The positive transformative benefits of Art Therapy are rapidly becoming well known in educational and early year settings. This healing practice is being used to help children and adults understand the creative process of self-expression, improve overall wellbeing and reduce mental health issues.
The Art Therapy for Children and Adults Certificate is perfect for those seeking to understand the use of art therapy for children. This course will also explore how art can be used to help individuals explore and express emotions, communicate, and build self-awareness and self-esteem.
You will learn:
- Learn how art-making can contribute to your self-care and wellness
- Understand and appreciate the use of art in art therapy and develop a crystal-clear idea of what art therapy really is
- Gain an overview of the tools and methods that are used during art therapy sessions
- Learn how to plan and facilitate therapeutic art sessions that include engaging the individual to freely express using the art materials
- Understand the long-term lasting impact of art therapy on individuals
- Understand the requirements of art therapy as a profession
- Module 1:
WHAT IS ART THERAPY?
- Definition and benefits of art therapy
- Difference between art therapy and other art related programmes
- Art therapy spectrum and who is art therapy for?
- Tools and methods used in art therapy
- Module 2:
KEY CONCEPTS AND ETHICS OF ART THERAPY
- Unique difference of art therapy in comparison to other modalities
- Triangular relationship & Psychodynamic framework
- Expressive Therapies Continuum Model
- Ethical practices of Art Therapy
- Module 3:
CHALLENGES IN ART THERAPY
- Purpose of setting boundaries (at organization and at personal levels)
- Stigma against mental wellness
- Misconceptions of Art Therapy
- Art therapy space
- Module 4:
BECOMING AN ART THERAPIST
- Requirements and qualifications needed to become a professional art therapist
- Accreditation art therapy boards and regulations
- Job opportunities in the field of art therapy
- Art therapist role and its importance