Supervision in Expressive Arts Therapy
In addition to 75 education hours, the Certificate of Expressive Arts Therapy also requires 200 clinical hours (formally called internship by IEATA) guided by 25 hours of individual supervision, or 50 hours of group supervision, or a combination of the two (a two-hour group counts as one individual hour of supervision). Program participants must complete their supervision hours with an ICM Expressive Arts Supervisor. Reach out to a supervisor below for more information on working with them!
Registered Expressive Arts Therapists Offering Supervision
Irene M. Rodriguez, M.S., LMHC, CAP, REAT is a native of Puerto Rico, currently practicing in Southern Florida. Irene is a Certified Addictions Professional with a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. She is an EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist, Certified Expressive Art Therapist, Trauma Incident Reduction (TIR) Trainer, and a Dancing Mindfulness affiliate trainer. Professionally, she has helped children, adolescents, and adults with a multitude of complex issues such as depression, self-harm behaviors, anxiety, adjustment disorders, addiction, phobias, and mood disorders since 2006.
Ramona Skriiko, M.S.Ed., LPCC, REAT is fascinated by our bodies’ innate healing abilities and our power to transform our stories of trauma and loss into stories of growth. Ramona is a licensed professional clinical counselor, a trained EMDR therapist, a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist, a Dancing Mindfulness facilitator and affiliate trainer, and an advanced student of Somatic Experiencing® therapy. She is currently in private practice in Warren, Ohio and specializes in the treatment of complex PTSD. Ramona believes that trauma healing doesn’t have to be so hard and enjoys using somatic and expressive arts therapies to tap into the healing power of play. A self-proclaimed Geek girl, Ramona believes our favorite stories provide insights into how our lives have been shaped by trauma and how we can overcome our trauma to claim our power and live lives of joy and meaning.
Supervision with team members trained by Dr. Jamie Marich offers the following features:
- Offering only individual supervision at this time; group supervision can be arranged if enough trainees express interest at a later point
- Best able to offer supervision in the implementation of expressive arts therapy alongside other modalities in the helping professions to individuals who are already employed in the helping professions in a clinical capacity
- If you are not currently employed in the helping professions in a clinical capacity (e.g., counseling, social work, psychology, substance abuse counseling, etc.), you may be responsible for arranging alternate hours to fulfill the required internship. Dr. Marich will likely not be able to accept you for supervision until you have arranged a site to complete these hours. Dr. Marich and her team may, but cannot promise to, point you in the right direction if this is your case.
- Upon expressing interest in supervision and pursuing the Certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy, a member of Dr. Marich's team, will meet with you to determine if 200 clinical hours in your current job will suffice or if more hours will need to be arranged to specifically cover expressive arts therapy skills, approaches, and competencies.
- Fees apply for clinical supervision; please see the COST page for more information.
NOTE: There is an additional supervision requirement of 50 hours of individual supervision required by IEATA to correspond with 1,000 hours of work experience post-training. If you wish to continue with any team member for this part of your training towards professional registration as an expressive arts therapist (REAT credential), arrangements for supervision can be discussed on a case-by-case basis. You are encouraged to review the Professional Registration Requirements described by IEATA to get a larger sense of what is involved with professional registration following completion of our certificate program.