Expressive Arts Institute

Expressive Arts Institute
foundation Training Course

at Salve Regina University

The Expressive Arts Institute foundation training
is an offering from the Expressive and Creative Arts program at Salve Regina University;   The Expressive & Creative Arts Program offers multiple levels of training, along with the Holistic Counseling and Holistic Leadership graduate programs.

In addition to the graduate credit programs,
a professional development course is offered each year,
called the Expressive Arts Institute (EAI) summer foundation course.
This three-weekend training course has been designed to provide artists, counselors, educators and those in related fields with basic training in the
Applications of the Expressive and Creative arts.

In this multi-modal training,
Participants learn how to integrate the visual arts with movement, sound and expressive writing
in order to facilitate change, healing and self-discovery in a variety of settings.  Experiential learning modules with hands-on activities are combined with discussions about the applications of the expressive and creative arts as well as research supporting their efficacy.

This foundation course for Expressive Arts Facilitators
is meant to serve as an introductory
yet highly applicable learning experience,
to get a well-rounded multi-modal foundation
to our approach with the Expressive Arts.

Those students who attend our 3-weekend noncredit training course,
experience an accessible and applicable approach
to Expressive Arts as an Educational Facilitator.
It works well for professionals looking for Continuing Education studies to supplement their prior training and work experience in related fields of human services, allied health practices, and arts-based education.
The Institute program also can serve as an introduction for further study in the field of the Professional Applications of the Expressive & Creative Arts.

Admission is competitive and requires a formal application.
Applications are reviewed and approved by Expressive Arts Institute faculty.
Along with the minimum requirement of a bachelor’s degree,
students must be able to fulfill the program requirements according to accepted standards of the profession as deemed essential by expressive arts faculty.

Salve EAI Session Dates :
with Guided Study between Weekends

A limited number of students are accepted each year.
Interested applicants should contact the program coordinator, Christopher Carbone, at (401) 341-3122 or [email protected] as early as possible


Note: for Summer 2019, for our 3-weekend model,
Instead of the Institute, we are running HLC535 and HLC582 as summer courses,
so that they will be part of our regular credit-course offerings.
If  interested in Summer session intro / foundation courses,
those courses will be offered for Summer 2019:

HLC 535: Introduction to Expressive Sound
A 1-credit, 1-weekend course.
SUMMER II 2019 – June 1,2 2019 (Saturday & Sunday 9:30am to 5pm)

HLC 582: Introduction to the Expressive and Creative Arts: as Transformation
A 3-credit course, offered in 2-weekend class format with guided study module between
SUMMER II 2019 – June 15, 16 ; July 20, 21 2019 (Saturday & Sunday 9:30am to 5pm)


In addition, the enrollment in this Expressive Arts Institute foundation course,
is one way to satisfy the introduction / prerequisite requirement
to then to continue on with
the in-depth 15-graduate credit, “Certificate of Graduate Studies
 in the Professional Applications of the Expressive and Creative Arts”, CGS/CAGS
offered here at Salve Regina University.

Another option would be to combine this study with a Master’s degree in Holistic Counseling or Holistic Leadership or Rehabilitation Counseling, creating a synergistic plan of study for creating a life-path of personal and professional transformation.

4 thoughts on “Expressive Arts Institute

  1. I am interested in doing this program to contribute to my continuing education units for my licenses as a Mental Health Counselor and School Counselor in Washington State. I don’t have any experience working with visual arts, but I have heard about the teacher of this program and that she is extraordinary in her work. I’ve heard that she is very intuitive and talented as a teacher, and I would benefit from learning from her about art and myself. I would like to be able to use some of the material I learn in working with my clients as an art therapist. Is there a deadline for the application? Do I need to pay the full amount with the application, and if so how much time do I have to be able to manifest the money for this course.

    • Wonderful to hear from you: So pleased to hear that news of our program reaches you from many miles away –
      In our 22 years doing this program, we’ve had students from all over the US as well as internationally,
      so it would be excellent to have you join us!

      Yes, thank you for reaching out to us
      about participating in our summer Expressive Arts Institute with Salve Regina University.
      Yes, there’s time to apply, we’ll encourage you to send that in!

      A. Here’s the link for the info and application
      The first step involves a $100 deposit, then the rest of the registration fee is not due until sometime by May 1st.

      I’ve sent you an email so we can followup together – We can talk about any questions, details as well.

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