All Continuing Education Certificate courses may be taken as either certificate courses or as stand-alone Continuing Education courses. Prerequisites must be observed.
Our 60-hour expressive arts certificate was designed for practicing therapists, mental health professionals, organizational consultants, ministers and educators who wish to integrate the creative process and the techniques of expressive arts therapy into their work. Expressive arts therapy includes the use of one or more art forms - visual arts, dance, movement, drama, music and poetry - to facilitate self-expression, personal growth, therapeutic change, group process, team building and problem solving. The expressive arts certificate may be used to enhance a clinical practice, expand competence with a variety of art modalities, explore therapeutic interventions and/or enliven work in the classroom.
“My training in Expressive Art Therapy has proven to be an invaluable alternative for self-understanding and personal expression for the adolescents I work with, many of whom have had more than their fair share of talk therapy. The ultimate endorsement for extended study in Expressive Arts is the positive impact it has had on the people I work with. I can point to several cases where an expressive art intervention was the pivotal experience that led to successful outcomes.”
- David Benoit, MFT
Certificate Requirements: A total of six course is required. This includes one core course and five electives.
Core Course (choose one)
- Introduction to Expressive Arts Therapy
- Introduction to Expressive Arts Therapy: A Post-Jungian Approach
Courses Currently Offered:
Equivalent to 5 Electives
Introduction to Dance/Movement Therapy Level I: Theory & Practice
January 25-28, February 1-3, 2013 - San Jose campus
February 22-23, 2013 - Pleasant Hill campus
Introduction to Expressive Arts Therapy
April 5-6, 2013 - Pleasant Hill campus
Art Therapy with Traumatized Teens
May 10-11, 2013 - Pleasant Hill campus
Experiential Sandtray Therapy with Adolecents & Adults
May 31 - June 1, 2013 - San Jose campus
Expressive Arts with Children
June 14-15, 2013 - San Jose campus
Deepening Imagery with Expressive Arts
August 16-17, 2013 - Berkeley campus
Discount Available! Enroll in three classes in this series at one time and receive10 percent off each class.
Certificate Series Enrollment
The certificate program enrollment fee is $35. Please submit a Certificate Program Enrollment form on or before registering for your second course in the series. You will have three years to complete your course work from the date of your enrollment. Click here to submit your Certificate Program Enrollment online or use the downloadable enrollment form available under "Related Downloads" on the right side of this page.
Certificate Series Completion
After you have completed the all the courses needed to fulfill the certificate requirements, please complete and submit a Certificate Verification form, available under “Related Downloads” on the right side of this page. Please allow six weeks for your course work to be reviewed and a certificate to be issued to you.
Frequently Asked Questions are available under "Related Downloads" on the right side of this page.