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 strengthenedsense 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 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.
See link for more information: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobprofiles/Pages/arttherapist.aspx
Outcome / Qualification etc.
The Art Therapy Course will take you up to 200 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.
This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.
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.
Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards 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 15).
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.
This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.
Training Course Content
Module 1 - Introduction to Psychology & Neuroscience
Module 2 Introduction to Basic Principles of Art Therapy
Module 3 - Creative Therapy
Module 4 - Mindful Creativity
Module 5 - Colour and Creation
Module 6 - Art Therapy for Children
Module 7 - Illness and Art
Module 8 Art Therapy with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Module 9 Art Therapy with Older Clients
Module 10 - Playtime!
For a special FindCourses discount on this course, use the code FIND127 when purchasing this course.
This will discount the course price to only £127!
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