A day on the Integration of the Spiritual


Dimension and Ordinary Clinical Work Ref.CPD/22


This day follows on from the autumn 2011 event in response to participant’s requests. The day offers another opportunity to explore how spirituality might be integrated with clinical work. Birgit Heuer’s paper “On Forgiveness” will be given in the morning as a focus for discussion and reflection. Like the presentation on numinosity  at the first event, this paper opens up the spiritual dimension in a unique way. The approach to forgiveness presented paradoxically allows for it to become more ordinary and perhaps more richly available than is usually assumed. The afternoon will be given to participant’s clinical needs. Questions to be addressed are: Is spirituality in the consulting-room about special moments of numinosity or could it simply be part of the therapeutic attitude? If so, how does this fit with ordinary clinical work? Does the clinical hour need to be re- conceptualized from a spiritual point of view? What might be the relation of prayer and clinical work, do they simply belong to different disciplines or might an integration  be possible, perhaps as prayerful therapeutic attitude? Are there ways in which the therapists spiritual attitude might aid the therapeutic process?  

Who the course is for

Mainly therapists, both qualified and in training, including those in academic courses, possibly interested and experienced patients. 


Course Leaders


Course leader – Birgit Heuer, Member of the BAP




British Association of Psychotherapists, 37 Mapesbury Road, London NW2 4HJ.


Course Times

Saturday 3rd March 2012, between 10.30am – 5.00pm.


Course Fees

£95  payable in full upon application.  Payment can be made by Cheque/Credit/Debit Card or online via our
website www.bap-psychotherapy.org  Cheques to be made in favour of the British Association of Psychotherapists.

Cancellation Policy


All cancellations must be made in writing.  Cancellations made no later then four weeks prior to the commencement of the course are eligible for a full refund minus an administration charge of £25. 


For further information and an application form, please contact:

Sandra Pereira, Training Co-ordinator (External), British Association of Psychotherapists, 37 Mapesbury Road, London NW2 4HJ Tel 020 8452 9823/ Fax 020 8452 0310 E-mail : external@bap-psychotherapy.org

BAP courses qualify for CPD. The BAP welcomes applications from all sections of society.