Expressive Arts: Therapy, Consulting, Education
"Finding Our Way Back Home"
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This list is only a small sampling of solid resources. Ms. Rancourt, however, has personally been involved with the links listed. If you have any questions, please email Ms. Rancourt through this website.
The European Graduate School is a military approved institution of higher learning meaning that one can use GI Bill, Post 9/11 and other VA education benefits to attend. this does not mean that EGS is a "military" school. EGS has an internationally eclectic student body seeking graduate degrees in the field of Expressive Arts Therapy, Consulting, and Education to be applied in equally diverse settings, circumstances and populations. Two programs are approved: The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies, and the Ph.D. in Expressive Arts. Click on the following link for further verification.
Certifications and Credentialing Training
Amherst Writers & Artist in Amherst, MA, USA offers quality training in it's unique writing group facilitation methods. AWA also offers scholarships. The AWA method transposes readily to other art making modalities aligning naturally with Motivational Interviewing practices. http://amherstwriters.com/ Center for Deployment Psychology offers quality, competent training, credentialing, and professional CEUs. CDP is excellent if you are a civilian practitioner who knows little or nothing about military culture and veteran needs. http://deploymentpsych.org/
Organizations serving active duty military, veterans, and their families
Ms. Rancourt is a Peer to Peer mentor for this Saratoga County, NY Chapter.
These next links are significant in the use of Expressive Arts for Veterans as witness. Both of these organizations have been the tip of the spear over the last decade in giving voice via multi modalities in the reintegration and healing of PTSd for men and women regardless of the era one served in the military. These organizations have broke open the field of research for PTSd, TBI, and trauma in general whether military or first responders or survivors of natural disasters.
International Expressive Arts Therapy Association
Japanese Martial Arts: Aikido and Iaido