EXPRESSIVE ARTS and EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY DIPLOMAS

Manitoba and Saskatchewan

EXPRESSIVE ARTS and EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY
DIPLOMA PROGRAMS

Take advantage of cross-disciplinary training in Expressive Arts and Expressive Arts Therapy with experts in the field. WHEAT is the only Private Vocational Institute to offer both Art Therapy & Expressive Arts Therapy Diplomas.

Expressive arts therapy provides an alternative, cooperative and creative approach for amplifying wellness and addressing emotional and psychological difficulties through the therapeutic use of the arts. The work has a firm basis in psychodynamic theory and developmental psychology. The Diploma in Expressive Arts and Expressive Arts Therapy is an intensive program spanning the course of two summer intensives, and includes online coursework, practicum experience and ongoing supervision.

Graduates of this program will have the training necessary to begin the registration process as professional members of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association as either Registered Expressive Arts Therapists (REAT) or Registered Expressive Arts Consultants (REACE). A Master's degree is required to register as a REAT. REACE candidates may follow the Formal (Master's degree required) or Informal Pathway (combination of work experience and training). Further information on REACE registration can be found HERE. Work hours completed as part of an educational requirement (practicum, internship) can be accepted if they meet all requirements for work experience. A maximum of 200 hours may be earned in this manner. IEATA will accept work experience that may have happened prior to or simultaneous with an educational program.100 hours of work experience may be accepted for expressive arts research and articles and publications under the category of Research and Publications, this will include hours of work students spend on their final research projects outside of class contact time with instructors.

IEATA Mission: "The International Expressive Arts Therapy Association supports artists, educators, consultants and therapists using multi-modal arts processes for personal and community transformation. We provide a global forum for dialogue; promote guiding principles for professional practice, and work to increase recognition and use of expressive arts as a powerful tool for psychological, physical and spiritual wellness."

Application deadline: We are accepting registrations through June 2019 permitted space availability (courses start July 2019)

For more information, contact WHEAT Institute at info@wheatinstitute.com or REGISTER HERE 


NEW! Dual Diploma in Art Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapy
Complete all of our courses in a combined program to receive diplomas in both Art Therapy and Expressive Arts! This is a 700 hour program. Students will complete the Art Therapy practicum requirement of 700 hours and Expressive Arts practicum requirement of 200 hours. For further information on registration and fees please email info@wheatinstitute.com


"Kate Donohue is an incredible therapist and instructor - [I] cannot fully express my gratitude at having the privilege of being a student in her course; truly life-changing." -
Pam, Expressive Arts Diploma student 2017


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - OPEN DROP IN COURSES: 

Expressive Arts Therapy Studio II with Fyre Jean Graveline July 22 - 25, 2019
Working with Trauma: Shattering the Temenos using  Expressive Arts Therapy with Kate Donohue August 3 - 6, 2019
Expressive Arts and its relation to Psychopathology  & Developmental Psychology with Kate Donohue August 8 - 11, 2019
Indigenous Ways of Knowing Through the Arts with Victoria McIntosh August 13-15, 2019
Principles of Drama Therapy with Csilla Przibislawsky February 14-17, 2020
Poetry in Expressive Arts Therapy - Summer 2020
Movement in Expressive Arts Therapy - Summer 2020
Clowning in Expressive Arts Therapy - Summer 2020
Music In Expressive Arts Therapy - Summer 2020

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Requirements: Students with diverse backgrounds will be admitted to this Expressive Arts and Expressive Arts Therapy Diploma program for professional development training. A combination of education, expressive arts training and work experience prepares one for registration as an Expressive Arts Consultant Educator (REACE). A master’s degree in counselling or an equivalent field is required to pursue accreditation as a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT).   

Registration with the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA) is dependent on qualifications as assessed by IEATA. Further information can be found on IEATA's webpage HERE. Students who have completed the WHEAT Introduction to EAT and Advanced EAT Certificate Programs are eligible for this Diploma, and will receive credit for coursework already completed.

Note: At a minimum, a Bachelor's degree is required to register for the Expressive Arts Therapy Diploma at WHEAT

Developmental Psychology (3 credits) and Abnormal Psychology or Psychopathology (3 credits) must be completed as prerequisites or during the program.

Students will be required to have received at least 15 hours of expresssive arts therapy prior to or during the program as part of their learning.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Application deadlines: We are accepting registrations through June 2019 permitted space availability.

Applicants are selected based on past academic records, a 500-word letter of intent, and three letters of recommendation.

Applicants must also submit: Documentation of previous art-making experience and are expected to have experience in clinical, rehabilitative and/or educational settings, current Resume, Child abuse registry and Criminal record check. Registration fee of $225 is due at that time. A selection committee will interview potential students. Confirmation of acceptance to the Diploma Program will occur within two weeks of application. Training completion fund of $150 plus materials fee of $200 are due upon acceptance and signing of the Tuition Contrac.

