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: January 31st, 2019 (courses start July 2019)

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

NEW! Dual Diploma in Art Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapy
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 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: 

Working with Trauma: Shattering the Temenos using  Expressive Arts Therapy - July 29 - August 1, 2019
Clowning in EAT - August 3-5, 2019
Expressive Arts and its relation to Psychopathology  & developmental Psychology - August 8 - 11, 2019
Indigenous Ways of Knowing Through the Arts - August 28 - 30, 2019
Poetry in Expressive Arts Therapy (EAT) - Summer 2020
Movement in EAT - Summer 2020

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: January 31st, 2019 (courses begin July 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 2019 - 2021 Cohort

Downloadable Course Study Form
  • * Please note these dates are subject to change.

    Orientation (half day) - July 15, 2019

    Expressive Arts Studio I: Theory and Practice - July 16 - 19, 2019
  • Expressive Arts Studio II with Dohee Lee- July 22 - 25, 2019 (PD Drop-In Option)

    Research Methods & Final Project Preparation DAY 1 with Dr. Christine Lummis - July 27, 2019

    Working with Trauma: Shattering the Temenos using Expressive Arts with Dr. Kate Donohue - July 29 - August 1, 2019 (PD Drop-in Option/ ExAT Certificate Elective)

    Expressive Arts Therapy and its relation to Psychology and Psychopathology with Dr. Kate Donohue - August 8 - 11, 2019 (PD Drop-in option/ ExAT Certificate Elective)
  • Clowning in Expressive Arts Therapy with David Langdon - August 3 -5, 2019 (PD Drop-in Option)

    Indigenous Ways of Knowing through the Arts with Victoria McIntosh - August 16-18, 2019 (PD Drop-in Option)
  • Art Therapy and Expressive Arts History and Theory with Dr. Christine Lummis (On line - Monday evenings) September - November 2019

    Practicum Skills & Group Supervision (5 Satrudays) - November 2019 - March 2020

    Ethical and Legal Issues in Art and Expressive Arts Therapy with Dr. Christine Lummis (On-line - Wednesday evenings) January - April 2020

    Principles of Drama Therapy - February 2020
  • Entrepreneurship & Professional Practice with Indigo Adam-Grant - Summer 2020

    Research Methods and Final Project Preparation DAY 2 with Dr. Christine Lummis - Summer 2020

    Poetry in Expressive Arts Therapy with Di Brandt- Summer 2020 (PD Drop-in Option)

    Movement in Expressive Arts Therapy with Tanja Woloshen - Summer 2020 (PD Drop-in Option)

    Music in Expressive Arts Therapy - Summer 2020
  • NO ELECTIVES: if students are interested in taking the Art Therapy Studio and Special Population (Addictions, Groups, Children & Seniors) courses they are encouraged to consider enrolling in the dual program of both Expressive Arts Therapy and Art Therapy. If students are interested in taking the Art Therapy course TBD November 8 – 11, 2019 they can enroll as professional development and will pay an individual course fee.
  • Art Therapy class TBD - November 8-11, 2019
  • Art Therapy Studio - Februrary 2021
  • Art Therapy to Address Addictions - July 2020
  • Art Therapy with Families and Groups - July 2020
  • Art Therapy with Children, Youth and Families- July 2020
    Art Therapy with Seniors - July 2020
  • Cultural Competency in Therapeutic Arts (Online - Wednesday evenings) - September - November 2020
  • Individual Supervision - September 2019 - April 2021

    Group Supervision with Dr. Kate Donohue - September 2019 - April 2021
  • Academic Support with Dr. Christine Lummis - ongoing through the program
  • Practicum Experience- Ongoing through the program to April 2021
    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 2020 *with graduation to follow in November 2021

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 - 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 16 - April 10, 2019

Research Methods & Final project preparation- January 26, 2019 (online) and July 28, 2019

Entrepreneurship & Professional Practice - August 3 - 5, 2019

Expressive Arts Therapy and its relation to Psychopathology & developmental Psychology with Dr. Kate Donohue - August 8 - 11, 2019

Working with Trauma: Shattering the Temenos using Expressive Art Therapy with Dr.Kate Donohue - July 29 - August 1, 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 graduation to follow November 2020.

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, 2019
Term 2: $2155 due August 31, 2019
Term 3: $7975 due January 1, 2020
Term 4: $2117 due September 1, 2020

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 
Clowning in Expressive Arts Therapy with David Langdon
Movement in Expressive Arts Therapy with Tanja Woloshen
Indigenous Ways of Knowing through the Arts with Victoria McIntosh

4-Day Drop in courses and fees: $735.00 
Expressive Arts Therapy and its relation to Psychology and Psychopathology with Kate Donohue
Working with Trauma: Shattering the Temenos using Expressive Arts Therapy with Dr. Kate Donohue

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

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