|Course Dates||Tuesdays, 9th January - 26th March 2024|
|Times||6.30pm – 9.30pm|
|Experience Level||Ages 18+, All Levels|
|Location||Art Academy London, 165A Mermaid Court, SE1 1HR|
|Recommend booking before||Tuesday 19th December 2023|
This module will provide an introduction on the topic of “Art Psychotherapy” exploring the main theoretical frameworks and concepts through which art psychotherapy is understood and practiced in UK. The course will also introduce the professional context in which Art Psychotherapy is practiced within different clinical settings by using clinical case studies, presentations and group discussions. The program will also offer an overview of Art Psychotherapy training and career pathways currently available in the UK.
This course offers an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of Art Psychotherapy with experiential and creative workshops with particular emphasis on the central role of the images and art making as a holder of client’s emotional experience and as form of non-verbal and unconscious communication between client and therapist.
Using a wide range of art materials, the facilitator will support participants with integrating a creative aspect to theories learnt on the course. No previous experience of art making is required but the workshops will include group discussions and reflective conversations. Therefore, it is important to be prepared to contribute while taking part in these workshops.
Please note that although the workshops have a strong experiential component and an element of self-reflection they are not intended to provide ‘Art Psychotherapy’ as such to the participants. As Art Psychotherapy is a specialised and regulated form of Psychotherapy and it is largely underpinned by Psychoanalytical theories. These series of lectures and workshops will be facilitated by a qualified and experienced state-registered art psychotherapist currently practicing in a variety of settings in the NHS.
We stress that completion of the “Introduction to Art Psychotherapy” course does not imply that you can practice Art Psychotherapy nor does successful completion of the Foundation Course guarantee a place on any qualifying Master Degree.