EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY DIPLOMA

EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY DIPLOMA PROGRAM

IEATA Mission: "The International Expressive Arts Therapy Association supports artists, educators, consultants and therapists using multi-modal arts processes for personal and community transformation. We provide a global forum for dialogue; promote guiding principles for professional practice, and work to increase recognition and use of expressive arts as a powerful tool for psychological, physical and spiritual wellness."

Take advantage of cross-disciplinary training in Expressive Arts Therapy with experts in the field. WHEAT is the only Private Vocational Institute to offer both Art Therapy & Expressive Arts Therapy Diplomas.

Expressive arts therapy provides an alternative, cooperative and creative approach for amplifying wellness and addressing emotional and psychological difficulties through the therapeutic use of the arts. The work has a firm basis in psychodynamic theory and developmental psychology.  The Diploma in Expressive Arts Therapy at the WHEAT Institute in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada is an intensive program spanning the course of two summer intensives, and includes online coursework, practicum experience and ongoing supervision.

Graduates of this program will have the training necessary to begin the registration process as professional members of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association as either Registered Expressive Arts Therapists (REAT) or Registered Expressive Arts Consultants (REACE). A Master's degree is required to register as a REAT. REACE candidates may follow the Formal (Master's degree required) or Informal Pathway (combination of work experience and training). Further information on REACE registration can be found HERE.

Application deadline: May 31st, 2019 (courses start summer 2019)

For more information, contact WHEAT Institute at info@wheatinstitute.com or REGISTER HERE.

NEW! Combined Art Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapy Diplomas
Complete all of our courses in a combined program to receive diplomas in both Art Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapy! This is a 650 hour program. Students will complete the Art Therapy practicum requirement of 700 hours. For further information on registration (students will need to sign contracts for both diploma programs) and fees please email info@wheatinstitute.com



"Kate Donohue is an incredible therapist and instructor - [I] cannot fully express my gratitude at having the privilege of being a student in her course; truly life-changing." -
Pam H.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - OPEN DROP IN COURSES: 

Poetry in Expressive Arts Therapy (EAT) - Summer 2019
Clowning in EAT - Summer 2019
Movement in EAT - Summer 2019
Indigenous Ways of Knowing Through the Arts - Summer 2019
Expressive Arts and its relation to Psychopathology  & developmental Psychology - August 2019
Working with Trauma: Shattering the Temenos using  Expressive Arts Therapy - August 2019

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Requirements: Students with diverse backgrounds will be admitted to this EAT Diploma for professional development training. A combination of education, expressive arts training and work experience prepares one for registration as an Expressive Arts Consultant Educator (REACE). A master’s degree in counselling or an equivalent field is required to pursue accreditation as a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT).   

Registration with the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA) is dependent on qualifications as assessed by IEATA. Further information can be found on IEATA's webpage HERE. Students who have completed the WHEAT Introduction to EAT and Advanced EAT Certificate Programs are eligible for this Diploma, and will receive credit for coursework already completed.

Note: At a minimum, a Bachelor's degree is required to register for the Expressive Arts Therapy Diploma at WHEAT

Developmental Psychology (3 credits) and Abnormal Psychology or Psychopathology (3 credits) must be completed as prerequisites or during the program.

Students will be required to have received at least 15 hours of expresssive arts therapy prior to or during the program as part of their learning.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Application deadlines: May 31st, 2019 (courses begin summer 2019). Late submissions will be accepted based on space availability.

Applicants are selected based on past academic records, a 500-word letter of intent, and three letters of recommendation.

Applicants must also submit: Documentation of previous art-making experience and are expected to have experience in clinical, rehabilitative and/or educational settings, current Resume, Child abuse registry and Criminal record check. Registration fee of $225 is due at that time. A selection committee will interview potential students. Confirmation of acceptance to the Diploma Program will occur within two weeks of application. Training completion fund of $150 plus materials fee of $200 are due upon acceptance and signing of the Tuition Contrac.

Courses take place at the St. Norbert Arts Centre and Arthur St. Studio in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

COURSEWORK 2017-2019 Cohort

Downloadable Course Study Form
  • Expressive Arts Therapy and its relation to Psychology and Psychopathology with Dr. Kate Donohue August 12th - 15th, 2017 (PD Drop-in option/ ExAT Certificate Elective)
  • Working with Trauma: Shattering the Temenos using Expressive Arts - August 16-19, 2017 with Dr. Kate Donohue (PD Drop-in Option/ ExAT Certificate Elective)
  • Art Therapy and Expressive Arts History and Theory with Dr. Christine Lummis (On line - Monday evenings) September 11- Nov 27, 2017

    Ethical and Legal Issues in Art and Expressive Arts Therapy with Dr. Christine Lummis (On-line - Wednesday evenings) January 10-April 4, 2018
  • Indigenous Ways of Knowing through the Arts with Indigenous WHEAT Facilitators & Darci Adam- August 19-22, 2018 (PD Drop-in Option)

    Expressive Arts Studio 2: Groups and social justice- August 2-6, 2018

    Poetry in Expressive Arts Therapy with Di Brandt- August 8- 10, 2018  (PD Drop-in Option)

    Clowning in Expressive Arts Therapy with David Langdon- August 11-13, 2018 (PD Drop-in Option)

