Art Therapy course devised and issued by Vita Online learning and education
receive an internal certificate via email on successful completion of this course
This course does not entitle you to join the HCPC register
Art Therapy is a growing field, which began by treating children and adults, who were emotionally scarred and/or physically disabled, with art and its creative process. In addition to its many benefits, many different types of people have been using art therapy for years. Some examples of where an art therapist might work are:
- Community mental health centers
- Child Life programs
- Nursing homes
- Special schools
Introduction to Basic Principles of Art Therapy
Art Therapy with Older Clients
Art Therapy in Psychiatric Services
Arts Therapies Theory and Research
Art Therapy with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Art Therapy with Children
Adapting Art Therapy Practice to working within contexts of conflict and social upheaval
Therapeutics and Communication
Integrating Theory and Practice
What is Art Therapy:
Art therapy is the deliberate use of art-making to address psychological and emotional needs. Art therapy uses art media and the creative process to help in areas such as, self-expression, coping skills, stress management, and strengthen 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.
To work as an Art therapist:
To work as an art therapist you will need to complete a postgraduate course approved by 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.
This is only an approximate figure and is dependent upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material..
The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 200 hr
What’s Included in the Online Course:
Full e-course materials including an e-manual, e-books, exercise/goal setting sheets, weekly planners.
Full support is offered throughout the course which includes an assigned / dedicated tutor. This course also includes email support.
We also offer all students doing the home study training the opportunity to come along to our monthly best practice groups in Manchester at no extra cost. This greatly enhances learning.
The monthly support groups are free for all students and give you the opportunity to see live demonstrations of the techniques and skills taught on the course. For those that can’t attend the events we also film these monthly sessions and email a copy to all students each month. The practice groups are optional and not essential for completing the course.
The online courses are assessed by a written assignment at the end of the course which consists of a question paper and written answers.
There is no time limit for completing the course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. Help and support is always available from the training centre team throughout your training. This course will take you up to 200 hours to complete working from home.
On completion of the course you will receive an Art Therapy Certificate from Vita Online Learning and Education for completing the course
Who is this course for?
If you are a social worker, coach, teacher, therapist, 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 those that are either complete beginners to the field of Art Therapy and are considering making a career change to become a Art Therapist, with the aim of getting an insight and understanding of Art Therapist, or existing. Art Therapists, psychologists, therapists, teachers, coaches or parents looking to reinforce their knowledge or to pick up some new skills. This course is also ideal if you are interested in a career in Art Therapy, though are unsure if you want to commit yourself financially and time wise to a full Art Therapy qualification.
Please note: This course does not entitle you to work as an Art Therapist
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Does this course count as CPD? Would this course be of benefit to training as an art therapist?
it is an internal course Please note, the protected title Arts Therapist is regulated by the HCPC and anyone wishing to practise under the protected title must complete an approved HCPC programme and be registered with HCPC. This course does not entitle you to join the HCPC register this course does not entitle you to work as a art therapist This course does not entitle you to work as an Art Therapist This course does not entitle you to join the HCPC registerThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
I’d like to do an Art Therapy Course but one that makes me qualified
no its an internal course Please note, the protected title Arts Therapist is regulated by the HCPC and anyone wishing to practise under the protected title must complete an approved HCPC programme and be registered with HCPC. This course does not entitle you to join the HCPC register this course does not entitle you to work as a art therapist This course does not entitle you to work as an Art Therapist This course does not entitle you to join the HCPC registerThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
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