This course specifically explores the practical application of art as a therapeutic intervention and is experiential in nature. It facilitates the development of professional Art Therapy skills supported by theoretical underpinning. The course integrates counselling skills with art therapy practice. Completing the course enables access to the second year of the Person Centred Diploma in Art Psychotherapy. Prior training in Counselling and Psychotherapy or other related fields is a pre-requisite.
To help clients to become integrated, we need to promote and integrate the experience of verbal and non-verbal approaches and encourage them to be in tune with both rational thinking and intuitive knowing. Using Art as an integrative part of your work practice will bring about this non-verbal wisdom.
The Purpose of the Course:
The Course Content:
Attendance: 85% minimum
Supervision in work setting: Mandatory
Access to Support (Counselling) – Mandatory
Direct Entry Requirements:
Previous art training or experience of using art is not a requirement of the course. Relevant training and certification in therapeutic interventions is essential for direct entry onto this course. The participant will have access to working with clients and produce evidence at the end of the course of 30 hours of client work signed off by their clinical supervisors. The Dublin Art Therapy College Certificate in the skill of using Art Therapy and integrating it into your therapeutic practice can be used for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes. It is essential for direct entrants to provide certification of training.
Applicants should download and complete the Application Form and send with the Initial Deposit fee, which is deductible from course fees, if the application is successful. Applicants are entitled to a full refund of the Initial Deposit if they decide to cancel within 7 days of receipt of their application. Should an application be unsuccessful, or if the application is cancelled by the applicant following this 7 day period, an administration fee of €60 is charged and the balance of €190 refunded.
Interviews will be arranged for suitable applicants. Applicants who are offered a place will be required to confirm acceptance in writing accompanied by full course payment or other agreed methods of payment. When an Applicant has accepted a place all tuition fees, including deposits, shall be fully non-refundable in all personal circumstances.
All of the Dublin Art Therapy College facilitators are highly qualified, experienced individuals and are practising therapists accredited with relevant professional bodies.
Students are highly supported by the core-tutors whilst participating on any of the Dublin Art Therapy College courses, promoting a safe and enjoyable adult educational experience.
The Professional Art Therapy Skills Course and the Person Centred Diploma in Art Psychotherapy are designed for those who are drawn to integrate the expressive potential of art making within their work practice.
Course Fees and Dates
Ref: SK1518 (Professional Art Therapy Skills Course - Seven Weekends)
Extra Cost in relation to attending this course:
Direct Entrants: Clinical Supervision and access to Personal Therapy 10 hours