Speaker

Dr Mark Pearson

Dr Mark Pearson

Bio and Qualifications:

Mark is a full-time counselling educator. He has been conducting training courses in counselling with young clients – using Expressive Therapies and Sandplay Therapy – internationally since 1989. He has completed further studies in Transpersonal Psychotherapy with Dr Stanislav Grof, holds a Masters in Education, majoring in behaviour management, and a PhD, researching multiple intelligence theory in counselling. Mark has over 28 years of experience as a counsellor and lectured in counselling at the University of Notre Dame Australia, the University of Adelaide, and is currently Counselling Programs Coordinator at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. He is also the Director of the Expressive Therapies Institute of Australia.

Mark is the co-author of Emotional First-Aid For Children (1991), Emotional Release For Children (2004), Sandplay & Symbol Work (2001), and Using Expressive Arts to Work with Mind, Body and Emotion (2009). He is also the author of Emotional Healing & Self-Esteem – Inner-Life Skills for Children and Adolescents (2004) and for adults: From Healing to Awakening (1991) and The Healing Journey (1997). He is the author of the multiple intelligence groupwork program for schools and agencies: The Innerspace Program – Emotional Literacy for Student Wellbeing and Resilience (2006).
Ph.D. (Counselling); M.Ed. (Behaviour Modification); Cert. Transpersonal Psychotherapy; Dip. ERC.; Dip. T. (Primary).