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Article in New York Times 29/1/10 on 'ecological unconscious'
Training courses 2013
Taking Therapy Outside – Understanding Therapeutic Practice in Outdoor Natural Spaces
Certificate in continuing professional development for therapists (CPD certificate)
Dates : 3 long weekends 30th May - 2nd June, 27-30th June, 12th - 15th September 2013
Places on the course are limited to 12 and subject to short interview to discuss your interests and training background
The course will be suited to therapy professionals such as counsellors, psychotherapists, arts therapists, psychologists who want to explore the potential for their work in moving into an outdoor, natural space
Whole course (3 weekends) £800 (Non Camping) £950 (Camping) Whole course deposit - £150 is payable on booking course, other payments can be made in instalments
The course is camping ( or there are local B&B’s) at the beautiful Powdermill woods near Battle in East Sussex (accessible by public transport) and self catering (shared meals where possible).
Taking Therapy Outside - Weekend 1 (Intro weekend) - 30th May - 2nd June
Why go Outside? – Exploring the therapeutic rationale, your personal relationship with nature and the needs of your clients in moving into working in natural settings. We will also begin to explore the challenge of holding a therapeutic frame in an outdoor natural space
Taking Therapy Outside - Weekend 2 (Exploring therapeutic process in nature)- 27-30th June
Therapeutic Processes in Nature – This weekend will explore the therapeutic processes that come into play in an outdoor natural space. This includes working with metaphor, the body, the four directions of self in nature, aesthetic connections. This will be applied to further your understanding of working with clients in a natural space.
Taking Therapy Outside - Weekend 3 (Advanced Practice) 12th - 15th September
The Multidimensionality of Therapeutic Practice in Natural Spaces – This weekend will be an opportunity to explore therapeutic frame and process in relation to your own practice and to reflect upon current therapeutic practice with clients in the outdoors.
The course is run by Martin Jordan, CPsychol, UKCP registered psychotherapist and counselling psychologist, and course leader for the PG Dip in Psychodynamic Counselling at Brighton University and Hayley Marshall BA Hons MSc CTA PTSTA UKCP registered psychotherapist. Visiting practitioners will be Deborah Kelly and Vanessa Jones both practising arts therapists.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or see website www.ecotherapy.org.uk
Continuing Personal and Professional Development Course