Poetry Therapy Certification

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CRC Certification Programs for NY & Distant Learners

The Creative Righting Center (CRC) offers a complete training program that adheres to the guidelines designated by the International Federation of Biblio/Poetry Therapy (ifbpt.com). However, the program that you and Dr. Reiter create will be individualized to meet your professional needs and preferences.

 

CRC Certification Programs for NY & Distant Learners

The Creative Righting Center (CRC) offers a complete training program that adheres to the guidelines designated by the International Federation of Biblio/Poetry Therapy (ifbpt.com). However, the program that you and Dr. Reiter create will be individualized to meet your professional needs and preferences.

Who can train for a credential?

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Persons who are licensed mental health professionals will achieve certification (CPT) as a poetry therapist with a minimum of 440 hours.

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Persons who are licensed mental health professionals who choose the highest level of training will achieve registration as a poetry therapist (PTR) with a minimum of 970 hours. One-to-one supervision is conducted in person or by phone, mail and e-mail.

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Persons interested in certification who are not mental health professionals will achieve certification as a Certified Applied Poetry Facilitator (CAPF) with a minimum of 440 hours of work with developmental populations.

Social Workers

New York social workers may register for seminars for in-person social work CEUs. Links will be provided for online courses with certificates upon completion. Sherry Reiter, Phd, LCSW is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Workers as an approved provide for continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0528. Social workers from other states should check with their respective state boards to ascertain if New York credit is transferrable.

Social Workers

New York social workers may register for seminars for in-person social work CEUs. Links will be provided for online courses with certificates upon completion. Sherry Reiter, Phd, LCSW is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Workers as an approved provide for continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0528. Social workers from other states should check with their respective state boards to ascertain if New York credit is transferrable.

What’s in the training?

Training will encompass four components of study:

Didactic Study

Trainees do extensive reading in poetry therapy, literature, and counseling, keeping an annotated bibliography as documentation

Peer Groups

Trainees need to experience poetry therapy with a trained facilitator before working in the field. Each trainee will also have the opportunity to experience being a facilitator for the peer group. Peer groups may be attained through a combination of
in person attendance and webinar or teleseminar participation.

Facilitating Groups

Trainees are required to facilitate poetry therapy groups in different facilities of their choice (schools, hospitals, prisons, nursing homes, etc.) 

Supervision

The planning and review of your facilitating groups in the field as well as review of reading assignments is done in-person, or by phone, mail, or e-mail.
Peer groups and group supervision may be offered via skype or free conference call throughout the year, as permitted by the IFBPT, as well as in-person seminars.

 

Training Requirements

All trainees in The CRC Training Program will be required to attend the foundational course Poetry Therapy: Toward Self-Knowledge which is offered during a 3-5 day immersive retreat, or a series of workshops delivered each week.

Poetry Therapy: Working With Special Populations may be studied only after the core course has been completed. Trainees are expected to attend the annual NAPT conferences to attain additional didactic and peer group hours. Prerequisite courses may be met through individualized study at The CRC or another approved provider.

If you are seriously contemplating poetry therapy training, you will want to study The Guide To Training Requirements for Certification and Registration, available for purchase at the website of the standard setting body, the International Federation for Biblio/Poetry Therapy https://ifbpt.org

Interested in Training?

Email info@thecreativerightingcenter.com

Call 718-998-4572.

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