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—C-RfG update— 2023 Chinese RfG Certificate Program (C-RfG)
During 2022, at the initiative of Jing Zhao, a CIIS-trained Drama Therapist of ethnic Chinese origin, a collaboration with Dr. Dan Wiener resulted in the creation and implementation of the first Chinese RfG Certificate program, instructed by Dr. Dan Wiener in English with consecutive translation into Mandarin. This 60-hr. program, conducted via internet using the Zoom platform, trained 27 Chinese students from diverse professional backgrounds. In addition to attending the 20 3-hour online classes, students practiced what they had learned in class by meeting via the internet for an hour per week in small practice groups.
In May, 2023, a second Chinese RfG Certificate program class began, with 22 students and with a teaching faculty consisting of Dr. Dan Wiener as supervising teacher and three RfG-Certified Trainers as instructors: Mark Beauregard, LCAT; Margot Escott, LICSW and Maureen (Mo) Sand, LMFT.
A third class with 16 students will start on July 30th with the same faculty. The aim of this program is to make RfG available within Chinese society, with the eventual goal of training Chinese RfG instructors who can carry on this work independently. A new Chinese-language website, www.rfgchina.com, is now linked here.