Expressive Arts Therapy

The helping profession is constantly seeking ways of knowing and responding to human suffering and passion. The premise of Expressive Arts Therapy is that art and its modes of expression are a way to explore and support transformation through the imagination.

In the Expressive Arts Therapy Certificate Training Program we:

Offer an integrative arts-based therapy Training Program, with an emphasis on visual arts, theatre/drama, and movement, first of its kind in BC

Evoke and respond to the students’ natural curiosity and passion to immerse themselves in creativity and the exploration of psychological life as experienced in the personal and collective imagination – in the course of learning and emerging as an Expressive Arts Therapist;   

Foster a quality of openness in the students whereby they are able to face up to themselves with insightful honesty, and are able to encourage and facilitate this quality in others they encounter; and

Promote the understanding and appreciation of integrating creative expression and imaginative process into therapeutic practice, to support personal and interpersonal transformation with a healing arts approach.

To view details of this program please see the website or download a copy of the information guide.


Langara certificate programs are designed to provide students with the highest quality of education in their chosen field. To ensure that this education will be valued in the marketplace, programs are reviewed and assessed by Langara College’s Health and Human Services Advisory Committee, comprised of leading business and health-care professionals. All certificate programs must be vetted through Langara College’s Education Council before receiving approval as a certificate program.

Whatever your goals, whether you are seeking a new career, upgrading your skills, or are simply passionate about pursuing your dream, strengthen your credentials with the Langara name behind you.