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Continuing Education Online Courses and Certificate Programs for Therapists and Nurses

Earn C.E. Credits and/or a Cinema Therapy Certificate

 

 

Certificate Program in Cinema Therapy: 14 CE Credits

Certification Program in Treatment and Education Through the Movies: 37 CE Credits

Certificate Program in Positive Psychology: 32 CE Credits

Cinema Therapy: Using the Power of Movies in the Therapeutic Process

Cinema Therapy for Children and Adolescents

Positive Psychology and the Movies: Transformational Effects of Movies through Positive Cinema

Positive Cinema Therapy with Children and Adolescents: Successfully Treating Young Clients through Movies & Positive Psychology

DSM-5: Diagnoses Seen in Movies

Boundaries and the Movies: Learning about Therapeutic Boundaries Through the Movies

Therapeutic Ethics and the Movies: What Films can Teach Psychotherapists About Boundaries in Psychotherapy

 

Continuing education credits are available for Psychologists (APA), MFTs & LCSWs (CA-BBS), Social Workers (ASWB) and counselors in California and other states. Click here for more information.

 

 

Cinema Therapy

Using the Power of Movies In the Therapeutic Process

This course guides the reader through the basic principles of Cinema Therapy.

4 CEU Credits

FEE:

$39

Link to Course:

Cinema Therapy Course

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Cinema Therapy with Children and Adolescents

for mental health practitioners, parents, and teachers

5 CEU Credits

FEE:

$49

Link to Course:

Cinema Therapy with Children and Adolescents

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Positive Psychology and the Movies

Transformational Effects of Movies through Positive Cinema Therapy

for mental health practitioners and anybody who is interested in personal growth and emotional healing

5 CEU Credits

FEE:

$49

Link to Course:

Positive Psychology and the Movies: Transformational Effects of Movies through Positive Cinema Therapy

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Positive Cinema Therapy with Children and Adolescents

Successfully Treating Young Clients through Movies and Positive Psychology

for mental health practitioners, parents, and teachers

6 CEU Credits

FEE:

$59

Link to Course:

Positive Cinema Therapy with Children and Adolescents: Successfully Treating Young Clients through Movies & Positive Psychology

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DSM-5: Diagnoses Seen in Movies

Using Movies to Understand Common DSM Diagnoses

This unique online course uses popular movies to teach therapists about the DSM.

5 CEU Credits

FEE:

$49

Link to Course:

DSM and the Movies Course

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Boundaries and the Movies
Learning about Therapeutic Boundaries through the Movies

This course covers informed consent, gifts, home office, clothing, language, humor and silence, proximity and distance between therapist and client, and, finally, sexual relations between therapist and client.

6 CEU Credits

FEE:

$60

Link to Course:

Boundaries and the Movies Course

MORE INFO:

Course fulfills the California and other states' ethics and law requirement.
Course may qualify for insurance discount. Check with your insurer.

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Therapeutic Ethics and the Movies
What Films Can Teach Psychotherapists About Ethics and Boundaries in Therapy

This course covers Confidentiality, Self-Disclosure, Touch, Dual Relationships and Out-Of-Office Experiences (i.e. home visits, in-vivo exposures, attending a wedding, incidental encounters, etc.).

6 CEU Credits

FEE:

$60

Link to Course:

Ethics and the Movies Course

MORE INFO:

Course fulfills the California and other states' ethics and law requirement.
Course may qualify for insurance discount. Check with your insurer.

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Certificate Program in Cinema Therapy
14 CE Credits

Movies affect us powerfully because the combined impact of music, dialogue, lighting, camera angles, and sound effects enables a film to bypass ordinary defensive censors in us. They draw us into the viewing experience, but at the same time - often more easily than in real life - afford a unique opportunity to retain a perspective outside the experience, the observer's view. Cinema Therapy takes advantage of a movie’s impact and teaches watching films with conscious awareness. Like dream work, inquiries into emotional responses to movies open a window to our soul.


This first-of-its-kind program offers the unique opportunity to receive a comprehensive education in Cinema Therapy and to get certified in this field. The course teaches how the power of movies affects in the therapeutic process of adults as well as children and adolescents. Students also learn about transformational effects of films through Positive Cinema Therapy. It includes three online courses and a 20-minute interview with Dr. Birgit Wolz and an extensive listing of therapeutic themes and relevant movies.

- Upon completion of the three courses, you will receive a ready to be framed certificate of completion for your course of study, "Cinema Therapy."
- You do not have to complete a package or a course in one sitting.
- You can complete these courses in more than one session over a three-year period.

14 CEU Credits

FEE:

$98

Link to Certificate Program:

Certificate Program in Cinema Therapy

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Certificate Program

in Treatment and Education
through the Movies
37 CE Credits

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 Movies, to get certified in this field, and receive CE credits. The course teaches 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. They deepen their knowledge of the complex and sometimes dry information in the DSM through movie descriptions in an enjoyable and emotionally engaged way. 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 online courses and a 20-minute audio interview with Dr. Birgit Wolz and an extensive listing of therapeutic themes and relevant movies.

37 CEU Credits

FEE:

$185

Link to Certificate Program:

Certificate Program in Treatment and Education
Through the Movies

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Certificate Program in Positive Psychology
32 CE Credits

Positive psychology is a relatively new branch of psychology that studies and teaches the strengths and virtues that allow people and communities to thrive. Psychotherapists can help clients access resources and establish positive habits to help them during times of stress. The implications for this area of work are virtually unlimited; people of all ages and disciplines can explore the power of positive psychology and integrate the work as they see fit.

The five courses in this package cover positive psychology as it relates to aging gracefully and healthily, learning about the field from movies, the science behind positive psychology, and an examination of the field from a critical standpoint. They include work by dozens of experts in the field, in audio and written form.

32 CEU Credits

FEE:

$192

Link to Certificate Program:

Certificate Program in Positive Psychology

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