Phil Weglarz, Associate Professor in the MA in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Expressive Arts Therapy at CIIS Phil Weglarz

Associate Professor and Program Chair
Expressive Arts Therapy
School of Professional Psychology and Health (SPPH)

MA, California Institute of Integral Studies

BA, University of Colorado

Phil Weglarz has served as core faculty in the Expressive Arts Therapy concentration at CIIS since Fall 2012. As a licensed California Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) and Registered Expressive Art Therapist (REAT), Phil's work has focused on the integration of a wide range of artistic and cultural practices in meeting the mental health needs of children, adults, families, and communities. Clinically, he has worked with neuro and culturally-diverse children and adults in medical and psychiatric hospitals, foster care, group homes, after-school programs, and in a studio-based private practice. 

Phil's research interests include the conceptualization and training of multimodal arts therapies to meet the needs of increasingly diverse student-practitioners and mental health recipients. As a result, Phil's current research focuses on multicultural and social justice counseling, education, and supervision; interdisciplinary and step-wise practice models of multimodal arts therapies; and participatory and transformative research methodology.

For the upcoming low-residency program (Fall 2017), Phil began offering low-residency workshops in 2011. More recently, he helped to design and implement CIIS Expressive Arts Therapy's first hybrid course, EXA Integrative Seminar (Spring, 2015). He is also currently a student in the CIIS low-residency doctoral program in Integral and Transpersonal Psychology.

Representative List of Recent Courses Taught:  

  • History & Foundations of Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Clinical Applications of Expressive Arts Therapy 
  • Arts in Therapy I & II 
  • Pre-practicum in Social Engagement (Supervisor, partnership)
  • EXA Integrative Seminar (hybrid course)

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