STAGES Fast-Track Essentials

FOR Psychotherapy & Coaching

with Terri O’Fallon PhD and Kim Barta MA

About STAGES Essentials

The full STAGES Essentials is an 8-week, interactive video online course on the application of the STAGES model of human development to psychotherapy and coaching. The course is applicable to other professions that give professional guidance, including mentors, team leaders, facilitators, counselors, spiritual advisors, somatic and alternative healers, and others. The next, full STAGES Essentials will be offered in 2020.

Fast Track Essentials Course & Exam

The Fast Track Essentials Course is for those who are already familiar with the STAGES model but do not meet the minimal requirements for 2019 STAGES Certification for Coaching, Counseling & Psychotherapy.

The STAGES Essentials Fast Track Course will provide you with access to all of the recorded and written course materials from STAGES Essentials, 2018. You’ll receive:

  • Eight 90-minute, pre-recorded video course sessions with Terri and Kim, plus the bonus Q&A from the 2018 course
  • A professional quality compilation of all transcripts in PDF format
  • A course textbook in PDF format written by Terri and Kim
  • A “course reader,” a collection of articles and papers in PDF format that were assigned readings during the full course

You’ll use these materials to prepare for a comprehensive, 30-question quiz on the material to see if you have a deep enough understanding of the STAGES model to join the 2019 STAGES Certification for Coaching, Counseling & Psychotherapy.

You may fill out your Certification course application prior to completing the Fast Track course; however, acceptance depends on your submission of the Fast Track exam results. We expect this cohort to fill up quickly based on the current waiting list, and encourage interested participants to finish the Fast Track and apply well before the Certification course application deadline, August 28, 2019

$200 refunded if you’re accepted into and take STAGES Certification

** Only available to those interested in taking the Certification course**

Support

If you have questions or need support, please contact us at support@stagesinternational.com. We strive to respond to all inquiries within 24 hours, Monday to Friday.

Course Modules

Module 1: Introduction & Overview

  • Welcome and introductions
  • Course objectives
  • Overview of the modules
  • Getting started: The three repeating patterns

Module 2: The Concrete Tier

Individual STAGES Represented by the Concrete Quadrants

The first person perspective stages with states

  • Contours of the early concrete self and
  • Late first person self and states: birth of the subtle states
  • Practical applications in psychotherapy, coaching and spiritual mentoring

Module 2: The Concrete Tier

Individual STAGES Represented by the Concrete Quadrants

The first person perspective stages with states

  • Contours of the early concrete self and
  • Late first person self and states: birth of the subtle states
  • Practical applications in psychotherapy, coaching and spiritual mentoring

Module 3: The Concrete Tier

Collective STAGES Represented by the Concrete Quadrants

The second person perspective stages with states

  • Early second person: birth of the collective; maturing subtle states and social autopsies (talking “with”)
  • Late second person: concrete projection and introjections in collectives
  • Practical applications in psychotherapy, coaching and spiritual mentoring

Module 4: The Subtle Tier

Individual STAGES Represented in the Subtle Quadrants

The third person perspective, stage and states

  • The contours of the early third person subtle self: marinating in the subtle
  • Late third person self and states: birth of awareness of the subtle states
  • Practical applications in psychotherapy, coaching and spiritual mentoring

Module 5: The Subtle Tier

Collective STAGES Represented in the Subtle Quadrants

The fourth person perspective, stages with states

  • Early fourth person: birth of the subtle collective: context aware
  • Late fourth person: subtle projection and introjections in collectives
  • Practical applications in psychotherapy, coaching and spiritual mentoring

Module 6: The MetAware Tier

STAGES Represented in the Empty and Very Subtle Quadrants

The fifth person perspective, states and stages

  • The contours of the early fifth person causal self: construct aware
  • Late fifth person self and states: birth of emptiness and fullness
  • Practical applications in psychotherapy, coaching and spiritual mentoring

The sixth person perspective, stages with states

  • Early sixth person: birth of the causal collective: wholes
  • Late sixth person: causal projection and introjections in collectives
  • Practical applications in psychotherapy, coaching and spiritual mentoring

Module 7: Case Studies

Although all sessions will address applications of the model, the final two sessions will focus on actual case studies presented by participants, both in the course as a whole and in small groups by profession (therapy and coaching). This will help anchor the model more firmly in your work with clients.

