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Program Description

CEXAT L1 consists of sixes (6) modules with experiential work of using expressive arts practices with humanistic framework and eclectic’s perspective. CEXAT L1 combines interactive method including home-based lecture, experiential learning and processes, audio-video reviews, treatment plan suggested, case study reports, onsite practices, supervision, personal modules design, as well as course assessment with quizzes, Individual Arts Journaling (IAJ) and publish article, at the end of the courses. Language use mainly will be English, Malay, and/or Mandarin depend on student’s needs and preferences. Readings, discussions, articles review, and a creative project will ground the experience from theory and practices. Applications with diversity and various client populations are included. Face to face-Virtual learning engagements will be conduct via Zoom`s app, watch recorded version-home study if miss the any classes, with worldwide inputs. Students also eligible to join World Conference of Creative Arts Therapy August 2022 (WCCAT 2022), Free of Charge (FOC-count as learning contact hours).


CEXAT will take approximately SIX (6) months to complete with weekend classes every month (1st & 3rd Saturday Morning- Trainer from Malaysia, and Saturday Evening-International`s trainers).

Course Objectives:

1. Students will explore the core theoretical foundations of expressive arts therapy, interconnection between creative-expressive process and therapeutic arts Assessments skills with in-depth communication of inner-unknown life experiences.

2. Students will gain a better understanding of skills and practices relevant to the use of multi-modality and inter-modality, triadic ways creative arts processes in helping profession, education, human growth/resources, workplace/industries and leadership area.

3. Students will be able to apply expressive arts therapeutic practices with highly empathic understanding and significant attitudes-person-centred way in accordance with the International Code of Ethics and professional guidelines for practice.

4. Students will learn of how to engage with the expressive art’s therapeutic practices-creating, inner and outer dialogue with the creative activities, and to express themselves spontaneously, within psychological safety & freedom as highlights by Rogers (1961).

Expressive Arts Facilitation (CEXAT L1): 100 Hours (Theories, Practices & Supervision)

CEXAT L1 1001/ Module 1: Introduction to Expressive Arts Theories and Principles

  • Expressive arts therapy definition and modalities                                  

  • Ethics and standards of requirement to practices based on

       IEATA, EFAT, AATA, ANZACATA, BAAT and other international

       professional organisations                                                          

  • Theories and principles of expressive art therapy:                               

    • Person-centred expressive art therapy (PCEAT)                       

    • Jung Psychology and expressive art therapy                            

    • Focusing-Oriented expressive arts therapy (FOAT ®) 

    • Polyvagal Focus-Expressive Arts Therapy

  • Evaluation: Quiz 1

CEXAT L11003/ Module 3: Application of Expressive Arts Assessment Tools and Ethical Practices

  • Fundamental of Expressive Art-based Assessment Instruments

  • Rational for selected arts assessment tools

  • Protocol, procedure application and evaluation of arts- assessment tools

  • Ethical and standard of expressive art-based assessment: Sensitivity and confidential

  • Arts assessment for dyadic and group process

  • Evaluation: Quiz 3

  • Evaluation/Personal Reflection: Individual Arts Journaling (IAJ)

CEXAT L1 1005/ Module 5: Advanced practices Expressive Arts Multi-Modalities with cases study

  • Skills practices for psychotherapeutic and non-therapeutic setting: Therapy/Counselling/Talent Enhancement/Career Guidance

  • Application for educational facilitating: Boosting Self-confidents/Self-discovery/Self-Care/fostering learning

  • Application for Leadership developments/facilitating/consulting/motivating: Team building/Creative and critical thinking/Solution Focus/Problem solving/Decision Making/Creative Life coping

  • Application for family and community therapy

  • Discussed similarities and differences between therapeutic and non-therapeutic setting

  • Onsite practices and group supervision

  • Evaluation: Case study reports

  • Evaluation/Personal Reflection: Individual Arts Journaling (IAJ)

