The application process for the April and August 2019 Compassionate Inquiry Professional Online Training opens Feb 1, 2019.
The Compassionate Inquiry Professional Online Training is an intensive graduate level certification program designed to enhance the skills and effectiveness of professionals already working with clients. Applicants must be professionals currently in practice so that the skills learned in this program can be applied and developed further throughout the year long training. Applications are approved on a case-by-case basis.
Our goal is to bring compassion, respect, acceptance, insight, healing, freedom and connection to humanity through an international community of skillful Compassionate Inquiry practitioners.
Who May Apply?
- Mental Health Professionals: psychologists, psychiatrists, psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, hypnotherapists, somatic therapists, social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, expressive arts therapists, addiction counselors, guidance counselors, psychedelic therapists etc.
- Medical and Alternative Medicine Professionals: medical doctors, TCM doctors, nurses and nurse practitioners, occupational therapists, physical therapists, chiropractors, emergency medical workers, midwives, acupuncturists, naturopathic doctors, Ayurvedic practitioners, osteopathic doctors etc.
- Bodyworkers: massage and shiatsu therapists, Rolfers®, Craniosacral and Polarity therapists, Bowen practitioners, Feldenkrais practitioners, yoga therapists, etc.
- Others: educators, life coaches, fitness coaches, mediators, clergy, chaplains, First Nations elders, plant medicine shamans, meditation teachers, spiritual teachers etc.
Though all of the above practitioners may apply to take the program, in order to certify as a Compassionate Inquiry Practitioner, you must have liability insurance (if it exists in your country) to cover counselling under a separate scope of practice and fulfill the requirements for certification found here.
This program is designed to train professionals to work more effectively with clients with mental-emotional and physical symptoms and challenges. This particular program is not suitable for those whose primary intention is personal growth or for those who do not have an active professional practice. We will be launching a non-professional program in the near future.
Acceptance into the Compassionate Inquiry Professional Training does not guarantee that the Compassionate Inquiry approach is appropriate for inclusion in your professional practice. Course participants are responsible for operating within their professional scope of practice and for abiding by provincial, state and federal laws.
Compassionate Inquiry Inc reserves the right to approve or deny any application, and/or to accept or reject the participation of any person in its sole discretion in accordance with its policies and the law.
Two programs, one year in length, will begin in 2019 and end on the following dates:
April 15, 2019 to April 13, 2020
August 12, 2019 to Aug 10, 2020
$3500 CDN if paying in one payment; $3800 CDN if paying in 6 payments of $633.33 CDN each.
A limited number of subsidies are available to those who would otherwise be unable to attend the training – see below.
Application Deadline and Registration:
Applications will be accepted after Feb 1 for both programs.
The application deadline for the April program has been extended to March 30, 2019. Applications received by March 1 will be reviewed first and given priority.
The application deadline for the August program is July 15, 2019. Applications received by July 1 will be reviewed first and given priority.
Applications will be accepted for both the April and August programs beginning Feb 1. The application is to confirm your eligibility. There is a $50 non-refundable application fee. Once your application has been accepted, you will be invited to register and pay for the full program.
April Training: April 15, 2019 – April 13, 2020
Application and $50 fee due by: March 30, 2019. Applications received by March 1 will be reviewed first and given priority.
You will be notified of your acceptance into the April program, and then will be invited to register and pay for the training by April 1.
Registration Fee due by: April 1, 2019. Registration for the April training is closed on or after April 2, 2019.
August Training: August 12, 2019 – August 10, 2020
Application and $50 fee due by: July 15, 2019. Applications received by July 1 will be reviewed first and given priority.
You will be notified of your acceptance into the August program by July 21, 2019, and then will be invited to register and pay for the training by August 1.
Registration Fee due by: August 1, 2019. Registration for the August training is closed on or after Aug 2, 2019.
A limited number of subsidies are available, with either 50% or 75% discounted from the course fee, to individuals who have existing clients and would otherwise be unable to afford the course fee. Subsidy applications will be accessible Feb 1 for both the April and August programs. Please do not apply for a subsidy unless you: 1) are committed and capable of attending the program you are applying for; 2) can pay the discounted rate for the course by the required date. Subsidies are not transferable from one course to another.
There are no full scholarships available.
Subsidies for the April Training:
The subsidy application for the April program is now closed.
You will be notified if you have been granted a subsidy by Tuesday March 12, 2019. You must confirm acceptance of the subsidy by submitting your $50 application fee for the program by Monday March 18. If you do not confirm acceptance of your subsidy by March 18, your subsidy will be offered to someone else.
Your course registration and payment is due by Monday April 1, 2019. There are no payment plans available for those who have been granted subsidies. Registration for the April training is closed on or after April 2, 2019.
Subsidies for the August Training:
The subsidy application for the August program is due by Sunday July 7, 2019.
You will be notified if you have been granted a subsidy by Tuesday July 9, 2019. You must confirm acceptance of the subsidy by submitting your $50 application fee for the program by Monday July 15. If you do not confirm acceptance of your subsidy by July 15, your subsidy will be offered to someone else.
Your course registration and payment is due by Aug 1, 2019.There are no payment plans available for those who have been granted subsidies. Registration for the August training is closed on or after Aug 2, 2019.
This is an experiential program with a limited number of spaces available. Refunds requested up to 2 weeks before the course start date will be deducted a $100 cancellation fee. Refunds requested during the 2 week period before the course begins will be deducted a $200 cancellation fee. Refunds are allowed up to 2 weeks after the start date of the course. These will be deducted a $300 cancellation fee. No refunds allowed 2 weeks after the start date of the course.