What is it?

The Graduate Certificate in Arts and Trauma Healing equips students to guide others through culturally relevant artistic modalities for trauma healing. This program provides an ongoing mentored learning experience that emphasizes interpersonal skills and integrates academic learning directly into practical use.  

Program Highlights

18-hour program that includes six 3-credit courses and one 0-credit pass/fail course.

Ongoing mentored learning experience. Students will be mentored and gain experience mentoring others.

Students will design and facilitate healing groups for people who suffer from the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual effects of trauma.

Students will progress through the program over a 3-year time frame.

Field practicums completed face-to-face with designated communities.

Courses available synchronously online via Zoom with the exception of one 2-week face-to-face instensive.

“We believe this unique program fills an urgent need in our fractured world, and we are glad to know that this program prepares them [students] with the tools they need to foster healing in communities.”

– Robin Harris, PhD.

What will it help me do?

  • Lead trauma healing workshops around the world
  • Guide others through their journey of trauma healing using the arts
  • Apply scripture and local arts in the healing process
  • Join a larger community of practice providing trauma healing through the arts

**Note that this is not a program where students become licensed art therapists.

Who is it for?

Students or professionals who want practical, hands on training on how to guide others through scripturally-based trauma healing using culturally appropriate artistic expression.

Program Format

18 Credit Certificate Program

All Courses Online*

Fall, Spring, and Summer Courses

1 Course per Semester

*One 2-week In-Person Intensive Course


Program FAQ

Find answers and explore the GC-ATH Frequently Asked Questions


Program Details

Learn more about the three phases of the GC-ATH program


ATH Intensive Course

WA5383 Arts and Trauma Healing Course Details


Giving Opportunity

Arts and Trauma Healing Endowment Fund


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