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.
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.
- 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.
Students or professionals who want practical, hands on training on how to guide others through scripturally-based trauma healing using culturally appropriate artistic expression.
“The Graduate Certificate in ATH was created in response to two realities—the overwhelming need for trauma-informed ministry that we’re seeing globally, and the response from cross-cultural workers who want to be trained. We believe this unique program fills an urgent need in our fractured world, and we are glad to know that this program prepares them with the tools they need to foster healing in communities.”
– Robin Harris, PhD
Arts & Trauma Healing Student
“I am so blessed to be part of a program that has dedicated leaders who share their huge passion and vision for bringing God’s healing light to survivors of trauma around the world. The program has a unique, effective perspective on how to heal from trauma, and each class is thoughtfully designed to combine research with practical experience within a caring community.”
– Suzette Mack
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