CEXAT L1 1002/ Module 2: Application of Counselling & Learning theories + Expressive Arts

  • Selected theories of Personality and Human Development + Expressive Arts Therapies:                                                 

    • Psychoanalysis (Sigmond Freud)                                             

    • Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (Albert Ellis)                   

    • Individual Psychology (Alfred Adler)                                            

    • Transactional Analysis (Eric Burn)                                                 

    • Social Cognitive Learning Theory (Albert Bandura)             

    • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Aaron Beck)

  • Justification for selected theories and construct pathology

  • Understanding maladjusted personality through expressive arts facilitation

  • Approaches to working on issues (Counselling theories + EXAT)

  • Selected Learning theories & justification for EXAT`s practices           Behaviour, Humanistic, Cognitive & Constructive.

  • Evaluation: Quiz 2

CEXAT L1 1004/Module 4: Application of Expressive Arts Multi-Modalities/Inter-Modalities

  • Comprehensive skills and practices with multi-modalities, inter-modalities and the creative-connection® process

  • Expressive arts for children

  • Expressive arts for Adolescences

  • Expressive arts for adults

  • Expressive Arts for special populations

  • Onsite practices & case review

  • Evaluation/Personal Reflection: Individual Arts Journaling (IAJ)

CEXAT L1 1006/ Module 6: Group Supervision + Personal Module of EXAT developed

  • Expressive Arts Re-treat Face to Face 3 Days & 2 Nights (Subject to change)

  • Extensive group practices and supervisions for personal discovery

  • Seminar: Individual case study presents for multi-modalities and inter-modality applications.

  • Evaluation: Individual-Focus Module (IFM) presents and reviews in group for self-introspection of personal competency.

  • Evaluation/Personal Reflection: Individual Arts Journaling (IAJ)

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CEXAT L1 1001/ Module 1: Introduction to Expressive Arts Theories and Principles  

Students will be introduced to theories and principles practices in expressive art therapy, mainly Person-centred Expressive Arts, Jung Psychology and Expressive Arts Therapy, and Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts Therapy. As an introductory course in theory and principle of expressive art therapy, students will be immersed in the development, historical overview and core principles to bring into practices. Students will learn the similarities and differences of these selected theories


CEXAT L1 1002/ Module 2: Application of Counselling & Learning theories + Expressive Arts                                                                          Students will be reviewed selected counselling theories and how to integrates with expressive art practices. Justification for selected theories, construct pathology, understanding maladjusted personality based on selected theories, exploration & understanding through expressive arts practices, as well as adaptation of significant techniques using therapeutic arts. In addition, students will be exposed to learning theories and learning styles with expressive arts application.


CEXAT L1 1003/ Module 3: Application of Expressive Arts Assessment Tools and Ethical Practices

Students will explore the fundamental of Expressive Art-based Assessment Instruments, selection of the assessment tools, protocol and procedure in art-based assessment. Ethical foundation and standard of practices will be highlight to provide better understanding of professional practices. By looking into code of ethics and standard of practices based on IEATA, EFAT, AATA, ANZATA and few others International Organisation, students will get clear overview the important to practices based on standard code of ethics, as well to apply art-based assessment in particular, ethically, to treat the client/students or those involves in art-based activities with highly confidential as well to understand issues relates to Legal`s matter.  


CEXAT L1 1004/Module 4: Application of Expressive Arts Multi-Modalities/Inter-Modalities

Students will involve with skills and practices to gain in-depth understanding in term of the application of expressive arts skills and intervention with a variety of techniques and methods, setting, and populations. Students will introduce to seven arts form of expressive therapy to tailor with different needs and preferences. Students will engage with comprehensive skills and practices using multi-modalities, inter-modalities and the creative-connection® process for children, young people, adults and special populations. Protocol & procedures based on research-evidences will share as guidelines for advanced application. Students will gain an experiential understanding of Expressive Arts contemporary issues and to facilitates the multi-modal arts therapeutic process in helping profession, community and workplace. Students will practices onsite & prepare Individual Arts Journaling (IAJ).

