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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Psychology

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    Full-time: 2 years; Part-time: 3 years

  • Course Type

    MA

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    02 March 2018

Course Content

Course content

Develop the confidence, expertise and practical skills to become a professional art therapist and help change lives for the better.

You will learn how to use art therapy to support people with very different emotional and mental health needs to feel a sense of inclusion and bring about positive changes to their lives. You will also develop your knowledge and experience by studying the theories that lie at the heart of art therapy.

You will enhance your expertise and refine your practical skills through supervised practice in the field. You will take part in a placement organised by course staff and lasting between 100 and 120 days. This will give you first-hand experience in providing art therapy for clients with different needs and in a range of settings. 

Please note, this course will be delivered in Sheffield. 

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Research Excellence Framework 2014: 40% of our research in the Psychology unit was judged to be world leading or internationally excellent.

Course Benefits

You will take part in a placement organised by course staff consisting of 100-120 days. This offers you first-hand experience in providing art therapy for clients in a range of settings so you can achieve a good standard of proficiency in line with the requirements for registration with the Health & Care Professions Council.

Core modules

  • Psychotherapeutic & Mental Health Theories for Art Therapy / Art Psychotherapy
  • Studio-Based Training Groups, Reflective Practice & Workshops
  • Adapting Art Therapy / Art Psychotherapy Practice for Different Contexts
  • Synthesis of Art, Psychotherapy & Practice
  • Clinical Placements & Supervision Groups
  • Dissertation

Job prospects

Having built a portfolio of relevant work experience and gained a qualification that is a legal requirement for practice in the UK, you will be able to register with the Health & Care Professions Council. You will be able to work in a variety of settings, including the NHS, social services, mainstream schools, special schools and community organisations.

  • Art Therapist
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Visit the Art Psychotherapy Practice - MA page on the Leeds Beckett University website for more details!

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