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Certification in Asian Psychotherapy

The Certification Program is a comprehensive educational opportunity, providing training and practice in three methods of Asian Psychology, Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism.

Certification in Asian Psychotherapy
Certification in Asian Psychotherapy

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About the event

Our credit-based certification process is comprehensive, in-depth, challenging, totally unique and highly personalized. There are two required components to certification -- the Residential Certification Program (offered every July) and a combination of online learning programs and/or an on-site Retreats.

Total Credits Required for Certification = 162

Core Requirements

  • Residential Certification Program (including an Independent Project) - 96 Credits
  • Naikan Retreat - 52 Credits

In order to receive credit for participating in our online learning programs, you will need to submit your program journal, along with an essay. Once those materials have been reviewed and accepted, you will receive credit for the program. (Submissions need to be submitted electronically, unless special arrangements have been made). Credit for our Residential Certification Program will be awarded once the program has been completed, including an independent project within 60 days of the program's completion. Those who participate in Retreat will receive credit at the completion of the retreat.

Other Programs Providing Credit for Certification

Online Learning Programs (each providing 16 credits):

  • Living on Purpose
  • Taking Action
  • Working with Your Attention
  • A Natural Approach to Mental Wellness 

The Curriculum Covers Topics Such as...

  • An introduction to Japanese psychology based on Morita Therapy & Naikan
  • Questioning assumptions about mental health
  • Studying the connection between suffering and self-preoccupation
  • Awakening the senses and living with presence
  • The mechanics and use of attention
  • Cultivating gratitude and appreciation
  • The body's influence on the mind
  • Finding purpose
  • Coexisting with unpleasant feelings and thoughts
  • Developing greater self-discipline
  • Changing habits
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Softening our hearts
  • Developing a practice of self-reflection
  • Living fully with illness
  • Developing a realistic view of our lives
  • Clarifying the nature of feelings
  • Reflecting on significant relationships
  • Role plays, case studies and teaching methods for helping others
  • Applications such as parenting, relationships, weight loss & addictions
  • Evenings of music, humor and good company



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