Curriculum Schedule

September 2015 Distance Learning Program


Semester One

September 1 – December 18, 2015:

  • Theoretical and Clinical Topics in Dynamic Psychotherapy
    Sarah Brodie, MA, ATR, CCC
  • The History and Development of the Profession of Art Therapy
    Petrea Hansen-Adamidis, RCAT, DTATI

September 8 – December 15, 2015:

(Bi-weekly beginning September 8, 2015)

  • Group Art Therapy Experiential
    Sharlene Friedman, DTATI, RCAT,RP

September 1 – September 25, 2015:

  • Ethics and Art Therapy
    Anu Lala, DTATI, RCAT,RP

October 5 – October 27, 2015:

  • Practicum Preparation
    Helene Burt, DA, RCAT, ATR Esther Zeller Cooper, DTATI, RCAT, RP, Sharlene Friedman, DTATI, RCAT,RP, Karen Letofsky, Executive Director, Distress Centres Toronto

November 2– November 27, 2015:

  • Principles of Group Process
    Beth Merriam, MA, ATR-BC,RP

Semester Two (A half semester delivered on site in Toronto)

January 4 – January 15, 2016 / Each day classes are from 9:00 – 6:00 (with one hour for lunch):

  • Monday January 4, 2016: Introduction to Jungian Theory
    Instructor: Jean Conan Unda, MEd, Jungian Analyst
  • Tuesday January 5, 2016: Art Therapy with Older Adults
    Instructor: April Penny, DTATI, RCAT,RP
  • Wednesday January 6, 2016 Medical Art Therapy
    Ruth Luginbuehl, MD, DTATI
  • Thursday January 7, 2016: Art Therapy Experiential Group
    Instructor: Sharlene Friedman, DTATI, RCAT, RP
  • Friday January 8, 2016: Art Therapy in the Treatment of Eating Disorders
    Instructor: Charmaine Michael, DTATI, RCAT
  • Sunday January10, 2016: Art Therapy Experiential Group
    Instructor: Sharlene Friedman, DTATI, RCAT, RP
  • Monday January 11, 2016: Integrating Puppetry and Art Therapy
    Ruth Danziger, D.ISIS
  • Tuesday January 12, 2016: Use of Mask in Art Therapy
    Naomi Kates, DTATI
  • Wednesday January 13, 2016: Art Therapy Experiential Group
    Instructor: Sharlene Friedman, DTATI, RCAT,RP
  • Thursday January 14, 2016: Introduction to CBT and DBT
    Instructor: Shelley Kavanagh, DTATI, RCAT, RP
  • Friday January 15, 2016: Art Therapy Experiential Group
    Instructor: Sharlene Friedman, DTATI, RCAT,RP

Semester Three


April 4-July 29, 2016:

  • Child and Adolescent Development and Art Therapy
    Sarah Brodie, MA

Bi-Weekly Beginning April 11, 2016

  • Art Therapy Experiential Group
    Sharlene Friedman, DTATI, RCAT

April 4- May 27, 2016:

  • Postmodern Psychotherapies
    Helene Burt, D.A., RCAT, ATR

April 4- May 27

  • Art Therapy Assessment Techniques
    Ninat Friedland, MA, CCC

May 30 – July 29, 2016

  • Art Therapy, Spirituality, Grief and Loss
    TBA

August 2 – August 26, 2016

  • Art Therapy with People Who Have a Severe and Persistent Mental Illness
    Beth Merriam, MA, ATR-BC.,RP

August 2 – August 26, 2016

  • Trauma-Informed Art Therapy for People who Have Experienced Abuse
    Suzanne Thomson, DTATI, RCAT

Semester Four


August 2, 2016 – November 25, 2016

August 2, 2016-October 28, 2016

  • Research Methods in Art Therap 24 Hours
    Ninat Friedland, MA, CCC

August 2, 2016-October 28, 2016

  • Social and Cultural Issues in Art Therapy 32 Hours
    Helene Burt, D.A., RCAT, ATR
  • Peer Supervision 32 Hours
    Suzanne Thomson, DTATI, RCAT
  • Art Therapy Experiential Group 32 Hours
    Sharlene Friedman, DTATI, RCAT,RP

October 24 – November 4, 2016

  • Addiction and Art Therapy 4 Hours
    Helene Burt, DA, RCAT, ATR

November 7 – November 21, 2016

  • Phototherapy Techniques 4 Hours
    Helene Burt, DA, RCAT, ATR

Semester Five (A half semester delivered on site in Toronto)

November 28 – December 9, 2016

    • Monday, November 28, 2016; 9:00 am-6:00 pm:
      Public and Private Practice in Art Therapy; Finding, Attaining and Creating Employment as an Art Therapist
      Suzanne Thomson, DTATI, RCAT
    • Tuesday, November 29, 2016; 9:00 am-6:00 pm:
      Peer Supervision
      Suzanne Thomson, DTATI, RCAT
    • Wednesday, November 30, 2016; 9:00 am-6:00 pm:
      Art Therapy Experiential Group
      Sharlene Friedman, DTATI, RCAT,RP
    • Thursday, December 1, 2016; 9:00 am-6:00 pm:
      9:00 am-12:00pm
      Advanced Media and Techniques
      Esther Zeller Cooper, DTATI, RCAT, TWS
    • December 1, 2016; 2:00pm- 6:00 pm:
      Jungian Sand Play Therapy
      Regina Cowan, RN, BScn, Med, ATC, ISST(c)
    • Friday, December 2, 2016; 9:00 am-6:00 pm:
      Art Therapy with Diverse Populations

      9:00M -11:00AM: Art Therapy with Immigrant and Refugee Women Anu Lala, DTATI, RCAT
      11:00 am -1:00pm: Art Therapy with Children and Youth IN Secure Treatment Erin Briggs, DTATI, RCAT, RP
      2:00pm-4:00pm: Art Therapy with Young Mother’s Erin Kuri, MA, CCC, OATR
      4:00 pm – 6:00pm: Art Therapy with Youth who are Incarcerated Barbara Collins, DTATI, RCAT,RP
    • Sunday, December 4, 2016 9:00am – 6:00pm:
      Art Therapy Experiential Group
      Sharlene Friedman, DTATI, RCAT
    • Monday, December 5, 2016; 9:00 am-6:00 pm:
      Art Therapy with Diverse Populations

      9:00 am-11:00 am: Healing Circle: Expressive Arts Therapy and Community Arts at Sanctuary Melodie Ng, DTATI.
      11:00 am-1:00pm: Art Therapy with People with Developmental Delay Suzanne Thomson, DTATI, RCAT
      2:00 am-4:00pm: Being in Community: Art Therapy with Women who have Experienced Violence and Abuse Jacqueline Compton, DTATI, RCAT
      4:00pm-6:00pm: Art Therapy with Youth who have Sexually Offended Shelly Kavanaugh, DTATI, RCAT,RP
    • Tuesday, December 6, 2016; 9:00 am-6:00 pm:
      Art Therapy and Mindfulness
      Suzanne Thomson, DTATI, RCAT
    • Wedneday, December 7, 2016; 9:00 am -6:00 pm
      Art Therapy Experiential Group
      Sharlene Friedman, DTATI, RCAT,RP
    • Thursday, December 8, 2016; 9:00 am-6:00 pm:
      Art Therapy Experiential Group
      Sharlene Friedman, DTATI, RCAT,RP
    • Friday, December 9, 2016; 9:00 am-6:00 pm:
      Art Therapy Experiential Group
      Sharlene Friedman, DTATI, RCAT,RP


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