(3 credit hours U of W – pre-requisite for Practicum)
November – April, 2017 (five Saturdays)
Further develop your toolbox of expressive arts therapy skills in this applied counselling course. Students may use work or personal settings to bring forth case studies. This course serves as a Pre-Requisite to the Practicum Course in the U of W PBDE Program.
(6 credit hours U of W) Nov 2017–Apr 2018 (20 Monday evenings)
Explore the theoretical foundations of Expressive Arts Therapy and learn hands-on strategies for healing through art-making, drama, music, writing and movement.
The curriculum will cover expressive arts strategies for use in school counseling and private therapy practice. Discover the role of expressive arts in modern therapeutic environments and actively participate in arts activities that can be used as critical counseling interventions for children and youth.
(6 Credit Hours U of W) Nov 2017–Apr 2018 (five weekends)
Explore specific expressive arts interventions for personal growth as you deepen your understanding of how art heals. This training is relevant for use in schools, agencies, recreation settings, private practice and for self-care.
In addition to focusing on specific facets of expressive arts therapy – such as Indigenous ways of knowing through the arts, mindfulness and movement – you will develop the skills needed to facilitate group and individual expressive arts interventions.