Learn how to integrate the power of the arts into your professional practice

Empower your patients and clients with creative tools to improve their health and well-being

This course provides the depth of research from our Arts in Health Certificate Course with important additional tools and resources for mental health counselors and other helping professionals.

Course curriculum

This course does not qualify for NBCC hours.

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • How to use this course

    • Welcome from Dr. Ness

  • 2

    Section 1: Introduction to Arts in Health

    • The field of Arts in Health

    • Arts Engagement 101

    • Class Discussion

  • 3

    Section 2: A new model

    • Arts in Health Connection Model

    • Class Discussion

  • 4

    Section 3: Feed your soul

    • Arts Engagement, Spiritual Connection, and Health

    • Class Discussion

  • 5

    Section 4: The physical connection

    • Arts engagement, physical connection, and health

    • Class Discussion

  • 6

    Section 5: The social connection

    • Arts engagement, social connection, and health

    • Connection model recap

    • Class Discussion

  • 7

    Section 6: Creative tools for self care

    • Renew and recharge

    • Creative self care ideas

    • Class Discussion

  • 8

    Section 7: Prescribing the arts

    • The power of a prescription

    • Arts engagement prescription resources and ideas

    • Class Discussion

  • 9

    Section 8: Creative facilitation in professional practice

    • Arts facilitation ideas

    • Class discussion

  • 10

    Next steps

    • More resources for you


Dr. Sarah Ness

Founder of Arts in Health Institute

Sarah Ness, PhD is a passionate advocate for the healing power of the arts. She believes that creative practices are the building blocks for nervous system regulation and, in turn, essential in the treatment of stress, trauma, and burnout. Dr. Ness has worked in the fields of expressive arts therapy, mind body medicine, and arts in health for over 15 years. She has extensive experience working with trauma survivors, children and families in crisis, and patients struggling with chronic and acute illness. Dr. Ness founded the Arts in Health Institute to teach others how to use the power of the arts for personal health and professional practice.

Payment Options

This course is self-paced and available for 1 year after purchase.

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