Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy Training

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Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy Training

Up to 24 NBCC CE Credit hours are available for this program.


ACPE SIP Trainings provide theoretical foundation and practical skills to help therapists integrate spirituality into their work. The SIP Training consists of 10 three-hour courses and is open to licensed and pre-licensed mental health practitioners and graduate students in mental health disciplines. Click here for a complete program description and learning objectives for each course. Cost for online trainings is $800 cost for in-person trainings varies by location. Click on the trainings below to learn about the dates and times of each training, availability of scholarships, and how to register. 

This training is led by Beth Toler, Melissa Lemons and Tere Canzoneri.

Session dates are as follows:
July 15 -16, Friday (3pm-6pm) - Saturday (10am-5pm) Courses 1-3
August 12-13, Friday (3pm-6pm) - Saturday (10am-5pm) Courses 4-6
September 9-10, Friday (3pm-6pm) - Saturday (10am-5pm) Courses 7-9
Course 10 TBA


About the trainers:

The Rev. Melissa Lemons is an Assistant Professor in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Wilmington University in Delaware. She earned a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the (former) Pastoral Counseling Department at Loyola University Maryland, an MDiv. in Ecumenical and Interfaith Theology from Union Theological Seminary in New York, and a MA in Developmental Psychology from the University of California, San Diego. She is currently working on licensure in Delaware where she has a small practice, Fruitful Conversations. She provides counseling as an outreach of Unity Lutheran Church, where she is Pastor for Community Ministry (part-time). Melissa has taught psychology for approximately 20 years and is a lifelong learner seeking to expand her knowledge base and ability to apply theory to counseling, educational, and pastoral practice. She stays active in professional organizations and invites research collaboration opportunities, and she serves on the ACPE Anti-Bias Work Group.

Tere Tyner Canzoneri, M.Div, LCSW, is an ordained minister with the Alliance of Baptists who has 38 years experience as a pastoral psychotherapist, educator, clinical supervisor, clergy consultant, spiritual director, program manager.  She was a Diplomate in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and held many positions within AAPC including chairing both the SE and the Association Certification Committees, chairing the SE region, and being the final president of AAPC.  Having grown up in a country that was not her passport country and having traveled extensively, Tere knows there is always more than one way to see and understand any circumstance.  She is grateful to have ACPE as her professional home.

Reverend Beth Toler, Th.D., LMFT, is an ordained American Baptist minister, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Associate Professor of Clinical Counseling and Pastoral Care at Moravian Theological Seminary in Bethlehem, PA.  who has extensive experience in various academic, ministry and mental health settings. In addition to her current teaching and academic work at Moravian, Beth currently operates a part time private counseling practice at the Middleton Center for Pastoral Counseling at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, co-facilitates clergy colleague groups for the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania and other local clergy in Delaware County, serves as an active member of Laurel House's Mainline Domestic Violence Clergy Taskforce, and serves as the chair of ACPE's Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy Commission. Her active writing and research focuses on the intersection of race and gender in pastoral counseling, as well as the methodological and practical implications of integrating religion and spirituality into the counseling process.




For more information, or to register, contact Beth Toler at btoler71@gmail.com,  Melissa Lemons at melissa.p.lemons@wilmu.edu, or Tere Canzoneri at tere.canzoneri@gmail.com




ACPE: The Standard for Spiritual Care & Education has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7004. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. ACPE is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Who Should Attend
The SIP Training is for licensed and pre-licensed mental health professionals: counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, pastoral counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, addictions specialists, and others.