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.

Our Programs

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

We currently offer the following program options within Expressive Arts Therapy. Click the links below for more information.

Expressive Arts Therapy Certificate

Expressive Arts Gallery

Members of Orchesis, the Expressive Arts Club, present the 2023-2024 Art Gallery titled, "Becoming"! This is a rotating gallery that will change out each year by the current Orchesis' members. Visitors can see the gallery being displayed on the 2nd floor of the Reich College of Education building. Below are images of the art pieces that were created for the 2023-2024 academic year!

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