UKCP Accredited Psychotherapy Diploma in Integrative Transpersonal
Our next two-year part-time post-qualifying training course starts in September 2020.
The training is a creative, contemporary approach to psychotherapy, integrating the latest neuroscientific, trauma, ecopsychology and attachment based thinking with Archetypal, Post-Jungian and Transpersonal perspectives.
For graduates of our counselling training, the Psychotherapy training is the final two years of a five year training. The Psychotherapy diploma has an entry point every other year and we invite applications both from graduates of Re-Vision’s counselling diploma or those who have qualified elsewhere.
Please contact us to register your interest.
“Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an Intelligence and make it a soul?” John Keats
Character of this training
Relationship, integration and soul are the three principles that underpin Re-Vision’s method. At the heart of our approach to psychotherapy is the field of the relationship – a space that contains both therapist and client. We hold a creative tension between the Psychodynamic emphasis on frustrating narcissistic demands and that of the Transpersonal for the deep yearnings of the soul. Within a mutual synergetic field the question, “Who does this experience belong to?” loses its importance. Psychotherapy from a Soulful Perspective, the heart of the Re-Vision approach, is a mutual process for transformation and renewal in which both parties are deeply engaged. The size of training groups at Re-Vision is maintained at a modest level to reflect the need for close and intimate contact in this profession, giving each student the personal attention they need for their development.
Aims and outcomes
The overall aim of the training is to combine a spiritual and soulful perspective with clinical excellence. This two year Post-Diploma course is intended to deepen previous training to establish a psychotherapeutic basis for long-term soulful engagement with clients. Practical outcomes include developing the ability to:
- step outside frames of ‘what is wrong’ and explore what troubles the soul
- use mythology as a source for clients’ history
- give a soulful perspective to psychopathology
- creatively utilise counter-transference
- link intuition and imagination with practice
- work with shadow material
- understand issues of power and abuse
- work with trauma and the deep body.
“This is an organisation that carefully nurtures each student, gradually empowering them till they reach a point where they feel fully equipped both professionally and personally to function as responsible psychotherapists.” HIPS (Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy) quinquennial re-accreditation of the training 2013
Who is it for?
This training is for qualified counsellors who want to deepen their work within a psychospiritual context and achieve UKCP registration.
Applications are welcomed both from Re-Vision counselling graduates and those who have trained elsewhere.
Training format and method
This programme is intended to complete a psychotherapy training of five years’ duration of which the first part comprises the Counselling Diploma. The Post-Diploma training takes an additional two years. Courses are experiential with an emphasis on inner connection to thinking rather than conceptual abstraction. This building on inner experience is part of the ‘inside-out’ learning method which supports the development of creative learning.
Below is an outline of the course that is running now. The 2020 – 2022 content will be similar.
Stage 4 (2018/2019)
- 4 weekend courses (1 residential)
- 5 seminars fortnightly in the third term
- 15 three-hour group supervisions
- 15 alternate interpersonal or tutorial meetings
- 4-day residential summer intensive
Stage 5 (2019/2020)
- 2 weekend courses (1 residential)
- 3 Saturday seminars
- 15 five and a half hour seminars
- 14 three-hour group supervisions
- 16 alternate interpersonal or tutorial meetings
- 4-day residential summer intensive
This module forms the first part of term 1 of Stage 4 and is a way for non Re-Vision counselling graduates to introduce themselves to our method and for the whole new stage 4 cohort to orient and form as a group. During these seminars we will bridge the space between being a counsellor and becoming a psychotherapist via re-orienting to the Re-Vision Approach. Exploring the wounded healer archetype and reconnecting with and dreaming on themes from the counselling training (e.g.working with images, paradoxical change, embodied soul, shadow, relational field).
– Context and the Field
During the second part of term 1 we will explore the two subtle and powerful ideas of Context and Field as developed at Re-Vision for the creative use of counter transference within a soulful perspective. Includes Thursday seminars and a training weekend on field dynamics and the Relational Soul-Field.
– Stories of Soul-Making
We will discover how wounds and shadow are portals to soul-making and the ‘not yet told story’ via embodied participation in myths and tales. Working at the personal, clinical, cultural and soulful levels exploring with story, movement, dreams and shadow material as ways to engage clients stories’ at depth.
Field dynamics, Shame, Mid-Life, Images of Self, Windows of Opportunities
– A Soulful Psychopathology
What ails thee? What might soul be saying through psychopathology? How do presenting symptoms speak to us? We’ll explore symptoms/wounds through both archetypal (Jung/Hillman) and developmental lenses (trauma/neuroscience) using the interactive Relational Soul-Field of the Re-Vision approach. We will work with myth, archetype and body via a mixture of conversational seminars and coaching sessions that aim to re-frame psychopathology giving soul’s suffering a place.
– The Craft of Therapy
This course aims to develop the quality of attention that therapists give to soul. Exploring through an alchemical lens and the craft of attuning with the relational soul-field. Topics include: alchemy and transformational cycles, Eros and the erotic field, cultural complexes, Anima Mundi and the shadow and soul of the world. The main emphasis being to develop your capacities for holding and attuning with the deep body.
– The Wounded Researcher
Psychotherapy is a lived experience always relative to the story-telling of the author(s) and always grounded in uncertainty. Using a Participator-Researcher model we aim to increase awareness of research methods giving attention to heuristic, autoethnographic and hermeneutic methods. The module leads into incubation of students’ own unique research.
Power and the Therapist’s Shadow, Introduction to Psychiatry, Playing the Instrument-Moving the Soul, Alchemy and Psychotherapy
Applicants should have completed a BACP recognised course, have covered equivalent ground to Re-Vision’s three-year counselling diploma, and have at least 200 hours’ client practice. We attempt to honour a practitioner’s previous training through an accreditation of prior learning (APL) procedure. Those without an equivalent background may be asked to complete some aspects of the counselling training. This will be discussed at an individual interview. The training begins with a bridging course which both introduces non-Re-Vision students to the Re-Vision approach and introduces all students to the differences between counselling and psychotherapy practice. Non Re-Vision graduates are also asked to complete the five-day ‘Transitions’ course at Re-Vision prior to the training.
This programme is offered biennially. The next intake for the full training is September 2020. Application forms will be available in early 2020, but in the meantime do look at our Transitions training which is a prerequisite for the course.
Students who successfully complete the training are eligible for UKCP registration. Graduates of our psychotherapy training can also apply for the European Certificate of Psychotherapy (EAP) and/or European Certificate of Integrative Psychotherapy (ECIP).
Fees include all residential costs and fortnightly supervision – click on the link for details: Counselling & psychotherapy fees 2019 – 2020
For further information, please contact: The Administrator, Re-Vision, 97 Brondesbury Road, London NW6 6RY Tel: 020 8357 8881 firstname.lastname@example.org
“The course helped me to mature as a therapist by encouraging me to find my own voice, and allowed me to integrate various therapeutic approaches within my own thinking.” Katerina Gadjanski
“This is the qualification I value the most, it took considerable effort to get it and it was worth every exciting moment.” Sophia Neville