University of South Wales

University of South Wales

Art Psychotherapy

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.

Entry requirements

•An undergraduate degree, an equivalent professional qualification or extensive experience in a related field.
•Two references uploaded with your application - referee details are not sufficient.
•Enhanced DBS Check
•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.

The demands of the MA Art Psychotherapy course and the profession require you to demonstrate a suitable level of life experience and maturity. Evidence of substantial experience of artistic practice including exposure to, and experience of, a variety of styles and media in the art form are also required

Course modules

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.

Assessment methods

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Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time September 2017 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus, Newport Newport (Wales) NP20 2BP Wales

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