Learning to listen,

in colour.

Phone us:

204-293-3869

Follow us:

  • Facebook - White Circle
  • Twitter - White Circle
  • YouTube - White Circle
  • Instagram - White Circle

WHEAT Institute

Courses

Download the Course of Study for Specific Dates

Expressive Arts Certificate 2019-2020

Winnipeg

Art Therapy 2019-2021

Winnipeg

Expressive Arts Diploma 2019-2021

Winnipeg

Expressive Arts Certificate 2019-2020

Saskatoon

*2020 Course of Study Schedules to come shortly

Explore

Our Courses

1. Select your preferred location

arrow&v

2. Select your preferred program to explore compulsory and elective courses

arrow&v
arrow&v
arrow&v
arrow&v

3. If you're interested in an alternate program hit the pink "reset filters" button and go back to step 1!

Art Therapy Counselling Skills and Techniques

This course introduces the process of counselling and the fundamental skills involved in becoming an art therapist. It provides the opportunity to explore, develop, and practice the skills required for effective art-therapeutic interventions across varied theoretical orientations, treatment approaches and with different populations and groups.

Maria Riccardi

Orientation

1/2 half day gathering for the new cohort! Welcome to the program and review of the student handbooks.

Winnipeg Location

Darci Adam & Stephanie Scott

.5 days

July (1st Year)

Art Therapy Studio 1 Counselling, Assessment and Working with Trauma

Maria Riccardi will introduce students to the process of counselling, art therapy assessment techniques, treatment planning, trauma-informed practice, and the fundamental skills involved in becoming an art therapist. Students will have the opportunity to explore, develop, and practice the skills required for effective art-therapeutic interventions across varied theoretical orientations, treatment approaches and with different populations and groups.

Winnipeg Location

Maria Riccardi

10 days

July (1st Year)

Research Methods & Final Project Preparation DAY 1

This course is designed to prepare students to engage in applied arts-based research cumulating in the writing of their final practice-based project thesis. Students will engage in art-based and written activities to workshop their research ideas and engage in outlining and defining their research topic including clinical population, rationale, research activities.

Winnipeg Location

Christine Lummis

1 days

July (1st Year)

Indigenous Ways of Knowing through the Arts

This class will offer participants exposure to a local Anishnaabe Indigenous world view through Indigenous art and personal art-making. Students will explore methodologies, concepts, cultural perspectives, ceremony and art forms of Indigenous peoples of Manitoba.

Winnipeg Location

Victoria McIntosh

3 days

August (1st Year)

Art and Expressive Art Therapy History and Theory

This course introduces students to the history of art and expressive arts therapy and theoretical orientations developed through the evolution of the field. A breadth of theories will be introduced to inform art and expressive arts therapy clinical practice through readings, online discussion and art activities.

Winnipeg Location

Christine Lummis

Online Evenings (30 hours)

September - November (1st Year)

Beginner Cree Language

This course is an introduction to the Cree language: no prior knowledge of the Cree language is assumed. The class covers basic oral expression, grammar, drill, practice and conversational dialogues. Skills will be developed in all four communicative skills –listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Winnipeg Location

Bill Cook

Online Evenings (10 hours/term)

Term 1: Sept 17 - Nov 19 2019, Term 2: Jan - April 2020, Term 3: Sept - Nov 2020, Term 4: Jan - April 2021 (Online)

Focus Centred Art Therapy

Students will practice and explore how to use Focused Centered Art Therapy with different populations and groups. Students will practice self-focusing, focusing with clients and focusing with groups.

Winnipeg Location

Karen Wallace

3 days

November (1st Year)

Ethical & Legal Issues in Art and Expressive Arts Therapy

This course will cover essential information on the Canadian Art Therapy Code of Ethics. The course will focus on learning ethical decision making to support students in negotiating ethical situations in their practicum and to inform art and expressive arts therapies clinical practice.

