Registered Psychotherapist, College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, #001618;
Diploma, Centre for Training in Psychotherapy; Clinical Member, Canadian Association of Psychodynamic Therapists

Diana Powell

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Training History


Diploma from The Centre for Training in Psychotherapy


Certificate from Hincks-Dellcrest Centre - Gail Appel Institute (2007)


Webinars in Complex Trauma and Dissociation with Janina Fisher, PhD, Levels 1-4 (2011-2015)

Diploma from The Centre for Training in Psychotherapy


This is the program from which I graduated in 2005. I have been seeing clients since 1998.


Summary of Training Program


The Centre for Training in Psychotherapy (CTP) has developed a program that requires intellectual development, clinical training and personal maturation. The minimum requirements to obtain a diploma at CTP are comparable to those for a Master's degree in psychology. The following summary of those requirements has been developed for professionals who may consider referring clients to CTP graduates.


Program Entry


Prerequisite: 80 hours of psychotherapy

10-page autobiography

2 references

3 interviews with faculty members


Academic Program


Lectures and seminars: 450 hours

Papers / presentations: 11 (2500 words each)

Oral examinations: 1

Experiential Component


Training psychotherapy group: 440 hours

Personal therapy: 240+ hours

Supervised Practice


Clinical work: 300 hours (minimum of 5 clients)

Supervision: 200 hours

Case histories: 2


The academic program focuses on theoreticians and clinicians in the psychodynamic tradition as well as in the fields of psychiatry, psychology and neurobiology. Authors include: Meyers, Janet, Freud, Ferenczi, Jung, Heidegger, Klein, Guntrip, Winnicott, Bowlby, Sullivan, Mahler, Lachmann, Beebe, Kohut, Stolorow, Mitchell, Stern, Schore.


The Training psychotherapy group engages the students from their emotional core. As a group activates powerful feelings, students come to understand the origins of such feelings and to see the ways in which they shape a person's responses to people and situations found in day-to-day life. Group work expands and deepens a therapist's ability to be with clients in individual therapy.


Personal therapy is an ongoing requirement for participation in the program. Self-exploration enables students to absorb theoretical material at more than an intellectual level and prepares them to practise the quality of psychotherapy expected of CTP graduates.


Supervised practice is begun after completion of 75% of the academic and experiential components of the program. Students must demonstrate an in-depth grasp of theoretical and clinical material, a steady progress in the development of self-understanding and good potential to work with clients. 

Certificate from Hincks-Dellcrest Centre - Gail Appel Institute


Transcultural and Psychological Trauma, March 20-21, 2007 

Instructors: Clare Pain, MD, FRCP and Lisa Andermann, MPhil, MD, FRCPC

Webinars in Complex Trauma and Dissociation with Janina Fisher, PhD, 

Levels 1-4, 2011-2015


Working with the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma: A ten-month seminar program for psychotherapists and related professionals interested in developing greater expertise in working with complex trauma and dissociation while staying current with recent trauma-related research and treatment advances.


Topics covered:

Implications of the neurobiological research for trauma treatment

"The body keeps the score": the somatic legacy of trauma

Using mind-body techniques in traditional talking therapy

Disorganized attachment and the therapeutic alliance

Dissociative phenomena in the everyday lives of survivors

Working with shame and self-loathing

The challenges of self-destructive behaviour