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What Will You Learn?

The powerful benefits of Art Therapy are fast becoming well known, many people are starting to learn just how transformative this type of psychotherapy can be across a wide range of problems.

This type of therapy involves the encouragement of free self-expression through art such as painting, drawing or modelling. Art Therapy uses art media and the creative process to help in areas such as coping skills, stress management , and strengthened sense of identity. Art Therapy has provided mental health treatment for clients who have experienced trauma, grief & loss, depression, chronic illness, substance abuse, and more.

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: What is Psychology?
  • Part 2: The Development of Mental Health Treatment
  • Part 3: Mental Health Treatment Today
  • Part 4: Neuroscience
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: How did Art Therapy Develop?
  • Part 2: The Basic Concepts of Art Therapy
  • Part 3: How is Art Therapy Practised?
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Art Therapy: Two Main Approaches
  • Part 2: Principles and Types of Art Therapy
  • Part 3: Dance, Drama and Music Therapy
  • Part 4: Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Art and Mindfulness
  • Part 2: Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: How Art Therapy Works
  • Part 2: Colour Therapy
  • Part 3: Latest Colour Research
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Art Therapy and Child Development
  • Part 2: Child Brain Development
  • Part 3: Interpretation by Therapists
  • Part 4: Art Therapy vs Play Therapy
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Art Therapy and Mental Health
  • Part 2: How Art Therapy in Psychiatric Services has Developed
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?
  • Part 2: Therapeutic Mechanisms
  • Part 3: Therapy Methods
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Changes Related to Ageing
  • Part 2: How Art Therapy Can Help Older Clients
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Art Therapy Techniques
  • Part 2: Happiness, Gratitude and Self-Awareness
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Resources
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

If you are a social worker, coach, teacher, therapist, parent, counsellor, psychologist, or anyone with a desire to learn and understand a new discipline and form of communication, then an Art Therapy education can help.

This course is ideal for complete beginners to the field of Art Therapy. If you are considering making a career change to become an Art Therapist, this course will give you an insight and understanding of the subject that will help you to make an informed decision on whether to pursue a qualification that can lead to employment, and give you a solid base of knowledge from which to build.

Art Therapy as a Career

To work as an Art Therapist you will need to complete a postgraduate course approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). You can also gain further qualifications from the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) although this is not mandatory. You will also need paid or voluntary experience gained from working in areas such as mental health, education, special needs, or social services.
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Accreditations

The Art Therapy Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Many Centre of Excellence courses are Fully Accredited by the world’s leading professional membership association for natural medicine – The Complementary Medical Association (The CMA).

You can apply to join The CMA as a Student Member while you are still studying, and if you do so you will be eligible to use the post nominal letters SCMA after your name.

Upon graduation from a CMA Registered course you will be eligible to apply for CMA Membership and this will give you numerous professional benefits including being able to use the letters MCMA after your name – Member of The Complementary Medical Association. This will demonstrate your commitment to excellence and professionalism in the natural healthcare field.

Register with The CMA as a Student or fully qualified Practitioner via The CMA website where you will be asked to submit your certificate of graduation, and proof of insurance.

The CMA’s recommended insurers are Westminster global.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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All of our courses vary in length but most of our courses will take you between 50 - 250 hours to complete. The length of this course can be found in the Accreditations section above.

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This course is the perfect introduction to Art Therapy. You will learn the basic principles of art therapy, discover the latest research in colour therapy and the multitude of benefits that art brings to those with mental health disorders like PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

Studying art therapy can provide a deeper understanding of the therapeutic potential of art and how it can be used to promote healing and well-being for individuals. This course is ideal for complete beginners to the field of Art Therapy. If you are considering making a career change to become an Art Therapist, this course will give you a thorough understanding of the subject.

Yes! This is a Level 3 diploma in Art Therapy and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points. Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates: a certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Yes! This course is also avaliable as an Art Therapy audio course.

We also offer a Colour Therapy Diploma Course, which offers a more detailed exploration of colour psychology, and a Play Therapy Diploma Course, which focuses on play and the role that creative activites play when seeking to heal trauma.             
            
            

Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that utilises the creative process of making art as a means of communication, self-expression, and emotional healing. With the guidance of a trained art therapist, art therapy can help individuals explore and understand their emotions, improve their self-esteem, and develop coping skills to better manage their mental health.

An art therapist is a licensed mental health professional who helps individuals and families improve their emotional and cognitive well-being through creative activities that focus on making art. They use various art techniques and materials to help clients express and explore their emotions, thoughts, and experiences in a safe and supportive environment. Cchildren, adults and seniors can all benefit, and this therapy can be conducted in a variety of settings, ranging from the home, to schools, hospitals and mental health clinics.

To become an Art Therapist, you will need to complete a postgraduate course approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and ideally register with the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT). You will also need paid or voluntary experience gained from working in areas such as mental health, education, special needs, or social services.

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