Skip to Content

Creative and Expressive Arts Therapies

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

Our specially trained experts offer therapies through:

  • Art
  • Dance/movement
  • 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 UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital.

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 UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital, call 412-624-2100.

UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
3811 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213