CE Credit Hours: 7
(APA, CAMFT, RN)
In this online course, participants will learn to utilize methods from Expressive Arts Therapy in individual and group work with youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder. For many youths with ASD, music, drama, and creative movement have been shown to heighten levels of engagement, expression, cooperation and self-regulation. Through a blend of lecture and experiential exercises, this course utilizes a strength-based approach to identifying key practices from multiple arts modalities that can benefit youth with ASD, and will also explore the rationale, theory and research behind these practices.
Instructor: Suraya Keating, MFT
Suraya Keating, MFT, is Shakespeare for Social Justice Director for Marin Shakespeare Company, Clinical Supervisor for an Expressive Arts Therapy Program at Martinez Hospital and master trainer in Expressive Arts and Drama Therapy. With an extensive background in theater, dance and yoga, Suraya has spent the last 20 years facilitating mindfulness-based Expressive Arts practices and directing therapeutic theater with marginalized populations including youth with ASD, at-risk youth, adults with developmental disabilities, prison inmates, and many others. Suraya is also a Senior Adjunct Professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies,where she teaches courses in the use of Expressive Arts Therapy with children and adolescents, and maintains a private practice in the Bay Area. www.suraya.org
Online Course Registration and Login
New Users – What to Expect:
Click on the "New User? Register" gray box below and enter your contact information to create a new account. The email address and password that you enter will be your username and password for all online courses that you take through our system. *International students: please select your Country first.
You can log into your course in the future by bookmarking: ce.jfku.edu/public
Next, complete the “Student” information section by providing your license type and number (if that applies to you)
Enter the Billing and Payment information to purchase the course.
Check that you have read the Terms and Conditions, and then click the “Register for Course” gray box.
The webpage will refresh to your course page. Click “Launch Course” to begin!
You will have 90 days to complete the course. Extensions are available if needed, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Returning Users – How to Access Your Courses:
Please select the “Returning User? Log in” Option. Your e-mail is your username, and your password is what you selected at registration. If you have forgotten, please click ‘Forgot Password?’ and follow the prompts.
You can login to your course in the future by bookmarking this login page: ce.jfku.edu/public
Before you begin an online course, please make sure your computer has a broadband Internet connection. A dial-up connection is not sufficient. The online courses require that you use the most recent Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Firefox Internet browsers, which you can download from these links: PC/Mac: Chrome (newer Macs only) or Firefox (Macs over 2 years old). Safari is not compatible. Adobe Flash player is also required and can be downloaded by clicking here.
Course Completion Time Limit
You will have 90 days to complete the online course from the date of registration. You may request 30 day extensions for a fee of $35. E-mail (email@example.com) or call us (800.557.1384) to begin this process. Extensions take a few days , an email will be sent to you when the extension access has been granted.