Catharsis Application Program

Psycho Emotional Therapy

Curriculum: Catharsis Application Program

Psycho-Emotional Therapy Training

Training is intended for mental health professionals such as psychiatrist, psychologist, psychotherapist, counselor, marriage and family therapist, social worker, psychiatrist nurse with at least 2 years of experience in the field.


This training is also appropriate for care centers and organizations.


CAP CEUs provides education and CEUs for:


  • To become a CAP Facilitator each professional should be licensed in their profession for independent practice and have a minimum of two years of experience in their field
  • Completion of the 6 modules of the training Level 1 and Level 2 and provide CAP therapy service with a minimum of 3 clients in the first year are required. In addition, each practitioner will need to provide a written case study on a client who completed the CAP process
  • The first client will be supervised by the founder herself who will provide the final assessment. Subsequent final assessment will be supervised by a CAP specialist in the interpretation of the drawing


An Online Program for Anywhere Training

After years of experience, we have developed a very effective online training program that respects your pace, while allowing you to integrate information, over a period of weeks.


We offer monthly webinar that help you stay effective in your learning process.

 We provide a proven and uniquely efficient learning experience and will be here to guide you through every step of your journey with the Catharsis Application Program.


CAP Training is offered Online and in person

The training is in English.  We train individuals and groups.

  • Online:  for those practitioners who prefer working from home, this opportunity to access our courses online allow them to access videos to work at their own pace and be interacting on regular basis with an instructor. This allows the practitioner to have a valuable and comprehensive training without the need to travel.
  • In person: for those practitioners who prefer working in group with peers, the courses are offered in person. Groups are homogeneous (professionals of the same field) and limited to 10-12 people to maintain a personal experience and individualized support from the trainer. If you are a group of a 6-12 therapists who desire a training designed specifically for your group, please inquire about our group training in your area.


To schedule an appointment for more information about our program and training, please contact us at chantal(at), with a phone number and preferred times when we can contact you.


  1. You are assigned a CAP Trainer who will follow you throughout the program
  2. You receive a 1-hour, one-on-one, online interview with your CAP Trainer. They will explain the basics of the program and how the training works.
  3. Receive by mail a CAP drawing kit
  4. Experience a program utilizing musical induction and artistic mediation with therapeutic value for the private practice or a healthcare institution
  5. Receive a personal assessment based on your drawings created during the experiential training
  6. Each training is split into several modules with an evaluation upon completion of each unit. This allows you to fully integrate each step of the process before moving on.  Feel free to ask your CAP trainer for answers to any questions or to clarify any doubts you may have about the process
  7. Receive a written manual with procedures and protocols
  8. Receive all the documentation needed for the program: consent forms, scales of evaluation, policies, procedures
  9. Once the online sessions have been completed, you will have another 1-hour, one-on-one interview with your CAP trainer. to help you set up your own session. to help you establish your own individualized practice with CAP, according to your vision. You will be given comprehensive instructions that provides all the information needed to implement the program with your clients/patients
  10. Tell us how many artwork kits you need for your therapeutic session. The material will be shipped directly to your center
  11. For an easy set up of the sessions, you have access through a monthly or yearly membership to the music as well as all documents needed
  12. Our team provides unlimited email support as you implement your CAP sessions
  13. Feel free to ask our team of professionals for more detailed final reports.


Coming soon, an E-learning platform

that allows professionals in any country

to be trained at their own pace.

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Training Objectives

The Catharsis Application Program is a psycho–emotional therapy based on an Artistic Mediation Therapy. This intensive training allows the trainees to acquire the information needed to implement the program effectively in practice.



Fundamental Training - CAP Facilitator - Level 1

A theoretical and practical knowledge needed to organize well-structured therapeutic sessions with graphic expression under musical induction. The basics of drawing interpretation will be discussed.



Advanced Training - CAP Facilitator & Interpreter - Level 2

An in depth analysis of data collected during drawing sessions and discussion of psychotherapeutic intervention based on the analysis that emphasizes the importance of emotional healing.



CAP Trainer - Level 3

A theoretical and practical knowledge to become a CAP trainer.

The 3 levels of training are offered online. Flexible schedule is offered. This allows you to work at your own pace and at the times that are convenient for you. Training is also offered in person.

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CAP Training Courses




Level 1  — $2400 [USD]

Number of modules: 3 — Hours of training: 48h

The program is 48 hours of training adapted to your schedule.


Designed for any mental health therapist to incorporate the Catharsis Application Program (CAP) into daily practice without the need to be an art or music therapist.  CAP is suitable for use with children, adolescents, and adults.  CAP is person-centered, individual, and a gentle therapeutic tool.


CAP belongs to the field of experiential therapies such as:

Accelerated Experience Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Affect Phobia Therapy (APT), Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), EMDR, Psychodrama, Expressive Arts Therapy.


Offered online and in person.



