Poetry Therapy

POETRY THERAPY TRAINING

Dr. Medrano offers residence and long-distance training in poetry/bibliotherapy to individuals interested in either therapeutic use of writing or use of writing as a tool to advance growth and development.

Training Options

Residence Training: for individuals who can attend monthly study groups in Connecticut. These monthly study groups lead to certification or registration in poetry/bibliotherapy therapy.

Long-Distant training:  for international or national individuals who cannot attend residence training in Connecticut.  These option offers a variety of modes to fulfill certification or registration in poetry/bibliotherapy.

Consultation and booster training: Designed for individuals who might need to attend peer groups and seminars to fulfill certification requirements.  Also, one-to-one consultations for individuals who are not working towards certification or registration but want to deepen their knowledge of poetry/bibliotherapy use and implementation.

How do i get certified in Poetry/Bibliotherapy?

Certified Applied Poetry Facilitator (CAPF):

If you are interested in certification in poetry/bibliotherapy to work with developmental populations, and have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in education/psychology or related field, you will need to complete 440 hours of work with developmental populations for the CAPF (Certified Applied Poetry Facilitator) designation.

Registered Poetry Therapist (RPT):

If you are seeking training for Registration in Poetry/Bibliotherapy to work with clinical populations, we will need a minimum of a master’s degree or higher education in the mental health field or as an M.D., appropriate licensure, and core competencies in psychology, literature and professional practice.  A minimum  975 hours of study is required.

Training is divided into four work modes for all trainees:

  • Facilitation of peer group led by the mentor/supervisor
  • Facilitation of peer group by trainees in rotation
  • Review of therapeutic material and techniques
  • Group Supervision

What is the financial cost of the training?

RESIDENCE CAPF OPTION

Tuition Fee
$2,360 Annually
  • per year when distributed over 2 years

RESIDENCE CAPF OPTION

Tuition Fee
$1,543 Annually
  • per year when distributed over 3 years

CAPF RESIDENCE  includes 2 years of attendance at peer group (September/October- June), a 4 day seminar: LIFE IS POETRY: INTRODUCTION, OVERVIEW AND IMPLEMENTATION OF POETRY THERAPY. Includes, 42 hours of one-to-one supervision, and 18 hours of group supervision.

RESIDENCE PTR Program

RESIDENCE PTR Program

Tuition Fee
$4,540 Annually
  • per year when distributed over 2 years

RESIDENCE PTR Program

Tuition Fee
$ $3,027 Annually
  • per year when distributed over 3 years

Residence PTR includes 2 years of attendance at peer group (September/October- June), a 4 day seminar: LIFE IS POETRY: INTRODUCTION, OVERVIEW AND IMPLEMENTATION OF POETRY THERAPY, a 5 day intensive with Dr. Shery Reiter: The Cape Cod Writing Retreat, 26 hours of group supervision and 74 hours of one-to-one supervision.

LONG-DISTANT TRAINING

This program is for you if you can:

  • Attend a seminar once a year for at least two years,
  • Facilitation of peer group by trainees in rotation
  • Commit to one hour of supervision twice a month via phone.

Long distance learners, both CAPF and PTR candidates, are required to attend a four day seminar:

LIFE IS POETRY: INTRODUCTION, OVERVIEW AND IMPLEMENTATION OF POETRY THERAPY with Dr. Medrano in Connecticut or a five day intensive with Dr. Shery Reiter:http://www.thecreativerightingcenter.com.

These two seminars will provide approximately 45 peer group hours. Long distance learners, both the CAPF and the PTR, will supplement their peer group hours by either attending a mentor-approved seminar of their choice and/or attending NAPT Conferences..

Long-Distance CAPF Program:

Tuition Fee
$4,000 Annually
  • per year when distributed over 2 years

Long-Distance CAPF Program

Tuition Fee
$2,667 Annually
  • per year when distributed over 3 years

The program for the long distance CAPF includes two seminars, 8 hours of group supervision and 52 hours of one-to-one supervision.

Long Distance PTR Program

The program for the Long Distance PTR includes two seminars, 8 hours of group supervision and 92 hours of individual supervision.

Need more information?

Please call 203-491-1652 or email me palabracenter@aol.com