Voice Dialogue & Transformational Psychology Master Year
Consisting of five modules, also to be attended separately.
- Start next Master Year: March 3, 4, 5, 2021
The Master’s track Voice Dialogue and Transformational Psychology is intended for professional counsellors who have taken at least one year training in Voice Dialogue and the Psychology of Selves and who are good facilitators. They want to deepen their process and refine their skills.
Objective and feature of the programme
The programme’s objective is the development of excellence, in ourselves and in our role of facilitator. The aim is to work more and more with the principles of the various methods and not get tied down to exact forms. These principles will be emphasised and we will learn to use them flexibly in our practice.
In the various programmes there will be exercises with Voice Dialogue and the principles of transformational psychology, with the aim of developing one’s own style. The level of the course is equal to post higher professional education. The theoretical framework of transformational psychology will be expanded. New approaches will be introduced and practised in order to integrate them in our practice.
The course consists of four blocks of three days and a training week on Crete. The modules enable participants to steer their own development.:
Block 1: Voice Dialogue and creative techniques.
Block 2: Voice Dialogue and systems; relationships, family, groups, organizations, world affairs.
Block 3: Psychopathology and burnout.
Block 4: Towards the Archetypes.
Block 5: Voice Dialogue Deepening.
Enrolment in the Register Master of Transformational Psychology, MTP
Participants who successfully completed the basic course Voice Dialogue and Transformational Psychology and this complete Master’s track, can enrol in the Register Master of Transformational Psychology, MTP. If they pass the exam.
They will then also receive the accompanying logo that is registered in the international brand register World Intellectual Property Organisation and are authorised to bear the abbreviation MTP after their name.
Planning and method
The course starts with an intake interview. Together we assess whether the course fits in with your situation and educational wishes. We discuss the course’s planning, content and method. You can also impart your personal wishes. This interview, by Skype or phone, is a precondition for participation.
The course consists of four three-day training blocks, a training week in Crete, four intervision meetings of a part of the day and a completed one-day meeting. In total 22 days. There are approximately ten weeks between each block.
We work on the basis of material suggested by the participants themselves. Practising with situations from one’s own practice is dealt with in great detail. There are also homework assignments, cases and literary studies. The duration of the whole course is just over a year.
In between the blocks there are meetings during a part of the day during which you work among yourselves. The objective is practising the methodologies with each other and working on the integration of what was learned in one’s own practice. There is room for discussing cases.
Participants who wish to enrol in the Register Master of Transformational Psychology need to meet the corresponding exam requirements.
Block 1 – three days: Voice Dialogue and Creativity
The principles of Voice Dialogue and Transformational psychology can be applied to various creative teaching methods. You will experience the power of these teaching methods and learn to guide your clients in this in a playful manner. We will work with different creative materials such as clay and collage. You will also learn how the principles of constellation work can be integrated in your practice and the work with Rituals of transformation will be introduced. You are invited to design your own experiments and continue to develop your own unique style.
Block 2 – three days: Voice Dialogue and the Psychology of Selves and systems
A continuation of the bonding patterns block of the basic training. We go more deeply into these bonding patterns in both professional and personal relationships. Futhermore we will apply Voice Dialogue and the Psychology of Selves to larger systems, such as family, work settings, organizations, communities, countries, the World. Themes and polarities that are vivid in the world at that moment will be addressed.
Block 3 – three days: Psychopathology and burnout
An exciting module about ‘normal’ and ‘abnormal’ behaviour. Where is the dividing line and how do you recognise whether someone displays abnormal behaviour? Does a client have a personality disorder or is he or she for instance entangled in a bonding pattern? Is Voice Dialogue or another insightful method suitable or is a different approach required? And what if someone has a depression or burnout? How can you recognise this and what is the right approach in this case?
Blok 4 – seven days: Towards the Archetypes
A special training course on the mythical island of Crete in Greece. The training course has the nature of a retreat and focuses on personal and professional deepening through working with dreams, energetics and archetypes. Working with archetypical energy patterns goes beyond work on a personal level. A deeper layer in our subconscious is tapped and actuated.