CAP Facilitator, Level 1. Requires 7 hours of continuing education every two years and a one written patient case study of someone who completed CAP.



12 experiential sessions using graphic expression under musical induction facilitating expression allowing for deep emotional work.


Individualized final assessment done by a professional CAP trainer.




The history of artistic mediations for therapeutic purposes


What is the Psycho-Emotional CAP Therapy (PE-CAP-T)


The role of music, drawing and painting in emotional expression


The cathartic function of the music selected for CAP sessions


Types of sessions to offer: individuals, couples, group, family


Specificity of CAP with children, adolescents, adults and the elderly


Projective tests, scales of evaluation and self-evaluation within program framework


Defining therapeutic and personal goals that actively engage the patient


Detailed protocol of a session of graphic expression under musical induction and instructions



Interpreting the expression depression, burn out, inhibition, trauma, mourning, separation in drawings


Observing the psychic discourse through a series of 12 drawings; corrections and interpretations


Performing an evaluation & individual assessment


Building an individualized therapeutic project for each patient from the data contained within the drawing





Level 2  — $4800 [USD]

Number of modules: 3 — Hours of training: 96h

An extension of the CAP Facilitator Training for those professionals who want to become an expert CAP drawing analysis.



CAP Facilitator and Interpreter, Level 2. Requires 7 hours of continuing education every two years and a one written patient case study about someone who completed CAP.


14 hours


Introduction to interpretation of projective test.  Navigation of the observational grids is examined.


Case studies are presented for review.



46 hours


Continues examining the interpretation and analysis of drawings and comments.


Designing a final report, which generates an informative and structure analysis for the client.


Case studies are presented for review.


36 hours

This module examines the completed synthesis: communicating the analysis to clients and professionals.


Discussion on working effectively with different age groups (children, adolescents, adults and seniors) and medical conditions with communication challenges.


Case studies are presented for review.



Level 3  — $2100 [USD]

Number of modules: 1 — Hours of training: 42h

For those who have completed both CAP Facilitator and Drawing Analysis Training, and who want to train others.



CAP Trainer, Level 3. Renewable every two years.  Trainer is expected to participate in a yearly refresher course to renew skills and keep up to date with advancement in research and application of the CAP methodology.


Only those professional who have successfully completed Facilitator and Drawing Analysis Training are eligible for CAP Trainer certification.


The goal of this training is to strengthen the theoretical and practical skills of a certified CAP Facilitator to become a Certified CAP Trainer. Those interested in becoming a trainer must express a desire and commitment to share their knowledge with fellow practitioners through teaching.


Participants will be given an instruction manual on how to conduct training sessions. Discussion will include how to structure CAP Training level 1 and level 2 and how to effectively communicate the complexity of the protocol to professionals.


Each practitioner will bring to the group a complete set of drawings and comments submitted by one of his/her clients as well as their interpretation and assessment. Each case study is examined by the instructor who provides insight and constructive feedback on the analysis. Each practitioner will construct an individualized treatment plan for a case study provided by the instructor.


Only those practitioners who have completed this training will get a certificate from The Orpheus Institute allowing them, under conditions set by contract, to be Catharsis Application Program Certified Trainer.


This certificate is to be renewed every two years to ensure that the CAP method is being taught according to proper protocol and the trainer has complied with Catharsis Application Program ethics. Each CAP Trainer is expected to participate in a yearly refresher course to renew their skills and keep up to date with advancement in research and application of the CAP methodology.

Requirement for Being a

CAP Facilitator!


The CAP protocol utilizes a specific set of drawing materials which are as follows:

  • Patient manual
  • Drawing paper: standard A3 (12 sheets per person)
  • Folder for the drawings paper
  • Identification labels (14 labels per person)
  • Caran d'Ache Classic Neocolor II Water-Soluble Pastels/15 assorted colors (one box per person)
  • Paint brush: Horsehair #12
  • Pencil: B1 variety
  • Artist eraser
  • Pencil sharpener


After the training, access our online professional portal for service and products:

  • Graphic Expression Kit ($100),
  • Refill kit ($57)
  • Supervision of the final assessment evaluation for your clients/patients ($250)
  • Access to the membership section ($59 to $79 /month): music online, monthly informative CAP webinars, access to new PDF documents), personalized mentor support.






Get Trained

A program which weaves art & music into a unique and unprecedented therapeutic intervention.

A very structured methodology for accurately assessing the nature of a problem and for monitoring treatment progress.

A groundbreaking artistic mediation which addresses deep emotional core issues unobtrusively

and can overcome clients resistance to change.




Chantal Desmoulins

11150 W Olympic Blvd Ste# 915

90064 Los Angeles • USA

When therapists choose to use the CAP methodology that combines drawing under musical induction, writing and verbalization, they provide their clients with a very efficient tool to become active participants in their own treatment and thus facilitate self-discovery, change, and restoration.


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