Sofia University's New Public Programs Department Offers Certificate: Expressive Arts for Healing and Social Change
Curriculum will combine experiential learning and exploration of the creative process
Sofia University is now offering a certificate program called, “Expressive Arts for Healing and Social Change: A Person-Centered Approach.” The program is part of the university’s new public program offerings open to current students as well as the public. The 450-hour program, comprised of six residential weeks over the course of two years, begins in August 2013:
Course 1: August 16 - 22, 2013
Course 2: January 3 - 9, 2014
Course 3: April 18 - 24, 2014
Course 4: August 15 - 21, 2014
Course 5: January 9 - 15, 2015
Course 6: April 17 - 23, 2015
The curriculum was developed by Natalie Rogers, Ph.D., REAT, Shellee Davis, MA, REAT, and Sue Ann Herron, Ph.D. Dr. Rogers is the daughter of founding humanistic psychologist Carl Rogers and the author of Expressive Arts as Healing, and The Creative Connection for Groups. She has led Person-Centered Expressive Art Therapy (PCEAT) trainings internationally for 25 years. Additionally, she has been a psychotherapist for 30 years and has facilitated many workshops with her father.
The Expressive Arts program, taught primarily by Dr. Herron and Terri Goslin-Jones, Ph.D., at the Westerbeke Ranch in Sonoma, California, will combine experiential learning, theory and practice in the person-centered philosophy of Carl Rogers. Students will explore the creative process and expressive arts such as: movement, sound, visual arts, creative writing and psychodrama. Students will attend six residential week-long courses over two years supplemented by online coursework. Course titles include: “Nourishing the Soul,” “Client-Centered Expressive Arts for Counseling,” “Wisdom of the Body,” “Expression Arts for Social Change,” and “Expressive Arts: Group Facilitation.”
Rogers commented, “This program offers the community the opportunity to learn how the creative process connects us to ourselves, our bodies, our psyches and the world. The person-centered approach enhances our careers, relationships and life experiences.”
For more information about this Expressive Arts certificate program, please click here, visit www.nrogers.com or contact the Director of the program, Dr. Sue Ann Herron: email@example.com. To apply, click here.
For information about other Sofia University Public Programs (lectures, workshops, performances, art exhibits and more) please visit http://www.sofia.edu/currents/wkshopsseminars.php.