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International Certification – What you need to know

We are proud to offer the only globally recognized Art4Healing® Certification, exclusively available online. Here are some answers to common questions about our Art4Healing® International Certificate program:

What is the Art4Healing® International Certificate Program?

Students will experience and complete Art4Healing® workshops and assignments through an online platform within a timeline of 9 months (or less). In addition to completing these assignments, students will be required to record and submit videos of themselves facilitating full workshops. These assignments will culminate in a final paper which will discuss the student’s experience with Art4Healing® and future plans.

As additional support, students will be matched with an Art4Healing® Coach who will answer questions and review his/her assignments and facilitated workshops. All students will have a total of 9 hours (via 6 virtual meetings) with his/her Art4Healing® Coach.

What is the Art4Healing® Method?

Our Art4Healing® curriculum contains strictly guided exercises, rather than loosely formatted art sessions. These exercises are specially designed to elicit emotional responses. In a group setting through abstract painting, participants leave encouraged, with enhanced clarity and insight.

How long does the certification take to complete?

Students have 9 months to complete all assignments and requirements, however, students (along with their assigned Art4Healing® Coach) will be able to personalize their own schedules for completing each assignment.

How is this different from the Art4Healing® Brandman Certificate?

The Art4Healing® International Certificate Program is in no way associated with Brandman University. This international certification is solely certified by Art & Creativity for Healing, Inc., and therefore, does not include University credits.

This international certificate differs from the Art4Healing® Brandman Certificate due to the more extensive curriculum and is intended for prospective students to complete Art4Healing® Certification through web-based services. The Art4Healing® Brandman Certificate Program is only available in our studio in Laguna Hills, CA.

Do I need an art background or art degree to apply?

Prospective students do not need an art background or an art degree to apply. We certify counselors, teachers, therapists, medical professionals, artists, and others who help children and adults suffering from abuse, illness, grief or stress in the Art4Healing® method.

Are there any prerequisites?

While there are no course prerequisites for this certification, there are technical requirements for participants since this program is entirely web-based.

Each prospective student is required to have access to:

  • A desktop or laptop with Internet capabilities
  • A webcam and microphone set-up for virtual meetings (if your desktop or laptop includes this, you do not need additional equipment)
  • A video-recording device, such as a cell-phone or camera (Students will need to video record themselves to complete two practicum assignments. Each video file recorded will need at least 5 GB of space on your device)
  • A Google Account

In addition, please be aware that each participant is required to sign a training agreement and a photography and video waiver before participating in any certification activities. If you are unable to complete these prerequisites, your application may be denied.

Who provides the training?

Laurie Zagon, the founder of Art and Creativity for Healing, Inc., has designed the entire curriculum and provides training through her online instructional videos. Each student is also assigned a highly qualified Art4Healing® Coach to provide additional virtual support throughout his/her training.

All Art4Healing Coaches are certified facilitators with 2 years of experience or more. They currently work as facilitators for Art & Creativity for Healing, Inc. at our various partner agencies and serve the following demographics: veterans, victims of domestic violence, children and families suffering from homelessness, at-risk teens, and senior citizens.

Where can I use the Certification?

Graduates can use the Art4Healing® method in any setting where participants can benefit from emotional healing. These settings include (but are not limited to) places such as hospitals, schools, homeless shelters, mental health facilities, veteran facilities, senior citizen centers, etc. You will be using the Art4Healing method as a supplement to your own unique program or in addition to an existing program.

How much does it cost?

The tuition fee for the Art4Healing® International Certificate Program is $2,500 per individual. You will also be responsible for purchasing your own art materials.

What do previous students say?

Testimonials from our International Certificate Program Graduates. Hear first-hand how the Program affected them!

On the curriculum & exercises

"Personally, doing each exercise myself gave me a clear insight into what was being asked and I was continually amazed at the unexpected artwork (and revelations) that resulted. Even on the workshops that I didn’t think had any relevancy to me, I still found them to be enlightening and there was always something I learned about myself or the process."

Jocelyn Friis - International Certification Program Graduate

2018-07-15T18:40:38+00:00

Jocelyn Friis - International Certification Program Graduate

"Personally, doing each exercise myself gave me a clear insight into what was being asked and I was continually amazed at the unexpected artwork (and revelations) that resulted. Even on the workshops that I didn’t think had any relevancy to me, I still found them to be enlightening and there was always something I learned about myself or the process."

On her personal experience

"This has been quite a journey. It has been both deep and healing, freeing and liberating. I am totally sold on how painting is a healthy way to express what would otherwise be damagingly trapped inside of us.

To see the feelings right there on the canvas before me was healing in itself. Using paint in this way always felt safe to me. Many of the exercises helped me gain perspective on situations. I learned what is of real value to me, I found space to reflect, to step back and look at the big picture of life. It gave me an awareness and a reminder to enjoy the moment."

Jocelyn Friis - International Certification Program Graduate

2018-07-15T18:42:26+00:00

Jocelyn Friis - International Certification Program Graduate

"This has been quite a journey. It has been both deep and healing, freeing and liberating. I am totally sold on how painting is a healthy way to express what would otherwise be damagingly trapped inside of us. To see the feelings right there on the canvas before me was healing in itself. Using paint in this way always felt safe to me. Many of the exercises helped me gain perspective on situations. I learned what is of real value to me, I found space to reflect, to step back and look at the big picture of life. It gave me an awareness and a reminder to enjoy the moment."

On distance

"Being able to participate through the online format meant my location in New Zealand was not a hindrance, as is often the case. I had been eyeing out ACFH for a long time but was unable to take the certification due to my location, so I was very excited to see the online development. As I work part-time, it also suited me in that I was free to choose when to complete the assignments."

Jocelyn Friis - International Certification Program Graduate

2018-07-15T18:39:30+00:00

Jocelyn Friis - International Certification Program Graduate

"Being able to participate through the online format meant my location in New Zealand was not a hindrance, as is often the case. I had been eyeing out ACFH for a long time but was unable to take the certification due to my location, so I was very excited to see the online development. As I work part-time, it also suited me in that I was free to choose when to complete the assignments."

Get started now

If you are interested in pursuing the Art4Healing® International Certification Program, please read through the FAQs Sheet:

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Once you have read the FAQs Sheet, you can apply by filling out an application:

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We will review your application within 48 business hours (Pacific Time). If you are accepted, you will have 30 days to enroll and provide payment.

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