Curriculum for 3-year Certificate Program

Each of the nine carefully designed seminars includes a balance of experiential exercises, lectures, artistic response, movement, individual contemplation, and the richness of human relationship.

Alterations can occur but this shows the general flow of concepts and experiences. 

Two upcoming programs beginning April 2018.

1) Cohort 3: Christine Center, Willard, Wisconsin (WI)

2) Cohort 4: Pendle Hill Retreat Center, Wallingford, Pennsylvania (PA)

Dates are:

 Cohort 3 - Wisconsin

 Cohort 4 - Pennsylvania

 1. April 11-15, 2018
 1. April 18-22,2018
 2. July 4-8, 2018
 2. July 11-15, 2018
 3. Oct 24-28, 2018
 3. Oct 17-21, 2018
 4. April 10-14, 2019
 4. April 3-7, 2019
 5. Aug 21-25, 2019
 5. Aug 14-18, 2019
 6. Nov 13-19, 2019
 6. Nov 6-10, 2019
 7. April 15-19, 2020
 7. April 22-26, 2020
 8. Aug 12-16, 2020
 8. Aug 5-9, 2020
 9. Nov 11- 15, 2020
 9. Nov 4-8, 2020

Residential and meals options: We will have more information later.
Fee: $625 for whole seminar; $670 if you are using the CEs that we plan to make available.
Deposit: You can reserve your place with a $300 deposit for #1. Note that there will be a payment plan available (coming soon).

  • Each seminar begins at 2:30 PM on a Wednesday, and finishes at 1:00 PM on a Sunday.
  • If there is a conflict for some with the IPMT training, you can attend the other location for that seminar content.
  • The first seminar stands on its own, as a sampler. You can join on the second seminar, after which the series is closed to new entrants. At the second seminar, payment is required for both #2 and #9, which helps us in our planning and staffing.
  • More information about lodgings will be available in a few months; we highly encourage people to stay at the Christine Center or Pendle Hill for a deeper experience.

3-Year Certificate Program in Anthroposophic Psychology
Basic nine seminars

Seminar 1

"Re-membering Psychology through Relational Anthropos-Sophia" 

Placing anthroposophy within the historical development of psychotherapeutic perspectives; from Freud to the DSM and beyond; challenges to soul and spirit in the context of contemporary culture and psychology, and how to respond; satisfying the demand for "evidence-based" research; soul-development dynamics; Pathos and Spiritus; seven adult learning processes as framework for the entire course; the Counselor's Mandate; ontological security as key to the development of the "I"; the myth of Old Saturn and the Thrones: the soul at the threshold as the crisis of our times; who is Sophia?; who is Anthropos?

Seminar 2

Sacred Wound, Primal Wound

The four-fold human being and the elements; birth to seven years (the first septennial); sacred wound; empathic failure and primal wound; the pre-personal self and the child of self; trauma, cumulative trauma, dissociation as response to trauma; attachment theory and attachment disorders re-visited; existential anxiety and its origins in the human story; transference and counter-transference in counseling and in all relationships; levels of consciousness; sensory experience in the young child; introducing primitive ego defenses; creating context for Oedipal dynamics

Seminar 3

Childhood's Trials and Accomplishments

Erik Erikson's polarities as guide to developmental stages; 7 years to 14 years (second septennial); integrating psychosynthesis models: basic principles of conscious/unconscious; repression barriers as shadows and as guardians; exploring subpersonalities as instruments of the "I"; "the 9-year change" as gateway to earthly maturity; sense psychology in relation to volition; introjection and projection as developmental necessity; developmental predispositions to obsession, compulsion, fixity, eating disorders; doubles, shadow

Seminar 4

Search for Identity and Authenticity: Who am I?

The years 14 to 21 (third septennial); understanding origins and manifestations of gender and sexuality; the emerging soul functions of thinking, feeling, will—in their somatic contexts; core beliefs; idols, idylls, and ideals; depression and bipolar; self-harm and suicide; addiction

Seminar 5

The Karma of Materialism and the Karma of Soul-care: Soul at the Edge

The problems of spiritual bypassing, repression of the sublime, and induction; "Karma"—freedom or necessity; negative life processes; what are "beings"?; destruction, its necessity and its excess; the power of doubt, fear, and hate; Case presentation

Seminar 6

The Self

Tolerating ambivalence; victimology: betrayal, violence, victim, perpetrator- a new approach to these knots; the power of forgiveness; crisis of identity and crisis of meaning; Non-being versus Being; the years 21 to 42 (the Sun phase); the heart and other organs as psychological processes; the experience of "I" between past and future; seven planetary types; depression and bipolar disorder

Seminar 7

Beyond the Self 

Initiation or pathology: the two thresholds, the path inward and the path outward; transition from self-actualization to self-realization; destiny and the call to a vocation; confronting the moral imperative; the elements reconsidered; psychopathologies in relation to organology; celestial connections: astrosophy in relation to psychosophy; Theosophy: the wisdom of divinity; Mystery of Golgotha

Seminar 8

Consolidating the Seven-fold Map of the Human Being

Seven-fold map to include levels of life processes, organ systems, evolution; negative life processes, elements, ethers, etc.; planetary seals as dynamic healing tools; translations from psychological mainstream to anthroposophic psychology (e.g., NVC, CBT, anxiety, depression, dementia); Case presentation

Seminar 9

Summarizing into the Twelve-Fold Understanding of Human and World

Space as twelve-fold; all systems (2-fold, 3-fold, 4-fold, 7-fold) understood in the context of the twelve; ennobling personality; personality disorders introduced in relation to the three planes of space; more translations; capstone projects; "Re-membering Psychology through Relational Anthropos-Sophia"


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