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Introduction to Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts (FOAT®)

Continuing Education (CE) Information

Overview and Requirements

This presentation is approved for 3 Continuing Education (CE) hours and is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars. 

  

To obtain the CE hours and certificate, participants must:

  • Register for the course

  • Attend the entirety of the Live Zoom Teleconference

Note: Unfortunately, watching the recording is NOT approved for the CE attendance requirement. Partial credit is also not available. No exceptions will be made.

  • Once you have attended the meeting, complete the evaluation (emailed to you by R. Cassidy Seminars).

 

How to Purchase CE Credits

  1. You must first register for the course. The registration deadline is March 3, 2022. Click here to register. 

  2. The 3 CE credits are offered through R. Cassidy Seminars for a $20 fee. You may purchase them at any time. Certificate will be available after meeting the above requirements.

 

 

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts (FOAT®) including its history and development, foundational principles, and main theoretical and practice approaches. Based on Eugene Gendlin’s evidence-based Focusing, this training workshop includes learning the main concepts of Focusing Attitude, felt sense, symbol/handle, and felt shift. 

The course demonstrates user-friendly expressive arts methods for expressing a felt sense and defines the following main approaches– FOAT Check-in, Theme-Directed FOAT, Clearing a Space with Arts, and Working on an Issue. Didactic presentations, experiential practice exercises and examples provide a rich, varied format for learning.

Target Audience: Psychologists, Psychoanalysts, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Creative Arts Therapists, and Educators. See full list of professions below.

Course Content Level: Beginner

Agenda    All times below are in PST.

 

3:00-3:05   Welcome and Introduction

Workshop overview

3:05--3:15   What is FOAT?

Roots of FOAT

3:15-3:20   Focusing: history and research

3:20-3:40   Nature Exercise: 

Write down something you love or enjoy

Felt Sense-symbol-nature

Sharing

3:40-3:45   Main Concepts of Focusing: Graphic

3:45-4:00   Felt sense is doorway to expressive arts

FOAT Graphic

FOAT Approaches

  • Theme-Directed FOAT

4:00-5:10   FOAT Exercise:Peaceful Place or Focusing Attitude for You

Arts Expression

Writing reflections

Break out rooms

Large Group Sharing/Q +A

5:10-5:30   FOAT examples from different approaches

Life Forward Direction

5:30-5:45   Q + A

Course Objectives

  1. Describe the history of the development of Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts developed by Dr. Laury Rappaport.

  2. Explain the history of Focusing developed by Eugene Gendlin and its research basis.

  3. Name the main concepts of Focusing: Focusing Attitude, felt sense, symbol/handle, and felt shift.

  4. List the foundational principles of FOAT®. 

  5. Summarize the basic FOAT® step.

  6. State the 3 FOAT® approaches in addition to the basic FOAT® step.

Satisfactory Completion for CEs: This offering is approved for 3 CE hours. Participants must have paid tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate. Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Evaluations and Certificates are available by email and online following course completion at www.ceuregistration.com.

Cosponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95405 

Faculty: See here for Faculty biographies.

Laury Rappaport, Ph.D., MFT, REAT, ATR-BC

Doreen Meister, MA, LMFT

Grace Brillantes Evangelista, Ph.D., RPsy, CSCLP

Lynn Pollock, MA, LMHC, REAT

Marise Lariviere, LMFT, ATR

Location: Online via Zoom.

 

Date and Time:

Monday, March 6th, 2023  (For Asia: Tuesday, March 7th, 2023)

3:00PM - 6:00PM PST  /  6:00PM - 9:00PM EST /  Click here for your time zone

Course Cost:

  • Early bird: $85. Ends February 6th.

  • Regular Price: $95.

Registration Information: Deadline to register for this offering is March 3rd, 2023. Click here to see full registration page.

Cancellation Policy: A full refund minus a $15 administrative fee will be given to participants who cancel 5 days before the event date. Cancellations 4 days or less before the class start date are non-refundable. You have the option to apply the tuition fee toward another current or future course (Note: You can only take a course that you meet the prerequisite requirements for or have the instructor's express permission). Dates and fees subject to change.

The Focusing and Expressive Arts (FOAT) Institute and FOAT Online School reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule a course for insufficient enrollment (to be determined by or upon the close of registration) or for other unanticipated reasons. In such cases, you will be given the choice of applying your tuition toward another current or future course, or receiving a reimbursement of the full enrollment fee.

Grievance Policy: For questions or concerns, please contact us at office@focusingarts.com.

Disclosure Statement: There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.

Professions

​Psychologists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0018. 3 contact hour. Live online.

 

Social Workers
CA and Other States: Most states accept continuing education courses offered by approved providers with national providerships or will accept the approvals of other state licensing boards of the same license type. Others, either do not require pre-approval of courses, or will allow licensees to retroactively file for course approval themselves. R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with one national providership, as well as holding many individual state license type approvals. Check with your board to obtain a final ruling.
IL-SWs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #159.000785.  3 CE hour.
MN: R. Cassidy Semianrs is recognized by the Minnesota Board of Social Work, CEP #2281 approval 2/22/22 – 2/22/23.  3 CE hour.
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for 3 contact hour Live online.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 3 clock hour, #RCST110701

 

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA and Other States: Most states accept continuing education courses offered by approved providers with national providerships or will accept the approvals of other state licensing boards of the same license type. Others, either do not require pre-approval of courses, or will allow licensees to retroactively file for course approval themselves. R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with one national providership, as well as holding many individual state license type approvals. Check with your board to obtain a final ruling.
IL-MFTs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141. 3 hour.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 3 clock hour, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 3 CE hour.

 

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0555 for 1vCEH. CCAPP is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, 3 hour general. Expires 1/31/23.  Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (515) 476-7597.

Educators
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is 3 CE hour.

 

Nurses
CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP15554, for 3 contact hour

 

Dentists
CA: R. Cassidy Seminars is a provider approved by the Dental Board of California as a registered provider of continuing education. RP# 4874 3 CE hour.

Disability Access - If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 days Or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often And while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions Or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

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