Art Psychotherapy Practice
Increase your expertise in applying art therapy to care groups, especially those who may be socially excluded
About the Art Psychotherapy Practice Postgraduate course
Develop the confidence, expertise and practical skills to become a professional art therapist, able to register with the Health & Care Professions Council and help change lives for the better.
You will learn how to use art therapy to help people with very different emotional and mental health needs to feel a sense of inclusion and bring about positive changes to their lives. You will also develop your knowledge and experience by studying the theories that lie at the heart of art therapy.
You will enhance your expertise and refine your practical skills through supervised practice in the field. You will take part in a placement organised by course staff and lasting between 100 and 120 days. This will give you first-hand experience in providing art therapy for clients with different needs and in a range of settings.
Please note, this course will be delivered in Sheffield.
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MODULES & LEARNING
Gain a critical account of the theories that inform art therapy/art psychotherapy practice.
Running throughout the course, this module helps you develop personal reflection and interpersonal and professional reflexive skills for working with clients and within teams.
Gain knowledge and awareness of the social, political, economic and practice contexts of art therapy/art psychotherapy, allowing you to ethically adapt them to specific client contexts.
Take a further examination and necessary adaptation of art therapy/art psychotherapy practice in a range of service contexts whether in health, social care, community care, or the third sector.
Demonstrate your developmental learning in breadth and depth, in addition to a variety of academic and practical skills. Studio work contributes to the development of your dissertation ideas.
Integrate and consolidate many aspects of the theory and practice of your course material by working in an institutional setting to gain experience of art therapy/art psychotherapy.
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We have a long history of providing education across a wide range of professional and academic disciplines in health, applied global ethics, social sciences and related subject areas... The Faculty has a number of areas of research excellence.
Professor John Craig joined Leeds Beckett University as Head of School of Social, Psychological and Communication Sciences in August 2015. He is a political scientist, with a strong research and applied interest in teaching and learning.
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