Creative Therapy Online Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is "creative therapy?"

A: "Creative therapy" is a term that encompasses all forms of therapy that integrate and utilize the arts and/or creativity as the main mode of intervention. Art therapy, music therapy, drama therapy, and play therapy (to name a few), are all different in practice, but have something important in common: they are all creative methods in exploring personal material with a qualified professional. 

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Q: Are creative therapy and art therapy the same thing?

A: Art therapy is a practice unto itself. It utilizes art materials (paints, pencils, clay, crafts, etc) to conduct therapeutic spaces with art as the main focus. Creative therapy is the umbrella term that Creative Therapy Online uses to encompass all forms of therapeutic professions that engage in creativity (music therapy, drama therapy, dance therapy, expressive arts therapy, sandplay therapy, play therapy, photo therapy, poetry therapy and art therapy just to name a few).

Q: How does one become a creative therapist?

A: There are many different creative therapy professions and so there are multiple ways to become a creative therapist. There are university graduate degree programs for certain creative therapies and there are also alternative routes to become a certified creative therapist. It truly depends where you are located and what educational programs are near you. Try searching the web to get started.

Q:  I am currently a student of creative therapy - can I join Creative Therapy Online?

 A: Yes! All students in creative therapy education programs/alternative routes are eligible for a student membership. Student memberships are free. Click here for more information.

Q: Who manages my credit card payments? Is my credit card information safe?

A: Creative Therapy Online has linked to MoonClerk's online payment service to ensure online payment safety and security. MoonClerk is an affiliate of Stripe, a powerful, well-respected online payment client that is used by popular websites such as Kickstarter, Twitter and Pinterest. For more information about MoonClerk's security policies, click here.

Q: Where can I find your Privacy Policy and Terms of Service?

A: Click here.