Winnipeg Location

Christine Lummis

Online Evenings (30 hours)

January - April (1st Year)

Art Therapy Studio 2 Special Populations

Christine Lummis will introduce students to the fundamentals of working with different populations and groups. Students will learn theoretical knowledge and practical skills for addiction treatment and recovery, working with groups, use of art therapy with children, youth and families, and clinical considerations and therapeutic activities for working with seniors.

Winnipeg Location

Christine Lummis

8 days

July (2nd Year)

Research Methods & Final Project Preparation DAY 2

This class is intended to assist students in formalizing their applied arts-based research projects cumulating in the writing of their final practice-based project thesis. Course content will consist mainly of student discussion and presentation in order to workshop research projects.

Winnipeg Location

Christine Lummis

1 days

July (2nd Year)

Entrepreneurship and Running a Professional Practice

In this course students will learn practical knowledge about staring their own business. Knowledge includes business development, basic accounting skills and marketing strategies. A functional business plan will be created during this course.

Winnipeg Location

Indigo Adam-Grant

3 days

July (2nd Year)

Cultural Competencies in Counselling

Students will discuss issues that address a broad spectrum of cultural factors, which influence art therapy practice. Readings, lectures, discussions, art-based activities, and assignments are used to explore personal cultural identity and values, socio-cultural awareness, cultural competency, and culturally sensitive art therapy interventions.

Winnipeg Location

Christine Lummis

Online Evenings (30 hours)

September-November (2nd Year)

Art Therapy Studio

This course will introduce a variety of art mediums and exercises. The practical application of this course will allow students the opportunity to feel comfortable with a wide range of art materials.

Winnipeg Location

Tzafi Weinberg

4 days

February (4 day weekend - 2nd Year)

Closure Studio Weekend

2-day celebratory gathering and closure for the graduating cohort! Students will share one client case study, a case study of themselves, on their personal tranformation over the course of the program, and a brief presentation on their new business and/or integration of art therapy into their workplace. We will end by creating a gift for each other, and sending the group off in style to embark on their freshly transformed lives.

Winnipeg Location

Darci Adam

2 days

June (2nd Year)

Expressive Arts Studio I

This course will introduce students to the use of expressive arts strategies, which acknowledge multiple intelligences and right brain ways of knowing. Students will explore principles and practices of expressive arts that can be creatively applied in schools, agencies, creative programs, and private therapy practices. These highly experiential processes include the modalities of visual art, movement, music, writing, drama, and meditation.

Winnipeg Location

Marg Janick-Grayston

5 days

July (1st Year - Diploma)

Expressive Arts Studio II

LIFE Changing HeARTs: Creating a Resilient and Sustainable Practice. Students will experience the process of Creating a Resilient and Sustainable Practice, by engaging collaboratively in an arts-based healing process, grounded in Indigenous philosophies and practices.

Winnipeg Location

Fyre Jean Graveline

5 days

July (1st Year - Diploma)

Expressive Arts Therapy and its Relation to Psychopathology and Developmental Psychology

This course introduces students to the archetypal and developmental approaches to character/personality development. This course will use mythological themes that underline human development and explore the complexes that create the psychopathology framework.

Winnipeg Location

Kate Donohue

4 days

August (2nd Year)

Movement in Expressive Arts Therapy

This course will provide students with an introductory sampling of theory and movement applications, stemming from Western and Eastern influences, intended for personal practice, and workplace. Students will be introduced to Yoga, Contemplative Movement, Contemporary Dance Improvisation, Trance Dance, Butoh, and 5 Rhythms.

Winnipeg Location

Tanja Woloshen

3 days

Summer (2nd Year)

Principles of Drama Therapy

This course will provide participants with an experience of being in a drama therapy group. A variety of drama therapy techniques will be utilized, including improvisation, acting techniques, Psychodramatic techniques, Playback Theatre techniques and creative ritual.

Winnipeg Location

Csilla Przibislawsky

4 days

February (4 day weekend - 1st Year)