CEXAT L1 1005/ Module 5: Advanced practices Expressive Arts Multi-Modalities with cases study         

Students need to practices to facilitate onsite, and will gain clear understanding the similarities and differences between therapeutic/clinical and non-therapeutic/non-clinical setting expressive arts therapeutic process, arts enhance learning process, promote growth as well to foster creativity in classroom. In addition, student will explore how arts enriching leadership innovative approached for solution focus, problem solving, creative and critical thinking, creative life coping, as well as team building bonding. The module will focus on the processes of Expressive Arts facilitating process drawn from theories, principles, creativity, and imaginable dialogue with the expressive art-creating and the arts-works. Students will learn how to prepare case study`s report, and E-Portfolio to show competency in the application of expressive arts facilitation and skills. Any difficulties and challenges in applying expressive arts skills that emerges at real practices sites will be report in case study to discuss during group supervision and case conference. These will be useful to enhance skills and competence as expressive art`s facilitator for individual or group`s work.


CEXAT L1 1006/ Module 6: Group Supervision + Personal Module of EXAT developed                    

Students need to use the expressive arts skills for onsite practices, at their selected setting with case study reports and E-Portfolio requirements in addition to the successful completion of the Certification Expressive Arts Facilitation. Students will explore more in-depth how expressive arts benefit for self-discovery with extensive supervision through expressive arts residential re-treat. Student will prepare to present at seminar and publish in refereed journal as an effort to disseminating their skills and expertise, as well to be visible worldwide.  Case study will report a complete suggested treatment plan for specific presenting issues with specific guidelines. Personal Module designs will follow, at the end of six modules to evaluate students understanding, skills and knowledge in term of theories to put into practices, as well the processes and application of expressive arts within wider populations and settings. These will enable the students for self-introspection of personal competency.




The purpose of the E-Portfolio, is to provide documentation of student understanding and practice of expressive arts facilitation and for the future possibility of becoming a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist Consultant Educator (REACE) and/or Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT) through the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA).

Schedule For Certification Level One: Expressive Arts Facilitation (CEXAT L1)

Internship & Supervision

  • Entitle for Certified Practitioner of Creative Arts Therapy (CPCAT) 

  • 200 hours of supervised clinical practicum (internship) at the place choose by the students, with 20 Hours of Group supervision (Min 5 students)

  • Duration: 2 Months (Weekly for 2.5 hours per session)

  • November & December 2022

  • Fee: (USD473)/RM2000

  • Students prefer for Individual supervision, need to pay extra fee for (USD120)/RM500 per session/per hour.

  • Once complete students can apply as Clinical Member of Association for Creative Arts & Play Therapy, Malaysia (ACAPTM)

Supervision in creative psychological therapies is when a professional therapist or practitioners uses the services of other experts in the field to review the way they work with their clients. Supervision is a key requirement by most internationally renowned professional bodies to ensure all creative and psychological therapy practitioners maintain their up-to-date practices, skills and that they work in a safe, confidential and ethical manner. Therefore, supervision in creative psychological therapy is also part of the therapist’s ongoing professional and personal development. Thus, supervision is what makes creative psychological therapy a managed and professional activity.


The British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions (2018), goes on to provide a full section devoted to supervision, starting as follows (paragraph 60): "Supervision is essential to how practitioners sustain good practice throughout their working life. Supervision provides practitioners with regular and ongoing opportunities to reflect in depth about all aspects of their practice in order to work as effectively, safely and ethically as possible. Supervision also sustains the personal resourcefulness required to undertake the work."


BACP further state that for a counsellor to work ethically, they must attend regular supervision, to review and justify their work.
Geldard and Geldard in their book Basic Personal Counselling (2001) further state that:
“Supervisory relationships are a complex blend of professional, education and therapeutic aspects”.

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