Into Blue Certificate Courses

Certificate Programmes conducted in Frankston, Victoria

Expressive Therapies trainings have been held for more than ten years, attended by psychologists, social workers, welfare officers, psychotherapists, counsellors teachers and chaplains.

The Certificate in Expressive Therapies has been offered annually in Australia since 1989 and provides a solid training in the practices and principles of Expressive Therapies with focus being on supporting the needs of children and adolescents. The Sandplay Therapy training based on thirty years of experience and development in Australia, provides an in-depth exposure to the use of sand and symbols in therapy. This modality is most effective for all age groups.

Courses are now held at Kindred Art Space in Frankston, Victoria.


Certificate Courses for 2021/22 include:

Equilibrate Workshop
11 & 29 November 2021, Online
Certificate in Expressive Therapies with Children & Adolescents
February - July 2022, Phillip Island, Victoria
Certificate in Sandplay Therapy & Symbol Work
TBA, Victoria
Certificate in Transpersonal Expressive Therapies with Adult Clients
TBA, Victoria

Certificate in
Sandplay Therapy & Symbol Work

6 May 2021 Kindred Art Space, Frankston Victoria
Course Outline & Registration

With Children, Adolescents & Adults

Sandplay Therapy is a hands-on, expressive counselling and psychotherapy modality that has been in use for over eighty years. Sandplay forms a bridge between verbal therapy and the expressive therapies, combining elements of each. Sandplay allows the deeper aspects of the psyche to be worked with naturally and in safety, and is highly effective in reducing the emotional causes behind difficult behaviours.

With an extensive research and literature base, Sandplay is a powerful therapeutic method for use by established professionals. It has been used with children, adolescents and adults, in schools, hospitals, welfare agencies and private therapy practices.


Certificate in
Expressive Therapies with Children & Adolescents

17 February 2022 Into Blue Studio, Phillip Island, Victoria
Course Outline & Registration

Somatic Focused, Creative Counselling for Emotional Integration

This highly experiential course offers training in emotionally expressive methods and Inner-Life Skills that promote emotional integration, sself-awareness, self-esteem and resilience in children and adolescents. Expressive Therapies [ET] methods are used with children from 6 to 19 years. Research and supervision reports indicate that ET provides substantial long-term benefits such as an increase in resilience, self-motivation, increased attention span, less aggressive behaviour and a better sense of self.


Certificate in
Transpersonal Expressive Therapies with Adults


This Certificate course is designed for those who are drawn to a strength-based, emotion-focussed and person-centred approach. As well as preparing practitioners for a more effective support role, the course provides many opportunities for expanding self-discovery with the emotional intelligence, bringing to life use of self in a heart-centred therapeutic approach. The course introduces a range of Expressive Therapies modalities in each workshop. Each workshop is organised around a core topic and focuses on developing skills with several modalities.


11 & 29 November 2021 Online
Course Outline & Registration

Equilibrate: to bring to the state of equilibrium again

With many opportunities for active participation and deep reflection, the days provide a chance to equilibrate, refresh and update. We will explore the topic of languishing - a word to describe the state so many of us have experienced during the pandemic. Modalities include sandplay, symbol work, meditation, expressive-drawing and movement.