Summer Institutes

Expressive Arts Summer Institute

The Expressive Arts Summer Institute is back!

From May 15th to the 19th and it will be held at Wildacres Retreat Center in Little Switzerland, NC.

In this expressive arts institute, we will engage in individual and community art-making to explore the practice of attending to the creative process in life and in therapy. Studio workshops integrating clay, movement, poetry, music, writing, and performance invite artistic inquiry and renewal. As we come together to create, we will cultivate our inner alchemy in order to see how we can move forward with active hope in this changing world.

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 institut counts for the education and training component. For those in institute leadership positions, the supervision component of these credentials may be available.

Registration & Payment Deadline: April 1, 2017

Non-credit Participant

  • Tuition/Fee (includes CEUs): $400
  • Room/Board & Materials: $370
  • Total: $770 (pay to HPC)

In-State Student

  • Tuition/Fees: $637
  • Room/Board & Materials: $370 (pay to HPC)
  • Total: $1007

Out-of-State Student

  • Tuition/Fees: $1597
  • Room/Board & Materials: $370
  • Total: $1967

*See http://studentaccounts.appstate.edu/summer-tuition-fees for the most up to date info. ASU Tuition subject to change.

To be able to reserve your space in the institute you must pay the Room and Board fee, stated above, before the deadline. Only checks will be accepted and must be made out to the HPC Department. Finally, the check must be mailed to:

Melia Snyder
Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling
151 College St.
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC
28608

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. All participants and students must complete the above Expressive Arts Summer Institute Registration link.

Please review flyer for further 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 is being offered this upcoming Summer, 2017.

See detailed 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.

Space in the course is limited to 32 participants.

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.