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WHEAT Institute

Courses

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Expressive Arts Certificate

2020-2021

Winnipeg

Art Therapy Diploma

2020-2022

Winnipeg

Expressive Arts Diploma

2020-2022

Winnipeg

Dual Diploma

2020-2023

Winnipeg

Dual Diploma

2022 - 2023

Saskatoon

Expressive Arts Certificate

2020 - 2021

Saskatoon

Art Therapy Diploma

2022 - 2022

Saskatoon

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Art Therapy Counselling Skills and Techniques

Maria Riccardi

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.

Orientation

Winnipeg Location

Darci Adam & Stephanie Scott

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

Art Therapy Studio 1 Counselling, Assessment and Working with Trauma

Winnipeg Location

Maria Riccardi

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.

Research Methods & Final Project Preparation DAY 1

Winnipeg Location

Christine Lummis

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.

Indigenous Ways of Knowing through the Arts

Winnipeg Location

Victoria McIntosh

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.

Art and Expressive Art Therapy History and Theory

Winnipeg Location

Christine Lummis

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.

Beginner Cree Language

Winnipeg Location

Bill Cook

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.

Focus Centred Art Therapy

Winnipeg Location

Karen Wallace

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.

Ethical & Legal Issues in Art and Expressive Arts Therapy

Winnipeg Location

Christine Lummis

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.

Art Therapy Studio 2 Special Populations

Winnipeg Location

Christine Lummis

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.

Research Methods & Final Project Preparation DAY 2

Winnipeg Location

Christine Lummis

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.

Entrepreneurship and Running a Professional Practice

Winnipeg Location

Indigo Adam-Grant

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.

Cultural Competencies in Counselling

Winnipeg Location

Christine Lummis

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.

Art Therapy Studio

Winnipeg Location

Tzafi Weinberg

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.

Closure Studio Weekend

Winnipeg Location

Darci Adam

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.

Expressive Arts Studio I

Winnipeg Location

Marg Janick-Grayston

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.

Expressive Arts Studio II

Winnipeg Location

Fyre Jean Graveline

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.

Expressive Arts Therapy and its Relation to Psychopathology and Developmental Psychology

Winnipeg Location

Kate Donohue

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.

Principles of Drama Therapy

Winnipeg Location

Csilla Przibislawsky

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.

Movement in Expressive Arts Therapy

Winnipeg Location

Tanja Woloshen

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.