A special offer for
the Awake Network.
Self-Compassion Bundle for psychotherapists
5 day MSC-intensive training + 30 weeks SCIP program
$3580,- for $3280,-
Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy?
Over the past 15 years, research has established that self-compassion is a key ingredient in mental health and psychological wellbeing.
Compassion-based psychotherapy has also been shown to alleviate a wide range of psychological disorders, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and substance dependency. Self-compassion also appears to be an underlying mechanism by which other kinds of therapy seem to work. As a result, psychotherapists and other healthcare professionals are eager to integrate self-compassion more fully into their clinical work.
Do you recognize yourself…
You’re working very hard, many hours, not feeling compensated enough, and not feeling a specialty in your role as a psychotherapist? Dealing daily with many tasks at once, receive not enough external value, and depending on positive external evaluation?
Needing support in your household, not having enough internal spaciousness to be with your kids, and craving for intimate moments with your love partner. The strong feeling of not delivering the best for your clients, not taking the time to nurture yourself professionally, not being able to give back to the community what you received from it…
The Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy (SCIP) Certificate Program is designed and hosted by the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.
It supports psychotherapists in harnessing the transformative power of self-compassion in a progressive, experiential, and systematic manner over the course of 26 weeks.
It is a comprehensive training program that includes didactic presentations, discussion sessions, clinical consultation, and personal practice support. Our intention is to provide a safe and compelling learning environment where participants can be more fully themselves, mirroring the therapeutic space where therapists and clients can access the deep inner resources of mindfulness and self-compassion and bring them into their daily lives.
During the course of this SCIP training program,
you will have the opportunity to learn, assimilate, process internally and externally the role of SC in your professional and personal way of being present to all your encounter and to respond with the same intention and attitude.
We are experiencing a moment of change in our life, during covid -19. Our internal and external systems of being, understanding, and acting in the world have changed. Now, more than ever we need a strong back, a soft front, and a wild heart. We need to cultivate SC ourselves and transmit them to our clients and loved ones to enhance a sense of hope and nurture our resilience.
Joining the SCIP training program will show us the ways to do it and deepen our sense of belonging to the family of things and to our own truth. Joining the SCIP family will equip us with the tools needed to deal with these challenges and form an active community of support and change.
Admission is by application, and all applicants must:
Have attended the full Mindful Self-Compassion program (8 Week or 5-Day Intensive format, in-person or online) In order to establish a firm foundation of immersion in self-compassion and personal practice, this is a firm requirement for entry into the Certification program.
I didn’t, how can I attend?
Be a licensed or supervised mental health professional with active liability insurance. Psychologists, psychiatrists, palliative care professionals, social workers, nurses, licensed mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and other professional caregivers are invited to apply, as are students enrolled in a graduate psychotherapy training program. Other professionals will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Participants are expected to commit themselves to daily meditation practice for the duration of the course. This is essential for the understanding of how meditation practice works and its application in psychotherapy and caregiving. This commitment will be supported by ongoing instruction and through regular consultation with experienced MSC teachers.
The online “live” program will meet weekly on Wednesdays, beginning March 17, with a break in the month of August. All sessions will be recorded for those who are unable to attend in real-time, although attendance will be kept at the live sessions and all program participants must attend XX sessions to formally complete the course and receive Continuing Education credit.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where will the training be held?
This course is delivered in an online format using the virtual platform. Registration and login details will be sent via email one week prior to the course commencing.
I can’t log in at the scheduled time, will it be recorded for me to view later?
Some components of the course are pre-recorded and will be available for you to watch for a specified amount of time, at your convenience. It is a requirement of the course that you are online to participate in the live components. Please ensure that you carefully read the course schedule and convert it to your time zone.
Do you offer Continuing Education credits?
Psychologists: Continuing Education Credit for this program is provided by UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course offers 104 CE credit.
California licensed MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs: Continuing Education Credit for this program is provided by UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. 104 CE credit may be applied to your license renewal through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. For those licensed outside California, please check with your local licensing board to determine if CE credit is accepted.
Fees for CE credit: $325.
* Must attend all classes live to receive credits. Only valid in United States.
What if I haven’t completed an MSC course yet—what do I need to do so I can join the SCIP program?
You may apply to SCIP now, so long as you commit to attending a MSC course that finishes before October 15, 2022.
What if I have to miss a session? Can I make it up?
It is permissible to miss 20% of the course live sessions and still meet the course requirements. All large group sessions are recorded and made available for review.
What do I do if I’m having technical difficulties?
You can access technical support by contacting [email protected]. Please ensure you have a reliable internet connection and a digital device with a camera and microphone.
I have already completed the MSC course, do I need to do it again?
No, if you have already completed the course you do not need to repeat it.