Training

Intensive Learning
and Self-Renewal
For Therapists

The Centre for Expressive Therapy offers unique learning opportunities for mental health professionals working in a variety of capacities, including counsellors, psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, social workers, art, play and expressive arts therapists and family therapists. The courses are post-graduate level and are designed for experienced therapists interested in incorporating Holistic Expressive Therapy into their practices.

The Centre is accredited by the Canadian Association for Play Therapy (Provider #09-102), and the British Columbia Play Therapy Association to offer continuing education specific to play therapy. These courses may earn learning credits toward certification as a play therapist with CAPT and BCPTA. Each seminar offers 6 CEU credits per day.

All training is conducted by Marie José Dhaese.

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Holistic Expressive Therapy

The content of all training provided is based on Holistic Expressive Therapy, an integrative approach developed by Marie José Dhaese. It is holistic as it addresses the physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual needs of clients in therapy. It is integrative in that it incorporates a wide variety of expressive therapies and pays attention to the nurturing, sensory qualities of the milieu. It takes into account the crucial role of the therapeutic relationship and engages as much as possible the support of whatever family system is available.

The expressive methods incorporated in Holistic Expressive Therapy include:

  • Art therapy
  • Sand play therapy
  • Doll house
  • Puppetry
  • Masks, dress-up and face painting
  • Music
  • Storytelling
  • Movement and body-centred activities
  • Sewing, felting and knitting
  • Food
  • Gardening
  • Nature experiences

All therapies are accompanied by
companion animals when appropriate.

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Holistic Expressive Therapy

The content of all training provided is based on Holistic Expressive Therapy, an integrative approach developed by Marie José Dhaese. It is holistic as it addresses the physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual needs of clients in therapy. It is integrative in that it incorporates a wide variety of expressive therapies and pays attention to the nurturing, sensory qualities of the milieu. It takes into account the crucial role of the therapeutic relationship and engages as much as possible the support of whatever family system is available.

The expressive methods incorporated in Holistic Expressive Therapy include:

  • Art therapy
  • Sand play therapy
  • Doll house
  • Puppetry
  • Masks, dress-up and face painting
  • Music
  • Storytelling
  • Movement and body-centred activities
  • Sewing, felting and knitting
  • Food
  • Gardening
  • Nature experiences

All therapies are accompanied by
companion animals when appropriate.

LEARN MORE
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