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APPA-PPAI
Joint Certification Course
in
Philosophical Counselling 

This joint APPA-PPAI certification program is specifically designed for Indian philosophers living and working in India, who seek the tools to build their philosophical counseling practices.


Eligibility

Participants must satisfy APPA Adjunct Membership requirements; that is, they must hold an accredited M.A., M.Phil., ABD or PhD in Philosophy.

 

NB: Postgraduate degrees in Philosophy of Education are NOT equivalent to postgraduate degrees in Philosophy and are not accepted as criteria for APPA Adjunct membership. 

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Participants must attend all 8 modules to become certified.

  2. A participant must have at least an MA in Philosophy to qualify for this course. If you are not sure about your eligibility, then contact us before registering. Otherwise, a cancellation fee will be charged as per the cancellation policy. 

  3. Graduates will be jointly certified by APPA and PPAI, and will enjoy all benefits and privileges of Certified membership in both Associations.

  4. The total fee is ₹42000/-. The payment will be made either in 2 instalments or in one lump sum. Installments: ₹21000/- to join both associations and reserve a place. The balance of ₹21000/- is payable 2 weeks before the first program date.
    Lump sum: a one-time payment of ₹37800/- (a 10% discount) to join both associations and reserve a place. For those who had previously joined PPAI prior to February 6, 2023, and who wish to pay a lump sum: a one-time payment of ₹35700/- (a 15% discount) to join APPA and reserve a place.

  5. Membership and Enrollment for non-Resident Indians: Non-resident Indians may join APPA and PPAI, and may enrol in a certification program via APPA’s website. The cost will be assessed by APPA and PPAI on a case-by-case basis, depending on the country of residence. Non-resident Indians should email admin@appa.edu 

  6. In case of any cancellation before 2 weeks, ₹5000/- will be deducted as cancellation charges. If the cancellation is within 2 weeks, ₹15000/- will be deducted as cancellation charges.

  7. Participants registering between June 1-15, 2023, would have to make a one-time payment. 

  8. Only 10 out of 20 seats are available. 

  9. Seats are on a first-come-first-served basis.

  10. If you have any queries, please get in touch with us at +91-8130899818 or write to us at ppaindia2022@gmail.com

APPA-PPAI Certification Program Structure

Module 1: Saturday, July 8, 2023, 5:00 p.m.– 9:30 p.m. India Standard Time.

5:00-7:00 Greetings, Philosophy/Psychology/Psychiatry
(Lou Marinoff and Vaughana Feary)
7:00-7:30 Coffee break
7:30-9:30 Client suitability/Useful methods and skills (Lou Marinoff and Vaughana Feary)

Module 2: Sunday, July 9, 2023, 5:00 p.m.– 9:30 p.m. India Standard Time.

5:00-7:00 Code of ethical practice (Lou Marinoff and Vaughana Feary) 7:00-7:30 Coffee break
7:30-9:30 Demonstration session and discussion (Lou Marinoff)

Module 3: Saturday, July 15, 2023, 5:00 p.m.– 9:30 p.m. India Standard Time
5:00-7:00 Understanding Dialogue / Practising Dialogue (Vikas Baniwal)
7:00-7:30 Coffee break
7:30-9:30 Method in Modern Indian Philosophy: Jiddu Krishnamurti / Denial of Method (Vikas Baniwal)

 

Module 4: Sunday, July 16, 2023, 5:00 p.m.– 9:30 p.m. India Standard Time
5:00-7:00 Accepting Suffering through Buddhism / Accommodating Others’ Perspective: Jainism (Balaganapathi Devarakonda)
7:00-7:30 Coffee break
7:30-9:30 Experiential Exercises based on Buddhism & Jainism (Balaganapathi Devarakonda)


Module 5: Saturday, July 22, 2023, 5:00 p.m.– 9:30 p.m. India Standard Time.
5:00-7:00 Records, case histories, legal issues and practice administration (Lou Marinoff) 7:00-7:30 Coffee break
7:30-9:30 Multiculturalism and feminism in philosophical practice (Vaughana Feary)

 

Module 6: Sunday, July 23, 2023, 5:00 p.m.– 9:30 p.m. India Standard Time.

5:00-7:00 Philosophical counselling as a business (Lou Marinoff and Vaughana Feary) 7:00-7:30 Coffee break
7:30-9:30 Marketing, networking, advertising (Lou Marinoff and Rick Repetti)
 

Module 7: Saturday, July 29, 2023, 5:00 p.m.– 9:30 p.m. India Standard Time.
5:00-7:00 Being Equanimous: Learning from the Bhagwad Gita / Practical Session based on Bhagwad Gita (Balaganapathi Devarakonda)
7:00-7:30 Coffee break
7:30-9:30 Identifying Mental Modifications through Yoga/ Meditation Exercise (Balaganapathi Devarakonda)

 

Module 8: Sunday, July 30, 2023, 5:00 p.m.– 9:30 p.m. India Standard Time.
5:00-7:00 Integral Health: Sri Aurobindo / Practical Session based on Integral Philosophy (Vikas Baniwal)
7:00-7:30 Coffee break
7:30-9:30 The Place of Mythology in Counselling/ Practical Session for using Myths in Counselling (Vikas Baniwal & Anshu)
Graduation & Certification

You may submit the fee in two instalments.
1. To pay the booking amount (₹21000/-) for APPA-PPAI Membership and Joint Certification for Philosophical Counsellors, click https://pmny.in/EI2jucQ9IjeS
2. To pay the balance amount (₹21000/-) for APPA-PPAI Joint Certification for Philosophical Counsellors, click https://pmny.in/5ryQ7HC0cY9o


Alternatively, you may pay the entire fee in advance (₹42000/-) and receive a 10% discount (amount payable after discount = ₹37800/-) at the following link: https://pmny.in/CrXJ3rx1d4PR
Those who have already joined PPAI prior to February 6, 2023 and who pay the entire fee in advance will receive a 15% discount (amount payable after discount = ₹35700/-) at the following link: HERE
Finally, if any places remain between June 1-15, 2023, no discounts will be offered at this stage. You may use the following link to pay the entire amount (₹42000/-) https://pmny.in/UIOMLO3sfJWZ

If you have any queries, please get in touch with us at +91-8130899818 or write to us at ppaindia2022@gmail.com

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