Certificate Program in Treatment and Education Through Cinema
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Also see our 14 CE Certificate Program in Cinema Therapy
The combination of images, music, dialogue, lighting, camera angles, and sound effects in a film mimic thoughts and feelings that occur in our consciousness. Movies draw us into the viewing experience, but at the same time afford a unique opportunity to retain a perspective outside the experience, the observer’s view. Therefore films are particularly well suited to facilitate the therapeutic process, to depict psychological phenomena, and to discuss ethical dilemmas.
This first-of-its-kind program offers the unique opportunity to receive a comprehensive education in Treatment and Education through Cinema and receive CE credits. The courses teach how to use the power of movies in the therapeutic process of adults, as well as children and adolescents. Clinicians also learn to integrate the transformational effects of films into their work through Positive Cinema Therapy. And students of this program will be able to apply their decision-making process to legal and ethical considerations through the presentation of a series of film vignettes and ethical commentary on these vignettes. The sections Therapeutic Ethics in Movies and Therapeutic Boundaries in Films fulfill California and other states’ ethics and law requirements. These parts of the program may qualify for an insurance discount. The entire certificate program includes seven (7) 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 seven courses, you will receive, via email, a two-page pdf of your certificate of completion for your course of study, “Treatment and Education Through Cinema.”
- 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 7 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.