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Experiential Training Institute

Techniques that transform

Deepen your knowledge. Change your practice. Our five-day training will provide the knowledge and experience you need to facilitate experiential therapies with individuals, couples, families, and groups.

See & learn, then lead

Immersive training

Take part in hands-on exercises to deepen your understanding of experiential therapy.

Learn and heal in community

Observe, learn, and lead with industry peers to deepen your understanding of yourself, others, and experiential modalities.

Clinical expertise

Our instructors offer more than 20 years of knowledgeable experience and support.

Bespoke hospitality

Our team covers all the details so you can focus on the reason you’re here — to learn.

What we’ll cover

Our Experiential Training Institute will give you confidence leading individuals, couples, families, and groups. We will focus on:

  • Establishing safety in each stage of group counseling and gaining clients’ permission to work experientially
  • Feeling and finding safety in the body with bottom-up regulation
  • Utilizing enactments that meet the client and group where they are health and safety of the group
  • Facilitating connection activities to reduce anxiety and foster community
  • Conceptualizing cases with a systematic perspective that includes generational influences, addiction and mental illness
  • Demonstrating and facilitating group feedback and sharing

Alum Story

“My experience at Onsite was one of the greatest gifts I’ve given myself.”

– Amy

Experiential Training Institute

Upcoming Trainings

Book now to deepen your experiential expertise.

Each day will include:

  • Practical hands-on clinical instruction from leaders in the field
  • Opportunities to practice both receiving and guiding pieces of work
  • A rich and safe community to learn and grow with 

Training experience includes:

  • Boutique accommodations at an Onsite Campus
  • Nourishing meals curated to meet your dietary needs
  • Thoughtfully designed space to foster rest and connection
  • Expansive outdoor space and hiking trails for exploration and nature-guided healing

Cost: $1,900

August 1-5, 2024 Tennessee

meet your instructors

Kristine Jackson

Kristine Jackson, LCSW, CEDS, CETII, CP, PAT, as Clinical Director, Training at Onsite, provides oversight and leadership to our full-time and contract therapists. With a Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania, Kristine went to UCLA for a certification in co-occurring disorders and has served as Clinical Director of mental health, addictions, and eating disorder programs.

As a life-long learner, Kristine is certified in several modalities, including Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Eating Disorders (CEDS), Daring Way (DWCF-C) and Experiential Therapy (CET I). After serving as a contract therapist for Onsite for several years, she decided to join the Onsite team full-time.

meet your instructors

Sheila Maitland

Sheila Maitland, LCMHCS, CSAT, has been working with individuals, couples, groups, and families for more than 20 years. She owns the group practice Relationship Enrichment Center in Matthews, North Carolina, which relies heavily on family systems theory and experiential therapy. Sheila also works with provides training, continuing education, and clinical supervision for professionals.

She obtained her “S” in 2013 and enjoys teaching, facilitating, and guiding therapists in developing to their full potential and full licensure. Sheila has been a consulting therapist and supervisor with Onsite throughout her career. She is also a Certified Facilitator of Brené Brown’s Daring Way and leads groups dealing with shame, resilience, and worthiness. Sheila enjoys a rich marriage and family life with her husband, son, and golden retriever.

Frequently Asked

Common questions about our professional workshops.

Who can attend this training?

This training will benefit anyone in a people-oriented helping profession, including therapists, coaches, teachers, and more. Depending on each participant’s willingness and comfort level, there will be an opportunity to practice and lead pieces of work.

What are the accommodations like?

Our boutique accommodations are part of our healing hospitality. Every space on our Tennessee and California campuses is thoughtfully designed for rest and rejuvenation. During your stay, you will have 1–2 roommates. Each room includes a private bathroom, high-quality linens, and toiletries.

What is included in my program costs?

In addition to the therapeutic work, your program includes boutique accommodations, meals curated to meet your dietary needs, thoughtfully designed facilities, expansive outdoor space, and hiking trails for exploration and nature-guided healing.

emotional health professionals

The power of partnership

As you support your clients, we are here to support you in taking their journey to the next level.

If you know someone who could benefit from our unique setting and transformative experiences, we warmly welcome your referral.