In today’s video 3 of 3.

If you haven’t watched our second video, “How can Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy benefit you and your clients?” you can watch the video here, or play the first video.

What to expect from our 32-session Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy program?

SCIP Education Director Galia Tyano Ronen offers an overview of the SCIP structure as well as a felt-sense perspective of the SCIP community. You’ll hear about…

  • The dynamic online learning platform that includes recorded webinars, an outstanding resource library, and community discussion board that you can interact with your peers, group leaders and experts from any time zone
  • Weekly, live community engagement sessions implementing case studies and Q&A to explore the application of self-compassion to participant clinical specialties including depression, anxiety, shame, eating disorders, addictions, kids, teens, families, and more
  • Opening and closing community retreats (online) that will give you tools and support to prevent burnout and learn how to care for yourself while you are caring for others

“As human beings who practice psychotherapy, listening with our minds and our hearts to clients, sometimes for many hours, our needs are really specific. When we meet our clients, as one human being to another human being, we meet someone who is bringing their suffering to us. Every time, this is a new soul who is there hoping we can help them. We need to be very flexible in the way we treat their pain. So, we begin by bringing self-compassion to ourselves—we hold ourselves with kindness. And at the same time, we want to do the same thing with our clients. With SCIP, we built a model that is flexible and adaptable to your unique ways of being and working that meets your needs and your clients’ needs with loving, connected presence.
-Galia Tyano Ronen

Scroll down to learn more about the SCIP program dynamics.

Discover the unique multi-dimensional dynamics of our SCIP program.

We will kick-off our SCIP program with a two-day orientation home retreat.

During this orientation retreat, you will meet most of the SCIP faculty experts who are involved in this program and you will connect more deeply with our three amazing SCIP facilitators who will guide you during these two days of exploration.


After our retreat, we will dive together into our three core webinars — led by leading experts in the field.

  • Self-Compassion and Therapeutic Presence
  • Self-Compassion and the Therapeutic Alliance
    including issues of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
  • Self-Compassion and Therapeutic Interventions

Each core webinar will be offered live and paired with a subsequent live interactive community engagement session with the presenters.

In the next step in our journey, we will dive with small groups into twelve different modules led by recognized experts.

The modules include topics such as: Science, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Shame, Borderline PD, Addictions, Eating Disorders, and Kids, Teens & Families.

Twelve Interactive Live Small Group Clinical Consultation Sessions facilitated by a skilled facilitator.

Facilitated Bi-Weekly “Home Groups” of ten participants each designed to foster dialogue, peer consultation, and topic exploration, deepening and widening the practice.

Twelve additional recorded webinars on specific topics, led by recognized experts in the field viewed at your convenience, from any time zone, each followed by a live facilitated community engagement session to explore the topic in depth.

To wrap-up, our amazing journey, we will celebrate together during our two-day closing retreat.

You will meet again all the faculty experts who are involved in this program during two days of celebration.

Bring SCIP into practice and get certified.

Registration is now open for Cohort 3 starting October 15, 2022. Seats are filled on a first-come, first serve basis. Register now and save your seat.

Program Prerequisites

Admission is by application, and all applicants must:

Have attended the full Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program (8 Week or 5-Day Intensive format, in-person or online prior to starting the program). 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.

Be a licensed or supervised mental health professional with active liability insurance. Psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, licensed mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, 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 begin with a two-day virtual retreat October 15-16, 2022 and continue weekly on Wednesdays, beginning October 2022. 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 80% of the sessions to formally complete the course and receive Continuing Education credit.

Cohort Three Important Dates*

Two-day opening retreat Saturday/Sunday, October 15-16, 2022 from 7:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific Time
The program starts on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, at 8:00 am Pacific Time
The weekly live meetings, every Wednesday from 8:00 – 11:30 am Pacific Time, until June 21, 2023
December Break December 1, 2022 – January 3, 2023
Two-day closing retreat Saturday/Sunday, June 24-25, 2023 from 7:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific Time
*In addition to the above sessions, participants can expect to invest approximately five hours per week of reading, discussion board participation, and individual practice.

Download the Cohort 3 Course Outline with full calendar and objective details.

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