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General Requirements for Intermodal Expressive Arts Certificate Program

General Requirements for Intermodal Expressive Arts Certificate Program

International Certificate Training Program

Courses are taught in an intensive weekend format. Each course is 25 hours (except Orientation) and run from Thursday evening until Sunday afternoon. These courses are offered in January, April, and October.

Students may apply for Level One or Levels One and Two combined. If accepted into both Levels One and Two, students can begin taking Level Two courses after completing two Level One intensives.

Level 1 (Personal Practice) Requirements:

1. Weekend Intensive Courses:
EAFI 100 Orientation (taken before first intensive course on Thursday 9am-3pm)

EAFI 110 Intermodal Expressive Arts (April)
EAFI 120 Body, Mind, Spirit (January)
EAFI 130 Scope of Expressive Arts (October)

2. Electives: 20 hours of workshops outside of the weekend coursework. These workshops/classes can
be taken in the student’s own community.

3. Advising: Monthly advising of 1 hour with advisor either via phone or skype or in person.

LEVEL 1
Level 1 is an experiential and didactic learning program, which provides a solid foundation of expressive arts practice. Students become familiar with the Expressive Arts field, and immerse themselves in this work, resulting in the development of a personal practice.

The material covered during Level 1 will include an overview of the field, with applications for individual, group, family, and community wellness and healing, and a series of expressive arts processes that focus on the whole person, including body, mind, and spirit.

Learning during the weekend courses is primarily experiential in nature, and students entering Level 1 should be prepared to do some significant personal work as part of their understanding and knowledge of this field.

Depending on each student’s previous educational and professional background, and their professional goals, they may be ready to begin implementing this work with others, as a facilitator.

Level 1 consists of a 1-day orientation class, 3 weekend intensive (25 hour) courses, and 20 elective credit hours. There will be assignments for each course, and students will complete them between weekend intensives.

Level 2 (Professional Practice) Requirements:

1.   Weekend Intensive Courses:
EAFI 210 Foundations of Expressive Arts (January) EAFI 220 Expressive Arts in the World (April)
EAFI 230 Business and Profession of Expressive Arts (October)
EAFI 240 Internship/Final Project OR EAFI 250 Clinical Supervised Practicum (for therapists only)

2.   Electives: 20 hours of workshops outside of the weekend coursework.

3.   Advising: Monthly advising of 1 hour with advisor either via phone or skype or in person.

Additional requirements:

Assignments for each course and written summaries of electives as well as documentation of the student’s experience in the program (reviewed at the Final Certificate Review) are required for credit to be given for classes and for certificates to be issued.

LEVEL 2

This experiential and didactic learning program, further prepares students to facilitate the
expressive arts with others and create their own professional practice. The material covered during
Level 2 focuses on developing facilitation skills, learning the various theoretical approaches and
real-world applications, defining the scope and focus of each student’s own expressive arts work,
and learning the business strategies, ethics, professional registrations, and resources that assist
the student in building a successful expressive arts practice or integrating Expressive Arts into
an existing career.

Level Two consists of 3 weekend intensive courses (25 hours each), 20 elective credit hours, and an
Internship. Students will have assignments to complete for each of the weekend classes. The
internship, in most cases, will be completed in the student’s home community.
Elective Credits
20 hours for each level. Student will work with advisor to determine electives that will complement
the curriculum and reflect individual student goals.

Mentoring/Advising

Each student will be assigned an advisor, and online mentoring and support with the advisor will be an integral part of the student’s educational program. Advisors/Mentors are the core Faculty of Expressive Arts Florida Institute.

Documentation

All Expressive Arts Florida Institute students will be expected to document their personal and professional process, both for Level One and Level Two. Specific guidelines for this documentation will be provided during New Student Orientation (EAFI100) and in their first appointment with their Advisor/Mentor.

Documentation will consist of keeping a journal of all processes that are introduced, and personal and professional reactions to these processes. Photos of artwork and related images will be included, as well as handouts, material from elective courses.

Assignments and Readings

Each weekend intensive course will have an assignment, with both a written and an arts component.  Level One and Level Two each have a required reading list.