ONLINE CONTINUING EDUCATION

Continuing Education for mental health professionals and creative arts therapists vary from state to state and profession to profession in the United States and throughout the world. Several state-level boards allow continuing education hours with national accrediting organizations and outside state boards. However, most state licensure boards and national accrediting organizations accept online courses and home study programs. Some do not. Certain boards allow only a certain amount of online continuing education credit hours. Make sure to check with your professional organization or state board to confirm online course continuing education credits meet their requirements prior to enrollment. See below for more information.

Certificates of Completion are sent electronically to the email address you provide to us with the purchase of your course. We keep diligent records of your completed courses, so if you need additional electronic copies of your Certificate of Completion, feel free to reach out to us again. An additional fee of $25 will be applied to have a printed paper copy of your Certificate of Completion postal mailed to you, due to printing, shipping and handling fees.

Chicago

The Center for Creative Arts Therapy is approved as a continuing education provider for Counselors by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, (#159.001383). Full course completion is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial completion.

ILLINOIS COUNSELORS

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Our programs, when applicable, have been reviewed and awarded clock hours by the Commission for Case Manager Certification.

CASE MANAGERS

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Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

COUNSELORS

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Many states do not require pre-approval of continuing education offerings or have a pre-approval process. Please check with your licensing board to determine your specific requirements.

TEACHERS/ EDUCATORS

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Please check with your credentials board or state license board to ensure that any courses you take can be applied for credential renewal.

OTHER PROFESSIONALS

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The Center for Creative Arts Therapy is approved as a continuing education provider for Social Workers by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, (#159.001383). Full course completion is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial completion.

ILLINOIS SOCIAL WORKERS

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This course is designed to qualify for continuing education hours. Many states do not require pre-approval of continuing education offerings. Please check with your licensing board to determine your specific requirements. PESI will gladly apply to any state board when seminar material is appropriate for Chaplains/Clergy.

CHAPLAINS/ CLERGY

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Many states do not require pre-approval of continuing education offerings. Please check with your licensing board to determine your specific requirements.

MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS

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Please check with your credentials board or state license board to ensure that any courses you take can be applied for credential renewal.

CREATIVE ARTS THERAPISTS

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Materials that are included in these online courses may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.

SCOPE OF PRACTICE

 

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information on tuition, program length, places to stay, online classes and local dining options.

INNOVATIVE PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMS

 

The Center for Creative Arts Therapy is approved as a continuing education provider for Social Workers and Counselors by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, (#159.001383).

Experience fearlessly progressive education in intimate, experiential programs. 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.

 

Courses are interdisciplinary with both Expressive Arts Therapy and Drama Therapy students, embracing creative artistic healing.

 

 

 

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

 

The Drama Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapy training programs allow you to learn about drama therapy and its use of theatre techniques to facilitate personal growth and promote health, along with expressive arts therapy multi-modal focus (art, music, dance/movement, and poetry). 

 

  • Registered Drama Therapist (RDT) credential eligibility. North American Drama Therapy Association (NADTA) compliant program.

  • Registered Expressive Arts Therapy (REAT) credential eligibility. International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA) compliant program.

 

Classes are small and instruction individualized. The Drama Therapy Program is in alliance with the North American Drama Therapy Association's Alternative Training Requirements. For more information regarding registration, please visit nadta.org. More information on credentialing through the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association can be found at ieata.org.

 

The Center for Creative Arts Training Programs also offer CEUs for Registered Drama Therapists.

DISCLAIMER

 

We reserve the right to determine eligibility for online registration courses. Upon request, professionals must show evidence of identity and mental health or creative arts therapy credentials and/or certification/registration from a nationally recognized certification/registration agency. For our online REAT track students, you may be asked show evidence of enrollment in a master's level or higher or equivalent course of study before beginning courses. To learn more about continuing education, please visit our Continuing Education page.

 

SCOPE OF PRACTICE

 

Materials that are included in these online courses may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.

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

 

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

 

The Drama Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapy Training Programs allow you to learn about drama therapy and its use of theatre techniques to facilitate personal growth and promote health, along with expressive arts therapy multi-modal focus (art, music, dance/movement, and poetry).

For more information on Creative Arts Therapy training programs, compassionately creative counseling services and arts-based psychotherapists in Chicago and the DuPage county 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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