Training

Bibliotherapy facilitator training

2017 update

We have had an outstanding response from people interested in Bibliotherapy Australia’s pilot training course available for 12 participants, reinforcing the interest in Australian based training.

The course will be refined from feedback from the pilot course and further developed. At this stage, we do not have a date set for the next course. Unfortunately, we had much more than 12 people register for the pilot training. All names have been kept on the list and those who were unsuccessful the first time will be advised when the next training is to be conducted.

If you would like to register your interest in future courses just email your name and a brief description of your work to info@bibliotherapyaustralia.com.au and we will let you know when we are running future courses.

Please note this is face-to-face training and will not be offered online.

2015

Due to demand from ongoing inquiries for Australian-based bibliotherapy training Bibliotherapy Australia is developing a bibliotherapy facilitator training course. The foundational training will available for 12 participants.

A distinctive feature of the Bibliotherapy Australia training course is that it is founded on seven years of contemporary application of bibliotherapy using imaginative literature and in-depth studies collecting data from facilitators, participants and partnering organisations. The areas of reader response, storytelling, neuroscience, positive psychology and the psychology of fiction underpin the development of the training course.

The Bibliotherapy Australia facilitator training will train bibliotherapists for a fee, who then organise and deliver their own programs, sometimes under the auspices of a local organisation (such as a community service provider) and sometimes as part of their own private business. Bibliotherapy Australia does not employ the facilitators, but will promote their services on the Bibliotherapy Australia website.

The first training course will be conducted as a pilot and offered at a discount price. As part of this pilot training course, participants will agree to provide feedback to be used to refine the course.

The course is designed for non-clinical facilitators aspiring to use imaginative literature (fiction, poetry and inspiration stories) in community settings to support the promotion of the wellbeing of individuals and groups in society.

An objective of the training is for participants to gain a deeper understanding of the separate ‘biblio’ and ‘therapy’ entities within bibliotherapy to better understand how the relationship between them can be developed and applied by non-clinical facilitators.

The training will be conducted by a team of specialist instructors, and will include training on text selection and preparation, reading aloud, facilitation, group work, mental health and dementia awareness, community settings, partnership development and establishing a bibliotherapy business.

Participants will come away with a three-month program and the practicalities of sustaining long-term programs.

Register your interest at info@bibliotherapyaustralia.com.au

Bibliotherapy facilitator training course details

What

A six day creative bibliotherapy training course designed for non-clinical facilitators aspiring to use imaginative literature (fiction, poetry and inspiration stories) in community settings to support the promotion of the wellbeing of individuals and groups in society.

Where

Melbourne (venue details will be provided)

When

We hope to run this course sometime in 2017: Date TBC

The course will be conducted fortnightly over five alternating weekends. The first four sessions will be held on alternate Saturdays from 9.00 am to 4.30 pm. The final weekend session will be carried out over Saturday and Sunday.

How

Specialist instructors will provide information on the practicalities of bibliotherapy in the areas of text selection and preparation, reading aloud, facilitation, group work, different settings and partnership development and establishing a bibliotherapy business.

A collaborative development training process will be used to develop a three-month program for participants to take away.

Requirements

All participants will be required to complete a pre-course survey.

Preceding the training course, all participants are required to undertake extra reading.

All participants will be required to complete practical tasks between sessions.

 

Please direct questions to info@bibliotherapyaustralia.com.au

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  1. Hi there, I would be really interested to participate in the training. Is there more infirmation on the timing and cost of course? I have also a friend who would be interesting too.

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