Ecotherapy and Nature Supported Psychotherapy, from the office to the trail.
PINAWA, MANITOBA. JULY 24TH TO JULY 29TH 2023.
ACCREDITATION FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION WITH THE OPQ AND OPTSTCFQ. MAY BE ACKNOWLEDGED AS CONTINUING EDUCATION IN OTHER PROVINCES OR STATES.
This training is intended for mental health and helping relationship professionals who wish to discover ecotherapy and intervention supported by nature in order to integrate it with confidence into their professional practice.
At the end of this training, participants will :
* Understand the difference between ecotherapy, nature-supported psychotherapy and nature time prescription and know the theoretical underpinnings behind these approaches.
* Know how to carry out the preliminary evaluation in order to determine when, why and how to use nature to support a treatment plan or therapeutic process.
* Know how to convey a therapeutical process supported by nature and how to use different intervention techniques supported by nature in order to integrate it into one's own practice.
* Develop a relationship with nature that allows you to understand, know and anticipate a natural environment in order to acquire a sufficient level of comfort to accompany clients there and work in partnership with this environment.
This training is offered in three blocks of two days each, for a total of 42 hours of training in 6 days, offered in person only.
A training manual is given to each participant.
The theory is transmitted by theoretical presentations, but above all by practical experimentation.
Participants will be able to experience the intervention supported by nature both in the role of professional and in the role of client.
Support is given in the first 3 months after the training intensive to support learning and the integration of a nature based practice according to the modalities that suit your respective framework of practice.
During those 3 months, assignments will be given such as readings and exploring the natural environment where the professional intends to practice in order to deepen their knowledge of the territory.
Three individual meetings with the trainer (3x1h) and three group co-development meeting (3x1h) are scheduled between after the intensive. These meetings will be held through videoconferencing.
Since 2022, Canadian licensed health professionals can prescribe time in nature for their clients. This training is offered to equip professionals who are interested in making such prescriptions and accompanying their clients on the trail.
Intervention supported by nature in a professional context:
* Legal framework
* Professional Ethics
* Professional attitude
* Physical and psychological security
Ecotherapy and intervention supported by nature:
* Benefits for physical and mental health * An ecocentric perspective (versus anthropocentric) to generate personal and social change
The relationship of the professional with nature:
* Know your natural work environment (recognize the risks, maintain the intervention framework)
* Develop an intimate relationship of trust with nature as a lever for intervention
Intervention theories and approaches that support nature-supported intervention:
* The existential-humanist approach
* Integrate nature into the office
* Conduct of a meeting, holding the intervention framework
* Experience, in the role of the client, the intervention supported by nature
* Practice, in the role of the professional, the intervention supported by nature
Roxanne Côté is a social worker since 2009 and a psychotherapist since 2013. It was in 2017 that she began to integrate intervention supported by nature into her professional practice, following a 6-month training on the subject. She first integrated the intervention supported by nature and ecotherapy into her practice as a social worker and psychotherapist at the Cégep de Sherbrooke, where she accompanied students both in the forest and in the office. Gradually, she turned to private practice where she now occupies most of her professional life. For the past 3 years, she has also been offering training in Ontario with the Global Institute for Forest Therapy.
Cost and cancellation policy
Cost: to be determined upon confirmation of the venue (aiming at 2000$+tx Canadian)
If the training does not take place, you will be fully refunded.
If you have to cancel and someone else takes your place, you won't have to pay any fees.
If we are unable to fill your place, only the costs for the reservation of the premises will be invoiced to you.
To register, or for more information, please contact me by email using the ''Contact'' space below.
A deposit of $300 is required to reserve your place.
The total cost must be paid at least one month before the start date of the training or, if registration is made less than a month from the start, upon registration.