LFA Certified Expressive Arts Practitioner Program

The LFA Certified Expressive Arts Practitioner (CEAP) Program is for those interested in the professional field of intermodal expressive arts. Some graduates may choose to simply use this training to enhance the work they are doing in their current profession, while others may wish to apply certificate hours towards the REAT (Registered Expressive Arts therapist) or REACE (registered expressive arts consultant educator) credential through the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA)

LFA's CEAP program is open to anyone who is interested in learning how to use the arts to help others, such as their clients or students. Please note it is a certificate program, and does not give a degree. Also, if you want to receive the Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT) designation, there are more criteria, such as having an MA in counseling or MFA. You can contact me at 773-327-7224 with questions about the program.

REAT- If you want to apply your hours towards the REAT credential you must have a Master’s degree in Psychology, Educational Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, related mental health discipline (for this category 200 hrs of practicum must be completed with 25hrs of  individual supervision or 50 hrs of group supervision).  Or you may have a Masters in Fine Arts (music, visual arts, dance, drama, etc.) (For this category you must complete 500 hrs of practicum with 50hrs of individual supervision or 100 hrs of group supervision).  


REACE - If you want to apply your certificate hours towards the REACE credential, You must have a Masters in Expressive Arts,  Psychology,  Education,  Educational Psychology,  Counseling,  Spiritual Development or Pastoral Field ,Social Work,  Business Management  Organizational Development, or Any of the Creative Arts. No practicum or supervision hours are required.


Professional registration as a REAT or REACE  have additional requirements. Please visit IEATA www.ieata.org. For updated information.

Structure of the CEAP Program

Each seminar is a one-month process that begins with home study reading, assignments and discussion with instructor and fellow students through an online discussion venue, and concludes with a full-day workshop (9:30 AM - 5:30 PM) on the last day of the seminar.

For example: the seminar would start on September 8 with home study reading, online assignments and discussion with instructor and fellow students about completed assignments, and conclude with a full-day workshop on October 8, the last day of the seminar.

Certified Expressive Arts Practitioner Program

September 2017- August 2018

Cost: $4,500 if paid in two installments, $4,300 if paid all at once.

Full-day In-person workshops are on Sundays from 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM at Life Force Arts Center, 1609 W Belmont, Chicago IL 60657

Start date is September 8, 2017 with first in-person class on Sunday, October 8, 2017.  Other full-day in-person workshops will be on Sundays, dates listed below.

September 8 - October 8, 2017 - Program begins with home study/online learning - Intro to Expressive Arts Therapy/ History.  Life Force Arts Method.  Full day  in-person intensive (9:30 AM - 5:30 PM): Life Force Arts Method on October 8, 2017 

October - November 12, 2017- (continued home study/online learning EXA approaches and practices)  Full day in-person intensive: The Creative Connection (Natalie Rogers) on November 12, 2017

November - December, 10, 2017 -  (continued home study/online learning EXA approaches).  Full day in-person intensive: Intermodal Expressive Arts therapy (Levine approach) on December, 10, 2017

December - January 14, 2018 -  Visual Art Therapy History/theory (home study/online learning, and prepare art project for Full day intensive)  Full day intensive art therapy techniques- Doll making, mask and instrument making on January 14, 2018

January - February 11, 2018 -  Dance movement therapy history (home study/online learning). Full day intensive dance therapy techniques on February 11, 2018 

February - March 11, 2018 - Music therapy history (home study/online learning). Full day  intensive music therapy techniques on March 11, 2018

March - April 8, 2018 -  Drama therapy history (home study/online learning). Full day intensive Drama therapy and Psychodrama techniques; Creating Healing Ritual/Sacred Ceremony on April 8, 2018

April - May 6, 2018- Literary arts in therapy (home study/online learning) Full day intensive techniques- poetry, creative writing and journaling on May 6, 2018

May - June 10, 2018 - Intuitive Healing Arts (home study/online learning) Full day intensive - Dream work and Expressive arts therapy; vibrational therapies (crystal healing, essential oils, color, sound etc) and Tarot archetypes and expressive arts on  June 10, 2018 

July 8, 2018 & August 12, 2018  - Final projects/presentations

Last modified: Sunday, May 21, 2017, 11:36 PM