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FOAT® Trainings and Workshops 2016

DISTANCE AND IN-PERSON

Date                        Course                                                                                                     Level
April 10
Level 1
August 21 - 27
General

Level 1 FOAT® Courses

The following courses + Introduction to Expressive Arts meet partial requirements toward a Level 1 FOAT® Certificate of Completion. Additional reading and practice required. 

 

Clearing a Space with Expressive Arts

One of four courses that must be taken to meet partial requirements tpward a Level 1 FOAT® Certificate of Completion

 

About the training: 

  • The training introduces an exercise, "Clearing a Space with Expressive Arts".

  • It provides many benefits including: stress reduction; accessing an inherent place within the self for wellbeing and emotion regulation.

  • It can be used as a daily wellness practice.

 

The training will be held as an online video conference.

 

To register for this course, please click on the "REGISTER" button below.  If you have any questions

 

 

 

 

Sunday, April 10, 1:00 PST                                                                                                            Cost: $50

 

 

 

September 17, 2016: In-person

Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts: An Introduction

JFK University Continuing Education in Berkeley, CA 

This training workshop includes an overview of the history of FOAT; the basic concepts—Focusing Attitude, felt sense and felt shift; and an introduction to the basic approaches: FOAT® Check-in; Clearing a Space with the Arts; Theme-Directed FOAT; and FOAT Psychotherapy Process. Case examples and experiential exercises are included.

For information: JFKU Continuing Education Calendar


 

Level 2 FOAT® Courses

The following courses meet partial requirements toward a Level 2 FOAT® Certificate of Completion. Additional reading and practice required. 

 

May 15, 2016: Online video conference

FOAT® and Compassionate Listening

This training teaches the fundamental skill of pairing compassionate listening with Focusing and the expressive arts processes. Compassionate listening helps to cultivate safety, deeper understanding, and is essential for the moment-to-moment processing of working with Focusing and the expressive arts.

 

June 12, 2016: Online video conference

FOAT® Solo and FOAT® Partnership Practice

This training has 2 parts:

FOAT® Solo: This training teaches the importance of being able to use Focusing and the expressive arts for oneself before applying it with others (Solo FOAT®). Audio and journal reflection are included to assist in FOAT® Solo Practice.

FOAT® Partnership Practice: This training teaches the fundamental skills and guidelines for FOAT® Partnership Practice. 

 

 

Levels 3 + 4  FOAT® Courses

The following combined courses are in-person.

 

June 24 - 28, 2016 in Santa Rosa, CA  (1 hour north of San Francisco in beautfiul wine coutry!)

Level 3: FOAT® Advanced Practice Skills in FOAT®

The content of Level 3 includes the development and competency in presence, Focusing skills, Focusing Attitude, experiential listening, self-guiding, guiding others, the basic methods and three approaches of FOAT®.  Blocks to Focusing and the expressive arts are explored, including awareness and working with the “inner critic.” Participants work in partnerships and trios with FOAT® supervision and feedback for gaining competence.

 

Level 4: Applications of Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts

The content of Level 4 includes applications to the trainee’s interests. Specialty needs are considered, such as working with trauma, addictions, severe mental health, chronic pain, health and healing, spiritual dimensions, etc. Training occurs with supervision and feedback as trainees begin applying FOAT® to their areas of interest.

 

 

Level 5 FOAT® Training and Certification Courses

Begins September 2016

Advanced training includes hybrid model of teleconference.

  • Advanced Training and Supervision: Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts for Psychotherapists

This course provides additional content information and supervision for applying FOAT® in psychotherapy.

 

  • Advanced Training Supervision: Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts for Community and Educational Facilitators

This course provides additional content information and supervision for applying FOAT® in educational and community settings (for educators, artists, coaches, spiritual directors, etc.)

 

  • Practicum in Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts

 

Note: Additional requirements to become Certified by the Focusing and Expressive Arts Institute to as FOAT® Practitioner or Facilitator; or Certified with The Focusing Institute as a Trainer, Professional or Focusing-Oriented Therapist.

 

 

 

General FOAT® Trainings

 

February 19 - 21, 2016 in Santa Rosa, CA  (1 hour north of San Francisco in beautiful wine country!)

Foundations of Expressive Arts Therapy

with Cathy Malchiodi, Ph.D. and Laury Rappaport, Ph.D.

For information and to register: click here (Trauma Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute and Learning Center)

 

March 5, 2016

Introduction to Focusing: A Somatic Approach to Psychotherapy

Co-presented with John Amodeo, Ph.D., MFT

John F. Kennedy University Continuing Education

For information and to register: click here

 

August 21 - 27, 2016

Focusing Institute Summer School at Joshua Tree, CA

Laury Rappaport will be on the faculty with five other world-renowned Focusing Teachers 

Please visit: Focusing Institute Summer School for information and registration. Early bird end: February 16, 2016

 

Laury's presentations include:

  •  Focusing and Expressive Arts: Doorways to Your Inner Knowing, Healing Wisdom and Creative Spirit (5 days)

       Shorter workshops: 

  • Integrating Focusing in Psychotherapy 

  • Mindfulness, Focusing, and Expressive Arts

  • Creative Connections through Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts