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*Please note the required & suggested textbooks on the right of the page.


This course is a comprehensive survey of the current state of assessment in the field of creative arts therapy. Creative arts therapy assessment methods must be embedded within the discipline's core philosophy, and thus the creative arts therapies will not develop fully as an independent field until it can generate its own assessment criteria and methods.


Specific topics include: (1) history of assessment in the field of creative arts therapy; (2) concepts and practices of assessment in creative arts therapy; (3) state of the art in creative arts therapy assessment; (4) Diagnostic Role Playing Test; (5) Drama Therapy Role Play Interview; (6) Six Piece StoryMaking Test; (7) assessment through Role Theory; (8) EmbodimentProjectionRole; (9) Six Key Model; (10) use of the Genogram, Spectogram, and Role Reversal; (11) Dutch Drama Observation Method; (12) SelfSpaceOther Assessment Approach; (13) Adolescent Assessment; (14) Rehearsals for Growth Assessment of Couples; and (15) Combined Standardized and Individualized Assessment.


Exploration of the discursive and the relational in creative arts therapy assessments with adults and children in different settings, and the development and use of different kinds of arts-based assessment procedures developed on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as different kinds of research about creative arts therapy assessments.


The information explored in this course reflects the ongoing improvements and developments of the early assessment instruments and introduces others that have been recently developed. This course book will serve as a foundation for both further exploration and new initiatives in assessment by the next generation of creative arts therapists.


Learning Objectives


  • Students will learn core assessment techniques used in drama, music and art therapy and other mental health disciplines.

  • Students will learn how to apply and adjust assessments to a variety of populations including children, adolescents, addictions, anxiety and medical-related conditions.

  • Students will understand the history and research components in relation to assessments used in clinical work.


Limitations and Risks:


  • Participants understand the nature, objectives, limitations, and results from the training are distinctly different from the formal study of the creative arts therapies
  • There are potential risks when introducing creative arts into your practice without adequate training
  • The creative arts therapies are an evidenced-based treatment


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).


This workshop provides 15 CEUs for Social Workers and Counselors and 1 credit hour for Drama Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapy students.


This course counts as 1 Advanced Elective for both Expressive Arts Therapy and Drama Therapy Students. 

Creative Arts Therapy Assessments (15 CEUs)

  • Required Drama Therapy & Expressive Arts Therapy Course

    (15 CEUs/1 credit) Saturday & Sunday, January 13-14, 2024, 9:00AM-5:30PM, Via Virtual Zoom

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