CIT Global Training (Online)
The CIT Global Training is a self-paced, online training in Integral Psychotherapy intended for therapists, therapists-in-training, and coaches. It is grounded in Ken Wilber’s Integral Theory and brings to participants Dr. Forman’s several-decades-long effort to apply Integral Theory directly in the clinical realm. It can be commenced at any time – space-permitting – as the format is entirely individualized.
The CIT Global program is divided into four modules and includes monthly individual and group consultations with Dr. Forman. Upon completion of the program, students will receive certification as Certified Integral Therapists (Level 1, Practitioner level) and have the option to proceed to the Advanced Training (Level 2, Advanced Practitioner Level).
The four modules of the course are as follows:
- Module One is focused on quadrants and on integrative foundations of psychotherapy
- Module Two is focused on levels/stage-assessments and interventions
- Module Three is focused on states, specifically traumatic states and spiritual states
- Module Four is focused on diversity, sexuality, and types
In addition to the four modules, the program is highlighted by the following:
- Online learning
- Self-paced format
- 12 monthly, one-hour consultation calls with Dr. Forman (via video conference)
- Recorded lectures for all topics
- An electronic copy of A Guide to Integral Psychotherapy
- A copy of Advancing in Integral Psychotherapy (unpublished manuscript)
- Extensive reading material for all topics
- Optional developmental testing with Pacific Integral (see below for more information)
- Students who complete all of the elements – including a final case presentation – will receive certification as CIT Level 1 Practitioners and will be listed on our worldwide therapist directory
- A program cost of $1500
Please see below for more information about the program! For more information on program finances, please visit our registration page.
Free Consultation with Dr. Forman
If you are interested in the CIT Global Training and would like to find out if it is right for you, Dr. Forman is currently offering free half-hour phone consultations to discuss. To request a consultation time, please send an email entitled “CIT consultation” to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Personalization and Integration: Ongoing Throughout Year
This aspect of the CIT Global Training will serve to initiate participants into the program as well as help them deepen their learning throughout the year. Participants will begin with an individual consultation with Dr. Forman that will focus on their goals, strengths, and interests as therapists and/or coaches in preparation for the program followed by eleven additional consultations. These consultations will cover individualized questions as well as case consultation material.
Towards the end of the year, participants will be asked to offer a formal case applying the material.The central focus of this aspect of the Global Training is to allow participants to integrate the material more deeply and and to learn to apply it in a way that works with their specialization(s) and population(s).
MODULE ONE: The Four Quadrants and the Structures of Individual Psychotherapy
The Four Quadrant model is the central element in all of Integral Theory. When we understand it, we are able to approach the whole of a client’s life experience with openness, compassion, and understanding. In this module, participants will learn how to assess clients using a Four Quadrant framework and how to apply Four Quadrant awareness in psychotherapy and in the therapeutic relationship.
This module will also introduce attendees to core principles developed within the psychotherapeutic integration movement. These principles will help us orientate towards commons elements or structures that show up in almost all schools of individual psychotherapy. We will learn ways to conceptualize the therapeutic relationship, individual sessions, and the process of change in a way that will allow participants to learn from and nondefensively integrate almost any form of psychotherapy they wish to.
MODULE TWO: Stages of Development: Fostering Complexity, Nurturing Maturity
Integral Theory recognizes the centrality of levels or stages of development, from the earliest childhood stages to most expansive stages of transpersonal development which may occur later in life. By understanding development, we are much more able to attune to the client and apply the right interventions at the right time in therapy.
In this module, we will learn and practice recognizing the cues and indicators of client development – developmental assessment – using a variety of specific pointers, conceptual tools, and learning analogies that have been created by Dr. Forman. We will focus on what we need as therapists to “support” and what we need to “challenge” with clients at each stage. We will also emphasize the complex relationship between mental health issues and identity development – all the ways in which growth in identity can intermix with issues of mental health, trauma, personality disorders, and addictive and compulsive behavior.
MODULE THREE: Spirituality and Trauma: The Heights and Depths of the Psyche
In the first part of this module we will explore a number of concepts relating to spirituality and spiritual state experience in practice: including ascending and descending spirituality, spiritual bypass, psychedelics, and the pre-trans fallacy. We will also talk about how to assess the intensity of spiritual states, and how to address the disruptive as well as growth-catalyzing impact that spiritual states have on clients.
In the second part of this module, we will explore the reality of traumatic experience and the ways that shapes and impacts the psyche – referencing our own experiences as well as pertinent case material. We will gain exposure to the various ways to recognize and treat trauma, focusing on the concepts of reworking trauma as well as practicing disidentification from traumatic bodily feelings and cognitions.
MODULE FOUR: Gender, Diversity, and Sexuality: Know the Other, Know the Self
In this module, we will focus on learning to expand our compassionate embrace and clinical abilities to include the enormous diversity present in our world. We will engage in exercises that highlight the diversity in our own lives, and begin to give ourselves touch points to the diversity outside of us. We will focus on the strengths of postmodern approaches to diversity, while also highlighting their weaknesses, pointing a way to a deeper embrace of both sameness and difference that we can bring to our work with clients. This module is focused primarily on understanding types – cultural/ethnic and psychosexual – that give such shape to our own and our client’s lives.
Developmental Assessment with Pacific Integral
As an optional aspect of the CIT Global Training, participants will have the option to take a developmental assessment with Pacific Integral led by Terri O’Fallon, PhD. Pacific Integral is at the cutting-edge of research into identity development and developmental assessment. The results of this assessment are entirely confidential. This assessment can significantly deepen learning in Module Two.
Participants who choose this option will pay an additional fee, take the test online, receive scoring, and then engage in a consultation about their results with Pacific Integral’s highly experienced facilitators. Adding this component to the CIT program is intended to give participants another route into understanding developmental models, as well as provide CIT students with a clearer sense of where they need to go next in terms of their own personal development. Pacific Integral’s model of development – which is Terri O’Fallon’s StAGES theory of development – will also be used in our training.
Please see the registration page for the pricing options needed to include the developmental assessment as a part of your training.