These professional development courses are valuable to anyone wishing to integrate the arts into their personal or professional practice, including school counsellors, therapists, healers, coaches, educators, resource teachers, elders, clergy and artists.

You may register for single courses. Select Certificate and Diploma courses are also open for drop-in registration - look for the (PD Drop-In Option) designation beside these class names. Click on "Program Fee Information" below for individual course fees.

Program Fee Information

Principles of Drama Therapy

July 23, 2018

July 24, 2018

July 25, 2018

July 26, 2018

Csilla Przibislawsky, M.A. (C.A.T.), RDT, CCC

Drama therapy uses acting improvisation and psychodrama as therapeutic tools. It is playful yet insightful and promotes spontaneity, creativity and expressiveness. Principles of Drama Therapy workshop will provide participants with an experience of being in a drama therapy group. A variety of drama therapy techniques will be utilized, including improvisation, acting techniques, psychodrama, sociodrama, Developmental Transformation (DvT), Playback Theatre and creative ritual. 

Principles of Drama Therapy fulfill the requirement for The North American Association for the Drama Therapy Alternate Training Program. This course fulfills the Principles of Drama Therapy requirement for those interested in becoming a Registered Drama Therapist (RDT).

Poetry in Expressive Arts Therapy

August 8, 2018

August 9, 2018

August 10, 2018

Di Brandt, Winnipeg's 1st Poet Laureate

Clowning in Expressive Arts Therapy

August 11, 2018

August 12, 2018

August 13, 2018

David Langdon

Movement in Expressive Arts Therapy

August 15, 2018

August 16, 2018

August 17, 2018

Tanja Woloshen

Indigenous Ways of Knowing Through the Arts

August 19, 2018

August 20, 2018

August 21, 2018

August 22, 2018

Indigenous WHEAT Facilitators & Darci Adam, MA, MEd, RCAT, CCC, REAT

Indigenous ways of Knowing through the Arts workshop offer participants exposure to a local Indigenous world view through Indigenous art and personal art-making. Explore methodologies, concepts, cultural perspectives, ceremony and art forms of Indigenous people of Manitoba.

In addition, explore how art can assist in the reconciliation process as a tool for healing, self-understanding and dialogue. 

This workshop is approved by the Manitoba College of Social Workers.

Focus Centred Art Therapy

November 9, 2018

November 10, 2018

November 11, 2018

November 12, 2018

Karen Wallace M.Ed., BCATR, Focusing Instructor, EMLP

Focussed Centred Art Therapy course introduces the process of Focusing as used in Art Therapy. Participants willl practice and explore how to use Focused Centred Art Therapy with different populations and groups and guide them into body awareness using facilitative and invitational language. Focusing is a way of listening to the wisdom of the body, working with the felt sense, and increasing presence. Art Therapy facilitates the ability to be in the creative realm and access healing imagery and wisdom. Combining these two therapies allows  to befriend the inner experience, express it and move forward into change. 

Expressive Arts Therapy and It's relationship to Psychopathology and developmental Psychology

June 1, 2019

Kate Donohue, Ph.D., REAT, Licensed Psychologist

Expressive Arts Therapy and it's relation to Psychology and Psychopathology course introduces participants to the archetypal and developmental approaches to character/personality development using mythological themes that underline human development and the complexes that create the psychopathology framework. The hope is to enliven this exploration by utilizing an innovative Jungian expressive arts framework to explore the traditional framework. 

Participants will also be introduced to art as healing from an indigenous perspective including discussion of traditional symbolic cross-cultural healing practices and concepts of healing and wellness; the origins of the arts as a diagnostic tool from traditional perspectives, complexes as a healing function and the use of multi-arts processes to address the healing of developmental, traumatic and cultural wounding’

July 2019

Working with Trauma: Shattering the Temenos using Expressive Arts

July 1, 2019

Kate Donohue, Ph.D., REAT, Licensed Psychologist

Working with Trauma: Shattering the Temenos using Expressive Arts workshop will introduce participants to the experience of trauma and how to address it as an expressive arts therapist. 

This workshop will also introduce the traditional definition and theory of trauma, brain research in relationship to trauma, the stages of trauma and indigenous healing practices that address trauma, i.e. expressive arts therapy .In addition, you will explore the Jungian understanding of trauma and how it interlaces with expressive. The workshop will include an intuitive and didactic understanding of these aspects through readings, arts and written assignments and multi-arts processes.

July 2019