Whilst the CSTP programme is not primarily vocational, there is growing recognition in a broad range of careers that the topics we teach, as well as the kinds of embodied and spiritual practices to which you are introduced, have considerable relevance and applicability.
It is for this reason, for example, that many of our students in careers such as health, the police, and human resources have been sponsored by their employers.
The majority of our students are already on career paths, and we encourage you to explore how your learning, and the opportunities our programme offers, can impact on your work.
Thus, for example, the range of practices you select for the Learning Through Integrative Practice module could reflect the niche you occupy in your work.
In the module Applied Transformative Psychology where you plan a potential case study you can consider how to apply your learning directly in your field of work.
Lastly, the Research Dissertation module offers you the opportunity to research an area of your choice, and many students choose a facet of their working environment to be the focus.
In these ways, you can enhance your status, knowledge, and opportunities in your career.
For those not yet embarked on a career, or perhaps looking to change their direction, you can similarly make choices during the programme to emphasise the relevant skills you will bring to your unfolding career orientation.
In our experience, it is crucial that you take the initiative. We will always support you during the time that you study with us in maximising the applicability of your learning. But it is very much down to you to demonstrate – e.g. on applications, in interviews – the value of this qualification in CSTP in the given situation.
Employers are increasingly looking for those who bring holistic skills and knowledge of the leading edge of cultural change.
These are very much aspects to the fore in this programme; but you must be confident in demonstrating them and the ways in which they will impact positively in the given career situation.