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What organizations offer online art therapy courses?

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Online art therapy courses are offered by World Education University, or WEU, and the Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute & Learning Center. WEU offers two courses: a graduate certificate in Art Therapy and a master's degree in Expressive Arts Therapy.

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Online art therapy courses offered by the Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute & Learning Center include Trauma-Informed Art Therapy, Art Therapy and Positive Psychology, Trauma-informed Expressive Arts Therapy, Ethics of Art Therapy and Play Therapy with Traumatized Children and Expressive Arts Therapy Approaches to Resilience and Stress Reduction.

Courses range in price and duration. Trauma-Informed Art Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapy Approaches to Resilience and Stress Reduction both provide 12 hours of education, while the others provide six.

Trauma-Informed Art Therapy is the introductory course for the Level One Certificate Program in Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy. It introduces students to the fundamental concepts of neurodevelopment, safety, self-regulation, somatic approaches and resilience building through the creation of visual art. The course material includes readings, films and quizzes, along with other more hands-on activities, and students are assessed with a final paper and exam.

Ethics of Art Therapy and Play Therapy with Traumatized Children is a more specialized course, focusing on ethical and legal considerations when using art therapy with traumatized children specifically.

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