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Counselling and Psychotherapy OutdoorsCAPO Counselling and psychotherapy outdoors
CAPO Counselling and psychotherapy outdoors
Capo is a professional members organisation whose aim is to support counsellors and psychotherapists in taking their therapy practice outdoors. We also promote, develop, research the practice of counselling and psychotherapy in the outdoors.
Criteria for membership:
Open to qualified counsellors and psychotherapists (Arts therapists Chartered Counselling/Clinical Psychologists,) who are accredited members of, or are working towards accreditation with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), The United Kingdom Counsel of Psychotherapy (UKCP), Health Professions Council (HPC) and The British Psychological Society (BPS).
The group is also open to student counsellors and therapists on courses validated by the above organisations.
Research members: While CAPO is primarily a practitioners organisation, we recognise the important role played by research in the development of this field. With this in mind membership applications from researchers in this field will be considered on a case by case basis.
Aims of the group:
To promote the field of counselling and psychotherapy in the outdoors
To develop the field of counselling and psychotherapy in the outdoors
To research the field of counselling and psychotherapy outdoors
To further knowledge and practice in counselling and psychotherapy in the outdoors
To develop ethical frameworks for practice, incorporating and adapting existing codes of ethics where necessary
To explore areas of knowledge and practice where the existing outdoor education and experiential learning processes interface
To provide an interface for dialogue with existing counselling and psychotherapy organisations
see website for details:
New Book on Ecotherapy
Nature and Therapy: Understanding Counselling and Psychotherapy in Outdoor Spaces.
Training courses 2014
(I also offer 1-1 support/supervision for therapists and others interested in developing their outdoor practice, this can be done over Skype and online)
10 WEEK COURSE: ECOTHERAPY FOR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The aim of the course is to give you an introduction to Ecotherapy through a series of seminars and workshops which will allow you develop an understanding of how you can use Ecotherapy for both personal and professional development. By utilising experiential exercises and guided reading you will begin to develop and explore your relationship to nature and the therapeutic potential of this
Ten week course on Mondays starting Monday 20th April 10.30-12.30 Dates: 20/4, 27/4, 11/5, 18/5, 1/6, 8/6, 15/6, 22/6, 29/6, 6/7 Location: Brighton and Stanmer Park Cost: £250 (£50 deposit payable on booking)
Dr. Martin Jordan is an international expert on Ecotherapy with fifteen years experience of practising therapeutically in nature. He has completed a PhD on the practice of Ecotherapy and recently published on book on Ecotherapy with Routledge.
These workshops will be suitable for those interested in an introduction to Ecotherapy for personal development and to begin to understand how they might be able to use this in their therapeutic work with clients.