WHEAT Institute

Courses

Course of Study Schedules 

Art Therapy Diploma

2020-2022

Winnipeg

Indigenized Art Therapy Diploma

2020 - 2022

Winnipeg

Expressive Arts Diploma

2020-2022

Winnipeg

Dual Diploma

2020-2023

Winnipeg

Expressive Arts Certificate

2020-2021

Winnipeg

Dual Diploma

2021 - 2023

Saskatoon

Art Therapy Diploma

2021 - 2023

Saskatoon

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COMING SOON!

May 1, 2020 update: All classes listed in July and August 2020 will be offered online. Depending on COVID-19 and health recommendations in-person programming may resume in November, February, or next summer.

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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 Counselling, Skills & Techniques

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.

Art Therapy Assessment and Field Research

Winnipeg Location

Maria Riccardi

TBA

Working with Trauma using Art Therapy

Winnipeg Location

Maria Riccardi

TBA

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.

Nehiyawewin, the land and life as art

Winnipeg Location

Kevin Lewis

Participants will spend 4 days exploring nêhiyaw worldview and nȇhiyawewin (Cree language) in a northern Saskatchewan traditional camp setting. Kâniyâsihk Culture Camp provides land-based, traditional art-making activities involving medicine hikes, canoeing, birch bark basketry, canoeing making, paddle making, beading and feather work.

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.

Treating Trauma in Children and Adolescents using Expressive Arts

Winnipeg Location

Carmen Richardson

TBA

Expressive Arts to Treat Sexually Abused and Sexually Acting Out Children and Adolescents

Winnipeg Location

Carmen Richardson

TBA

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.

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.

Practicum Skills

Winnipeg Location

Darci Adam

Further develop your toolbox of expressive arts therapy skills in this applied counselling course. Students may use work or personal settings to bring forth case studies. This course serves as a Pre-Requisite to the Practicum Course in the U of W PBDE Program.

Expressive Arts Personal & Professional Practice

Winnipeg Location

Experts in each Field

Students will develop strategies to work therapeutically with the arts through leadership by experts in mindfulness, movement, drama and music over six weekends. Weekend 1: Art making as Mindfulness, Weekend 2: Poetry, Weekend 3: Creative Drama, Weekend 4: Exploring Indigenous Knowledge and Perspectives through Art, Weekend 5: Movement: Being Butoh Body, Weekend 6: Music & Spoken Word

Indigenous 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.

Art & Expressive Arts Therapy Training Group

Winnipeg Location

TBA

TBA

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 Documentation

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.

Art Therapy 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.

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.

Learning to listen,

in colour.

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