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.
Who Would Benefit from This Course?
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.