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WHEAT News February 2, 2018

We’re Back!

After a bit of a hiatus we are happy to be back updating our blog. 2017 was a whirlwind of activity! We started our two new diploma cohorts in Art Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapy during the summer. 

At the beginning of October, we co-hosted the International Expressive Arts Therapy (IEATA) Conference on Indigenous Roots of Expressive Arts in Winnipeg. It was such a rewarding experience to have hundreds of participants from across the country and abroad join us! We are looking for your 2017 IEATA Conference stories and photos! If you had an enlightening conference experience and want to share, please send us a message via Facebook with your story and/or photos. Note that we will be compiling testimonials for sharing through our networks. Miigwetch!

In December we launched our Expressive Arts Therapy Certificate program. Our first offering is the 5-weekend series on Personal and Professional Practice which started the weekend of December 9th and continues into April 2018. We have five fantastic specialists in their fields excited to share their knowledge with our students.

News from WHEAT:

Our professional development courses and programs are valuable to anyone wishing to integrate the arts into their personal or professional practice, including school counselors, therapists, healers, coaches, educators, resource teachers, elders, clergy, and artists. 

Winter/Spring 2018 Expressive Arts Therapy weekend workshops: Join us in one of the upcoming weekend workshops. Drop-in registration is still open for any individual weekend! Space is limited, so please contact if you have any questions or are interested in registering. Meet all our instructors HERE on our faculty page.

Expressive Arts Therapy: Personal and Professional Practice Poster
Expressive Arts Therapy: Personal and Professional Practice Poster

2018 - 2020 Art, Expressive Arts, and Drama Therapy Diploma programs: Registration for our 2018 diplomas is open! Deadline to apply for one of our diploma programs is April 30th. This is a wonderful opportunity to work with renowned instructors, including Kate Donohue and Christine Lummis, while exploring the therapeutic use of the arts! You will take part in summer intensives, online coursework, practicum experience, and ongoing supervision. Further registration information can be found at

WHEAT Program Brochure, Art Therapy, Drama Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, and Professional Practice
WHEAT Program Brochure (inside view)

Summer 2018 Professional Development courses: Several of our summer elective courses will also be open for drop-in registrations. This is the perfect chance to learn from renowned experts in the field! Courses include: Principles of Drama Therapy with Armand Volkas August 2018; Poetry in Expressive Arts Therapy with Di Brandt (Winnipeg's 1st Poet Laureate) August 8-10, 2018;Clowning in Expressive Arts Therapy with David Langdon August 11-13, 2018; Movement in Expressive Arts Therapy - Instructor TBD August 15-17, 2018; and Indigenous Ways of Knowing Through the Arts August 19 - 22, 2018 with Darci Adam & Indigenous WHEAT Facilitators.

Fall 2018 Certificate programs: We will be making announcements soon about the 200-hour Expressive Arts Therapy Certificate Program, in addition to a new specialization with David Langdon in Therapeutic Clowning! The first of its kind in central Canada!

Winnipeg Foundation Scholarship: WHEAT Institute, in partnership with The Winnipeg Foundation, offers the opportunity for supporters to make tax-deductible contributions to the Winnipeg Holistic Expressive Arts Therapy Scholarship Fund. All gifts are greatly appreciated and contribute to the development of excellence in the therapeutic use of the arts. This scholarship helps to provide meaningful one-of-a kind learning opportunities to prospective students.

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And, lastly, we are excited to share new insights from WHEAT alumni, students, faculty, and professionals on the blog! Email if you are interested in contributing.

February 2, 2018


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