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FAQ – COMPLEMENTARY HEALTH

WHAT LEVEL OF COMMITMENT IS REQUIRED ON A WEEKLY BASIS FOR THE COMPLEMENTARY HEALTH COURSES?

Full-time classes – for every two days in class you will need to do at least one to one and a half days of study at home.

ARE THERE ANY FURTHER RECOMMENDED READINGS?

  • Haner J. 2013, Your Hidden Symmetry: How your Birth Date Reveals the Plan for your Life
  • Krebs C., O’Neill McGowan T. 2013, Energetic Kinesiology: Principles and Practice
  • Krebs C., Brown J. 1998, A Revolutionary Way of Thinking: From a Near-Fatal Accident to a New Science of Healing
  • Gerber R. 2001, Vibrational Medicine: The #1 Handbook of Subtle-Energy Therapies
  • Corby D. 2007, Finding Joy Within
  • Corby D. 2013, Neuropressure: Unlock your Brain’s Potential

WHAT CAN I USE AS MY TITLE AFTER I COMPLETE MY STUDIES WITH CCM?

Mind Body Medicine

Mind Body Practitioner or Kinesiologist

Kinesiology

Kinesiologist

Sports Therapy and Kinesiology

Sports Therapy Kinesiologist

WILL I BE QUALIFIED TO WORK WITH CHILDREN OR JUST ADULTS?

The Complementary Medicine courses allow you to work with both children and adults. However in all instances, it is important to note that each state has its own requirements for working with children, so you must make your own enquiries with the relevant government department.

ATMS ACCREDITATION

CCM is a Recognised Provider of Natural Medicine Education with the ATMS. All course formats for a Diploma of Kinesiology, Diploma of Mind Body Medicine and Advanced Diploma of Integrative Complementary Medicinecourses have been deemed to meet the ATMS’s Minimum Education Standards.
Current students in any of the above courses can apply to join the ATMS as a Student Member, enjoying the benefits of student membership, whilst also starting to connect with the natural medicine profession. Upon successful completion of the course graduates can apply to upgrade to Accredited Membership and avoid the joining fee!
ALL other educational activities and short courses delivered by CCM are automatically approved by the ATMS forCPE points, at the highest rate of 1 CPE point per hour of tuition. Check out our offerings here Professional Development Courses.
It is important to note that membership of the ATMS, or any other association, does not guarantee health fund provider status, as the health funds set down their own individual requirements. To apply for health fund provider status, each member must provide sufficient information to be assessed against the criteria set down by the health funds – more detailed information is located on the ATMS Website.

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FAQ – EXPRESSIVE ARTS

HOW DO CCM’S TRANSPERSONAL ART THERAPY/COUNSELLING COURSES DIFFER FROM REGULAR ART THERAPY/COUNSELLING COURSES?

Whilst most mainstream counselling is cognitive based, transpersonal counselling and art therapy apply processes that engage other states of consciousness such as meditation, visualisation as resources that extend positive possibilities beyond the limitations of Ego.

The client-centred, strength-based counselling and communication techniques used in CCM’s Transpersonal courses are common in many counselling modalities and therefore recognised in mainstream organisations and agencies that employ counsellors and art therapists.

WILL I BE QUALIFIED TO WORK WITH CHILDREN OR JUST ADULTS?

The Transpersonal Art Therapy/Counselling courses are specifically directed at working with adults, however many students who have experience in working with children are able to apply the course-work to this area and explore its application with children during their 100 hours of practical placement.

The Leadership in Expressive Arts and Group Work course has children as one of the target groups.

However, in all instances, it is important to note that each state has its own requirements for working with children, so you must make your own enquiries with the relevant government department.

ARE THERE ANY FURTHER RECOMMENDED READINGS?

