About Inner Science Institute

We train mental health professionals who value progressive social change and the expansive consciousness that comes from learning to work from the inside out.

We teach in this way because we believe that when we intentionally examine our conditioning and become more aware of our impact on clients and their impact on us, we inevitably expand our psychological and spiritual consciousness, improve our standard of care, and collectively begin to take steps to dismantle oppression in the mental health system.

In this spirit, we use our experience with both practice and evidenced based methods to create trainings that inspire compassionate awareness and mindful participation in the therapeutic process.

Core Skills for the Relational Therapist Certificate Program

Core Skills for the Relational Therapist Certificate

24 CEs. Certificate Program for Emerging to Mid Career Professionals and Pre-professionals.
Sliding scale and monthly payment options available.
Hybrid: Multimedia Self-Study and Interactive Video Consultation Groups.

Multimedia Self-Study Online Courses

If you prefer self-study, check out these self-paced, on-demand online courses suitable for Emerging Professionals and Advanced Clinicians.
Courses offered on a Sliding Scale with Monthly Payment Options.
Fill your knowledge gap from the inside out, at your own pace.
Practice and evidenced based training that inspires compassionate awareness and mindful participation in the therapeutic process.
We are accredited by CAMFT and CEs are available for California LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs.

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Highlight: Awakening Therapists Sangha

Awakening Therapists Sangha is a sangha for mental health clinicians where we learn and practice mindfulness meditation, heart practices, self-compassion, and RAIN meditation together. 
Learn and practice the principles and meditations behind mindfulness-based approaches to psychotherapy with your colleagues.
Find out more and gain access to all of our donation-based Classes (CEs Available for California Clinicians), Immersions, and Drop-In Practice Groups in one place by clicking the link.

Our Mission

Inner Science Institute (InSci) provides courses and programs for lifelong learners as well as mental health professionals interested in fulfilling continuing education units. An integrative institute informed by the inner sciences of psychology and spirituality, InSci offers transdisciplinary education and training to those interested in personal transformation, social change, and spiritual awakening.

Through its unique curriculum, InSci aims to inspire professionals to move toward mindful participation in the therapeutic process while encouraging the co-emergence of expansive self-awareness alongside increasingly more intense world events.

Core Skills for the Relational Therapist Certificate Program

Core Skills for the Relational Therapist Certificate Program

for Early Career Mental Health Professionals and Pre-Professionals

Take your skills to the next level with this foundational, 6-month online certificate program for early career psychology professionals. With a nuanced focus on inner development and the interactive process, our training will give you unique opportunities to deepen and refine your clinical skills.

Testimonials from your colleague:

“I’m writing from the midpoint of the Core Skills 6-month certificate program and I can already say this is the most transformational CE program I’ve ever done. If you’re looking for warm and gentle support and thought-provoking subject matter as you deepen and expand your understanding of your inner world as a therapist-this is the program for you! I’ve been licensed for ten years and this has given me new ways to look at myself in relationship to my clients that will continue to benefit us both.”

When you participate in our individual self-study courses, you have the opportunity to engage in a transformative process that has as much potential to deepen your experience of yourself as it is to learn important clinical skills, regardless of your professional experience, unique skillset, or therapeutic approach.


Supporting Mutual Growth: Sliding Scale Accessible Learning

At Inner Science Institute, we want our transformative courses and programs to be accessible to as many people as possible. In this spirit, we have introduced a flexible sliding scale payment option. As we embark on this new approach, we invite you to join us in fostering an environment of mutual support.

We recognize that choosing a payment level is a thoughtful decision, and we kindly ask you to consider extending your reach slightly beyond your comfort zone, without causing any financial hardship. Your mindful stretch helps others to have access to our trainings. Your stretch also supports Inner Science Institute to grow from a primarily volunteer-based training resource to a more sustainable small business.


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Our Accreditation

Inner Science Institute is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) to sponsor Continuing Education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. Our provider number is #147142.

Although our courses and programs are available to all mental health professionals, those who are licensed in California earn Continuing Education Credits.

Inner Science Institute maintains responsibility for all courses and their content.

Women Who Run the Show

Tamara Thebert, MFT
TAMARA THEBERT (she/her) Co-Founder, CEO, Instructor

Tamara Thebert, MFT is the CEO, Co-Founder, and an Instructor at Inner Science Institute. She uses her 20 years of meditation experience and 17 years of clinical experience to support clinicians and clients deepen and expand their self-awareness by learning from the inside out. Tamara has degrees and certificates in integral counseling psychology, neurobiologically-informed trauma treatment, mindful self-compassion, meditation, spiritual counseling, energy medicine, shamanic counseling, and ecopsychology. In addition to receiving her Masters Degree in Integral Counseling Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies in 2007, Tamara has studied and trained in spiritual and psychological traditions from all over the globe. She is dedicated to teaching spiritual principles and practices specifically tailored to improve mental and emotional health and encourage spiritual awakening.

In her private practice Tamara specializes in helping women recognize & amplify inner resources to recover from trauma, anxiety, stress, and distress while attending to the important relationships in their lives. To find out more about her psychotherapy practice, go to www.psychospiritualcounseling.net. Tamara offers mindfulness-based clinical consultation via Zoom. For more information, go to www.psychospiritualcounseling.net/mindfulness-based-consultation/.

Deborah Yarock
DEBORAH YAROCK (she/her/they/them) Co-Founder, Instructor, Clinical Consultant

Deborah Yarock, MFT has degrees and training in integral counseling psychology, psychological process work, re-evaluation counseling, and extensive experience in all phases of addiction treatment. She received her Masters Degree in Integral Counseling Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies in 1991 and has served as a counselor, therapist, supervisor, and instructor in a variety of community-based, educational, and private practice settings. As an adjunct professor, she has taught graduate and undergraduate psychology courses throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. While teaching and mentoring pre-professionals in the field of community mental health, Deborah expanded services by developing and running practicum sites. She has also created avenues to advance cultural competency, address stress and vicarious trauma, and encourage comprehensive grief support.

Throughout her 30+ year career, Deborah has respected and addressed the practical realities of life alongside deeper identity and soul-searching aspects of therapeutic work. To find out more about her psychotherapy practice and consultation services, go to www.deborahyarockmft.com.

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