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Registered Expressive Arts Therapy (REAT) Ethics Training

Date: Friday, September 20th, 2024

Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)

Instructor: Lou Lim, LMHC, REAT

Location: Online via Zoom

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

This 1.5 hour training will let participants have an opportunity to talk through, explore and collaborate on the workings of ethics in expressive arts therapy. Participants will gain understanding of what the ethics of REATs from IEATA are. They will learn current and best practices for how to provide expressive arts therapy from a REAT perspective. They will understand challenges in navigating ethical expressive arts therapy treatment and how to address such. Participants will acquire skills on access to resources/supports in navigating ethical REAT practices.


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


  • Find and identify IEATA’s current practices/expectations regarding ethics within IEATA

  • Explain one’s current and evolving views of ethics within expressive therapeutic practice

  • Foster, explore and expound on the need of evolving practices around ethics in expressive arts therapy and apply such to current practices

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.


Training Fee: $50 (Equity rate option available**)

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."


Lou Lim, LMHC, REAT is a practicing Registered Expressive Arts Therapist at Looking Glass Counseling through International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA).


Graduating from Lesley University in 2008 with a degree in Expressive Arts Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, Lou has worked with IEATA on the REAT application committee helping expressive arts therapists become approved as REATs since 2013. On the REAT Committee, he reviews REAT applications making sure each REAT he approves is living out clinical, professional and ethical practices.


As a practitioner and supervisor with an expressive therapy background, Lou works with staff of all experience levels uphold their skills as therapists and expressive arts therapists. Lou has also facilitated trainings about what expressive arts therapy is, how to use such in a bereavement setting and how to use expressive therapy in a telehealth setting.

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