About Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute

© 2010 Cathy Malchiodi, PhD
© 2010 Cathy Malchiodi, PhD

The Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute is dedicated to promoting trauma-informed, expressive arts-based intervention that integrates neurodevelopment, somatic approaches, mindfulness, and principles of positive psychology. In particular, it supports the integrated, multi-modal use of creative arts including art, music/sound, dance/movement, dramatic enactment/performance, creative writing, play, integrative expressive arts therapies, and mind-body approaches for recovery and wellness in children, adults and families. These approaches assist individuals in learning how mind and body respond to the sensory aspects of traumatic events and how to enhance personal resilience and posttraumatic growth.


The Institute offers continuing education courses, workshops, supervision and consultation for mental health, healthcare and allied heath professionals and students on trauma-informed practice. Courses taught by Institute faculty are based on best practices and principles of expressive arts therapies, mind-body methods, creative arts in counseling, social work and psychology, and somatic approaches. These practices are informed by contemporary research in trauma intervention, neurodevelopment and related fields.


Location. Many people ask "where are you located?" Our Institute is virtual and our faculty are from throughout the US; our participants are from around the world and in just about every continent on the planet. Although we offer live, real-time workshops and courses, our mission is to deliver quality courses online in order to be accessible to as many professionals and students as possible.

Our Participants Are From All Over the Planet!

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