EDUCATION – Foundations Course

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Education and Training in Horticultural Therapy

FOUNDATIONS FOR PRACTITIONERS OF HORTICULTURAL THERAPY is a continuing education course designed to provide students with the foundations for providing Horticultural Therapy/Therapeutic Horticulture.

In this course, students will:

  • become familiar with terminology and best practices used in providing Horticultural Therapy/Therapeutic Horticulture
  • consider templates to plan programs, sessions, and activities
  • choose an activity, facilitate it, complete documentation for it, and present a summary of it to the rest of the group
  • use a model for resolving ethical dilemmas
  • develop a plan for ongoing professionalism

This course includes twenty hours of instructor-led instruction provided over five virtual classroom sessions on Zoom. Students can expect an additional twenty hours (approximate) of course work that includes completing course assignments.

The five virtual classroom sessions run between 10am – 2pm PST over three weekends as follows:

Session 1: Saturday November 4, 202310am – 2pm PST
Session 2: Sunday November 5, 202310am – 2pm PST
Session 3: Saturday November 18, 202310am – 2pm PST
Session 4: Sunday November 19, 202310am – 2pm PST
Session 5: Saturday November 25, 202310am – 2pm PST

The course fee is $500 + GST.

To reserve a seat, students are required to pay their fees in full when registering. The course fee does not include the cost of the recommended course textbook. Students must purchase it on their own.

This course is eligible for gaining education points towards CHTA voluntary professional registration.

Students who attend all virtual classroom sessions, participate, and complete all course assignments, qualify for a Certificate of Completion upon conclusion of the course.

***This course is an introductory course, and does not teach skills in horticulture. It does not qualify a student to call themselves a Horticultural Therapist upon successful completion of it.

Course Syllabus

Course Terms and Conditions, & Cancellation Policy

Email Cliff to inquire further about this course.

©Cliff Thorbes 2023

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