Seminars for Therapists
at the Centre for Expressive Therapy
The Centre for Expressive Therapy offers seminars for therapists wishing to incorporate Holistic Expressive Therapy into their practices or further develop its use. All courses are Master’s level or higher, and are taught by Marie José Dhaese, PhD, RCC, ATR, RPT-S, CPT-S.
This training teaches an approach to healing that is person-centered and always starts from the client’s primary need. The therapist both follows and guides the client’s process, introducing structured interventions as needed that combine the multi-sensory gifts of nature, bilateral body-centred exercises, imagery and a variety of expressive therapies.
Particular attention is paid to creating a healing environment which offers a wide variety of expressive therapies to facilitate symbolic expression and transformation and also provide ways of creating healing images that support the healing process.
The training offered at the Centre is not only a time of learning, but also a time for self-renewal. Participants have the opportunity to experience first-hand all that is being taught, whether it is the nurturing and healing environment of the playroom, the range of expressive therapies, or the opportunity to interact with Marie José’s co-therapists, standard poodles Dauphin and Gisèle.
2019 Seminar Schedule
|Addressing Transference and Counter-Transference in Supervision||January 21, 2019|
scheduled upon request
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|Expressive Play Therapy for Healing Complex Trauma||March 8-10, 2019||Click for description|
|A Self-Care Retreat for Therapists||May 3-5, 2019||Click for description|
|Sand Play Therapy, A Healing Journey for All Ages||August 13-16, 2019||Click for description|
|Images of Healing in Sand Play Therapy||October 18-20, 2019||Click for description|
|Expressive Play Therapy for the Grieving Child||November 9-11, 2019||Click for description|
2020 Seminar Schedule
|Expressive Play Therapy: A Holistic and Integrative Approach||February 14-17, 2020||Click for description|
|Expressive Play Therapy for Healing Complex Trauma||May 1-3, 2020||Click for description|
|Sand Play Therapy, A Healing Journey for All Ages||August 11-14, 2020||Click for description|
|Images of Healing in Sand Play Therapy||October 9-11, 2020||Click for description|
|Expressive Play Therapy for the Grieving Child||November 12-14, 2020||Click for description|
|From Traumatic Play to Creative Play: A Holistic Approach to Healing Trauma ||...to be announced||Click for description|