The Center for Creative Arts Therapy's skilled and experienced team of expressive arts therapists serve as mentors or training clinicians. The integrated arts philosophy of our company provides unique opportunities for learning how the creative arts can be ​used in therapy. Our diverse client population and variety of services make Creative Clinical Consulting an optimal internship site for students desiring a broad training experience.

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Providing clinical internships in the fields of drama therapy and expressive arts therapy (art therapy, dance/movement therapy, and music therapy students will be accepted at a later date). Students who are currently enrolled in an accredited college degree program for one of the expressive arts therapy fields, or a field related to the helping professions (social work, counseling, education, etc.) are eligible to apply.

The Center for Creative Arts Therapy's mission in training future creative arts therapists is to provide an enriching learning experience preparing interns for their futures as professionals in the fields of creative arts therapy. Our interns will graduate possessing advanced clinical skills, making them a competitive candidate for a variety of professional opportunities.

Clinical Internship in Drama Therapy & Expressive Arts Therapy

The Center for Creative Arts Therapy's expressive arts therapy internship is designed for students seeking to fulfill the 2,000-hour Training Program under the supervision of a Board Certified Trainer (BCT). 

Expressive Arts Therapy Internship

​A completed application must include:


  • A Cover Letter

  • Resume

  • University/college transcript(s); undergraduate and graduate (if applicable)

  • Two Letters of Recommendation

  • Visa (if applicable) 


Complete applications should be mailed to:


The Center for Creative Arts Therapy

ATTN: Internship

4336 Saratoga Ave., 2nd Floor

Downers Grove, IL  60515


Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Once we have reviewed all of the applications for a particular internship season, we will contact finalists to arrange interviews. Phone or Skype interviews can be arranged for out-of-town applicants.


Please forward questions to (847) 477-8244 or email us.

Internship Application Process

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The Center for Creative Arts Therapy's drama therapy internship is designed for students seeking to fulfill the 800-hour Alternative Training Program under the supervision of a Board Certified Trainer (BCT). Unlike other drama therapy training sites, 30 1-hour Supervision sessions per NADTA's Alternative Training requirements are also included.

Drama Therapy Internship

Young Businesswomen

The Center for Creative Arts Therapy currently provides administrative internships for college students who are interested in expressive art therapy, but majoring in other fields (psychology, music, theater, art, etc.). Students who are enrolled in a non-creative arts therapy degree program are eligible to apply.The philosophy of the administrative internship is to provide students with opportunities to experience and gain exposure to expressive arts therapy. Students assist our therapists in daily sessions and perform daily administrative tasks under the supervision of the Administrative Director.

Administrative Internship

Let us inspire and guide you towards healing the world through the arts.

The Center for Creative Arts Therapy offers intuitive internship guidance and placement for alternative training drama therapy students, expressive arts therapy students, counselors and creative arts therapists in Chicago and the western suburbs of DuPage county.


For more information on Creative Arts Therapy training programs, compassionately creative counseling services and arts-based psychotherapists in Downers Grove, Naperville, DuPage County and the Chicago area, call us at (847) 477-8244, email us, or visit us at 4336 Saratoga Ave., 2nd Floor, Downers Grove, IL  60515.

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