INTRODUCTION TO THE PROGRAM

Students at TCPCE undertake an intensive journey of education, specializing in individual, couple, and family therapy, with a distinctly relational and faith- based approach. This form of psychotherapy/counselling education is designed to develop clinicians who can understand and work both psychologically and spiritually with clients who wish to integrate faith and spirituality into their treatment goals.

Psycho-spiritual therapy may incorporate elements of sacred scripture -- depending upon one's faith tradition -- as well as elements of spiritual care, as a way of enhancing the therapeutic work of clients.

TCPCE is a multifaith training institute, and all those who are seeking to provide faith-based psycho-spiritual therapy and spiritual care within the context of their own religious traditions are encouraged to apply.

Foundational to our educational philosophy is an adult educational model where students are given the opportunity to develop their learning goals by working with clients in direct clinical contexts, by undertaking studies in theoretical areas, and by engaging in interactive feedback with their peers and supervisors as they develop their professional skills.

This self-directed, community-based learning environment emphasizes the need for each student to commit to their own learning goals within the parameters of a structured program of study and supervised experience. Readings from professional journal articles and books related to evidence- based practices in psycho-therapeutic theory are recommended throughout the Psychotherapy and Counselling Education course year and vary according to the level of training.

Here is a sampling of the Theory Modules that take place over the three levels: