PACFA Accredited Specialist Training
Mixed-mode, intensives and online study
1 Year (Full Time)
Specialist Training in Holistic Counselling - 1 Year
Course Coordinator: Geoff Berry
A PACFA Accredited course. This training develops specialised practical skills in holistic counselling, designed to support the healing, growth and empowerment of individuals in today's interconnected world.
This one-year Specialist Training in Holistic Counselling is accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia as Specialist Training courses. You can view the details of our accreditation on PACFA's Accredited Specialist Courses page here.
This course is designed for those who wish to deepen and expand current talking skills used in your work place in health, healing , education and other fields including life skills such as communicating in difficult situations.
On its own does not give a pathway to working professionally as a counselor . This requires the two year Specialist training course. Successful completion of this one year course gives you entry to the second year of the Specialist Training should you wish to go ahead.
Specialist Training in Holistic Counselling (STP-1)
One year course
This training develops specialised practical skills in holistic counselling, designed to support the healing, growth and empowerment of individual's in today’s interconnected world.
It develops process-oriented skills that can be applied to a wide range of mental, emotional and spiritual conditions, and a living understanding of the human as a being of body, soul and spirit.
Applications for 2022 are open now. The first stage of the application process involves filling out an application form (via the Apply for 2022 button below) and paying a non-refundable application fee of $175.00. Please note that applications will not be considered without payment.
The second stage in the application process is to have an online interview with one of our staff.
If you have any questions at all, please contact us via the Enquire button or calling us on 02 4862 2559.
|Tuition Fee||$11,000||(monthly payment plan available)|
|Deposit||$1,000||(non-refundable, but allocated to tuition fees)|
|Start date||Census Date||End date|
|Semester 1||Monday 7 March||Thursday 10 March||Sunday 26 June|
|Intensive 1||Monday 7 March||Sunday 13 March|
|Semester 2||Sunday 24 July||Wednesday 27 July||Sunday 20 November|
|Intensive 1||Sunday 24 July||Saturday 30 July|
|Intensive 2||Friday 18 November||Sunday 20 November|
This course has been developed from a unique combination of philosophies and practices that best unite a holistic understanding of human life. From the new sciences of the heart, brain and biology we explore the mind-body connection. We link this to our understanding of the subtle energies of the body, consciousness studies, and process-oriented psychology.
"What is within surrounds you" (RM Rilke)
The training emphasises experiential learning. A foundational element of the training is the practice of inner work, which will support the development of your awareness and emotional intelligence. These inner conditions are necessary for your presence, and to develop confidence in your unique therapeutic way of being and offering in the world.
More and more clients today are asking for an integrated holistic approach to matters of health and well-being. The Metavision graduate practitioner will be there to meet this emerging need.
The Holistic Counselling Course is taught via 8 modules over one year of full-time equivalent study. This involves a mix of on campus intensives and home study via e Learning and a peer learning or 'study buddy' arrangement.
- There are three on campus intensives each year, two of these are seven days and the last one is only three days.
- There is a seven day intensive at the start of each semester, during which the content for the four corresponding modules is covered, so eight modules are covered over two semesters in the year.
- The final three day intensive recaps and reviews the years work and each students progress through the course.
- The course includes an extensive home study program, allowing for the homework to be done at your own pace.
- Assignments and grading take place via interacting with the online components for each module.
- The course requires approximately 16 hours of weekly commitment to adequately meet the study and assessment requirements.