Manitoba courses take place at the St. Norbert Arts Centre and Arthur St. Studio in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Saskatchewan courses take place at Ancient Spirals Retreat 10 minutes south of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

COURSEWORK 2019 - 2021 Cohort

Downloadable Course Study Form
  • * Please note these dates are subject to change. Classes take place in Winnipeg unless otherwise noted as "online".

    Orientation (half day) - July 15, 2019

    Expressive Arts Studio I: Theory and Practice - July 16 - 19, 2019
  • Expressive Arts Studio II with Fyre Jean Graveline - July 22 - 25, 2019 (PD Drop-In Option)

    Research Methods & Final Project Preparation DAY 1 with Dr. Christine Lummis - July 27, 2019

    Working with Trauma: Shattering the Temenos using Expressive Arts with Dr. Kate Donohue - August 3 - 6, 2019 (PD Drop-in Option/ ExAT Certificate Elective)

    Expressive Arts Therapy and its relation to Psychology and Psychopathology with Dr. Kate Donohue - August 8 - 11, 2019 (PD Drop-in option/ ExAT Certificate Elective)
  • Indigenous Ways of Knowing through the Arts with Victoria McIntosh - August 13 - 15, 2019 (PD Drop-in Option)
  • Cree Language with William Cook (On-line for 1 hour/week for 10 weeks/term) Sept – Nov 2019; Jan – April 2020; Sept – Nov 2020; and Jan – April 2021

    Art Therapy and Expressive Arts History and Theory with Dr. Christine Lummis (On line - Monday evenings) September - November 2019

    Practicum Skills & Group Supervision (5 Saturdays) - November 2019 - March 2020

    Ethical and Legal Issues in Art and Expressive Arts Therapy with Dr. Christine Lummis (On-line - Wednesday evenings) January - April 2020

    Principles of Drama Therapy with Csilla Przibislawsky- February 14 - 17, 2020
  • Entrepreneurship & Professional Practice with Indigo Adam-Grant - Summer 2020

    Research Methods and Final Project Preparation DAY 2 with Dr. Christine Lummis - Summer 2020

    Poetry in Expressive Arts Therapy with Di Brandt- Summer 2020 (PD Drop-in Option)

    Movement in Expressive Arts Therapy with Tanja Woloshen - Summer 2020 (PD Drop-in Option)

    Clowning in Expressive Arts Therapy with David Langdon - Summer 2020 (PD Drop-in Option)

    Music in Expressive Arts Therapy - Summer 2020
  • NO ELECTIVES: if students are interested in taking the Art Therapy Studio and Special Population (Addictions, Groups, Children & Seniors) courses they are encouraged to consider enrolling in the dual program of both Expressive Arts Therapy and Art Therapy. If students are interested in taking Focus Centred Art Therapy November 8 – 11, 2019 they can enroll as professional development and will pay an individual course fee.
  • Focus Centred Art Therapy - November 8-11, 2019
  • Art Therapy Studio - Februrary 2021
  • Art Therapy to Address Addictions - July 2020
  • Art Therapy with Families and Groups - July 2020
  • Art Therapy with Children, Youth and Families- July 2020
    Art Therapy with Seniors - July 2020
  • Cultural Competency in Therapeutic Arts (Online - Wednesday evenings) - September - November 2020
  • Individual Supervision - September 2019 - April 2021

    Group Supervision with Kate Donohue - September 2019 - April 2021
  • Academic Support with Christine Lummis - ongoing through the program
  • Practicum Experience- Ongoing through the program to April 2021
    The minimum requirement for Expressive Arts students * is 200 direct client contact hours and 150 indirect client contact hours, in keeping with association guidelines. Students will receive both Individual and Group Supervision to fulfill a total of 41 hours of supervision or until the practicum hours are complete, whichever comes first. This requirement exceeds IEATA criteria, modeled partly after the Canadian Art Therapy Association requirements for supervision to provide support for Expressive Arts students in their practicum placements.
    * Students with a MA in Fine Arts may register for additional supervision hours to complete 500 hours of practicum for clinical practice required for registration as a REAT with IEATA.
  • Final Project due May 2020 *with graduation to follow in November 2021

    Closure Studio Weekend in June 2021

COURSEWORK 2018-2020 Cohort

Coursework 2019 - 2021 Cohort

Downloadable Course of Study Form


* Please note these dates are subject to change. Classes take place in Saskatoon unless otherwise noted as “in Winnipeg” or “online”.

