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Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy Training

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 (30 hours of NBCC continuing education credit) 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 $750; 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 happening online and is led by Russell Siler Jones and Ayo Yetunde. Russell Siler Jones is a pastoral counselor in Asheville, NC, author of Spirit in Session: Working with Your Client's Spirituality (and Your Own) in Psychotherapy, and Director of the Residency in Psychotherapy and Spirituality for CareNet/Wake Forest Baptist Health. Pamela Ayo Yetunde is a pastoral counselor in Chicago, IL, author of Object Relations, Buddhism, and Relationality in Womanist Practical Theology and co-editor of Black and Buddhist: What Buddhism Can Teach Us about Race, Resilience, Transformation & Freedom. Combined, Russell and Ayo have 45 years of experience as counselors.

Course 1         January 28 (Fri)         10 am – 1 pm ET
Course 2         January 28 (Fri)         2 pm – 5 pm ET
Course 3         January 29 (Sat)         10 am - 1 pm ET
Course 4         January 29 (Sat)         2 pm – 5 pm ET
Course 5         February 25 (Fri)       10 am – 1 pm ET
Course 6         February 25 (Fri)       2 pm – 5 pm ET
Course 7         February 26 (Sat)       10 am - 1 pm ET
Course 8         February 26 (Sat)       2 pm – 5 pm ET
Course 9         March 18 (Fri)           10 am - 1 pm ET
Course 10       April 1 – May 6         Times TBD
(Course 10 happens in three-hour sessions to be scheduled for three participants at a time)


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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.