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Becoming a

 REACE / REAT

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The International Expressive Arts Therapy Association®

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Registered Expressive Arts Consultant/Educator

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Registered Expressive Arts Therapist

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Choosing REACE or REAT?

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Standard and Requirement of REACE

A Master’s degree in related fields and how this field relates to your work as an Expressive Arts Consultant/ Educator).

Applicants must show proof of an additional 200 hours of training in multimodal integrative expressive arts.

In addition to the master’s degree, 1200 hours of related work experience (externship) is required.

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Master’s Degree in Expressive Arts Therapy or equivalency in a CAT Program.

cATEGORY a

  • Master’s Degree in Expressive Arts Therapy or equivalency in a CAT Program.

cATEGORY b

  • A Master’s Degree in Psychology, Educational Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, or related mental health discipline

  • PLUS completion of training in one or several professional Expressive Arts Therapy Institutes. The Institute training must include at least 200 hours of supervised clinical practicum (internship) and 25 hours of individual supervisory sessions or 50 hours of group supervisory sessions or a combination of the two.

  • Demonstration of arts practice and involvement.

category c

  • A Master’s Degree in Fine Arts (music, visual arts, dance, drama, etc.)

  • PLUS completion of training from one or several professional Expressive Arts Therapy Institutes or Programs.  Applicants under this category must have completed a practicum (internship) of at least 500 hours of supervised clinical work and 50 hours of individual supervisory sessions, or 100 hours of group supervisory sessions or a combination of the two from the identified Expressive Arts Training Institute.

  •  In addition, three of the four requirements under “General Therapy Competencies” must be met through continuing education, non-degree or degree courses, or other means, but not from audited courses.

category d

  • Doctoral Degree in Expressive Arts Therapy or equivalency in a Creative Arts Therapy Program 

  • Program must include a practicum of 1,000 hours of supervised clinical work and 100 hours of individual supervisory sessions, or 200 hours of group supervisory sessions or a combination of both.

  • Demonstration of arts practice and involvement.

Prerequisite Education Standard of REAT

Must meet one of the standards described in category A, B, C or D below

Training Requirement of REAT

  • Expressive Arts Therapy

  • General Therapy

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Expressive

Arts

Therapy

A minimum of three of the following four categories below must be satisfied and the applicant must have completed a minimum of 25 hours of instruction for each of the three categories:

  • Individual Expressive Arts Therapy Process – coursework

  • Group Expressive Arts Therapy Process – coursework (Continuation of Required Competencies)

  • Applications of Expressive Arts Therapy, i.e., how the applicant applies diagnostic impressions, personality tendencies, expressive communication styles and previous arts experience of client

  • Approaches to, or styles of Expressive Arts Therapy in practice and study, i.e., various approaches used by the applicant in integrating multi-arts in therapy

General Therapy

A minimum of three of the following four categories below must be satisfied and the applicant must have completed a minimum of 25 hours of instruction for each of the four categories:

  • Ethics/Professional Practice

  • Personal Styles (e.g. personality theory)

  • Psychopathology therapy

  • Development (child and adult)

The Institute training must include at least 200 hours of supervised clinical practicum (internship), and; 25 hours of individual supervisory sessions or 50 hours of group supervisory sessions or a combination of the two.

Application of REAT

  • Education & Training

  • Practicum Supervision Confirmation

  • Autobiographical Statement (approx. 1000-words)

  • Expressive Arts Philosophy Statement (approx. 1000-words)

  • Demonstration of arts practice and involvement

Supervised Post-EXAT training Supervision

  • 1,000 hours post- EXAT supervised experience

  • Within a 48-month time frame

  • 50 hours of individual supervision or 100 hours of group supervision or any combination