How do I receive CEs or clock hours for my participation?

We offer CEs to mental health professionals including social workers, mental health counselors, and marriage and family therapists.

Northwest Creative & Expressive Arts Institute is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider ™, ACEP No. 7014.

After completion of the workshop you will be given an evaluation to fill out and turn in. We will present you with your CE certificate after receiving your evaluation.

After I take a workshop can I call myself an Art Therapist or Expressive Arts Therapist, or say that I use Art Therapy or Expressive Arts Therapy?

Being an Art Therapist or Expressive Arts Therapist requires registration with professional organizations. We offer our workshops so you can learn creative arts tools that you can use in your work with others. So, while you can’t use the titles, you can say that you use some arts modalities in your work.  If you’re interested in training to become a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist, check out our training program Expressive Art Therapy Training Program!

Is your studio accessible?

We are located in a very old and historical building in downtown Seattle. While there is a ramp that leads to our studio, it may not be suitable for everyone. An ADA bathroom is located in the cafe next door,  in our sister building.

If you have have accommodation needs, please call or email us in advance so we can discuss your needs.

What’s included in the continental breakfast? Is lunch included?

We offer coffee and tea with all the fixings, a seasonal fruit platter, and an assortment of breakfast breads or pastries, including a gluten-free option.  Lunch is on your own, but we’re happy to give you some recommendations, or bring your lunch and feel free to stay in.  We’re happy to have you!

What can I do for lunch?

We have a small refrigerator, microwave and utensils in the Studio you are welcome to use. There are also a number of cafes and restaurants in the area.

What do I get for “all art materials included”?

Depending on what workshop you’re in, all art materials that are needed for an art experiential will be included for the day.  Most often this includes a project that you can bring home, such as a painting or drawing, collage, small 3D piece such as clay or wire work.  We have lots of materials to work with and we are constantly replenishing supplies so they stay fresh and exciting for you!

Have any other questions? We’re here to help!

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