Creative and Expressive Arts Therapy Educational Opportunities

The Creative and Expressive Arts Therapy (CEAT) program at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh offers art and music therapy training for:

  • Students
  • Volunteers
  • Others who have an interest in creative therapy

Art and Music Therapy Job Shadowing

Based on the art or music therapist’s scheduling needs and your schedule, we offer a one-time shadowing experience.

Job shadowing is a half day (3 hours) that includes:

  • A tour of our space.
  • An overview of CEAT and details on your specific program of interest.
  • Direct patient time.

How to apply to the art or music therapy shadowing program

To take part in job shadowing, you must meet these 4 requirements:

  1. Complete the student observe packet (we will email this to you).
  2. Documented proof you've had a flu shot within the year.
  3. Documented proof of a 2-step TB test (2 separate TB tests done within 7 to 21 days of each other).
  4. Documented proof of a Tdap vaccination within the past 10 years.

You must email the above to the art or music therapist with whom you're planning to shadow.

Once we receive your paperwork, UPMC Children’s Hospital's Employee Health Department must approve it. We're sorry, but we can't give you an exact time frame for this final approval.

If you have any questions about the process, feel free to contact the CEAT program.

Art and Music Therapy Education

We also offer training for both undergraduate and graduate students.

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