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Guided Imagery


(Inclusive of Deep Imagination)

All Continuing Education Certificate courses may be taken as either certificate courses or as stand-alone Continuing Education courses. Prerequisites must be observed.

Over the past 30 years, research has demonstrated the effectiveness of guided imagery with mood, happiness, trauma, performance, health, and creativity. The power of imagery lies in its capacity to access unconscious and pre-conscious processes when approaching therapeutic goals. By learning how to tap into a client’s key symbols and metaphors, the capacity for change accelerates, positively influencing the emotional, mental, social, spiritual, and behavioral outcomes.

This certificate program will allow you to build competence with an interactive-style of imagery that is non-scripted. It can be applied toward individuals, couples, groups and with children, to address a range of topics including complex grief, depression, pain, insomnia and other symptoms, end of life issues, and PTSD.

I see imagination as the most important power we have. As we imagine the world, so we live and understand. But a great deal of the imagination that shapes us lies under the surface. We need to tap that underlying storehouse of images in order to grasp who we are and where we are headed. - Thomas Moore

Certificate requirements: A total of 45 hours is required. This includes four core courses and at least seven electives. New electives will be available in each catalog and different core courses are offered throughout the year.

Core Courses

  1. Clinical Applications of Deep Imagination – Level I
  2. Clinical Applications of Deep Imagination – Level II
  3. Somatic Imagery to Relieve Stress and Anxiety
  4. Deepening Imagery with Expressive Arts

Courses Currently Offered

Elective Course
Resolving Complex Grief

Elective Course
Somatic Imagery to Relieve Stress & Anxiety

Core Course
Clinical Applications of Deep Imagination - Level II

Elective Course
Deepening Imagery with Expressive Arts

Elective Course
Guided Imagery with Children and Adolescents

Elective Course
Psychological Resiliency, Coping & Guided Imagery

Elective Course
Integrating Spirituality into Psychotherapy

Elective Course
Clinical Applications of Deep Imagination - Level I (Practicum)

Core Course
Clinical Applications of Deep Imagination - Level I (Online)

Elective Course
Psychotherapy and a Changing Planet: Climate Psychology

Elective Course
Climate Psychology: A New Therapeutic Paradigm for Clinical Practice

  • Online - Coming soon!

Discount Available. Enroll in three onsite classes together and receive 10 percent off each class.

Certificate Series Enrollment
The certificate program enrollment fee is $35. Please submit a Certificate Program Enrollment form on or before registering for your third course in the series. You will have three years to complete your course work from the date of your enrollment. Click here to submit your Certificate Program Enrollment online or use the downloadable enrollment form available under "Related Downloads" on the right side of this page.

Certificate Series Completion
After you have completed the all the courses needed to fulfill the certificate requirements, please complete and submit a Certificate Verification form, available under “Related Downloads” on the right side of this page or send an email to Please allow six weeks for your course work to be reviewed and a certificate to be issued to you.

Frequently Asked Questions are available under "Related Downloads" on the right side of this page.