Sofia University Offers Expressive Arts Public Program for Healing and Social Change

Curriculum developed by daughter of Carl Rogers, founder of person-centered psychology.

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This program offers the community the opportunity to learn how the creative process connects us to ourselves, our bodies, our psyches and the world.

Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) September 25, 2012

Sofia University (formerly Institute of Transpersonal Psychology) has introduced a certificate program called, "Expressive Arts for Healing and Social Change: A Person-Centered Approach." The program is part of the university’s new public program offerings open to current students of the university as well as the public.

The curriculum was developed by Natalie Rogers, Ph.D., REAT, daughter of founding humanistic psychologist Carl Rogers. Dr. Rogers is the author of "Expressive Arts as Healing," and "The Creative Connection for Groups." She has led Person-Centered Expressive Art Therapy (PCEAT) trainings internationally. Additionally, she has been a psychotherapist for 30 years and has facilitated many workshops with her father.

The Expressive Arts program will be taught in Sonoma, California by Dr. Natalie Rogers, Shellee Davis, MA, REAT, and Sue Ann Herron, Ph.D. The program will combine experiential learning, theory and practice in the person-centered philosophy of Carl Rogers. Students will explore the creative process and expressive arts such as: movement, sound, visual arts, creative writing and psychodrama. Students will attend six residential week-long courses over two years. Course titles include: "Nourishing the Soul," "Client-Centered Expressive Arts for Counseling," "Wisdom of the Body," "Expression Arts for Social Change," and "Expressive Arts: Group Facilitation." The first session is scheduled for January 4-10, 2013.

Rogers commented, "This program offers the community the opportunity to learn how the creative process connects us to ourselves, our bodies, our psyches and the world. The person-centered approach enhances our careers, relationships and life experiences."

For more information on the Expressive Arts program offered at Sofia University, please visit:

About Sofia University

Founded in 1975, Sofia University (formerly the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology) is a private, non-sectarian university accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. For over 35 years, within the context of scholarship and research, the school has offered transformative education for the whole person, probing the mind, body, spirit connection. As Sofia University, the school is broadening its mission, reaching into multiple disciplines and adding undergraduate study. For more information, visit http://www.sofia.edu.
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