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 Professionals. Hybrid: Multimedia Self-Study and Interactive Video Consultation Groups. Program starts September 22, 2023 for Fall cohort.

Self-Study Online Courses

If you prefer self-study, check out these on-demand online courses. Fill your knowledge gap from the inside out, at your own pace. We are accredited by CAMFT and CEUs are available for California LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs.

When the World is Anxious: Navigating the Therapeutic Relationship under Unusually Difficult Circumstances

18 CEs. We created When the World is Anxious to support you in your work with clients as we negotiate the influence of collective distress.

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.

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 Co-Founder, CEO, Instructor

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.

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.

Deborah Yarock
DEBORAH YAROCK Co-Founder, Instructor, Clinical Consultant

Deborah 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, go to www.deborahyarockmft.com.

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