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The Psycho-Spiritual Institute (PSI)

The Psycho-Spiritual Institute (PSI) was established in 2012 by the Lux Terra Leadership Foundation, in collaboration with Mission Aachen, with the aim of training and graduating experts in Psycho-Spiritual Therapy and Christian Counseling for English-Speaking African Countries. The emergence of the Institute is a response to what many have identified as an urgent need to offer professional psychological and spiritual care to the increasing number of clerical, religious and lay pastoral agents who now and again find themselves in difficult life situations of an emotional and psychological nature, but who often do not find adequate support.

Our Programmes

The Institute offers the following programmes at the Marist International University, Karen, Nairobi, Kenya, and the Lux Terra Leadership Foundation, Abuja

Master’s Degree in Psycho-Spiritual Therapy

The Master’s Degree in Psycho-Spiritual Therapy is a two-year intensive course that combines academics with spiritual growth and transformation.

Sabbatical Programme

This is a 9 months self-discovery and spiritual renewal programme for those who have been in ministry or religious life for 10 years or over.

Summer Integrative Course

This is a 6 weeks intensive programme during the Summer holidays that exposes candidates to the fundamentals of Psychology...

Our Overall Vision

Our Vision

The overall vision is to bring spiritual healing, personality integration and peace to those in difficult life situations, as well as foster enhanced self-awareness and ongoing personal growth and transformation among pastoral agents and the entire Christian faithful.

Training Centers

The Training Centres of the Institute are located at the Marist International University, Karen, Nairobi, Kenya, and the Lux Terra Leadership Foundation, Apo, Abuja, Nigeria

Admission Requirements

Admission for the Master’s degree course is open to Clergy, Religious and the Lay faithful with a minimum of 1st Degree in the Psychological Sciences.

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Admission Now on

Admission is now on for the 2021/2022 session. 

Admission for the Master’s degree course is open to Clergy, Religious and the Lay faithful with a minimum of 1st Degree in the Psychological Sciences. Candidates with no background in Psychology, but with a good degree in any of the Sacred or Social Sciences may however be considered for admission - with the understanding that in the course of the two year programme, they will pay for and undergo each Summer time a six weeks’ “Bridging Course” that has been designed to make up for the shortfall.

Our Methodology

Methodology

Drawing from the best of the Christian spiritual tradition, and using up-to-date psychotherapeutic tools, approaches and methodologies for healing troubled minds, and taking into cognizance the peculiar African historical, religious and sociological context, PSI offers high quality professional training in an environment of faith and Christian devotion, for those who wish to function as Psycho-Spiritual Therapists and Christian Counsellors in various ecclesiastical jurisdictions and institutions across English speaking Africa. Towards this end, top level experts in Psychotherapy, Christian Anthropology and Christian Spirituality are being sourced from various institutions within and outside Africa to bring their training and practical exposure to bear on the Psycho-Spiritual Therapy training programme. Above all, the training dynamics at PSI places a lot of premium on personal spiritual growth and wholesome personality integration and transformation.