We offer an 18 credit hour certificate in Expressive Arts in Counseling (EAC). The EAC certificate program is designed for mental health professionals, school counselors, human services professionals and others who have a background in therapeutic work. The program is open to students who hold, or are working towards, a graduate or undergraduate degree in counseling or another therapeutic field, such as social work. This certificate is not aimed toward teachers, as therapeutic skills are a prerequisite. If you are a teacher and would like to pursue a counseling degree while incorporating the expressive arts certificate, please contact Dr. Hollingsworth.
Rapport & Empathy
“Art is the marriage of conscious and the unconscious” – Jean Cocteau
A solid helping relationship is traditionally built on rapport, unconditional positive regards and empathy for your clients. By augmenting this strong foundation with expressive modalities, skilled clinicians can facilitate deeper self-understanding and enhanced self-growth in their clients.
This certificate will allow you to re-energize the work you do with others – whether you work in the community mental health system, schools, residential treatment or other professional settings. you will discover methods that will help you get more in tune with your own authentic self as you learn how to help others do the same.
Incorporate the Arts in Clinical Work
“Imagination is not a talent of some men, but the health of every man.” – Emerson
You will explore the use of visual art, dramatic art, dance/movement, music and the written word in your coursework and experience activities. You will learn how to incorporate these techniques into your clinical work with individuals and groups.
|EDPS 59100 Symbolism in Expressive Arts Therapy||3|
|EDPS 51200 Painting, Poetry and Dreams||3|
|EDPS 50900 Music, movement and Spiritual Expression||3|
|51100 Professional Project: Healing Through the Arts||3|
|6 additional semester hours of course work selected with the advice and approval of
the graduate advisor
Total Credit Hours = 18
This certificate is not intended for those who require full professional training for licensure as an Expressive Arts Therapist and is not CACREP accredited. This certificate provides training for use of expressive arts as an adjunct or supplement to professional activities.
For further information, contact Dr. Lisa Hollingsworth at firstname.lastname@example.org