Certificate in Expressive Therapies with Children and Adolescents

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19/07/2018 - 21/07/2018
9.00 am - 5.00 pm
Wabi Sabi – Labyrinth Lane

Somatic Focussed, Creative Counselling for Emotional Integration

Course Created by Mark Pearson and Helen Wilson
Trainer for Victoria: Jo Ablett

Developed from the material in Mark and Helen’s books: EMOTIONAL RELEASE FOR CHILDREN (2004), EMOTIONAL HEALING & SELF-ESTEEM (2004), SANDPLAY & SYMBOL WORK (2001), USING EXPRESSIVE ARTS (2009)

This highly experiential course offers training in emotionally expressive methods and Inner-Life Skills that promote emotional integration, self-awareness, self-esteem and resilience in children and adolescents. Expressive Therapies (ET) methods are used with children from 6 to 19 years. Research and supervision reports indicate that ET provides substantial long-term benefits such as an increase in resilience, selfmotivation, increased attention span, less aggressive behaviour and a better sense of self.

The wide range of, often playful, activities ensure that both clients and counsellors have increased motivation to participate. The course provides a large number of new skills that enhance the creativity of counsellors, and provide a means of making deep contact with clients. Imagine you and your clients enjoying the counselling process, quickly forming empathic bonds, and working through challenges with ease.

Emotional Release Processes, Symbol Work, Bioenergetics, Art as Therapy, Music in Therapy, Expressive
Writing, Body Focus, Visualisation, Role-Play, Relaxation and Meditation. There will be a focus on
developing trust, self-discovery, emotional release and integration.

On completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the principles of emotional release in counselling
  • Describe basic theory and neuroscience of emotional healing processes
  • Utilise a range of appropriate expressive counselling techniques
  • Demonstrate a client-focussed approach to using ET
  • Assess the suitability of ET strategies for individuals
  • Understand and demonstrate how to plan an ET counselling session

19th – 21st July

Cost: $850 per 3-day workshop.
Includes: tuition, extensive manual, morning and afternoon tea, GST.
Payments can be made 1 month prior to each workshop.

This event counts as 20 hours of category A CPD for PACFA’s membership renewal requirements

For full details regarding the event please download the FLYER