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30 Aug

Expressive Arts Therapy (EAT) Introduction Seminars

EAT Introduction Seminars 

Learn the development and international applicability of Expressive Arts Therapy with theoretical foundational concepts with experiential learning.

Online, Zoom, 9.18 & 10.9/16/23

About the seminars

Inspirees and its renowned faculty will be pioneering the training of Expressive Arts Therapists (EAT) in China. Since 2004, Inspirees has been supporting hundreds of individuals and groups enabling them to realize their potential through our inspiring and innovative products, services and training programs. By focusing on a human-centered approach, we intend to break down cultural barriers – bridging East and West, China and the world. We believe in diversity and equality, global dialogue, and cross-region and cross-discipline collaboration among different communities. We are committed to disseminating and sharing knowledge and wisdom for the advancement of humanity.

Working together with colleagues from Eastern and Western countries and approaches, we will develop the form of expressive arts therapy practice that is evolutionary and ground – breaking within this context. Expressive Arts Therapy has emerged since the early 1970’s as the internationally known practice for individuals who are trained and skilled in working with more than one art-form. Expressive Arts Therapy integrates all forms of artistic expression, getting to the source of expression and spontaneity to free creativity and promote wholeness.

The Inspirees Expressive Arts Therapy (EAT) certificate program is a part-time and systematic training program designed towards meeting professional association guidelines. Completion of all 3 modules of coursework and training, plus meeting all other working requirements, including those beyond the training program, leads to the eligibility for application for the REAT- Registered Expressive Arts Therapist credential through IEATA- the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association. The official program will be launched in partnership with JDXL in China in October 2023 when the application and interview process will begin; and the first cohort will start their training in April 2024. Details of the EAT program can be found at

We invite you to join us for a series of introductory exploratory lectures and workshops from September 2023 to learn more about this exciting new field. We will utilize an online workshop format that integrates the development and international applicability of these forms with theoretical foundational concepts with experiential learning. Each 2-hour session will incorporate lectures, discussions, audio-visual presentations, and creative engagements including Q&A. Students will explore significant philosophical and theoretical perspectives of expressive therapies in a world-wide and global context and together we will engage in creative thinking and processes devoted to a fusion of eastern and western concepts and approaches.


  • Gain some basic knowledge about EAT: history, definitions, theories, applications and global development.
  • Understand the integrative approach and ways in which expressive arts therapy aligns with your personal and professional process.
  • Understand psychology used in the EAT context.
  • Engage in experiential activities using all of the art-forms.
  • Get to know the EAT China program: content, structure, activities and faculty.
  • Deepen your range of participation in arts experiences.
  • Learn about the possibilities and training opportunities for your future career orientation.

Content & Schedule

Lesson 1: EAT Overview
Definition and concept
Philosophical and theoretical framework
EAT and CAT, ET, psychotherapy
EAT general applications

Date: September 18
Time: 8:30-10:30am New York time; 1:30-3:30pm London time; 3:30-5:30pm Israel time
Presenters: Click to see faculty details


Lesson 2: EAT global development
History, current and future development
Training, standard, professional association, credentials
 East-West approaches for group and individuals

Date: October 9
Time: 8:30-10:30am New York time; 1:30-3:30pm London time; 3:30-5:30pm Israel time
Presenters: Click to see faculty details


Lesson 3: EAT Principles & Practices
Multi-disciplinary approach
Psychology in EAT context
Applications of theory and practice

Date: October 16
Time: 8:30-10:30am New York time; 1:30-3:30pm London time; 3:30-5:30pm Israel time
Presenters: Click to see faculty details


Lesson 4: EAT Applications
Clinical applications and creative applications of expressive arts
East-West dialogue
International and local experiences of learning, practice, professional development

Date: October 23
Time: 8:30-10:30am New York time; 1:30-3:30pm London time; 3:30-5:30pm Israel time
Presenters: Click to see faculty details


Each of the four 2-hr sessions will consist of an integration of theory with practice and will include opportunities for engaging in creative and aesthetic processes through experiential learning activities. We will engage in a variety of art-forms including visual arts, drama, dance, psychodrama, writing, poetry and music to explore all avenues of expression. This integrative arts approach reflects the diversity and uniqueness of Expressive Arts Therapy and is intended to inspire participant engagement and cohesion building.


  • Format: Online, Zoom
  • Fee (for 8 hours): Standard price: 110 USD,100 EUR; IACAET member price: 68 USD,63 EUR (apply for IACAET member)
  • Send email to for register.

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