About the Training
Participants choosing images for making their cards.
Our 198th Training was completed on February 26, 2017. There are now 3,060 Facilitators in 43 countries, including Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Kenya, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Swaziland, Taiwan, Turkey, United States and Venezuela. It's an exciting time to join this diverse, creative community.
SoulCollage® Facilitators use SoulCollage® with groups of friends, in churches, women's groups, spas, and libraries. Some are using SoulCollage® in homeopathy, executive and life coaching, schools, writing groups, seniors' life review, cancer support groups, and hospice. The therapists and art therapists among them are working with SoulCollage® with organizational development, with couples therapy, trauma recovery, addiction recovery, pain management, teenagers, at risk children, and with grief and loss. We are constantly amazed at the unique and new ways SoulCollage® Facilitators discover to use SoulCollage® creatively and effectively.
I want [our Trainers] to know how valuable their presence is to this process, that their love for SoulCollage®, their willingness to do the work themselves, and their living and gentle support and guidance has made this experience a meaningful and wonderful one. (G. B., San Diego, CA)
We offer a certificate of completion to those completing the weekend Training and permit these persons to use the name "SoulCollage®" and call themselves "SoulCollage® Facilitators." We do not "certify SoulCollage® Facilitators". Certifying Facilitators would require greater time in training and supervision than can be provided in a one-weekend training.
This course meets the qualifications for 24 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. A certificate of attendance will be provided by SoulCollage Inc. #4889. Any participant who is licensed in another state must check with that state's licensing board to determine if credits granted in this course will be accepted by that board.
The ATCB (Art Therapy Credentials Board) accepts SoulCollage® Institute and SoulCollage® Facilitator Training CEUs for continuing education credit for ATR-BCs because these courses are accepted for continuing education credits by the California Board of Behavior Sciences mental health licensure board.
For those Boards who may not be familiar with SoulCollage® and its therapeutic benefits, we offer the following supplemental information, which was included in SoulCollage® Inc.’s application for CEU provider status which was accepted by the BBS in California: Download PDF
Participants register on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register as early as possible to be sure to be included for the training dates you prefer.
Preparation and Pre-Requisites
No degree or certification is required to take this training, but we want participants prepare by:
- Reading the book, SoulCollage® Evolving
- Listening to Seena's two talks about SoulCollage® on audiotapes (or CDs) and
- Making a few SoulCollage® cards for their own decks in each suit as it is important to have cards for the process of the Training.
- Attending a SoulCollage® workshop with your Trainer OR taking one of these recorded courses as a video course.
- Doing the "I Am One Who..." process with your cards.
- Doing a SoulCollage® Reading, asking a question of your cards and letting the four cards you pick answer your question.
- Paying your Training fee and completing your Facilitator's Account application on our website as soon as possible, but at least two weeks prior to the Training.
Accomplishing these pre-requisites will make you able to participate and contribute fully in the SoulCollage® Facilitator Training. If you have any question about these pre-requisites, please contact your Trainer or the registrar for your particular Training.
We request that participants bring all their SoulCollage® cards when they come for the Training.
To receive a certificate of completion a participant must attend and complete all sessions of this Training. Please find out the beginning and ending times scheduled and make your travel plans accordingly.
Individuals who complete the SoulCollage® Training will receive a certificate of attendance and may use the SoulCollage® trademark in doing individual or group work according to the Principles of SoulCollage®.
SoulCollage® trains, rather than "certifies", Facilitators, as a short Training is not sufficient to "certify" anyone.
Inside a SoulCollage® Training
SoulCollage® Facilitator Training in Palm Springs, CA, led by Kat Kirby, SoulCollage® Facilitator and Trainer from San Diego. A group of women spent the weekend learning how to use the SoulCollage® process within their communities.
Seena B. Frost, M. Div., M.A., M.F.T., Founder of SoulCollage®, died in January 2016. Seena studied theology at Yale Divinity School, married, raised four children, and then received a Master's degree in psychology from Santa Clara University. She is a California licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Special trainings with Jean Houston and Robin Van Doren inspired the combining of three of her life passions: spirituality, psychotherapy, and creativity. The SoulCollage® process and the SoulCollage® book, issued from this magical mix.
SoulCollage® Trainers hold their own Trainings in diverse geographical areas. Click here to see a list of these trainers.
I have gained an enormous amount from this weekend -- it is the most profoundly moving workshop/training I've ever had. I plan to continue to utilize SoulCollage® in my hospice bereavement groups, as well as in private individual and group work, and of course with interested friends and family. (Roberta Rook, Baltimore, MD)
The SoulCollage® Registered Trademark
The word "SoulCollage" has been registered as a trademark in order to differentiate the process from other collage processes and to provide the training, supervision, and community support we feel would be important to ethical work in groups with the cards. We ask that people only use the phrases SoulCollage® Facilitator or SoulCollage® Group if they have been trained by Seena Frost, author of SoulCollage®. Others may say in their advertising that they will be working in the group using the process of SoulCollage® as described in Seena B. Frost's book, SoulCollage®. It seems a small distinction, but it is important to us to use the trademark in certain ways that will gradually become recognizable to people as the work spreads. Please read The Principles of SoulCollage® and the SoulCollage® Guidelines for complete information on the use of this trademark.
I experienced the generosity of putting the work "out there" in the world while at the same time holding to/honoring its integrity. It is always powerful and motivating for me to feel part of a community wherein there is a shared commitment to integrity, giving credit, honoring the source, and ethical standards. (Meo O'Malley, San Diego, CA)