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As an Alternative Training Drama Therapy student, you'll learn the psychotherapeutic use of the theatre arts, gaining extensive knowledge of the body and how its systems affect expressive and communicative aspects of movement. Drama Therapy courses are interdisciplinary, allowing you to collaborate with Expressive Arts Therapy students on learning experiences and artistic processes. Upon completion, you'll be eligible to apply for Alternate Route certification in Drama Therapy through the North American Drama Therapy Association.

One of only a handful of programs in the nation approved by the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA), Center for Creative Arts Therapy's Expressive Arts Therapy program trains you to use music, art, drama, poetry and dance/movement as a tool for healing in schools, hospitals, nonprofit organizations and other settings. Graduates qualify for Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT) credentials through the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA).

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

The Center for Creative Arts Therapy's Training Programs offer certification and certificate programs in Drama Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, Therapeutic Performing Arts, Psychodrama, Sociaiodrama and Theatre for Change.


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 in the Chicago and DuPage County area, call us at 847.477.8244, email us, or visit us at 4336 Saratoga Ave., 2nd Floor, Downers Grove, IL  60515.