Module 8: Case Studies and Final Questions

We will continue with case studies then leave time for final questions about STAGES and its application in your practice.

$200 refunded if you’re accepted into and take STAGES Certification

** Only available to those interested in taking the Certification course**

About Terri & Kim

Terri O’Fallon, PhD is an Integral scholar whose research spans 40 years, including eleven research studies conducted in various colleges, public schools, and private research venues. Her most recent theory, and the culmination of a lifetime of work, is the STAGES model of human development. STAGES integrates several developmental models and is informed by Ken Wilber’s Integral Theory and Terri’s own research, to form a robust and predictive map that is being used by numerous scholars, practitioners, and leaders throughout the world.

Terri’s theory and research interests are founded in a passionate practice of auspicious curiosity, learning, and marinating in life. Teaching has been a theme throughout Terri’s life. Beginning as a preschool and first-grade teacher, she has taught every grade, including special education and the gifted. She has held the role of elementary school principal and public school-district superintendent and taught in seven colleges and universities, with over fifty years experience in teaching from pre-kindergarten through post-doctorate studies.

Her interest in life span development naturally arose from her experience in the field of education. She has a PhD in Integral Studies with a concentration in Learning and Change in Human Systems, and masters degrees in Spiritual Direction and Special Education. These embodied experiences inform her primary theory, research, and teaching theme: growing up is waking up throughout the lifespan.

Ordinariness has been the trajectory of Terri’s life. She is the eldest of seven siblings, parent of two adult children, and grandparent of two granddaughters. Steeped in philosophy, research, teaching, and a myriad of spiritual practices, her path continues to bring her solidly home to the practical living, breathing appreciation of the simple things in life.

We wake up every morning. We grow up, quite naturally. We live through joys and sorrows, and face our family, friends, and neighbors every day. We grow old and watch our life approach its end as we apprehend the birth of our grandchildren. With the gifts of so many experiences, the highs and lows of being, what seems to always remain, is what we were advised to value from birth: listening, gratitude, compassion, love, forgiveness, generosity, light-heartedness—lifelong lessons that never seem to end.

Kim Barta, MA is an internationally-recognized licensed psychotherapist, coach, spiritual guide, and speaker. His work is founded in an experiential practice that works with many different kinds of cultures and challenges, from severe mental illness and trauma to supporting the fullest expression of one’s humanity. Kim’s expertise now includes integrating developmental theory with the day-to-day work of being an active therapist and healer.

Kim graduated with a BA in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Montana in 1984. He pursued a masters in an interdisciplinary program that combined psychology, social work, counseling, and sociology for a broad perspective for healing. He lived with a Native American shaman and did his masters thesis in shamanism and modern psychotherapy.

After developing and implementing a successful training program in the construction industry for people suffering from severe mental illness such as bipolar, schizophrenia, and Axis 2 Disorders, Kim pursued outdoor leadership, becoming an instructor with the international Outward Bound schools. Kim went on to develop a mental health treatment program for children and youth that was adopted by three hospitals in Montana. In 1992, Kim and his wife, Dr. Katie Carter ND, co-founded and continue managing a mind/body healing arts clinic in Polson, Montana, nestled beneath the high Mission Mountains on the shore of Flathead Lake, in the Flathead Indian nation.

Ever seeking better ways of healing in the life of self, other, families and children, Kim has developed several successful new forms of therapy that lead to deep and rapid healing. These therapies have proven themselves effective with a wide range of issues, including: depression, anxiety, PTSD, anger, addiction, chronic pain, physical illnesses and weight loss and personal growth. People utilize his psychology/coaching/spiritual guidance practice, on a global level.

Currently, Kim has joined his sister, Dr. Terri O’Fallon, to present workshops and trainings on STAGES, a new model of human development developed by Dr. O’Fallon. Kim’s long history of working with such a wide variety of clients has made his expertise invaluable. He brings nuance and direct application into the STAGES model, allowing it to be integrated into the dynamic and fluid world of psychotherapy and coaching.