Guided Imagery & Expressive Arts
Guided imagery and expressive arts interns work with patients in the hospital, offering a combination of art and/or imagery. Related to meditation, hypnosis and visualization, guided imagery focuses awareness in order to access intuition and deepen inner awareness. Expressive arts uses the creative process to explore deeper meaning in the patient’s experience. Education takes place at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.
We teach three domains of focus so that your unique healing abilities are fully embodied in patient care.
- Discipline-Specific Training advances your understanding and proficiency in your specialization while developing a therapeutic presence.
- Professional Development includes the use of the action/reflection model, goal setting and self care practices.
- Collaborative Team Approach is the program's "signature" element, giving you a unique opportunity to work within a team of conventional and integrative medicine providers to create treatment plans.
Applicants are students or graduates of Master's level programs in Counseling Psychology, Social Work, other related health professions, or licensed psychotherapists. Previous counseling internship experience with imagery or art is recommended. The program meets the BBS requirements for an internship site.
The application process includes submitting a written application of the Integrative Medicine Education Program Application [PDF]Opens new window and a personal interview. There is a $65 application fee.
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The program begins in September, and applications are accepted starting in January. The program requires a 500-hour commitment over a one year period for training and clinical practice. Because students often find the program to be rigorous, the application process favors experienced health professionals or those who want to learn in a supervised clinical setting. Clinical placement is dependent on hospital priority, department need and student requests.
The fee for the program is $2,800, payable in advance of the program. There is a non-refundable deposit of $600 due upon acceptance.
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