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Diploma in Art Therapy : Child Psychology & Counselling Training - QLS Endorsed

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Thames College


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Study method
172 hours · Self-paced
Access to content
1 year
No formal qualification
120 CPD hours / points
  • Certificate of completion - Free
  • Hardcopy CPD Certificate - £2.99
  • QLS Certificate - £135
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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►►►Did You Know: Statistics Show That 1 in 8 Children in The UK Has a Diagnosable Mental Health Disorder ◄◄◄

In today's complex world, understanding the intricacies of child psychology and harnessing the therapeutic power of art has become increasingly vital. The Art Therapy & Child Psychology course delves into the realms of psychology, neuroscience, and creativity, offering an encompassing journey to explore the well-being of children.

This Art Therapy : Child Psychology & Counselling course is designed to equip learners with the knowledge and skills needed to foster healthy emotional development in children and use art as a therapeutic tool. It provides a comprehensive understanding of child psychology and the art therapy techniques that can make a significant impact on a child's mental and emotional health.

Additional Course with Diploma in Art Therapy : Child Psychology & Counselling:

  • Course 1: Child Psychology Diploma
  • Course 2: Child and Adolescent Counselling Course

Art Therapy, Child Psychology & Counselling offers promising job prospects in the UK market, graduates can pursue rewarding careers as art therapists in private practice, hospitals, schools, and non-profit organisations. With salaries ranging from £25,000 to £60,000 per year, Diploma in Art Therapy : Child Psychology & Counselling provides excellent opportunities for those passionate about combining creativity and healing to make a meaningful impact on individuals' lives.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Comprehend Child Development: Understand the various stages of child development, from infancy to adolescence.
  • Apply Art Therapy Techniques: Utilise creative therapies to promote emotional expression and well-being in children.
  • Enhance Mindfulness: Incorporate mindfulness practices into therapy sessions for improved mental health.
  • Analyse Psychological Factors: Analyse the factors that influence a child's social, emotional, and cognitive development.
  • Build Strong Attachments: Develop strategies for nurturing healthy attachments and relationships in childhood.

Additional perks of selecting Diploma in Art Therapy : Child Psychology & Counselling from Thames College:

  • Learn with an engaging voiceover and visual elements.
  • Get 1 year access to the Art Therapy : Child Psychology & Counselling course.
  • Join in quick assessments and get instant feedback on your Art Therapy : Child Psychology & Counselling course progress.
  • Study on your own schedule.



Certificate of completion

Digital certificate - Included

Hardcopy CPD Certificate

Hard copy certificate - £2.99

You can also get a Printed Hardcopy CPD Certificate for only 2.99 GBP.

QLS Certificate

Hard copy certificate - £135

Upon successful completion of this course, you can order an original hardcopy certificate of achievement endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. The certificate will be home-delivered, with a pricing scheme of —

  • 135 GBP within UK
  • 145 GBP for International Delivery (Postal Fees Included)


120 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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Course Curriculum:

Art Therapy:

  1. Introduction: Explore the fundamentals of art therapy and its applications in promoting mental well-being.
  2. Psychology and Neuroscience: Gain insights into the intersection of psychology and neuroscience in the context of art therapy.
  3. Therapy in Practice: Learn practical techniques for implementing art therapy in clinical settings.
  4. Creative Therapy: Discover how creativity can be harnessed for therapeutic purposes.
  5. Mindful Creativity: Integrate mindfulness practices with creative therapies to enhance mental health.
  6. Techniques and Applications: Acquire a toolbox of techniques and their applications.
  7. Using Mindfulness: Explore the benefits of mindfulness in art therapy sessions.
  8. Drawings: Dive into the world of drawing as a therapeutic tool.
  9. Reflective Writing: Understand the power of reflective writing in the therapeutic process.
  10. Therapy for Children: Focus on the unique aspects of providing therapy for children.

Child Psychology:

  1. Introduction to the Course: Get an overview of the significance of child psychology.
  2. Understanding Child Development: Explore the stages of child development.
  3. Factors That Influence Development: Analyse the external factors shaping a child's growth.
  4. Social and Emotional Development: Delve into the emotional and social aspects of child development.
  5. Cognitive Development: Understand the cognitive milestones children reach.
  6. Moral and Ethical Development in Children: Explore the formation of ethics and morals in childhood.
  7. Language Development: Study the progression of language skills in children.
  8. Personality and Intellectual Development in Children: Analyse personality and intellectual growth.
  9. Attachment and Relationship Building in Childhood: Learn about attachment theory and relationship building.
  10. Impacts of Separation and Loss of Attachment: Understand the psychological effects of separation and loss on children.

Please Note: Thames College is a One Education approved resale partner for Quality Licence Scheme Endorsed courses.

Who is this course for?

Those who want to strengthen their skills while training for the desired job should take advantage of the training!


No formal entry requirements for the course!

Career path

Utilise this all-inclusive course to acquire the skills and expertise you'll need to thrive in the workplace, Such as:

  • Art Psychotherapist
  • Child Counsellor
  • Aspiring Art Therapist
  • Aspiring mental health worker
  • Creative Arts Therapist

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