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*PLEASE NOTE: This training does NOT certify or license you as a mental health professional, psychologist, counselor, social worker or drama, art, music, art or expressive arts therapist. You will need to earn a masters degree from an accredited school of higher education, fulfill all practicum and internship requirements, and pass a national or state licensing exam (depending on your chosen profession and state licensing laws).

If you are interested in becoming a Registered Drama Therapist or Expressive Arts Therapist, take a look at our training programs, which require a masters degree in a mental health or arts program. Students can be working toward their masters while pursuing training towards these Registrations. Expected completion time is between 2-3 years, which includes required psychology and drama/expressive arts therapy coursework, clinical supervision and an internship.


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The Center for Creative Arts Therapy's Center for Training offers coursework in the following professional disciplines: Drama Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, Therapeutic Performing Arts, Theatre for Change, Sociodrama and Psychodrama. 


Students experience fearlessly progressive education in intimate, experiential programs that are grounded in theory and application, and influenced by historical movements of contemporary practice. Under the guidance of globally influential and award-winning faculty, students prepare themselves as leaders in their career, effecting purposeful and inspiring revolutions in the community.


For more information on the Center for Creative Arts Therapy training programs throughout Chicago and the DuPage County area, call us at (847) 477-8244, email us, or visit us at 2600 Warrenville Rd., Suite 205, Downers Grove, IL 60515.