    Movement in Expressive Arts Therapy with Tanja Woloshen - August 15- 17, 2018  (PD Drop-in Option)
  • Electives: Choose at least one of the following electives and not more than three
  • Focus Centred Art Therapy with Karen Wallace - November 10th-13th, 2017 
    Practicum Skills with Darci Adam - February 16-19, 2018 
  • Art Therapy Studio with Darci Adam & WHEAT Facilitators - February 15-18, 2019
  • Art Therapy to Address Addictions - July14-15, 2018 
  • Art Therapy with Families and Groups - July 16 - 17, 2018
  • Art Therapy with Children, Youth and Families- July 19 -20, 2018
    Art Therapy with Seniors - July 21-22, 2018
    Principles of Drama Therapy - July 23-26, 2018
  • Research Methods and Final Project Preparation – TBD throughout the school year
  • Entrepreneurship and Running a Small Business with Indigo Adam-Grant; Professional Practice with Darci Adam; - July 28-29 2018
  • Cultural Competency in Therapeutic Arts- Online Class Wednesdays 7-9:30 September 12th, 2018- November 2th, 2018 
  • Practicum Experience- Ongoing through the program to April 2019
    The minimum requirement for all practicums is 500 hours with at least 350 hours involving direct client contact. Students will receive both Individual and Group Supervision in a combination of ratios (1 hour of individual supervision for every 10 hours of direct client contact or 2 hours of group supervision for every 10 hours of direct client contact) to fulfill a total of 35 hours of supervision.
  • Final Project due May 2019 *with a final group weekend held in June 2019 and graduation to follow in the summer.

COURSEWORK 2018-2020 Cohort

Downloadable Course of Study Form

Expressive Arts Studio 1: Expressive Arts Theory and Practice - 8 day immersion in Sioux Lookout with Darci Adam, Tanja Woloshen and Linda Manitowabi July 10-17, 2018 (OR 8 Sundays/weekends, coupled with Practicum Skills: November 18, December 9, 2018, January 13, February 24, March 17, April 6-7, April 27, 2019)

Principles of Drama Therapy - July 23-26, 2018 (PD Drop-In Option)

Expressive Arts Studio 2: Groups and social justice - August 2-6, 2018

Poetry - August 8-10, 2018

Clowning - August 11-13, 2018

Movement - August 15-17, 2018

Indigenous ways of Knowing through the Arts with Darci Adam & Indigenous Facilitators - August 19-22, 2018

Practicum Skills & Group Supervision - November 17, December 8, 2018, January 12, February 23, March 16, 2019

Art and Expressive Arts Therapy History and Theory with Christine Lummis (On-line Mondays)- September 10- November 26, 2018

Electives: Choose at least one of these electives        
Focus Centred Art Therapy with Karen Wallace - November 9-12, 2018 (PD Drop-In Option)
Art Therapy Studio with Darci Adam & WHEAT Facilitators - February 15-18, 2019
Art Therapy to Address Addictions - July 18-19, 2019
Art therapy with Groups -July 20-21, 2019
Art Therapy with Children, Youth and Families - July 23-24, 2019
Art Therapy with Seniors - July 25-26, 2019

Ethical and Legal Issues in Art and Expressive Art Therapy with Christine Lummis (on-line Wednesdays) - January 9- April 3, 2019

Research Methods & Final project preparation- TBD throughout the school year

Entrepreneurship & Professional Practice - July 27-28, 2019

Expressive Arts Therapy and its relation to Psychopathology & developmental Psychology with Dr. Kate Donohue - August 2019

Working with Trauma: Shattering the Temenos using Expressive Art Therapy with Dr.Kate Donohue - August 2019

Cultural Competencies in the therapeutic use of Arts with Christine Lummis (On-line Wednesdays) - September 11- November 6, 2019

Practicum Experience - Ongoing throughout the program to April 2020
The minimum requirement for all practicums is 500 hours with at least 350 hours involving direct client contact. Students will receive both Individual and Group Supervision in a combination of ratios (1 hour of individual supervision for every 10 hours of direct client contact or 2 hours of group supervision for every 10 hours of direct client contact) to fulfill a total of 35 hours of supervision.
     
Final Project- May 2020 *with a final group weekend held in June 2020 and graduation to follow in the summer.

COURSE FEE INFORMATION

There is no GST on any of our tuition or course fees. All fees are listed in Canadian (CAD) dollars.

All Diploma programs:
 

$225.00 Registration fee (Deposit deducted from tuition fees)
$189.00 Training completion fund due upon registration. See details of the purpose of this fund at www.wedu.gov.mb.ca/aid/pvi/operating 
$200.00 Supply fee due upon registration.

Tuition Fees for Expressive Arts Therapy Diploma: $18,900.00  
Payment Schedule:
Term 1: $6653 due June 30, 2018
Term 2: $2155 due August 31, 2018
Term 3: $7975 due January 7, 2019
Term 4: $2117 due September 2, 2019

Thesis Completion (extension course) for all Diploma Programs:
Students will be considered graduates following completion of the Practicum as well as having completed and received a passing grade on the final project / thesis. Students requiring insurance beyond the Practicum (end of April of their second year), until such time as they graduate, will be charged $100/hour for supervision from WHEAT. Students extending their Practicum or thesis process beyond the two years (end of June of their second year) will be enrolled in Thesis Completion and charged $1000/year and $100/hour for supervision as needed.

3-Day Drop in courses and fees: $595.00
Poetry in Expressive Arts Therapy with Di Brandt - Summer 2019
Clowning in Expressive Arts Therapy with David Langdon - Summer 2019
Movement in Expressive Arts Therapy with Tanja Woloshen - Summer 2019

4-Day Drop in courses and fees: $735.00 
Indigenous Ways of Knowing through the Arts with Indigenous WHEAT facilitators and Darci Adam- August 19-22, 2018
Expressive Arts Therapy and its relation to Psychology and Psychopathology with Kate Donohue- August 2019
Working with Trauma: Shattering the Temenos using Expressive Arts Therapy with Dr. Kate Donohue- August 2019

5- Day Drop in courses and fees: $975.00
Principles of Drama Therapy - Summer 2019

We are currently in the process of receiving permission to accept International Students. Details TBA.