Online Course Catalogue | Visit Our Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Learning Center

Our online courses are for professional development and in most cases, designed to meet continuing education requirements in the US. They are generally 6 hours or 12 hours in length. This means that a 6 hour course should take learners approximately 6 hours to complete the readings, assignments and final exam or short paper. Our participants say that our courses take a little longer to complete than other online offerings because of hands-on assignments and all the material that is included in each course offering. You can complete your online courses at your own pace and schedule; you will have one year from the date of registration to complete your courses. We try to make your learning interesting by including not only standard quizzes and short answer questions, but also creative arts and play-based activities and podcasts, films and videos so that you can learn first hand about trauma-informed, creative interventions.


 At the end of each online course you will receive a Certificate of Completion. You must complete all assignments, quizzes, final exam and/or projects, and the evaluation in order to receive the Certificate. Please use the Contact Form to send us any questions you have about receiving certificates and continuing education credits. To read more about continuing education, please visit the Continuing Education page on this website. Also, please read the Frequently Asked Questions page.


Completing Your Courses. Please note that you will have one year from when you register for a course to complete it. Please also let us know if you are having any technical difficulties in completing your courses.


Disclaimer. We reserve the right to determine eligibility for registering for online courses. Upon request, professionals must show evidence of identity and credentials including master's level or higher mental health license [preferred] or professional board certification/registration from a nationally recognized certification/registration agency in one of the creative arts therapies, counseling or play therapy, or equivalent experience. Students may be asked show evidence of enrollment in a master's level or higher or equivalent course of study before beginning courses. Continuing education credits are available to individuals holding a master's level or higher degree, and a mental health license and/or professional board certification/registration from a nationally recognized credentialing board in the creative arts therapies, counseling, social work, marriage and family therapy, psychology, medicine, or play therapy.


Once you purchase your course, you will receive an email with information on how to enroll in the course and access the course site. We use buyer-protected, standard encryption PayPal to allow secure electronic payments. You do not need to have a PayPal account in order to register or pay for your courses and will be given that option when you enter the PayPal website after you place your order. 


All online courses are applicable to our Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy Learning Programs, including Level One and Level Two trainings and the EXAT and EXA-CE designations.

Refund Policy. If you are not satisfied with your online course, we will refund your registration fee minus a small handling charge if we receive your request for a refund within seven (7) days after you receive your enrollment key to access your course. After seven days, you may request a full credit to apply to another online course or to a live workshop or seminar given by Institute Faculty.