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Become a Certified Experiential Specialist; April 27-30


 Become a Certified Experiential Specialist (CES)

Becoming a certified experiential specialist (CES) sets you apart from peers in your field. You will have the specialized training you need to provide and debrief experiential activities, aimed at surfacing a wide variety of experiences. Experiential activities are designed to create experiences that facilitate group cohesion, team building, leadership skills, problem solving, and emotional regulation.


Saturday, April 27, 2019 - Tuesday, April 30, 2019


The Nest Lake Weir
12850 Co Rd 25,
Ocklawaha, FL 32179

Process for Certification

• Complete 40 hours of training
• Complete 10 hours of experiential supervision
• Demonstrate competency of core skills.

Commuter Rate: $600

• CES Training by MVP Consulting
• Continental Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner

Lodging Rate: $1000

• Private Room & Bathroom at The Nest on Lake Weir
• CES Training by MVP Consulting
• Continental Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner

Fees Include

• 40 hours of training
• 8 hours of experiential group supervision
• 2 hours of experiential individual supervision
• Online discussion boards
• 4 fifteen minute consultation calls
• Training materials - to include copy of book Facilitated Growth - Experiential activities for Recovery and wellness

Marc Pimsler, MA, MAC, CCS, NCC, CYT, RRT-P

Since 2004 Marc Pimsler has worked experientially in a variety of counseling and consulting capacities. Marc is as passionate about doing clinical work, as he is counselor education and supervision. Marc owns MVP Consulting, a private practice consulting firm,where he serves individuals and families in need, specializing in addressing addiction, shame and trauma. MVP Consulting also serves companies and teams in need of specialized experiential work. Marc is proud to serve as the executive director of the International Society for Experiential Professionals (ISEP). Marc is excited about his first book Facilitated Growth Experiential Activities for Recovery & Wellness. Marc was the 2010 Georgia new counselor of the year for the Georgia Addiction Counselor Association and was inducted into the 2017 National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program – focused in Addictions. He is certified as a national master addictions counselor, certified clinical supervisor, certified yoga and meditation teacher, national certified counselor, and is a certified practitioner with the Institute for Rapid Resolution Therapy. Marc has been intensely trained in multi-modal experiential therapy as well as psychodrama. Marc is passionate about recovery, both his own as well as his clients’, believing that sometimes all we need is a helping hand and a fresh perspective. Grounded in the belief system that everyone has the capacity to recover, Marc brings humor, spirituality, and creativity to everything he is involved in.


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Past Webinars

Webinar: April 22, 2015 at 1pm EST: Intergenerational Trauma and the Holocaust.

Webinar – Thursday, March 26 – Intergenerational Trauma and the Holocaust.

“The Traumatic Impact of Sex Addiction on the Family System” – Stefanie Carnes, Ph.D., President, International Institute for Trauma & Addiction Professionals.  Watch Here!

“Intergernational Trauma: Breaking The Chains” –  Tom Antonek, Ph.D., HSPP, CAP., Psychologist, The Refuge.   Watch Here!

“The Impact of Trauma & Addiction” –  Tom Antonek, Ph.D., HSPP, CAP., Psychologist, The Refuge.  Watch Here!

“Trauma: In the Shadow of Our Ancestors”  – Judy Crane, LMHC, CAP, ICADC, CSAT., Founder, The Refuge.   Watch Here!

“Emerging Trends in Addiction Treatment” – Dr. Douglas Davies, Medical Director, The RefugeWatch Here!

Past Workshops

December 9, 2014: Brainspotting for Trauma Treatment In Recovery

November 5, 2014 – New York, NY Lunch & CE Workshop

October 30, 2014 – Philadelphia, PA Lunch & CE Workshop

October 29, 2014 – St. Paul, MN Lunch & CE Workshop

October 28, 2014 – Washington, DC Lunch & CE Workshop

October 17, 2014 – Emerging Trends in Substance Treatment – Atlanta, Georgia

September 17, 2014 – Intergenerational Trauma: Breaking The Chain – Oakbrook, IL

August 22, 2014 – Trauma Treatment:The Bodies Impact on the Mind

June 20th – Addiction and Trauma; The Perfect (Brain) Storm

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