Earn CEU’s
Expand your professional practice
Promote healing through a more humanized approach
Earn an International Certification in Collaborative Dialogic Practices
Become a member of a Global Network – 18 countries and 3,000 members +

We offer a totally customizable, conveniently virtual, and highly transformative learning program. Our Self-Paced virtual learning courses are the perfect way to earn CEU’s while broadening your practice approach. Our Collaborative-Dialogical focus has transformed practices literally all over the world.

We are a CAMFT Approved Provider of continuing education for CEPA (CAMFT Continuing Education Provider Approval) and, prior to CEPA, an Approved Provider for the BBS in continuing education since 2011. Now I See A Person Institute is devoted to teach mental health providers in proficient evidence-based theories {CLS, Open Dialogue and Recovery Premises) and philosophies of collaborative-dialogical and recovery models to therapy, life coaching, mediation and organizational development.

Our theory Community Engagement: A Collaborative Recovery Model (CEACRM) was first introduced to the field in 2008. We have conducted over a decade of qualitative research using CEACRM. This research reflects how the concepts of CEACRM induce sustainable change in clients previously considered unable to change and not progressing in traditional models of therapy, medication regimes, hospitalization or institutionalizations, considered hopeless and high risk and referred by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), other legal systems and ancillary staff, clinicians and word of mouth. CEACRM embraces the tenant of recovery and collaborative theories. (Anderson, 1997, Anderson & Gehart, 2007, Gehart, 2012, Swim, Priest & Makawa, 2013 & Swim, Stephan, Abramovitch & Stone, Swim, Abramovitch, 2018, Wilson, Kadler & Takeda, 2020, Swim 2021, Swim, 2022 and Swim, 2023).

How Does It Work?

It’s actually quite simple. The Now I See A Person Institute staff will help you design a self-paced virtual learning experience that is tailored to your specific needs. Your learning experience can earn you up to 130 CEU’s, and can last up to two years for licensing requirements.

Our Primary Courses

Community Engagement: Collaborative Recovery Model approach to couple and family therapy.
Developed by Dr. Susan Swim

Course Description:
This course will facilitate a greater understanding of this innovative, collaborative approach to conducting therapy with clients that will help participants implement collaborative intervention strategies to maximize long-term client
gains. Participants will engage in lecture, discussion, and hands-on exercises to support learning and retention of class material.
Click here for a video presentation of this course.
Modality:
This course is a self-paced, online course. Voluntary, not required, virtual meetings with course professors are available upon request.
Course Dates:
These courses run on an open schedule. You can start and complete the course at your convenience.
Course Length:
Self-paced. The student has one year from the date of initiation to complete the course.
Prerequisites:
This course does not have any prerequisites.
Required Materials:
You do not need to purchase texts for this course, and we offer a recommended reading list that will supplement your studies.
CEU’s:
Upon successful completion of this course, you will earn 8 CEU’s.
Course Costs:
1) Course – $595 USD (paid in advance and in full), includes CEU’s.
2) Personalized Zoom meetings (voluntary – not required) with course professors – $70 USD per meeting.

Advanced Practice of the Community Engagement: Collaborative Recovery Model for Couple and Family Therapy.
Developed by Dr. Susan Swim

Course Description:
This course will provide advanced instruction in the Community Engagement: A Collaborative Recovery Model approach to couple and family therapy developed by Dr. Susan Swim. This course will highlight advanced intervention strategies used in this innovative, collaborative approach to conducting therapy with clients that will help participants implement collaborative intervention strategies to maximize long-term client gains. This course is complementary to the introductory course for the model and will immerse participants in the use of the CECRM approach. Participants will engage in lecture, and hands-on exercises to support learning and retention of class material. Additionally, participants will view and discuss videotapes of real case studies in order to facilitate learning.
Click here for a video presentation of this course.
Modality:
This course is a self-paced, online course. Voluntary, not required, virtual meetings with course professors are available upon request.
Course Dates:
These courses run on an open schedule. You can start and complete the course at your convenience.
Course Length:
Self-paced. The student has one year from the date of initiation to complete the course.
Prerequisites:
This course does not have any prerequisites.
Required Materials:
You do not need to purchase texts for this course, and we offer a recommended reading list that will supplement your studies.
CEU’s:
Upon successful completion of this course, you will earn 8 CEU’s.
Course Costs:
1) Course – $595 USD (paid in advance and in full), includes CEU’s.
2) Personalized Zoom meetings (voluntary – not required) with course professors – $70 USD per meeting.

Special Offer: Register and pay for both courses today for a 10% discount.

Ready to get started? Register today!

International Certificate in Collaborative Dialogic Practices

NISAPI offers a certificate program in International Collaborative Practices sponsored by the Houston Galveston Institute and Taos Institute (please check the ICCP link to view two programs in the United States and programs globally-Europe, Northern Europe, Central Europe, Czech Republic, Asia, South America, & Central America), a certificate program in CEACRM, and a hosting program for learners to spend weeks or months through the Taos Institute. Please contact NISAPI about learning events at the Chatsworth location. NISAPI offers course work every month self-tailored to our learners. Some courses will repeat monthly but learners can inquire about self-tailored venues or our certificate programs. For specialty courses or course work for our two certificate programs please email NISAPI, we can accommodate your schedule for out-of-state and international learners. Call or email admin@nowiseeaperson.com or call 626-487-9305 or 310-993-9144. Examples of our past programs are below. For our courses contact us for the calendar of dates.

Modality:
This course is a self-paced, online course. Because this is a tailored experience, the CI 1101 and CI 1102 can contribute to the ICCP Certification.
Course Dates:
You set your start date and term.
Course Length:
18 months to 2 years (depending on your licensing needs)
Prerequisites:
This course does not have any prerequisites.
Required Materials:
You do not need to purchase texts for this course, and we offer a recommended reading list that will supplement your studies.
CEU’s:
You can earn up to 130 CEU’s with your tailored virtual learning experience
Course Costs:
1) Course – $4,000 USD – Discounts and Financing Available – please write to admin@nowiseeaperson.com for further information on discounts.


REFLECTIONS FROM FORMER LEARNERS

“Things I leaned from you and peers at NISAPI have been a strong core of who I am as a therapist and a person. I truly appreciate all your teaching and sharing of wisdom. When I don’t know what to do, I try to think of your teaching and what you would say. You gave me so much encouragement to not give in to negative judgements and trust unique ways of therapy, as well as unique ways of happiness in personal life. They will stay with me for all my life. How did I get so lucky? Thank you so much, Dr. Swim.”

“Things I leaned from you and peers at NISAPI have been a strong core of who I am as a therapist and a person. I truly appreciate all your teaching and sharing of wisdom. When I don’t know what to do, I try to think of your teaching and what you would say. You gave me so much encouragement to not give in to negative judgements and trust unique ways of therapy, as well as unique ways of happiness in personal life. They will stay with me for all my life. How did I get so lucky? Thank you so much, Dr. Swim.”


Learning at Now I See A Person Institute (NISAPI) with Dr. Swim and the team was experiential. It is rare to find professionals who truly embody the theories, philosophies, and ethics of care that are academically written. Somewhere along the way, between processes of conceptualizing and actual implementation of practice; there can be a disconnect. With Dr. Swim, the qualitative research articles that I read and reflected on before visiting the ranch came to life. I learned about Community Engagement: A Collaborative Recovery (CEACRM) through the way that Dr. Swim embraced, respected, and related to me as a person. Through genuine encouragement, authenticity, and interest in who I am, Dr. Swim generously and graciously facilitated an experience of learning where I felt safe, supported, and heard.