Expressive Arts Therapy Supervision

Institute Faculty: Emily Johnson Welsh, LPAT, LPCC, ATR-BC, REAT & Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, REAT

To learn more about online individual and group supervision options and costs, please go to Individual and Group Supervision page. Supervision is open to those practitioners working on the EXAT and EXA-CE designations, REAT designation with IEATA, and art therapists, play therapists and others seeking supervision for enrichment and competency in using expressive arts in their practices.

REAT, EXAT, EXA-CE, and ATR Supervision with Emily Johnson Welsh LPAT, ATR-BC, LPCC, REAT, RYT 200


Emily Johnson Welsh offers technology-assisted distance supervision for those working towards the REAT (Registered Expressive Art Therapist) and ATR (Registered Art Therapist). As a graduate of Lesley University’s Expressive Arts Therapy and Mental Health Counseling program in 2008, Emily has had over 9 years of experience in the field.  Emily is a licensed and board-certified art therapist, licensed counselor, registered expressive arts therapist and a Yoga Alliance Registered yoga teacher. She has first-hand knowledge in working with individuals, families and groups of all ages, in a variety of creative, therapeutic modalities.


Emily is most excited to offer professionals seeking web-based supervision the opportunity to explore and refine their most authentic, creative, and therapeutic voice. She values safe and structured support with genuine, heartfelt compassion. As faculty for the Trauma-informed Expressive Arts Therapy Institute, she brings a current knowledge of “brain-wise” approaches and body based interventions that focus on resilience.


Emily’s accomplishments in the field include presentations at conferences for the American Art Therapy Association, Buckeye Art Therapy Association, Kentucky Association for Play Therapy, and International Expressive Art Therapy Association;  authoring and co-authoring chapters in the book Art Therapy and Healthcare (Guildford Press, 2013) ; co-designing and co-facilitating the online artmaking workshop  “Art Therapy + Happiness Project;"  being awarded "Cure Champion" by the American Cancer Society for my accomplishments in bringing expressive art therapy and yoga programming to families fighting cancer.


A few essentials to your supervision experience with Emily:

  • Initial consultation via email or phone to assess your needs and fit for supervision
  • Customized plan to fit your specific needs as a growing professional
  • Flexible scheduling of video teleconferencing supervision via Skype or other agreed upon, compliant platform
  • Creative modalities brought into each supervision session
  • Compliance with all safety standards related to technology and information transfer, such as confidentiality of PHI and HIPAA.
  • Honest and clear feedback of supervisees work and skills
  • Application of principals outlined by the Trauma-informed Expressive Arts Therapies Institute in every client based interaction.
  • Focus on supporting your specific professional goals through cultivating your personal strengths, abilities, and authentic creative voice.
  • Gain useful tools and ideas that directly apply to your clients and practice.
  • Support with the application process for supervisee’s registration.

*Please note the following:

  • Each supervisee is responsible for organizing the site and clinical experience, as well as client contact hours which complies with the requirements outlined in your specific registration application.
  • The Art Therapy Credentials Board only accepts distance supervision if there is no ATR, ATR-BC, or ATCS within a 100 mile radius of your workplace.
Emily Johnson Welsh with Shawna during Yoga Session
Emily Johnson Welsh with Shawna during Yoga Session
“Transferential;” Supervisor Artwork, mixed media on canvas © Emily Johnson Welsh
“Transferential;” Supervisor Artwork, Mixed media on canvas © Emily Johnson Welsh

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