Summer Institutes

Expressive Arts Summer Institute

The Expressive Arts Summer Institute takes place every summer in Western North Carolina. 

This intensive institute is offered both as a graduate course in the Department of Human Development & Psychological Counseling and as Continuing Education through the National Board of Certified Counselors (Continuing Education Clock Hours available). For those working toward Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT) or Registered Expressive Arts Consultant Educator (REACE) credentials, this institute counts for the education and training component. For those in institute leadership positions, the supervision component of these credentials may be available.

The 2018 Summer Institute, Embodying Home: The Great Re-Turning to Our Senses, will take place from May 14th - May 18th at Wildacres Retreat in Little Switzerland, North Carolina. 

More information about the 2018 Summer Institute will be posted in January 2018. 

The institute is offered both as a graduate course in the Department of Human Development & Psychological Counseling and as Continuing Education through the National Board of Certified Counselors (TBA). Students seeking academic credit need to contact the Summer Institute Coordinator, Dr. Melia Snyder

Please review flyer for the 2017 institute information: Active Hope: Awakening Our Inner Alchemy [JPG] 

For more information and questions contact asuexa@appstate.edu

Children and Adolescents Institute

Join us in Expressive Arts Child & Adolescent Summer Institute!

The HPC 6366: Expressive Arts - Children and Adolescents institute will be offered Summer 2018. 

More information about the 2018 Institute will be posted later in the semester. 

See past information in the 2017 Flyer [PDF]

This institute is designed to present a comprehensive and developmentally oriented approach for the application of play theories and the creative/expressive arts to the process of counseling children and adolescents. The course will consist of class discussions, presentations, cooperative and group experiential learning activities, and "hands on" type of activities/projects which students will prepare and present. Students will learn techniques of play therapy, art, music, movement, creative dramatics, imagery, writing, and poetry for use in both the school and agency setting.

This intensive institute is offered both as a graduate course in the Department of Human Development & Psychological Counseling and as Continuing Education through the National Board of Certified Counselors (TBA). Students wishing to take the course for academic credit should register online. First-time graduate non-degree students must complete their applications online through the Graduate School website by June 18th. Professionals seeking continuing education credit should contact Karen Caldwell or call 828-262-6915.