Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapist and Expressive Arts Coach-Educator


We are now offering an opportunity for those of you who are committed to using the expressive arts within your psychotherapy or other types of practices. Many of you have been with us for a long time and have accumulated many hours of coursework online and in live trainings; others are just beginning our course sequence or have started expressive arts therapy supervision with us. Many of our participants hold current psychotherapy and counseling credentials and are applying trauma-informed, expressive arts approaches in work with individuals, families, groups, and communities. Others are arts-based practitioners, educators, bodyworkers, yoga practitioners, pastoral counselors and even first responders who are using these approaches in their work in diverse settings.

 

In response to our participants over the past decade, we are excited to offer the following designations described below. Please let us know if you have any questions and more importantly, let us help you begin your pathway to completing the requirements outlined below. 



Expressive Arts Therapist--Trauma Informed [EXAT] is a continuing education program designed to help you acquire the competencies necessary to apply Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy within the context of psychotherapy and counseling. To be admitted to this program and participate in the courses and practices to achieve this designation, applicants must be hold a master's degree or higher and be licensed or board certified mental health professionals including psychologists, psychiatrists, psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychiatric nurses and addictions counselors. 

 

Requirements

 

1. Complete the application and payment to apply for this option; this process is for verification of your credential/license/board certification.

 

2. 90 hours of online or live courses via Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Institute.

 

3. 250 practice hours of Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy with individuals, families and/or groups.

 

4. 25 sessions of supervision [any combination of one-hour individual sessions and/or two-hour group sessions]; supervision is offered by qualified EXAT practitioners using online delivery [see Supervision for more information].

 

5. After completion of all previous requirements, submission of a Final Portfolio [video, media or written] demonstrating ability to apply the principles and practices of Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy.  


Initial EXAT Application Fee

Application Fee for Credential Verification for EXAT Program

$50.00

  • Available

Download
EXAT Initial Application Form
Please download and complete this form; email completed form and a copy of your current, active and unconditional credential, license or board certification to traumainformedpractice@gmail.com.
EXAT application doc.pdf
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Continuing Education: See our Continuing Education page for current CE options. We are currently working to obtain additional continuing education providers in psychology, social work and other mental health professions and will be announcing these opportunities shortly.


Expressive Arts Coach/Educator--Trauma-Informed [EXA-CE] is a continuing education program designed to help individuals in a variety of fields acquire the competencies necessary to apply trauma-informed expressive arts in your work. Applicants for this designation include individuals with degrees in the arts, humanities or education, health or other types of coaches, nurses and nurse practitioners, occupational therapists, physical therapists, emergency medical workers, acupuncturists, bodyworkers (massage therapists, Rolfers®, Craniosacral and Polarity therapists, Feldenkrais practitioners, yoga practitioners, and others), first responders, crisis center staff, educators, mediators, clergy, and chaplains.

 

Requirements

 

1. Complete the **application and payment to apply for this option; this process is for verification of your credential/license/board certification.

 

2. 60 hours of online or live courses via Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Institute.

 

3. 250 practice hours of Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts facilitation or coaching with individuals, families and/or groups.

 

4. 25 sessions of supervision [any combination of one-hour individual sessions and/or two-hour group sessions]; supervision is offered by qualified EXAT practitioners using online delivery [see Supervision for more information].

 

5. After completion of all previous requirements, submission of a Final Portfolio [video, media or written] demonstrating ability to apply the principles and practices of Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts. 

 

**Application and Fee: Please be patient with us while we get this information and payment portal on this page! 

Initial EXA-CE Application Fee

Application Fee for Credential Verification for EXAT Program

$50.00

  • Available

Download
EXA-CE Application Form
Please download and complete this form; email the completed form to traumainformedpractice@gmail.com.
EXA-CE application doc.pdf
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Final Portfolio Evaluation: You can begin this final culminating portfolio any time during your coursework and supervision. We will provide examples of successful portfolios to help guide you in developing and submitting yours. At the time of submission, an application fee of $250 is required for evaluation and review.


We are still offering the Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy Level One and Level Two Certificates as an option for those learners who simply want to complete a more limited course of training and competency. Please see this page for the requirements for these options.


Please Note: Our educational programs are designed to train professionals in applying the expressive arts more effectively with children, adults, families, groups and communities with traumatic stress. Please note: This program is not suitable for those solely seeking a personal-growth experience. Acceptance into Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy training does not ensure that all of the methods presented will be appropriate for inclusion in your professional practice. Training participants are responsible for operating within their professional scope of practice and for abiding by state and federal laws and professional codes of ethics and standards of practice within their profession. The Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute reserves the right to approve or deny any application, and/or accept or reject the participation of any person in its sole discretion and in accordance with its policies and the law.