Spiritual Psychotherapy Diploma Program Curriculum
Designation after finishing Spiritual Psychotherapy Diploma Course : RP (Registered Psychotherapist) or RMHT (Registered Mental Health Therapist).
This two-year part- time Program explores the frontier where psychology interfaces with spirituality. Classes emphasize relevant, usable information, skills, and experiences designed to support students into a greater demonstration of mastery in their lives.
Benefits of OSO Spiritual Psychotherapy Program:
- Experiencing enhanced spiritual awareness through knowing yourself as a Divine Being having a human experience.
- Manifesting greater success and fulfillment personally and professionally.
- Transforming your consciousness and your life by integrating the Principles and Practices of Spiritual Psychology.
- Mastering powerful Soul-Centered Basic Skills—tools for spiritual evolution.
- Resolving (healing) your own issues (anything that disturbs your peace).
- Aligning with your Soul’s purpose.
- Fulfilling your deepest aspirations through discovering effective and joy-filled ways of making a meaningful contribution in the world.
- Participating with a community of like-hearted individuals.
First Year—Course Descriptions
Foundations of Spiritual Psychology
Introduction to the Principles and Practices of Spiritual Psychotherapy essential for learning how to live one's life within the Context of Universal Spiritual Reality as contrasted with small-self, ego-centered reality. Small group processes as well as theoretical material are designed to provide experiences of Principles and Practices studied, and to assist students in developing proficiency in Soul-Centered Basic Skills including: Seeing the Loving Essence, Heart-Centered Listening, Perception Checking, Responsibility I
— Choice, Responsibility II — Ownership, Reframing Issues as Blessings, and Seven Steps to Issue Resolution.
Theories and Techniques Influencing Spiritual Psychotherapy
Theoretical and experiential exploration of foundational theories and techniques of psychological transformation and Spiritual Evolution. Designed to provide a practical working knowledge of, and appreciation for, the “giants” in the field of psychology. Assists students in developing, clarifying, and integrating their own approaches to working with themselves and others within the framework of Spiritual Psychotherapy. This course also provides foundational principles and tools for learning to effectively work one’s process.
Advanced Spiritual Psychology (6 Quarter Units)
Building upon the context and transformational tools presented in PSY 501 and PSY 515, this course assists students in further integrating and applying the Principles,
Practices, and competencies of Spiritual Psychology in service to facilitating physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual growth.
Five-Day spiritual Psychology Laboratory
This laboratory is designed to assist students in synthesizing, further assimilating, and effectively utilizing the Soul-Centered Basic Skills, healing attitudes, and universal Spiritual values associated with the subject matter of Spiritual Psychotherapy. It provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate a higher level of mastery in applying the Principles and Practices of Spiritual Psychology with themselves and others.
Second Year—Course Descriptions
Human Growth and Development
Includes theoretical and experiential exploration of the biological, psychological, social, and regenerational aspects of human growth and development. Major current theories and models of psychological change and personal development are presented and explored. Observation of developmental stages is used as a learning tool. Emphasis is placed on exploring one’s own development, both past and present, in service to the healing of memories — including intergenerational patterns — and learning to use all experience to our advancement.
Marriage and Family Relationship: The Skills of Intimacy
This course focuses upon the family and intimate relationships as potentially some of the greatest opportunities on the planet for growth and learning. It involves integrating and applying directly the Principles and Practices of Spiritual Psychology to the process of transforming one significant relationship. Patterns and dynamics of individual, couples, and family relationships are identified and considered within a spiritual context. Methods designed to cultivate fulfilling couples' and families' relationships are explored and practiced. Students learn experientially how to utilize the everyday life experiences of their relationships as rungs on the ladder of spiritual evolution.
In service to experiencing the potential inherent in the process of Soul-Centered Co-Creation, each student participates in identifying, envisioning, designing, implementing, and successfully completing a major project that has heart and meaning for them. Emphasis is placed on exploring and expressing creativity while effectively utilizing the Principles and Practices of Spiritual Psychotherapy for empowering and supporting oneself in producing successful results in physical-world reality and growing in consciousness.
Research and Evaluation for Action: Behavioural Science Methods
While we focus our awareness on Spiritual Evolution, we must also pay attention to the demands physical-world reality, and one of the best ways this is accomplished is by learning the essentials of scientific inquiry. Further, increasing emphasis on research to answer society’s pressing needs, coupled with the demand for more accurate methods of evaluation to assure accountability of funds and effort, indicate that the concerned student become familiar with appropriate methods of research and evaluation. Methods of scientific inquiry are studied, including: probability, hypothesis testing, experimental strategy, and single-subject designs, as employed in basic and applied research contexts. Fundamental research issues are discussed. Students are involved in one research project centering around a current relationship and another focused on patterns of consciousness.
Practicum in Soul-Centered Co-Creation
This practicum is taken in conjunction with SP207 and is designed to provide ongoing support for each student in successfully identifying, envisioning, designing, implementing, and completing a major project utilizing the process of Soul-Centered Co-Creation. Class format consists of small group Project Team meetings. This course provides opportunities for demonstrating effective integration of the Principles and Practices of Spiritual Psychotherapy in communicating with Team members; supporting Team members in demonstrating clear intention, creativity, and resourcefulness; and providing encouragement and effective feedback to Team members as they complete a project that is both heartfelt and substantive.
Six-Day Spiritual Psychotherapy Practicum
The Spiritual Psychotherapy Practicum is a six-day laboratory class designed as the culminating experience of the Spiritual Psychotherapy Diploma Program. Each day
students have the opportunity to synthesize, integrate, and demonstrate the principles, skills, and tools learned throughout the Program. Enrolment in the Practicum is required in the quarter prior to graduation.
Students seeking admission to Spiritual Psychotherapy Diploma Course must hold a Bachelor’s degree with Canadian Equivalency or an advanced degree from an approved or accredited international institution. It is necessary for registration as RMHT. However, some of our students choose to study this program for their personal reasons for improvement of their emotional and spiritual development.