Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London

Art Psychotherapy

This programme will provide you with a broad understanding of the theories and practices of art psychotherapy necessary for safe and effective clinical work. It enables you to practice as an art therapist in the NHS, Social Services, and educational establishments, and to become a practitioner registered with the British Association of Art Therapists and eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Your learning is underpinned by the principles and practices of psychodynamic psychotherapy practised within the context of mental health care, and informed by contemporary art practice. Via theoretical studies, clinical work and experiential learning you will integrate cognitive understanding and practical experience with a developing awareness of self and other. The nature of the therapeutic relationship between client, their art work, and the art therapist is explored, and you have the opportunity to put your learning into practice through two 60-day placements which are supervised and supported in-depth. You are encouraged to develop your own art practice and to situate your work in relationship to your development as a therapist, to contemporary art practice and to psychoanalytic theories. You must be in personal therapy throughout the programme.

Sponsorship information

Full time applicants can apply for the Corinne Burton Memorial Studentship covering fees and 2 further years' part-time work in a hospice.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,890 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,890 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 17,180 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,890 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,890 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,890 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,260 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,260 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 11,450 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,260 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,260 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,260 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Goldsmiths, University of London Lewisham SE14 6NW South East

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