If you are already qualified as a counsellor but want to extend your training, there are a number of options available. You might consider:
- attending occasional weekends or other course sections
- the Post Qualifying Certificate
- The Diploma in Psychotherapy
- A CPD package of supervision and attendance
Tariki Trust offers a Post Qualifying Certificate in Applied Buddhist Psychology. This certificate provides a means for qualified practitioners to integrate their own method with approaches taught on the Tariki Training Programme. The course is predominately based on attendance, so appeals to qualified therapists and counsellors who are looking for stimulation and peer contact. The course requirements are as follows: 150 hours (21days) course attendance plus an essay setting out the student's integration of Buddhist psychology approaches with their pre-existing approach.
The Post-Qualifying Certificate consists of 21 days of course attendance. This can be achieved through attendance at any course sections from the psychotherapy course blocks which interest you over a period of up to two years. It allows students to select those parts of the programe which are of greatest interest to them, and to spread the training over a shorter or longer period. It is also possible to avoid weekend attendance, or conversely to complete the entire programme through weekend courses.
DIPLOMA IN PSYCHOTHERAPY
If you are looking for a longer training, you might consider enrolling for the Psychotherapy Diploma. Students with the equivalent of the Diploma in Counselling may apply to join the course directly at this level.
Our training aims to be flexible and students enrolling on the Post Qualifying Certificate sometimes feel that they would like to continue their studies with us for longer, so we have created an option whereby, with the agreement of course staff, suitably qualified students may choose to transfer to the Diploma programme provided that they do that before completing the Post Qualifying Certificate. Cost of programmes.
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Ongoing professional development is of great importance in the psychotherapy and counselling professions. Professional bodies generally require members to maintain their level of competence through ongoing attendance at courses, conferences and other training events. Accredited counsellors must attend a number of days of training per year to maintain their accreditation status. Attending ongoing training, should not, however, simply be a matter of meeting requirements. It is a way to stay abreast of new ideas, find peer relationships that will refresh and extend your practice, and to explore a different approach from that in which you originally trained.
For therapeutic practitioners who have an interest in spiritually based or Buddhist approaches, Tariki Psychotherapy Training Programme offers an excellent way to meet these requirements. Buddhist psychology offers a way of approaching therapeutic work that is both innovative and easy to integrate with Western methodologies. It also has the advantage of combining behavioural therapies with psychodynamic ways of thinking. The Buddhist paradigm allows practitioners to develop their existing skills, whilst re-visiting the foundations of their therapy practice. At the same time, Other-Centred Approach challenges many of the assumptions on which Western methodology is based and offers a fresh perspective on human process, stimulating the practitioner's thinking and often proving transformative of his or her approach to therapy. Cost of CPD packages.
A LEARNING COMMUNITY APPROACH
The Tariki course structure is particularly suitable for experienced practitioners. Tariki courses provide a rich learning environment in which assumptions are challenged and new perspectives introduced. Many students participating in the Tariki programme have prior qualifications and bring different models and viewpoints to the discussion. Everyone brings life experience. Tariki courses tend to attract people who are lively, original thinkers. Direct experimentation and reflection on experiential work create opportunities for high quality investigation of method. Theory is generally explored in relation to practice examples. A co-operative learning ethos creates an unusual level of group safety and open sharing. Staff are willing to demonstrate and question their own work and explore new perspectives.
SHORT COURSES & SAMPLERS
All courses in the short course programme are open to the public. You can attend any sections of the nine day course blocks separately or attend the complete block without enrolling on any programme. We do, however, advise those attending on a 'one off' basis to discuss the suitability of a particular section as a 'taster'. Our open attendance policy offers the opportunity for professionals to join us occasionally, or for those considering the programme to "sample" the courses with a view to enrolment. Some courses are suitable for people interested in personal development, though if you are attending for your own interest, do bear in mind that the main purpose of the programme is training, so personal work may be discussed in that light. We can supply letters confirming attendance or other certification as required.
If you are approaching your employer for funding to attend the course, we will be happy to provide whatever back-ground information is required. We can also invoice employers directly.