  • Brooke S. 2006, Creative Arts Therapy Manual, Charles C. Thomas Pub. USA
  • Chesner A. Zografou L. 2013, Creative Supervision Across Modalities, Jessica Kingsley Pub, London
  • Heath W., Darley S., 2007 Expressive Arts Activity Book, Jessica Kingsley Pub. London
  • Knill P. Levine G. Levine S. Eds. 2004, Principles and Practice of Expressive Arts Therapy, Jessica Kingsley Pub. London
  • Kopytin A. Rugh M. Eds. 2017, Environmental Expressive Therapies, Rutledge, USA
  • Lahad M. 2000, Creative Supervision: The Use of Expressive Arts Methods in Supervision and Self-Supervision, Jessica Kingsley Pub. London
  • Levine E., Levine S., Eds.1998, Foundations of Expressive Arts Therapy, Jessica Kingsley Pub. London
  • Levine E. 2004, Tending the Fire, EGS Press, Canada
  • Levine S., Levine E., Eds. 2017, New Developments in Expressive Arts Therapy, Jessica Kingsley Pub. London
  • Levine E. Play and Art in Child Psychotherapy, 2014, Jessica Kingsley Pub. UK
  • Malchiodi, Crenshaw Eds. 2014, Creative Arts and Play Therapy, Guilford Pub. New York
  • Malchiodi, C. 2006, Expressive Therapies, Guilford, New York

WHAT STYLE OF LEARNING IS IT?

The course is primarily experiential and practical, with a thorough theoretical underpinning and therefore caters to all styles.

WHERE CAN I WORK AFTER I COMPLETE MY COURSE?

Every company will have its individual requirements, however some of the companies you may be able to secure work with could include; Aged Care Facilities and Services, Autism Support Groups, Carers Groups and Services, Children’s Hospices, Community Support Groups, Counselling Services, Day Centres, Disabilities Support Organisations, Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Facilities, Drop in Centres, Healing Centres, Homeless Shelters, Hospitals, Loss and Grief Support Services, Mental Health Support Services, Men’s Groups, Men’s Shelters, Organisations Supporting Prisoners, Outreach Services, Palliative Care Units, Pastoral Care, Pre-Schools, Prisons, Private Hospitals, Private Businesses set-up to provide a specialised service for group therapy or education, Public Schools, Refugee Rehabilitation Services, Retirement Villages, Retreat Centres, RSL War Veteran Villages, Women and Children’s Services, Women’s and Children’s Refuges, Women’s and Girls Health Centres, Women’s Health and Resource Centres, Youth Centres, Youth Support Services and Groups.

WILL I BE QUALIFIED TO WORK WITH GROUPS OR IS IT JUST ONE ON ONE?

The Art Therapy and Counselling courses focus on  one-on-one therapy. However many processes are effective with groups.

The Leadership in Expressive Arts and Group Work course addresses group work leadership and developing skills to work with any style of group, however many of the process are also effective one-on-one.

WHAT CAN I USE AS MY TITLE AFTER I COMPLETE MY STUDIES?

Transpersonal Art Therapy

Transpersonal Art Therapist

Transpersonal Counselling

Transpersonal Counsellor

Leadership in Expressive Arts and Group Work

Expressive Arts Group Leader

CAN I USE MY EXISTING CLINIC PRACTICE HOURS TOWARDS MY COURSE?

No placement needs to be unpaid.

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FAQ – GENERAL

WHAT IS HOLISTIC ASSESSMENT?

Assessment of a range of skills and knowledge together is known as holistic assessment. Due to the nature and purpose of all CCM’s courses, we have adopted a holistic teaching and assessment approach.
Our methods and tools may assess a number of elements of competence, or more than one competency unit at a time. For more specific information on when you will achieve competency within each of our courses, please see the individual course pages.

WHAT IS AN ACCREDITED COURSE?

An Accredited Course is one that has been assessed by ASQA as compliant with the Standards for VET Accredited Courses 2012 and the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
It means the course is nationally recognised and that an RTO can issue appropriate AQF certification documentation for its full or partial completion.
Accredited Courses address skill requirements for industry, enterprise, educational, legislative or community need where these are not covered in existing Training Packages.

Once a course has been Accredited, it is listed on the National Register of VET http://training.gov.au/Home/Tga

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN “ACCREDITED COURSE” AND COURSES THAT ARE ACCREDITED BY AN ASSOCIATION ?

Not only are most of CCM’s courses nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, they have also been accredited by one or more relevant industry associations. Association accreditation ensures that the course they endorse meet industry standards in terms of content and hours of training. It provides students with the confidence that their training is also recognised by an industry body.

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