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, GLIDE.org partnership)
- EXA Integrative Seminar (hybrid course)