“What the World Needs Now Is A Way To Heal the Deep Psychic Wounds
of the Past, Present, and Future!”
By Kay Walburger



“Jane Goldberg is a vivid, magical, compelling teacher, whose spirit moves afresh, capturing the urgency and relevance of diving deep and celebrating fully the quest for the new millennium.”

— Lucia Van Ruiten, C.E.T. Spiritual Director, Wholistic Counselor, Psychosynthesis Facilitator, Laguna Beach, California.

Jane says, “People can be creative in the transformation of their lives. People can rebuild their lives with honor and integrity. People can enter into the deep dark places of their lives and come out shining with light, love, and great new beginnings. I have watched people in their processes and participated in their successes.”

Jane Goldberg, Ph.D., is a Doctor of Transformational Psychology, a licensed Marriage, Family & Child Therapist, Registered Expressive Arts Therapist, and a Distinguished Fellow of the National Expressive Therapy Association. She is also a founding board member of the International Expressive Art Therapy Association. Dr. Goldberg has been leading training programs, college seminars and group workshops locally, nationally, and internationally for more than 18 years.  

From 1991 through 1998, Dr. Goldberg was the Creator/Director of the Post Masters Certificate Program in Expressive Arts Therapy at the University for Humanistic Studies in San Diego. In April, 1999, she became the Director of the newly state-approved M.A. & Ph.D. Programs in Expressive Arts Therapy at the San Diego University of Integrative Studies.

“Jane Goldberg’s Expressive Arts classes and workshops have transformed my relationship to the arts and to life. Experiential exercises in painting, drawing, music, drama, and other forms, have made it possible for me to express a new creativity in my work, studies, and personal relationships. The ‘safe’ atmosphere of her workshops allowed me to access creative potentials I had thought ‘lost’ or did not know existed. As someone who had considered himself a ‘non-artist’ since childhood, I am particularly pleased and excited about the way these forms of self-expression add a richness and texture to my life.”

 — Tom Krysa, University Graduate Student, San Diego, California

At this time in our history, the work to be done is so enormous that many teachers professionally trained, and with CET and National Certification, are urgently needed in this field. Jane Goldberg has developed a yearlong training, one weekend a month for 12 months, to help fill the need. The next sessions begin January 2002.

“I found a voice inside of me that was full of magical colors I didn’t know about. When I started to speak out I was surprised at how creative and powerful I could actually be. The training gave me the courage to explore my inner self and now I can share my Self better with others, in my teaching and in my artwork.” — Jan Evjenth, Artist and Teacher, Anaheim Hills, California

In 2002, there will be two trainings (Seattle, WA & Newport Beach, CA) and they will be full weekend Retreat Experiences, one weekend a month for twelve months. This experiential retreat curriculum has been designed to meet guidelines of both the National Expressive Therapy Association (N.E.T.A.), and the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (I.E.A.T.A.). All graduates may be eligible for National Certification when they complete the year-long process by monthly attendance. Class meeting times are: Friday Evening 6-10 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m., 1:30-5:30 p.m., 7- 10 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. A creative art/writing project and a short reflection paper will be required as homework to enhance and deepen the experience of the weekend and to prepare for the next session. Readings and an extended bibliography will be provided each weekend. However, it is up to the individual participant to determine whether to devote 2 or 10 hours during the month to complete these assignments.

“In this weekend journey, we will use a variety of expressive arts techniques to teach you how to dive deeply and safely into your own treasure chest (your Creative Source), and how to surface successfully with the gifts that emerge. You will come to see with the eyes of your heart, to awaken your creative intellect, and to expand your capacity to express your inner experience. Allow yourself to be present for the sudden realizations that come through listening, writing, speaking, moving, playing, laughing, painting, singing, dancing and being together.

 “For anyone serious about exploring the process of creativity this workshop is a must! It’s a rich multi-textured experience. It was well planned, facilitated and developed. It flowed!”

— Ellen Jablow, Seattle, WA, Social Worker, Community Organizer & Bead Artist

The Profound Paradox of Life
“Everyone’s life is about a ‘journey’ referred to as ‘The Hero/Heroine’s Journey’. Joseph Campbell explains how myth and archetypes show up in every culture to help us with our own journey. The paradox is that most of us do not know how to access ‘the treasures’ of our individual quest. Never fear, in every hero’s story there is a guide, or magic helper, or a talisman with a coded message. They offer clues to find a secret key to unlock the treasure box and give whatever it contains to the hero. The hero returns home with a treasure to share with his/her family and community,” reminds Jane. “This is always a time of great celebration for all!”

“A very safe setting is required to do this deep soul journey and a creative tribe is vital to view and validate the treasures found in the experiential adventure. First we create a community of people (adults) together who are expressing all their creativity, joy, laughter, and love. The creative tribe in a retreat setting is holding a place of safety for people to open their hearts and discover an outrageously creative and spontaneous inner child. Here at the edge of venerability, the latent talent that is innate in everyone of us, is invited to express all the love locked inside.”

“The inner critical parent is sent out for a time in order to free the little child to come out and play creatively. This is a way to deprogram “The Perfectionist”!  Perfectionism is a control mechanism and a left brain activity. Healing never occurs on a conscious level.”

“Spontaneity is a right brain activity and unpredictability has its own beauty and amazing results to everyone’s delight. This newfound creative spirit develops more self-confidence and self-esteem resulting in living all of life with more joyfulness. With creative play you replenish your core and then go back to the world rejuvenated. You are able to give and receive more love because of your willingness to open your heart again.”

“Most of us have received a ‘creative wound’ early in life. Maybe you were told you couldn’t sing, dance, act, play, write, or be a poet, etc. This wound can only be healed by expressing your own creativity!”

“Creative Play Therapy, a Hot New Career!”
“I started studying with Jean Houston in 1981, and each year since then I continue to take at least one of her workshops to keep myself replenished.” From the standpoint of both teacher and student, I clearly see the value in this career. It is my honor and privilege to offer this credential training to others from novices to seasoned artists, teachers, performers and therapists. The rewards are much more then monetary. One excellent example follows.”

“One of my students was a man who felt he was a terrible father and didn’t know how to change his situation. He decided to take this yearlong program with his 18-year-old daughter. At the end of the year his daughter came to him and said, “I want to thank you for being the Father I never had!”  His heart overflowed with joy as that void was at last filled!”

 “This is the one program where you can get away and receive experiential training that allows you to be seen, heard, and touched so deeply you will not only know what you are to do in the world next, you will do it!”

“We have just completed the first Spokane Training for Expressive Arts Therapy Certification. This fully experiential program combines the magic of the creative process with all forms of self expression . . . including the visual, intuitive, performing and language arts. As therapists, this training has opened many doors to additional therapeutic applications from which to choose. For our clients, applications in the expressive arts helped them get unstuck, reawakened their creative spirits, provided a gentle healing process, increased energy, released tension, sparked a return to fun and spontaneity, reconnected the mind and body….”

 — Gay and Stan Littrell, Psychotherapists, Spokane, WA.

For more information, contact Jane Goldberg at (949) 224-3100 or email   

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