Opportunities available to you upon completing the CI Internship include:

  • Becoming a CI Mentor
  • Becoming a CI Facilitator
  • Becoming a CI Educator

If you have questions about either of these, please contact the Rhonda, the CI I/M Program Co-Ordinator at [email protected]

Qualifications for CI Mentors

CI Mentors can offer paid mentorship to participants in the year-long training and to graduates of the training, privately, or they can be hired as mentors for the 5-month CI Mentorship Program, to act as personal and/or group mentors. CI Mentors can also participate in Certification Reviews for final certification videos submitted after the mentorship program.

1. Has completed the year-long CI Professional Training.

2. Has completed the year-long CI Internship Program.

3. Has completed the 5-month Mentorship Program.

4. Is certified as a CI Practitioner.

5. Has an active clinical practice in CI, seeing at least 5 clients a week.

6. Has a Master’s Degree or equivalent in psychology, medicine, social work, or is a registered psychotherapist with at least 5 years of private practice experience, or is a helping professional in another area who has demonstrated exceptional skills in CI and group facilitation to be considered as a CI Mentor.

7. Has completed training in supervision for psychotherapists or psychologists, such as the Basics of Clinical Supervision by Dr. Jeff Chang.

8. Has attended at least 3 Video Review Sessions during the Internship program, or reviewed the recordings of these video review sessions.

9. Has attended at least 10 Master Classes with Gabor or watched the recordings.

10.  Submits one 20-30 minute video of themselves demonstrating CI.

11.  Submits one 30 minute video of themselves mentoring someone in CI (i.e. a mentee in the following Mentorship Program), reviewing and commenting on the mentee’s video.

12.  Is approved by Gabor, Sat Dharam and Team Leads for the CI Mentorship and Certification programs.

Qualifications for CI Facilitators

The CI Facilitator can facilitate one or more biweekly groups in the CI cohorts.

1. Completion of the year-long internship program.

2. Has completed the CI Mentorship Program. If participation in the Mentorship Program is occurring at the time that the individual becomes a facilitator then he/she/they must have made significant progress in the mentorship with intention to complete the program.

3. A written recommendation and assessment by the individual’s Facilitator that the individual is ready to facilitate, based on observing them facilitate a Module during the internship.

4. Submission of one 20-minute video of the individual demonstrating CI, so that the CI Team is confident that the individual can demo effectively in front of a biweekly group.

5. Demonstrates the technical capacity to use Zoom for scheduling the group meetings, recording, creating break-out groups, muting, locking the room, etc. Also demonstrates the ability to create google docs and google forms.

6. Has high speed internet and reliable wifi.

7. Responds within 48 hours to emails from course participants.

8. Demonstrates excellence in his/her/their capacity to organize, manage time, file, track attendance, organize/access course content, and deliver module content.

9. Has excellent oral and written communication skills.

10.  Is certified as a CI Practitioner, and has liability insurance.

11.  Is currently seeing at least 5 clients a week, and is using CI with those clients.

12.  Has a Master’s Degree or equivalent in psychology, medicine, social work, or is a registered psychotherapist with at least 5 years of private practice experience, or is a helping professional in another area who has demonstrated exceptional skills in CI and group facilitation to be considered as a Facilitator.

13.  Has been approved for the role of Facilitator by Gabor and Sat Dharam.

14.  Once approved as a Facilitator, he/she/they will be invited to begin with the next cohort (if their time slot fills up), with a four-month probationary period (Level 1 is the probation period). If at the end of Level 1, it seems that it is not working out with him/her/them as a Facilitator, the Facilitation Lead would either work with them to improve their skills or request that they withdraw and would assign a new Facilitator to their time slot.

Qualifications for CI Educators

CI Educators can guide groups in Compassionate Inquiry as part of our outreach program, in conjunction with the Self-Study Short Course. Organizations and groups can purchase a certain number of the Short Course at a discounted price, and the CI Educator can assist individuals in integrating the concepts and skills, through a number of facilitated workshops. The organization or group may request 8 or more facilitated sessions for their members, from CI Admin. The CI Educator may reach out to organizations directly, or be referred to a group through the CI Admin. Depending on the size of the group involved, CI Educators may be requested to work in teams. CI Educators will be part of an outreach team, meeting at least 3x yearly to review new developments, potential opportunities and best practices

1. Has completed the year-long CI Professional Training.

2. Has completed the year-long CI Internship Program.

3. Has completed the 5-month Mentorship Program.

4. Is certified as a CI Practitioner.

5. Has an active clinical practice in CI, seeing at least 5 clients a week.

6. Has a Master’s Degree or equivalent in psychology, medicine, social work, or is a registered psychotherapist with at least 5 years of private practice experience, or is a helping professional in another area who has demonstrated exceptional skills in CI and group facilitation to be considered as a CI Educator.

7. Has attended at least 3 Video Review Sessions during the Internship program, or reviewed the recordings of these video review sessions.

8. Has attended at least 10 Master Classes with Gabor or watched the recordings.

9.  Submits one 20-30 minute video of themselves demonstrating CI.

10.  Is approved by Gabor, Sat Dharam and Team Leads for the CI Educator position.