University of East London

University of East London

Integrative Arts Psychotherapy

The course explores the fundamental interconnection between the artistic process and psychotherapy in terms of their mutual concern with in-depth communication of emotional experience, transformation and change. The training focuses on the three way process between psychotherapist, client and arts media. Through workshops, practice sessions and on clinical placement, students explore how to facilitate the richest possible relational and imaginal discourse between therapist and client. A thorough grounding is provided in various theoretical models and schools of thought and students aim to adapt their approach to meet the needs of each client, paying careful attention to risk and mindful of the setting in which they are working.

Entry requirements

A 1st degree from a British university or its equivalent, a qualification in a helping profession or in education, or a minimum of 5 years' professional experience in therapy or a related field with the proven academic ability to work at Master's level standard. IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required for applicants whose first language is not English.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time September 2016 - 3 years

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Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
The Institute for Arts in Therapy & Education N1 8PA

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