, (10 am-5 pm)

 

Reiki III/Master

This course is the final step to becoming a Reiki Master based on the principles of Dr. Mikao Usui.

Follow up on your experiences of Reiki I and Reiki II:

  • Learn how to teach Reiki I, II and Reiki Master levels
  • Learn how to give attunements for all three levels

Reiki III or Master level, offers ample opportunity to practice your skills of attunement. You will receive knowledge of the ethics and values of a Reiki Master. You will also be initiated as a Reiki Master.

Information you receive during this class will allow you to pass Reiki on to others and to teach it. However, many take the class for their own use or personal healing.

Course Code:
HSC-REIM

Pre-Requisite:
Reiki I, Reiki II, and an ongoing practice

Instructor:
Amanda Williams, CNHP, CRHP, Reiki Master

Fee:
$1015+ HST

Deposit Fee
 $300 non-refundable deposit to reserve your space

Dates:
Sat. Sept. 26 (9 am-5 pm)

and

Sun. Sept. 27 (10 am-5 pm), 2020

Register for Continuing Studies Courses

To register for any of these courses please contact Linda Kuschnir at 416.484.0454 ext. 23 or [email protected]