EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY DIPLOMA

EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY DIPLOMA PROGRAM

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). See www.ieata.org for details or contact WHEAT. 

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

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."

Application deadline: May 31st, 2017 (Course start date August 2017)

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

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - OPEN DROP IN COURSES - contact WHEAT for more info

Expressive Arts Therapy and its relation to Psychology and Psychopathology - August 12th - 15th, 2017 with Dr. Kate Donohue
Working with Trauma: Shattering the Temenos using Expressive Arts - August 16-19, 2017 with Dr. Kate Donohue
Principles of Drama Therapy – August 2018 with Armand Volkas

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 www.ieata.org. 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

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 Contract (Total $350).

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

COURSEWORK 2017-2019 Cohort

Downloadable Course Study Form
  • Distance Diploma Program in Expressive Arts- Program under development. Contact WHEAT Institute for more details.
  • Expressive Arts Studio 1: Working with Individuals, August 6-10th 2017 
  • 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 September 13- Nov 29, 2017

    Ethical and Legal Issues in Art and Expressive Arts Therapy with Dr. Christine Lummis- On-line January 10-April 4, 2018
  • Indigenous Ways of Knowing through the Arts with Indigenous WHEAT Facilitators & Darci Adam- July 23- 26, 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 - Instructor TBD August 15- 18, 2018  (PD Drop-in Option)
  • Electives: Choose at least one of the following electives and not more than three
  • Focusing with Karen Wallace - November 10th-13th, 2017 
    Practicum Skills with Darci Adam - February 16th-19th, 2018 
  • Art & Expressive Arts Therapy Studio 1 with Darci Adam & WHEAT Facilitators - November 9th-12th, 2018 
  • Art & Expressive Arts Therapy Studio 2 with Darci Adam & WHEAT Facilitators February 15th-19th, 2019 
    Art Therapy to Address Addictions with Karen Wallace - July14-15, 2018 
  • Art Therapy with Families and Groups - July 16 - 17, 2018
  • Art Therapy with Children, Youth and Families- July 19 -20, 2018
  • Research Methods and Final Project Preparation – July 28-29,2018  
  • Professional Practice with Darci Adam; Entrepreneurship and Running a Small Business with Indigo Adam-Grant - July 30- 31, 2018
  • Cultural Competency in Therapeutic Arts- Online Class Wednesdays 7-9:30 September 12th, 2018- November 2th, 2018 
  • Individual Supervision (as per individual arrangements September 1, 2017 - April, 2019) and Group Supervision (September 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018)
  • Practicum Experience- Ongoing
  • Final Project due April 1, 2019

COURSEWORK 2018-2020 Cohort

TBA.

COURSE FEE INFORMATION

All Diploma programs

$225.00 Registration fee (Deposit deducted from tuition fees)
$150.00 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: $15,000.00  
Payment Schedule for Distance EAT students:

Term 1 Payment 1: $2400 due May 31, 2017; Payment 2 $2580 due August 15, 2017
Term 2 Payment: $ 3420 due December 15, 2017
Term 3 Payment: $ 6600 due May 15, 2018

4-Day Drop in Course and fees: $735.00 
Indigenous Ways of Knowing through the Arts with Indigenous WHEAT facilitators and Darci Adam- July 23- 26, 2017
Expressive Arts Therapy and its relation to Psychology and Psychopathology with Kate Donohue- August 12-15, 2017
Working with Trauma: Shattering the Temenos using Expressive Arts Therapy with Dr. Kate Donohue- August 16-19, 2017

5- Day Drop in courses and fees: $975.00
Principles of Drama Therapy with Armand Volkas- August, 2018

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