Certificate Program in Cinema Therapy
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Developed by Birgit Wolz, Ph.D., MFT
Also see our 37 CE Certificate Program in Cinema Therapy
Movies affect us powerfully because the combined impact of music, dialogue, lighting, camera angles, and sound effects enables a film to bypass ordinary defensive censors in us. They draw us into the viewing experience, but at the same time – often more easily than in real life – afford a unique opportunity to retain a perspective outside the experience, the observer’s view.
Cinema Therapy takes advantage of a movie’s impact and teaches watching films with conscious awareness. Like dream work, inquiries into emotional responses to movies open a window to our soul.
This first-of-its-kind program offers the unique opportunity to receive a comprehensive education in Cinema Therapy. The course teaches how the power of movies affects in the therapeutic process of adults as well as children and adolescents. Students also learn about transformational effects of films through Positive Cinema Therapy. It includes three (3) online courses, a 20 minute interview with Dr. Birgit Wolz and an extensive listing of therapeutic themes and relevant movies.
Disclaimer: The courses offered in this certificate program regarding Cinema Therapy are purely educational and do not intend to serve as a license (or permission) to mental health professionals to prescribe or practice any of the approaches discussed in this certificate program unless they fall within the scope of practice of your profession. Check with your licensing board about the scope of practice of your profession to make sure you practice within that scope. It also does not serve as a permission to title yourself in any specific way.
- Upon completion of the three courses, you will receive, via email, a two-page pdf of your certificate of completion for your course of study, “Cinema Therapy.”
- You do not have to complete a certificate or a course in one sitting.
- You can complete these courses in more than one session over a three-year period.
- You will receive individual course certificates upon completion of each course.
Certificate Program is comprised of the following 3 online courses, movies-themes list and interview:
This certificate program comes with Cinema Therapy interview (MP3) with Dr. Wolz and listing of therapeutic themes and relevant movies.