Welcome to Person-Centered Expressive Arts!

Expressive Arts MovementIf you’re curious about expressive arts either as a career or for your own personal growth, you’ve come to the right place. For over 30 years, Natalie Rogers and the people she trained have been doing this healing, creative, and transformational work around the world.

PCEA was founded by Dr. Natalie Rogers and is based on her father Carl Rogers’ person-centered approach and her Creative Connection process.   Learn about the expressive arts process. 

Person-Centered Expressive Arts Training

The Person-Centered Expressive Arts Institute offers a two-year PCEAT Certificate training program. This experiential training is unique because it combines the person-centered theory, practice and philosophy of Carl Rogers with the expressive arts: Movement, Sound, Visual Art, Writing, and Drama. On completion students will receive a certificate from the Person-Centered Expressive Arts Institute.

Enrollment is now open for our 2023 program which begins in January 2023. There are three in-person courses in Sonoma, California, and three virtual courses. Enrollment is limited.  Download a flyer about the program. 

Participants from around the world come to the program for many reasons—to use the expressive arts in counseling, teaching, nursing, mediation, social change, and group facilitation, and/or to awaken personal growth and creativity. The program is also ideal for people who are at a crossroads, those wanting to connect with their own authenticity and work through issues using expressive arts methods in a safe and non-judgmental setting.

No art training is required, just an open mind and the desire to explore the magic of the expressive arts.

Three courses will be held in person at the beautiful Westerbeke Ranch in Sonoma, California, and three courses will be virtual.  For more information, please contact Dr. Sue Ann Herron.  

To learn more, please visit our certificate program details page or email Dr. Sue Ann Herron, our Executive Director. She will be happy to arrange a phone, Zoom, or Skype session to discuss whether the program is right for you and to answer any questions you may have.


Natalie in yellow“It is difficult to convey in words the depth and power of the expressive arts process. Really, you must taste it to understand it.”

Natalie Rogers, Ph.D., REAT