Experiential therapy is an overarching term or umbrella of action-oriented therapies that draw from psychodrama, EFT, and SE to name a few. These modalities assist clients in moving out of their intellectual frame of reference to a more felt-sense of reference. The intention is to help clients move from their head and into their feelings. This is profoundly helpful in a clients therapeutic process when healing from trauma and grief. It's also beneficial when helping clients learn the art of effective communication.
This training experience is designed to provide an introduction to experiential therapy. We will share education, practice and knowledge for facilitating on-line experiential therapy with individuals, couples, families and groups. We will also focus on case conceptualization with a systemic perspective, how an event impacts 1 person in the system, it impacts everyone in the system.
This is a non-interactive, self-study course.
Participants have 6 months from the time of registration to complete learning content and claim certificate of completion indicating CEs.
Upon completion of this training, professionals will be able to do the following:
Identify how to assess a client for participation in group
List traits to identify when screening a client
Describe how to create safety and commitment in a group
Identify specific action-oriented experiential therapy enactments that are effective in individual, couples, and group therapy
Sheila Maitland, LCMHCS, CSAT
Sheila has been working with individuals, couples, groups and families for more than 20 years. She owns a group practice Relationshipenrichmentcenter.com that relies heavily on family systems theory and experiential therapy. This means that a client won’t be asked to do anything that she and her staff haven’t done themselves. Sheila also facilitates workshops for couples and families through SteppingIntoWholeness.com.
Sheila also works with professionals providing training, continuing education and clinical supervision in North Carolina. She obtained her “S” in 2013 and enjoys teaching, facilitating and guiding therapists in developing into their full potential, and full licensure. She provides both individual and group supervision for LCMHCAs which typically takes 2-3 years. She trains professionals, provisionally licensed and fully licensed therapists in treating trauma.
Sheila has been a consulting therapist, supervisor, & trainer for the Experiential Training Institute with the nationally recognized Onsite Workshops, and has enjoyed being a part of their organization throughout her career. She is also a Certified Daring Way Facilitator which means she’s certified in Brene Brown’s work and leads groups dealing with shame, resilience, and worthiness.
Sheila’s group practice is in Matthews, NC. Sheila enjoys a rich marriage and family life with her husband, son and Golden Retriever. You can find Sheila here.
Amber Tolbert, LCSW, LISW-CP
Amber graduated from the University of South Carolina with dual Master degrees in Social Work and Public Health. She is a clinical supervisor and is dually licensed in South Carolina and North Carolina as a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Clinical Practice. Her experience over the past 14 years has taken her to many different mental health settings and she has experience with all ages.
Amber owns a holistic multi state group practice, “The Healing Collective”. She leads a team of 7 trauma specialists, 3 support staff, and a transformation coach in virtually supporting all of North and South Carolina through traditional and non-traditional therapeutic services.
Amber lives in Rock Hill, South Carolina with her husband, Chad of 10 years and their two boys, Cooper (7yo) and Finn (4yo), as well as their 3 dogs (Shelby, Charlie, and Piper), 1 fish (Ryan), and 2 Guinea Pigs (Blippi & Waffles). You can find Amber here.
Credit Hours: This course consists of 1.5 non-contact hours.
Counselors: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No, 6693. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0048. Approval renewal date: 1/31/2026
Marriage and Family Therapists: Many MFT licensing boards accept our courses or one of the approvals which we have from professional associations. You can check with your board to determine if this course would be accepted by your licensing board.
Social Workers: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC, #1609, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 05/02/2021 – 05/02/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 clinical continuing education credits.
Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0435. Approval renewal date: 2/28/2026
Addiction Professionals: Telehealth Certification Institute is an approved provider of continuing education by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals, provider #193104. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.
Psychologists: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0128. Effective 8/31/2021 – 8/31/2024
Art Therapists: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0093. 7/21/2021 – 7/31/2024
Other Professionals: This activity qualifies for 90 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.
This is a non-interactive, self-study course.
To receive your certificate of completion you must complete the course in its entirety.
To complete an Online Self Study Course, one must register, log in, select the My Courses option from the menu items, click the Course Title, complete all of the modules, complete and pass the post-test(s), and complete the course evaluation.
Psychologists and other professionals seeking CE credit through our approval with the American Psychological Association are asked but not required to complete the course evaluation before obtaining their certificate of completion, however passing a post-test for online self-study courses, and submitting one's attendance for live on-site and live webinars is required.
You can download or print your certificate of completion by logging into your account, navigating to the course by selecting the My Courses option from the menu items, clicking the Course Title, scrolling to the Certificate of Completion section, and clicking on the Certificate of Completion link to either download it or print it.
Participants may request a printed version of their certificate of completion to be delivered by mail. A shipping/handling fee of $6.95 will be charged per request. Shipping internationally may require an additional charge.
Directions for completing a course can be found by clicking here.
This course is intended for clinicians who provide behavioral health services.
This is a non-interactive, self-study course. Teaching methods for this course include recorded lectures, videos, a post-test, and a course evaluation. The courses may include required reading.
This course was recorded 3/22/23