PRAC I

Professional Practitioner Studies Year I

 

magic bookPractitioner Studies Year I is a 30 week course broken into 3 terms of 10 weeks each.  Students are required to attend an in-person retreat at the end of Professional Practitioner Studies, Year I and Year II, currently taking place at the Questhaven Retreat Center in San Marcos, CA the first weekend of June.  (Depending upon enrollment, the retreat center may change to accommodate the increased number of students.) The retreat fee, including housing and meals is still in development because of changes in the Questhaven retreat center fees.  A final list of all fees, including those needed for the licensing process will be sent to all Prac II students before class 1.  Family, guests, etc. can only be invited to retreat if space permits. Please check with your instructor before inviting someone. Guests will pay the same rate as students. 

**Students must complete all prerequisite courses before entering Practitioner Studies.

***Students must also complete the following requirements prior to admittance into the course:
1.) Complete the Online Practitioner Studies Course application.  Please submit the completed form to Misha Brigham, Online Education Program Coordinator. <Download Here Prac Entrance Application 2016>
2.) Letter of Consent from Senior Minister or Regional Support Coordinator.  This is required for students who are currently affiliated with a center within 30 miles of residence.  Submit letter to Misha Brigham, Online Education Program Coordinator.  Please note, this only needs to be submitted once (unless you change locations or the nearby center gains a new Senior Minister, at which point we will require a new letter of consent.)
3.) Letter of Recommendation.  This letter should be from a previous instructor or Senior Minister.  A new letter should be submitted for each year of Practitioner Studies.  Submit letter to Misha Brigham, Online Education Program Coordinator.

 Textbook:

Term I Required Books:
The Science of Mind, Ernest Holmes – ISBN: 9781585428427
Living The Science of Mind, Ernest Holmes – ISBN: 9780875166278
Concordance to The Science Mind – ISBN: 9780972718479
Practicing the Presence, Joel Goldsmith – ISBN: 9780062503992
Care Of The Soul, Thomas Moore – ISBN: 9780060922245

Term I Books for Background Reading (not required):
The Different Drum, M. Scott Peck
Healing Words, Larry Dossey
Recovering The Soul, Larry Dossey
Journey From Betrayal to Trust, Beth Hedva, Ph.D.
How To Use The Science of Mind, Ernest Holmes
Acts of Faith, Daily Meditations for People of Color, Iyanla Vanzant
Sisters of the Yam, Bell Hooks

Term II Required Books:
The Science of Mind, Ernest Holmes
Living The Science of Mind, Ernest Holmes
Concordance to The Science of Mind , Stewart and Lowe
Practicing the Presence, Joel Goldsmith
Care of the Soul, Thomas Moore
The Principles of Healing, H.B. Jeffery
Effective Prayer, Ernest Holmes – ISBN: 9781415865422

Term II Books for Background Reading (not required):
Beyond Appearances, Ernest Holmes
The Creative Process in the Individual, Thomas Troward
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey
The Seat of the Soul, Gary Zukav
Homesick for Heaven, Walter Starcke
Return to Love, Marianne Williamson
You Are Always Your Own Experience, Tom Johnson
Healing Words, Larry Dossey
Ageless Body, Timeless Mind, Deepak Chopra

Term III Required Books:
The Science of Mind, Ernest Holmes
This Thing Called You, Ernest Holmes – ISBN: 9781585422661
Living The Science of Mind, Ernest Holmes
Principles of Healing, H.B. Jeffery
Elegant Choices, Marsha Sinetar – ISBN: 9780809130108

Term III Books Suggested (not required):
What Religious Science Teaches, Ernest Holmes
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Deepak Chopra
Your Sacred Self, Dr. Wayne Dyer
Transitions; Making Sense of Life’s Changes, William Bridges
Hymns to an Unknown God: Awakening Spirit in Everyday Life, Sam Keen
The Feminine of God: The Unfolding of the Sacred in Women, Sherry Ruth Anderson
and Patricia Hopkins

Suggested but not required books for students’ book report on grief, death and dying in class 26:
Grief Recovery Handbook, John James and Frank Cherry
Final Gifts, Maggio Callanan and Patricia Kelley
The Courage to Grieve, Judy Tatelbaum
Letter to a Dying Friend, Anton Grosz
When Grief Breaks Your Heart, James Moore
Being Human in the Face of Death, Deborah Roth and Emily Le Vier
Anything, Steve LaVine or Elizabeth Kubler Ross

Please note: You are not completely registered until tuition is paid. Credit for this course is not issued until tuition has been paid in full.

If you belong to a CSL affiliated center or community within 30 miles of residence, you need to have a Letter of Consent on file. Please request that your Minister email permission to enroll in an online class to the Online Education Program Coordinator.

If you are not a member of a CSL church or community or live more than 30 miles away from the closest center, you do not need a Minister’s permission.