Expressive Arts Therapy
What is Expressive Arts Therapy?
Expressive Arts Therapy is the practice of using storytelling, dance, music, drama, poetry, dreamwork, visual arts, and other artistic modalities in an integrated way to foster human growth, development, and healing. It is about reclaiming our innate capacity as human beings for the creative expression of our individual and collective human experience in artistic form. It is also about experiencing the natural capacity of creative expression and creative community for healing. Expressive Arts Therapy is different from other creative therapies such as Art Therapy or Music Therapy as it emphasizes the interdisciplinary use of multiple art modalities.
The programs we offer in Expressive Arts Therapy are designed to prepare students to use expressive arts within a mental health setting. Individuals who complete the programs listed below may NOT promote themselves as an Expressive Arts Therapist unless they have completed the application process and have been approved by the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association. For more information about the application and registration process to become a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist, you may visit the IEATA website at https://www.ieata.org
We currently offer the following program options within Expressive Arts Therapy. Click the links below for more information.