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Professional Ecotherapy Certification Program- Spring 2022
April 23 @ 8:00 am - August 23 @ 5:00 pm
**Redesigned to Accommodate Out of Town Students**
“The Time Has Come for Psychology to Embrace Nature and Humans as a Part of Nature”
Learn from ecotherapy pioneer David Talamo, MFT how to integrate the healing magic of Nature into your clinical practice. Whether you wish to work indoors or out on the land, this training will give you the knowledge, skills and experience you need to safely and effectively weave Nature into your therapeutic approach.
Using mindfulness, somatics, expressive arts and ceremony, this unique 5-month long certificate program combines on-the-land daylongs and evening meetings with writing and study to give you a foundation in the field of ecotherapy and support you in being ready to clinically design your own ecotherapeutic treatment plans. Each student will receive two individual ecotherapy sessions with Dave and staff (1.5 hrs per session) and have two individual consultations with Dave to refine their own ecotherapy approach and interventions (1 hr per consultation).
Who: Therapists, Interns, Social Workers, Psychologists, Coaches and other practicing mental health professionals eager to bring Nature to their clients and their clients to Nature.
When: The program starts April 23, 2022 and ends on August 23, 2022
The program begins with 8 days of experiential learning in Nature on wild lands in unceded Coast Miwok territory† (Marin County, CA) 4/23/2022- 4/30/2022.
We’ll meet in person (or by call-in for out-of-town students) on 8 Tue. evenings, 6-9 pm: 5/10, 5/24, 6/7, 6/21, 7/12, 7/26, 8/9 and 8/23.
Early Bird Registration Discount: Enroll by Nov. 23rd and receive a $300 discount.
Where: Outdoors on unceded Coast Miwok lands† in west Marin County, CA and by live video call.
Fee: $3,997. Deposit $500 (balance due 35 days before start of program). Limited to 10 participants.
** Early Bird Registration Discount: Enroll by Nov. 23rd and receive a $300 discount. **
†- Read our more complete Coast Miwok Land Acknowledgment here-†
Continuing Education credits: 75 CE credits are available for this program (for an additional fee of $60)
Information on Continuing Education Credit for Health Professionals
• CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Academy (SCA) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Academy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Spiritual Competency Academy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
• The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.
• LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFTs, and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.
• SCA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California. RNs must retain their certificate of attendance for 4 years after the course concludes.
•For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact us.
For questions about CE, contact Spiritual Competency Academy at email@example.com.
Licensure hours- ACSWs, AMFTs and other interns may count hours towards licensure.