Into Blue Certificate Courses

training in expressive therapies: certificate courses

Certificate Programmes to be conducted at Into Blue Studio, Phillip Island

These trainings have been held for over five years on Phillip Island and attended by psychologists, social workers, welfare officers, psychotherapists, counsellors teachers and chaplains as a personal and professional stimulus as well as a time for reflection. The Certificate in Expressive Therapies provides a solid training in the practices and principles of Expressive Therapies with focus being on supporting the needs of children and adolescents. The Sandplay Therapy training provides an in-depth exposure to the use of sand and symbols in therapy. This modality is most effective for all age groups. The courses are held in a remarkable studio in close proximity to Ventnor Beach. All courses are at Phillip Island unless otherwise noted.

 

Certificate Courses for 2017/18 include:

» Certificate in Sandplay Therapy:
February - June 2018, Phillip Island
» Certificate in Expressive Therapies with Children and Adolescents:
July - December 2018, Melbourne
» Certificate in Transpersonal Expressive Therapies with Adult Clients:
Late 2018, Phillip Island


 

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Certificate in Transpersonal Expressive Therapies with Adult Clients

This Certificate course is designed for those who are drawn to a strength-based, emotion-focussed and person-centred approach. As well as preparing practitioners for a more effective support role, the course provides many opportunities for expanding self-discovery with the emotional intelligence, bringing to life use of self in a heart-centred therapeutic approach. The course introduces a range of Expressive Therapies modalities in each workshop. Each workshop is organised around a core topic and focuses on developing skills with several modalities.

  • New Intake Commences Late 2018

 

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Certificate in Sandplay Therapy and Symbol Work

With Children, Adolescents and Adults

Sandplay Therapy is a hands-on, expressive counselling and psychotherapy modality that has been in use for over eighty years. Sandplay forms a bridge between verbal therapy and the expressive therapies, combining elements of each. Sandplay allows the deeper aspects of the psyche to be worked with naturally and in safety, and is highly effective in reducing the emotional causes behind difficult behaviours.

With an extensive research and literature base, Sandplay is a powerful therapeutic method for use by established professionals. It has been used with children, adolescents and adults, in schools, hospitals, welfare agencies and private therapy practices.

 

 

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Certificate in Expressive Therapies with Children and Adolescents

Somatic Focused, Creative Counselling for Emotional Integration

This highly experiential course offers training in emotionally expressive methods and Inner-Life Skills that promote emotional integration, sself-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, self-motivation, increased attention span, less aggressive behaviour and a better sense of self.

 

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The Innerspace Program

Emotional Literacy for Student Wellbeng & Resilience

Innerspace has proven effective in developing emotional literacy, helping students overcome difficulties, and increasing prosocial behaviour (Zigterman, 2010, University of Southern Queensland).

These programs present new ways to foster resilience and mental wellbeing in students. Innerspace is a multiple intelligence approach to supporting students, based on the theories and activities of Expressive Therapies. There is a particular focus on developing the intrapersonal and interpersonal intelligence – knowing self and being able to communicate.

  • New Intake Commences early 2018