Creative and Expressive Arts Therapies

The Creative & Expressive Arts Therapies (CEAT) Department has been part of Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC since the 1960s.

Our specially trained experts offer therapies through:

  • Art
  • Dance/movement
  • Drama
  • Expressive arts
  • Music
  • Recreation
  • Yoga
  • CEAT uses a strengths-based and recovery-oriented approach.

    It's common for people in behavioral health treatment to have trouble finding words to describe what they're feeling or experiencing.

    That's why we focus on enhancing a person’s strengths and natural abilities to address problems.

    CEAT encourages creative and expressive communication.

    People often find that CEAT is less threatening and easier to engage in than verbal psychotherapies.

    In these cases, CEAT services augment the classic mental health treatments at Western Psychiatric.

    CEAT helps many people and treats a range of mental health disorders.

    CEAT can help with a broad range of concerns and disorders, including:

    Education and Training

    The CEAT Department values providing high-quality training to students on the verge of becoming professionals in the field of creative and expressive arts therapy.

    CEAT offers undergraduate and graduate internship training in:

    • Art therapy
    • Music therapy
    • Recreation therapy

    Contact Us About Creative and Expressive Arts Therapies

    To learn more about creative and expressive arts therapy at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC, call 412-624-2100.​​


    Contact Us

    Creative & Expressiv​e Arts Therapy

    Western Psychiatric
    Insitute and Clinic
    3811 O'Hara Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213



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