- What is your withdrawal policy/refund policy?
It is my belief that the training sets in motion powerful energies that work to move us forward in our lives. Once you begin the process, I feel it is necessary to complete it. Whatever happens in your life becomes part of it and I do not want you to run from the gifts that come from the challenges that are sure to arise. I want you to stay with it. Therefore, there are no refunds. Your commitment is to yourself and I want you to respect wherever you go in the creative process and create a safe enough container for you to successfully complete the entire year.
- What are your qualifications as a trainer/therapist?
I am a R.E.A.T., Registered Expressive Arts Therapist, a C.E.T., Certified Expressive Therapist, a Ph.D. in Transformational Psychology, a licensed Marriage, Family, and Child Therapist, the Director/Creator of the University for Humanistic Studies Post Master‚s Certification Program in Expressive Arts Therapy in Solana Beach, California. I love to paint, to write and read and I truly like to play and pray. I love to travel and teach and empower people to get out there and live their dreams. I have been successfully conducting these trainings since 1986 and have taught and trained over 500 students in the last 17 years.
- Who are your faculty and what are their credentials and background? Are they active in the field?
In the past, my invited guests have been healing artists, expressive arts therapists and educators who practice this healing work. I will continue to provide new and diverse facilitators that will expand and enrich the experience that are uniquely chosen for the needs of each individual training group. If the group loves to sing, I will find the perfect person to deepen the healing qualities of voice work and provide more intensive exploration in that area.
- Are there scholarships, financial aid, payment plans I can do? If so, how do I apply?
Yes. There is one partial work scholarship available for each training. It will entail gathering and distributing art materials and transportation for the facilitator. If you are interested, please submit your request with a description of why you‚d like this scholarship and attach it to your application form. Please also submit a letter if you are requesting a unique payment plan or are having special financial needs.
Some employers, corporations, businesses, treatment centers will pay for the student’s tuition in order to provide professional development. I have also had insurance companies pay for tuition so the student could begin a new career direction because of a disability.
- Do I need to provide my own art supplies or do you provide them?
- What do I bring? What do I wear?
If you apply to the training a detailed information sheet will be sent to you in advance with reminders, recommendations, maps, and descriptions of our facilities.
You will receive homework each month. Whether it is an art or writing project, you need to bring it when we gather each week-end. Dress comfortably. Bring water or pillows or whatever your comfort needs are.
Come and be ready for some serious play!
For the most part, I supply the art supplies. However, students are encouraged to start their own collection, for their own use at home. Sometimes students truly enjoy using their own special materials and bring them to the week-ends. That is perfectly fine.