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. 

New for PA and MN Cohorts: additional on-line sessions with Faculty members between each seminar!

On-line learning: In between the seminars, we will host live internet conference calls (Zoom or something similar) wherein materials will be reviewed, questions of clarification can be asked, and some new materials presented. We prefer face-to-face real-time meetings with participants. However, the internet format can be very useful for concept-building, for putting questions to faculty from the last seminar, and for hearing from others about their areas of expertise. Each call is expected to include 20 minutes of presentation by a faculty member, then 20 minutes of discussion (and, of course, these parameters can vary). On-line learning can be helpful, and we will train you in how to work with the distortions and deceptions of this medium, in order to achieve maximum benefit.

Two upcoming programs beginning April 2018.

1) Cohort 3: Camphill Village Minnesota, Sauk Centre, Minnesota (MN)  REGISTER HERE

2) Cohort 4: Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania (PA)  REGISTER HERE

Dates are:

 Cohort 3 - Minnesota

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

 Cohort 4 - Pennsylvania

 1. April 18-22,2018
 2. July 11-15, 2018
 3. Oct 17-21, 2018
 4. April 3-7, 2019
 5. Aug 14-18, 2019
 6. Nov 6-10, 2019
 7. April 22-26, 2020
 8. Aug 5-9, 2020
 9. Nov 4-8, 2020
Residential and meals options: We will have more information later.

Fee: $625 for EACH seminar; $675 if you are using the CEs that we plan to make available.

Please register and complete the application process.  A deposit of $300 will be required with your application process.  If accepted, your $300 deposit will be applied to the Tuition Agreement plan that you select.  If you are not accepted, the $300 deposit will be refunded to you.  

  • 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.

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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