Orientation (half day) – July 2, 2019

Nehiyawewin, the Land and Life as Art with Lana Whiskeyjack - July 3 - 6, 2019 (PD option)

Expressive Arts Studio I: Theory and Practice - July 16 - 19, 2019 in Winnipeg

Expressive Arts Studio II with Fyre Jean Graveline - July 22 - 25, 2019 in Winnipeg

Working with Trauma: Shattering the Temenos using Expressive Arts with Kate Donohue - August 3 - 6, 2019 in Winnipeg

Expressive Arts Therapy and its relation to Psychology and Psychopathology with Kate Donohue - August 8 - 11, 2019 in Winnipeg

Indigenous Ways of Knowing through the Arts with Victoria McIntosh - August 13 - 15, 2019 in Winnipeg

Cree Language with William Cook (On-line for 1 hour/week for 10 weeks/term) Sept – Nov 2019; Jan – April 2020; Sept –Nov 2020; and Jan – April 2021

Art Therapy and Expressive Arts History and Theory with Christine Lummis (On line - Monday evenings) September - November 2019

Research Methods & Final Project Preparation DAY 1 with Mary Norton- October 4, 2019

Practicum Orientation and Skills with Darci Adam - October 5 - 6, 2019

Focus Centred Art Therapy with Karen Wallace - November 8 - 11, 2019 in Winnipeg

Ethical and Legal Issues in Art and Expressive Arts Therapy with Christine Lummis (On-line - Wednesday evenings) January - April 2020

Principles of Drama Therapy with Csilla Przibislawsky - February 14 - 17, 2020 in Winnipeg

Cultural Immersion at Island Lake with Kevin Lewis - Summer 2020 (PD option)

Research Methods & Final Project Preparation DAY 2 with Christine Lummis - Summer 2020

Entrepreneurship & Professional Practice with Indigo Adam-Grant - Summer 2020

Poetry in Expressive Arts Therapy with Di Brandt

Movement in Expressive Arts Therapy with Tanja Woloshen

Music in Expressive Arts Therapy

Clowning in Expressive Arts Therapy with David Langdon

Cultural Competency in Therapeutic Arts with Christine Lummis (Online - Wednesday evenings) - September - November 2020

Individual Supervision - September 2019 - April 2021

Group Supervision with Kate Donohue - September 2019 - April 2021

Academic Support with Christine Lummis - ongoing through the program 

Practicum Experience- Ongoing through the program to April 2021
The minimum requirement for Expressive Arts students * is 200 direct client contact hours and 150 indirect client contact hours, in keeping with association guidelines. Students will receive both Individual and Group Supervision to fulfill a total of 41 hours of supervision or until the practicum hours are complete, whichever comes first. This requirement exceeds IEATA criteria,modeled partly after the Canadian Art Therapy Association requirements for supervision to provide support for Expressive Arts students in their practicum placements.
* Students with a MA in Fine Arts may register for additional supervision hours to complete 500 hours of practicum for clinical practice required for registration as a REAT with IEATA.

Final Project due May 2020 *with graduation to follow in November 2021

Closure Studio Weekend in June 2021

COURSE FEE INFORMATION

There is no GST on any of our tuition or course fees. All fees are listed in Canadian (CAD) dollars.

All Diploma programs:
 

$225.00 Registration fee (Deposit deducted from tuition fees)
$189.00 Training completion fund due upon registration. See details of the purpose of this fund at www.wedu.gov.mb.ca/aid/pvi/operating 
$200.00 Supply fee due upon registration.
$50.00 Graduation fee due in final term.

Tuition Fees for Expressive Arts Therapy Diploma: $18,900.00 CAD
Payment Schedule is calculated on the course hours completed in the given time. An estimate will be provided to students upon acceptance.
Term 1 due June 1, 2019
Term 2 due September 30, 2019
Term 3 due January 31, 2020
Term 4 due June 1, 2020
Term 5 due September 30, 2020
Term 6 due January 31, 2021

Thesis Completion (extension course) for all Diploma Programs:
Students will be considered graduates following completion of the Practicum as well as having completed and received a passing grade on the final project / thesis. Students requiring insurance beyond the Practicum (end of April of their second year), until such time as they graduate, will be charged $100/hour for supervision from WHEAT. Students extending their Practicum or thesis process beyond the two years (end of June of their second year) will be enrolled in Thesis Completion and charged $1000/year and $100/hour for supervision as needed.

3-Day Drop in courses and fees: $595.00
Poetry in Expressive Arts Therapy with Di Brandt 
Clowning in Expressive Arts Therapy with David Langdon
Movement in Expressive Arts Therapy with Tanja Woloshen
Indigenous Ways of Knowing through the Arts with Victoria McIntosh

4-Day Drop in courses and fees: $735.00 
Expressive Arts Therapy Studio II with Fyre Jean Graveline
Expressive Arts Therapy and its relation to Psychology and Psychopathology with Kate Donohue
Working with Trauma: Shattering the Temenos using Expressive Arts Therapy with Kate Donohue
Focus Centred Art Therapy with Karen Wallace
Principles of Drama Therapy with Csilla Przibislawsky

5- Day Drop in courses and fees: $975.00

We are currently in the process of receiving permission to accept International Students. Details TBA.