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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:
Training courses 2014
Taking therapy outside - on going support for therapists in developing nature based therapy practice
(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)
Extensive training/support for qualified therapists interested in taking their therapeutic work outdoors into nature - Therapeutic Processes in Nature - this course will explore therapeutic approaches to working with clients in natural settings, looking at therapeutic process through personal experience, skills work to develop competency and confidence and case discussion around outdoor work, helping you to begin to make the shift outdoors
7th March, 4th April, 2nd May, 6th June, 4th July
Stanmer Park/woods, Brighton, East Sussex (accessible by public transport)
The workshop is aimed at
Therapists interested in ecotherapy and the therapeutic potential of being in nature. There will be opportunities on both a personal and professional level to understand how nature can be of benefit to ourselves and the people we work with.
£25 per session £115 if booked all together
Martin Jordan is a senior lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Brighton. A Psychotherapist and Counselling Psychologist
How to Book
Martin Jordan tel: 07876716700