Expressive Arts Therapy Training Program: Fall 2022 Information Session

Now Accepting Applicants for Fall 2022

Information Session: (On-line) Monday, April 25, 5pm
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The Create Institute Expressive Arts training program provides a theoretical basis in the field of Expressive Arts Therapy, while familiarizing students with those elements of therapeutic practice common to all approaches. As well as theory, we emphasize experiential learning in which students are encouraged to explore the different dimensions of arts-based therapeutic practice, both in community and in individual client sessions. We especially encourage intermodal work in our classes and workshops. We also stress an adult-education model where students are recognized as having the capacity to understand and shape their own learning process.

The Create Institute is recognized by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.


The Create Institute offers a three-year training program in Expressive Arts Therapy. The program is designed to immerse students in an intensive, arts-based educational process that is beneficial for their professional development as expressive arts therapists, as well as for their personal and creative growth. The curriculum includes experiential, practical and theoretical training both in class and as offered through a variety of practicum placement sites.

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The Create Institute is a registered private career college under the Private Career Colleges Act 2005

ONLINE Professional and Personal Development Courses:

Expressive Arts can expand and enhance your work with individuals, groups and communities.

The Art of Trauma: Expressive arts with clients who have had traumatic experiences
June 6 – July 25, 2022

This eight-week course is designed to support psychotherapists, social workers, front-line staff and other professionals who work with clients who have experienced trauma.

The course uses the basic principles and practice of intermodal expressive arts to guide participants in developing an approach that will help clients shape their relationship to their traumatic experience. Through experiential learning and art making, participants will discover how different artistic practices can help clients engage with their difficult stories. Professionals will also use the arts to explore their own counter-transference and find ways to hold their clients’ suffering.

Registration deadline: June 1, 2022 (Register early, by May 16th to receive a $100 discount)

(This course does not require approval under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.)

THE CREATE CLINIC Low Cost Expressive Arts Therapy

Now offering sessions on-line or by phone

The Create Clinic provides accessible and affordable expressive arts therapy to children, youth, adults, couples and families from diverse backgrounds. It serves people with a wide range of needs in the wider Toronto area. Senior level student therapists who work with clients are supervised by experienced and qualified faculty members who are in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists and/or other professional Colleges. The student therapy clinic operates from the core principles and theory of expressive arts therapy taught at The Create Institute, which includes using play and imagination to support one’s life struggles. Through visual art, movement, music, theatre, poetry and story telling new possibilities emerge and clients gain awareness of how their resources allow them to overcome obstacles. Art making in relationship is at the heart of our approach to therapy.

If you are interested in setting up an appointment or getting more information about the clinic, please leave us a confidential message at the following address and we will get back to you promptly: or call (416) 539-9728.

The CREATE Institute
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P.O. Box#31046, 725 College St. Toronto ON M6G 1C0
Office hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10:30am – 5:30pm (excluding public holidays)