Fall 2019 Expressive Arts Therapy Training Program


Accepting Applicants for Fall 2019

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 artistic practice in community and in individual studio work. 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 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.

For more info visit thecreateinstitute.org


Introduction to Expressive Arts Therapy Course (October-February)
This 16-week foundation course is designed for professionals who would like to expand their skills to include creative and artistic ways of working with others in a helping relationship. The course will teach the basic principles and practice drawn from core literature in the field of intermodal expressive arts as used in therapy, coaching, education and social change. Because CREATE Institute emphasizes experiential learning, students are encouraged to explore how different dimensions of artistic action can connect to their own work and life.

Registration deadline September 20th
(Register before August 30th and receive an early registration discount of $100)

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


THE CREATE CLINIC Low Cost Expressive Arts Therapy

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: thecreateclinic@gmail.com 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)