Naturally, we work with Voice Dialogue, but also with creative teaching methods such as movement, dance and rituals. We will also visit archaeologically and psychologically interesting places and special spots in nature have a role to play.
Block 5 – three days: Deepening, in search of meaning
We are frequently asked questions about how we can apply Voice Dialogue and the principles of Transformational Psychology to deep themes such as mourning, life and death matters, questions of meaningfulness. In this block we will facilitate a deepening process for all participants. We offer exercises from different traditions – both ancient and modern – and thus create a Field in which participants are able to gain new insights, learn powerful techniques, as well as experience a deepening in their own search for meaning.
The adopted learning method is self-directed learning. This fits in with the process-based approach of Voice Dialogue. Participants are stimulated to indicate what is required for one’s own learning process. In this way, certain aspects of the programme can be diverted from if necessary. This does not alter the fact that the organisation of this course has a desired blueprint in mind that everyone needs to meet at the end of the course.
The following books will be used during the program:
- Embracing Our Selves – Hal and Sidra Stone Ph.D.
- Embracing Each Other – Hal and Sidra Stone Ph.D.
- Embracing Your Inner Critic – Hal and Sidra Stone Ph.D.
- The Energetics of Voice Dialogue – Robert Stamboliev MA.
- Focusing – Eugene T. Gendlin Ph.D.
- Hold me tight – Sue Johnson Ph.D.
- Reinventing your life – Jeffrey Young Ph.D. and Janet Klosko Ph.D.
- Homeric hymns – Homer
- The books of Jean – Shinoda Bolen
- Pagan meditations – Ginette Paris
- The king must die – Mary Renault
- The king and the corps – Heinrich Zimmer
- The hero with a thousand faces – Joseph Campbell
- Amor and psyche – Erich Neumann
VOICE DIALOGUE AND TRANSFORMATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY MASTER YEAR
You can start at any time
- Block 1: March 3, 4, 5, 2021
- Block 2: April 14, 15, 16, 2021
- Block 3: June 30, July 1, 2, 2021
- Block 4: Octobre 10 – 16, 2021 on Crete
- Block 5: December 15, 16, 17, 2021
- First day of each block 10 AM – 7 PM
- Middle day(s) of each block 9.30 AM – 7 PM
- Final day of each block 9.30 AM – 5 PM
The hours of the Towards the Archetypes course differ.
The course fee is exempt from VAT.
- € 5785,- . Excluding the accommodation costs of block 4.
Rates of the various blocks, if followed separately:
- Block 1: € 997,-.
- Block 2: € 997,-.
- Block 3: € 997,-.
- Block 4: € 1797,-.
- Block 5: € 997,-.
Most blocks will be held at: ITP in Bergen NH, The Netherlands.
Included: coffee/tea and lunch. Accommodation, breakfast and dinner are not included, you can have that in one of the many nice restaurants in the area.
Different kinds of accommodation are available in the area. We are also happy to assist you in this matter.
The block on Crete is residential, including all meals. The accommodation costs for this block are € 795,-.
In accordance with article 3.2. of the ITP terms and conditions, one has to make a first instalment of 10% of the total costs for the training and accommodation with a minimum of € 400,-. One month before the start of the training the remaining amount of the total costs for the training and accommodation has to be transferred to the ITP bank account.
In accordance with article 6.2 of the ITP terms and conditions cancellation can be made without costs up to 3 months prior to commencement of the programme. In the event of cancellation up to 3 months prior to commencement ITP will charge 50% of the total amount due, in the event of cancellation up to 2 months prior to commencement of the programme ITP will charge 75% of the total amount due. After that all costs for the programme and accommodation are payable, unless the ITP feels that another candidate can take the place of the participant who is unable to attend.
The training is in English and in subgroups people can work also in other languages.