Introduction to Art Psychotherapy Short Course
Art Psychotherapy is an established profession regulated by the Heath and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Treatment settings include psychiatry; adult and child psychotherapy, physical and learning disability services, special and mainstream education, services for the elderly; and palliative care. Art Psychotherapy is generally practiced in the public sector with clients who are socially and economically disadvantaged. It is an intervention which addresses psychological distress and is concerned with the ways in which psychotherapeutic art making can contribute to beneficial psychological change.
There are no formal entry requirements.
Certificate of attendance
Over 4 weekends
2016Weekend 1 - Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October.Weekend 2 - Saturday 10th December and Sunday11th December.2017Weekend 3 - Saturday 28rd and Sunday 29th January.Weekend 4 - Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th March.
£760 or £450* (*unemployed or students
Funding may be available. Please check the ILA website
Return the application form with your payment. A photocopy of UB40/Student status must be included. The original will need to be brought to the first session. Application form
This course does not provide professional registration and participants will not be qualified to practice as therapists. Attendance and completion of this course is taken into consideration, but does not guarantee access to the MSc in Art Psychotherapy (International) programme.
This short course will introduce students to the practice of art psychotherapy through lectures, seminars and participation in an art based inter-personal learning group. The course will build awareness of the history and development of art psychotherapy and introduce students to some of the key theories informing current practice.Reading materials (articles and reading lists) will be provided. Workshops will offer students the opportunity to work experientially and share experiences whilst exploring key themes pertinent to art psychotherapy practice. All art materials and arts equipment will be provided for the workshops.
The course will be of interest and benefit to all those interested in the arts and those working in health, social care and education. Completion of the course will provide students, wishing to progress to further training, with a good general introduction to art psychotherapy. Please note that non-qualifying courses do not qualify persons to practice as an "Art Therapist" or "Art Psychotherapist" or use these legally protected titles. If you are interested in progressing to the professionally accredited training programme please visitMSc Art Psychotherapy (International)
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Art Therapy 0131 474 0000 email@example.com