Level One and Two Trainings and Additional Courses Are Now Live Webinars!

The 2020-21 pandemic has limited the ability for face-to-face learning for the foreseeable future. But as we found out, when one door closes, another opens. We now offer Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy courses as multi-session, live webinar series. They are open to participants around the world and also include a course site where you can download reading materials, access resources, and view films and presentations.

Upcoming Institute Webinars and Events

  • $299.00

    $299.00Nature-Based Expressive Arts Therapy Live Webinar Series August-September, 2021

    Join Dr. Elizabeth Warson and Dr. Cathy Malchiodi for this three-session live webinar series on Thursdays in August and September 2021
    Registration Closed
  • Free

    FreeEquine-Assisted Expressive Arts Therapy Certificate Training Initial Application September 2021

    On-site training with Dr. Elizabeth Warson in the Fort Collins, CO area on June 17, 18, and 19, 2021; by application only due to limited seating. Please do not enroll for this course unless you are seriously considering attending. There are no lessons or resources associated with this course site-- just an application portal for the event.
    Apply for this Training
  • $299.00

    $299.00Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy Level One-- Live Webinar Series August 17 2021

    Join Dr. Cathy Malchiodi and Emily Johnson Welsh, LPCC, LPAT, EXAT for the Level One training online in a dynamic, interactive format.
    Regular Registration Open $299
  • $299.00

    $299.00Polyvagal-Focused and Sensorimotor Expressive Arts Therapy September 2021

    Join Dr. Cathy Malchiodi and Dr. Elizabeth Warson for this innovative and leading-edge course on Polyvagal and Sensorimotor approaches to Expressive Arts Therapy. 18 continuing education hours that can be applied toward the EXAT or EXA-CE designations.
    Register Now for Early Bird Pricing $259
  • $399.00

    $399.00Expressive Arts Therapy | Ghost Ranch Retreat November 2-3-4 2021

    Register Early! Limited spaces available for this three-day retreat-like learning experience at historic Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu New Mexico. 18 continuing education hours/professional development hours that also count toward the EXAT or EXA-CE designations.
    Wait List Only | Email Us for Availability

Expressive and Embodied Approaches: Reimagining Resilience and Self-Restoration

Begins in May 2021, but you can register any time and view replays of each practice and lecture session.

Join us to learn expressive and embodied practices that will help you re-energize your mind and body, reconnect with your community and yourself, restore your spirit, and renew your sense of play and imagination. During this 12 month program, faculty focus is on experiential restorative practices that will introduce you to a variety of integrative, arts-based, expressive, and embodied awareness strategies that can be immediately applied to your practice. This program brings together a diverse faculty and the wide array of modalities, approaches, and practices they use. Each session includes dynamic learning, interactive activities, and opportunities to network with participants. Engage in movement, rhythm, yoga, storytelling, visual journaling, vocalization, play, improvisation, and more to resensitize and enliven the body and mind through powerful hands on experiences to process trauma, relieve stress, and restore the self.

Introduction to HHT Live Webinar Series June 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2021; 6 NBCC CE Hours

Integrating Hip Hop Therapy Strategies Into Your Practice

Providing effective therapy to any given population can depend on the ability to connect with and understand cultural signifiers and examine them in relevant ways collaboratively. In this four part program J.C. Hall, a Hip Hop therapist, and Cathy Malchiodi, an expressive arts therapist, employ strategies for using HHT to transform dysregulation using hands-on practices that leverage movement, rhythm, vocalization, and invitations to explore meaning that can be introduced in therapeutic settings. Through these approaches, we will explore bottom-up and top-down processes for expression and restoration in the treatment of trauma. By engaging in basic interactions with beats and rhythmic language, participants will have the opportunity to explore the modulating effects of HHT through group exercises and discussions. Each session will contain hands-on practices that will provide participants with tangible skills that are both accessible and transferable across settings.

Register for Online Courses Anytime

You can always register for Institute Online Courses at any time. Once registered, you will have one year to complete your coursework. When you complete a course and the required evaluation at the end, you will automatically receive a Certificate of Completion with continuing education hours listed on it.

Expressive Arts Therapy Participants From Around the World!

Recent Course and Webinar Participants!