Note: Due to high demand, we currently have a limited supply of DVD training sets for distribution by mail. We have therefore made available below a free on-line video training series, and we encourage therapists interested in the therapy to use this on-line training rather than requesting the DVDs. However, if you are a representative of an organization that is planning to implement 3-S therapy, and require a set of DVDs to be mailed to you in order to train staff members as a group, please e-mail the 3S webmaster. Provide your name, organization, street and e-mail address, and describe your plans for 3-S therapy implementation. We will notify you as soon as possible regarding your request.
Preparation for on-line training:
- You will need to have a copy of the 3-S individual therapy manual. Therefore, prior to viewing the training videos, download and print the manual, for whichever version of the therapy you are planning to use. (Click here to download the 8-session version of the 3-S therapy manual for clients whose HIV-serostatus is negative or unknown. You may also click here for the 12-session version of the 3-S therapy manual for HIV-positive clients, and then return to this page.)
As noted in the manual, 3-S therapy is a cognitive-behavioral intervention, with a skills training approach, intended specifically for clients of diverse faiths who are motivated to learning new skills for integrating spirituality into a program of recovery. It is not intended for clients with psychotic or dissociative disorders, or other serious psychiatric illnesses. It is also not intended for individuals seeking in-depth psychodynamic psychotherapy.
The 14 streaming clips below provide step-by-step training in the delivery of the 12-session version of Spiritual Self-Schema (3-S) therapy (individual therapy modality).
*Counselors planning to provide the 8-session version of 3-S therapy watch the same training clips, disregarding those sessions marked with an asterisk.