2016 Intake  - Starting June

Certificate in Expressive Therapies with Children & Adolescents

15 days: 5 x 3-day training workshops, spread over 12 months

For Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Creative Arts Therapists, Social Workers, Youth Workers, and Chaplains

Trainer: Helen Wilson

Course Created by Mark Pearson and Helen Wilson

Authors of:  SANDPLAY & SYMBOL WORK (ACER Press, 2001)

Local organisers: Tranglin Trust School, Singapore


Registration and enquiries contact:  the Tanglin School at




Trainer, Co-creator of the course, Director of the Institute.

PhD., M. Ed.(BEM); Dip T.; Cert HB & TP; Dip. ERC.

Mark has been conducting training courses in Expressive Therapies around Australia since 1989. He was a primary school teacher, then founded a remedial reading clinic. He has completed further studies in Transpersonal Psychotherapy with Dr Stanislav Grof, and holds a Masters in Education, majoring in behaviour management, and a PhD researching multiple intelligences theory in cousnelling. Mark has over 20 years experience as a counsellor, and lectured in counselling at the University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle, for five years, was then course coordinator for the Graduate Program in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Adelaide, and now teaches at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. 

Mark is the co-author of Emotional First-Aid For Children (1991), Emotional Release For Children (2004), Sandplay & Symbol Work (2001), and Using Expressive Arts to Work with Mind, Body and Emotion (2009). He is also the author of Emotional Healing & Self-Esteem Inner-Life Skills for Children and Adolescents (2004) and for adults: From Healing To Awakening (1991) and The Healing Journey (1997).  He is the author of the multiple intelligence groupwork program for schools and agencies: The Innerspace Program - Emotional Literacy for Student Wellbeing and Resilience (2006). See his books and peer-reviewed articles at

Mark trained in Sandplay Therapy with a student of Dora Kalff, and has engaged in advanced Sandplay training with Ruth Ammann, Ex-President of the International Society for Sandplay Therapy.

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