University of South Wales
This course is essential for those looking to learn the skills necessary to become a qualified Health Professions Council (HPC) art psychotherapist; students benefit from training alongside colleagues who are trainee music therapists in this cross-modality opportunity; students acquire insight and a shared understanding of the other creative modality, as a basis for future professional practice in multi-disciplinary teams; during the 1st year students learn from infant observation providing a grounding in human development that informs the rest of the studies.
An undergraduate degree in relevant field of study, or an equivalent professional qualification, or extensive experience in a related field; evidence of substantial experience of artistic practice including exposure to, and experience of, a variety of styles and media in the art form; an ability to use the art form symbolically and expressively and to improvise, relate, and communicate through the art form, with individuals and groups; significant practical experience (voluntary or paid) in a relevant setting, or with clients or service users, to demonstrate that you are able to work with a range of client groups; life experience and personal maturity commensurate with training as a therapist; CRB check and Health Declaration required.
Modules include: Year 1: theory and practice of art psychotherapy; infant observation; art modality and studio skills; 6 week shadowing placement in a university approved clinical setting; study of different client groups; modality specific experiential groups. Year 2: 1 day placement in a university approved clinical setting; modality specific group clinical supervision; further theory and practice of art psychotherapy; art modality skills and techniques; modality specific experiential group; introduction to research methods. Year 3: 2 day placement in a university approved clinical setting; modality specific group clinical supervision; modality specific experiential group; research methods and dissertation.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Part-time||£ 2,000 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|City Campus, Newport||Newport (Wales)||NP20 2BP||Wales|
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