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Use of Expressive Arts Therapy in Telehealth

Date: Friday, January 26th, 2024

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)

Instructor: Lou Lim, LMHC, REAT

Location: Online via Zoom

Credit: 2 CE credits for MA LCSW, LICSW and LMHC* 

What is Expressive Arts Therapy?

Expressive arts therapy combines psychology and the creative process to promote emotional growth and healing. This multi-arts, or intermodal, approach to psychotherapy and counseling uses our inborn desire to create; such a therapeutic tool can help initiate change. For some people who have a hard time articulating what they are feeling, self-expression through art can be useful. Expressive arts therapy draws from a variety of art forms and this integration of methods can help patients access their emotions. (from Psychology Today)


In this live online training, participants will receive an overview of what expressive arts therapy is. They will learn about:

  • the 5 types of expressive arts therapy commonly used by expressive arts therapists

  • the ways these modalities can be used in telehealth

  • the considerations for various populations and

  • they will have an experiential that illustrates the 5 modalities in an integrated fashion.


Experience in expressive arts therapy and creativity is not required, but is helpful. 



By the end of the training participants will be able to: 

  • Identify and explain what expressive arts therapy is

  • List 5 types of expressive arts therapy 

  • Compare and contrast the differences between the types of expressive arts therapy in telehealth

Please note that this training will be recorded but not published online. 

*CE credits are not available for those who wish to view the recording, and/or do not attend in full during the indicated time.


Lou is a licensed mental health counselor and registered expressive arts therapist (REAT) with a master's degree in expressive therapy and mental health counseling from Lesley University. He is also a member of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association and on the committee for REAT credentialing. He has over 13 years of experience in counseling and expressive therapy working with children, adolescents, teenagers, adults, and retirees.

Cost: $50

Equity rate option available**

2 CE credit fee $15 

Refunds, less an administrative fee of $25, will be issued for all cancellations received at least 48 hours prior to the start of the course. Refund requests must be made by email. No-shows are subject to the full course fee.

**In an effort to recognize barriers created by systems of oppression we invite those with less financial means to opt into paying a discounted rate between $35 - $50. In support of this effort, we also invite those with more economic privilege to consider adding $5-$15 to the base price of attendance. 

When considering whether you might be able to pay more or less than the standard rate, please consider the difference between a financial sacrifice (i.e., difficult but not detrimental) versus a financial hardship (i.e., difficult to fulfill basic needs).

Still not sure how much you should pay? Check out this helpful graphic designed by Alexis J. Cunningfolk. Read more about their thoughts on sliding scale in the post "The Sliding Scale: A Tool of Economic Justice."

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