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Online art therapy approaches & methods

This course is open to qualified art therapists and art therapy trainees who would like to learn more about approaches and methods to use in online art therapy practice. This course introduces ethical considerations for helping create a safe and secure virtual environment, web-based digital art media programs to incorporate into individual and group art therapy work, and how to implement these art-based tools therapeutically.

Saturday, 27th May 2023

10.00am - 16.00pm


Delivered via Zoom, information for the day & invite to join will be sent once booking has closed

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**This course is open to qualified and trainee art therapists from the UK and Internationally**

Accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, many in the art therapy community around the world were quickly driven to use online and web-based platforms for working with service users, teaching, supervising, and training. This sudden shift in delivery and practice was unfamiliar to many art therapists.


Over the last two years, art therapists have risen to this situation, learning how to use and adapt to virtual platforms to support service users, students, supervisees, and professionals. However, challenges do exist with online environments. Attention to safety, confidentiality, external and internal rapport building, technical logistics, and how to implement art-based approaches when working remotely and virtually are only some areas in need of ongoing consideration and attention.This course aims to address these sustaining needs.


The course will outline:

• Safety and ethical considerations to consider when engaging with virtual environments for online art therapy, with protocol and best practice examples;


• Ideas and suggestions of web-based digital art media programs and applications available to use in art therapy for art-making and creative expression


• Recommendations and hands on experientials to explore ways to use digital art media therapeutically


• Art-based considerations, approaches, and delivery methods to implement for online art therapy with traditional art media use or very few materials On completion of this course attendees will be able to


• Define safety and ethical considerations important to online art therapy


• Identify web-based digital art media programs and platforms for online art therapy


• Implement art-based approaches and media for online art therapy



Gretchen M. Miller, MA, ATR-BC, ACTP is a Registered Board Certified Art Therapist practicing in Northeast Ohio, United States. Gretchen is the author of The Art Therapist’s Guide to Social Media, inspired by her love of connecting the art therapy community through technology and online experiences over the last 20 years. In 2020, she served as Guest Editor for the International Journal of Art Therapy (IJAT) Special Issue dedicated to Online Art Therapy. Gretchen presents regionally, nationally, and internationally on the application of art therapy as a lecturer, instructor, presenter, and adjunct professor.


Additional Information:

Please Note:

Booking closes 1-week prior to start date. Information and link to join the day will be sent once booking has closed.


Trainee BAAT Member: £100.00


x3 Reduced Rate for Trainees or Unemployed Members: £75.00

Please Note: We can not reserve reduced rate places.


Full Unemployed or Retired Member: £100.00


Full Underemployed Member: £110.00


Full Member (Self Funded): £120.00


Associate Member: £120.00


Employer Funded BAAT Members: £165.00


Non-BAAT Member (Self or Employer Funded): £195.00


Please create a Free Booking Account if you don't have one or are not a member, here:


Employer Funded places for members or non-members, please download a course booking form here: Invoice Request Form - Course Booking Form.docx

Completed Booking Forms (with purchase order number and BAAT booking account number), please email to:


Please Note: We do not accept employer funded bookings without an employer purchase order.


Convenors: Gretchen Miller

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