CUGE-HOR-3022 Developing Goals and Activities in Horticultural Therapy Programming

INTRODUCTION
This workshop will guide participants in developing goals and objectives for horticultural therapy programming. Activity analysis and assessments will also be discussed. Several hands-on activities will reinforce the concepts discussed.

COURSE OBJECTIVES
At the end of the programme, participants will practise creating goals and objectives for clients and groups in horticultural therapy programme settings. They will also learn to analyse common programming activities using assessment tools. Participants will understand the link between client assessment, task analysis, activity planning, and programme success. Participants will be better positioned to create successful programmes using both active and passive interactions in the garden.

COURSE CONTENT/OVERVIEW
Session TOPICS TO BE COVERED
AM Session
  • Introduction
  • Horticultural therapy programming, including short case studies of clients
  • Treatment models and assessments
  • Developing individual and group goals and objectives
  • Activities / task analysis
PM Session
  • Active versus passive engagement and goal planning
  • Activities for active horticulture sessions and passive garden interactions
  • Reflection and wrap up
















METHODOLOGY
  • Classroom lecture
  • Field study
  • Case studies

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
  • Horticulturists
  • Landscape architects
  • Landscape professionals
  • Horticulture therapists
  • Healthcare professionals

ABOUT THE TRAINER
Ms Elizabeth Diehl, RLA, HTM is the Director of Therapeutic Horticulture at Wilmot Gardens at the University of Florida (UF). She is a licensed landscape architect, a master gardener, and a registered horticultural therapist. She has bachelor's degrees in both architecture and art history and a master's degree in landscape architecture. Elizabeth began her work in horticultural therapy in Chicago in 1993, where she started up a therapeutic and pre-vocational programme for individuals with physical and developmental disabilities at Misericordia Home.

She served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture from 1999 to 2014. Elizabeth has taught landscape architecture, horticulture, and horticultural therapy courses at several universities and colleges and has published many papers on horticultural therapy and therapeutic landscapes including a chapter on healing gardens in Ecotherapy: Healing with Nature in Mind. She has provided numerous presentations on people-plant interactions in the U.S. and abroad.

At the therapeutic horticulture programme at UF, she directs programming for many diverse populations, the newest being a programme for those with autism spectrum disorder and another for adults in addiction recovery. She also coordinates research efforts and manages educational programs for students and volunteers.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT UNITS
Professional Certification CEUs/CPDs
Certified Practising Horticulturist 6
*Awarded points may differ for different sessions. Please refer to the latest mailer or contact our staff for more information.

COURSE FEES
Course Fees (Inclusive of GST)
Full fee $350
Fees include the provision of training, assessment materials, tools and equipment and refreshment. Terms and conditions apply.

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT
Please register and pay online here.
*CUGE course confirmation e-mail will be sent to all participants who have registered successfully.

Class size will be limited to facilitate discussions and group exercises. Please register early.
Please submit your completed online application forms at least seven days before the date of course. Course places will only be confirmed upon receipt of the duly completed application forms and payment.

ENQUIRY CONTACT
Ms Corrin Ng
Tel: 6465 0286
E-mail: corrin_ng@nparks.gov.sg 

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