is now a little easier to incorporate a Catholic-understanding of
the human person, marriage and family into psychological and pastoral
practice, thanks to the Institute for the Psychological Sciences (IPS).
IPS, located in Arlington, Virginia,
is a Catholic graduate school of psychology offering master’s and
doctoral degrees in clinical psychology and a master´s degree in
general psychology. IPS’s distinctive curriculum integrates the science
of psychology with the Catholic understanding of the human person,
marriage and the family. For the 2012-2013 school
year, IPS welcomed the largest enrollment since the Catholic graduate school of psychology opened
its doors in 1999 with 85 new or returning students.
keeping with its mission, IPS has launched a website offering
the first-of-its-kind online educational training for licensed mental health practitioners. In addition, many of the webinars are
also designed for those working on the front lines of
pastoral ministry who are seeking guidance in recognizing and referring
people to receive the assistance they need.
|Dr. Stephen Grundman|
“I strongly encourage you
to visit our new website and see firsthand why IPS
Online Education is truly revolutionary,” said Stephen Grundman, Ph.D., Director
of IPS Distance Learning.
“Participants, including priests and those involved in Catholic or
Christian ministry, can find new webinars each month offering practical
information that can be applied immediately.”
Online training is available in on-demand webinars
designed in a multi-media format to engage the participant and
enhance the learning experience. Participants can select webinars
individually, or if they desire, sign up for an annual
membership giving them unlimited viewing opportunities.
Each webinar is taught by an established
mental health practitioner with proven clinical training who shares the
IPS distinct mission of integration.
· Counseling for distressed couples and building
· Fostering healthy relationships between parents and children
Treating men and women struggling with pornography and other
· Giving people tools to deal with anger and
moving toward forgiveness
· Bringing healing and meaning
to clients suffering from grief and loss
Click here to access
the new IPS distance learning website. Click here for a new commercial about the website.
Following are some testimonials from those who experienced
IPS online webinars:
“IPS Online Education offers a cogent, practical opportunity to apply
the best of psychology and the Catholic faith for clients,
in the midst of so many CEU offerings out there.
As the Director of a Catholic mental health clinic, I
really appreciate how the webinar format enables our staff to
meet to discuss the relevant topics and practical applications which
are pertinent to our practice.” - Kathleen
Gallagher, Director, Alpha Omega Clinic, Bethesda, Maryland.
“My experience with
the IPS webinars has been outstanding. They are informative, educational
and offer opportunities to strengthen my knowledge and skills as
a clinician. Thank you for providing us with this venue
to strengthen our commitment as Catholic therapists.” - Mary Lou, Georgia.
“I am just delighted that IPS
Distance Learning is going to provide ‘on-demand’ webinars. I have
found those that I have attended to be fascinating, enlightening,
and extremely helpful in my role as a lay spiritual
guide.” - Julie, Washington, DC.
grateful to receive the benefits of an informative webinar on
a day that I was unable to be at IPS
in person. Thank God for the technology that allows for
this method of learning and evangelization!” - Fr. Rob, SJ,
“I am totally amazed at your online education modules.
It is truly a blessing to see faithful Catholic institutions
keeping up with the distance learning trends of our society
by offering useful materials at affordable prices.” - Bob Laird, Director of Programs, Cardinal Newman Society, Manassas,