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External Courses

 

E.LEARNING: ART THERAPY INTRODUCTION AND FOUNDATION COURSES, OXFORD COLLEGE OF ARTS & THERAPIES

These courses have been designed by experienced art therapists to help participants decide if an art therapy career is for them. They are also helpful for people who may already use art in their work and wish to develop their creative practice. We aim to provide art therapy introductory training to people who may find it hard to access this because of where they live. Please visit our website for details on our introductory discounts in May and to meet our international faculty members as well as find out how to connect to our worldwide network.

For more information please click on the link: https://ocat.org.uk/

 

E.LEARNING: STUDIO AND OPEN GROUPS, OXFORD COLLEGE OF ARTS & THERAPIES 
This e.learning course focuses on art therapy studio and open groups practice and includes:
* Definition, difference & common ground between the two models 
* The concepts and practice of dynamic administration 
* Structural and boundary differences in group types 
* Best practices for each type of group, including referrals, integration of approaches (directive, interactive, non-directive), observational skills, enabling engagement in art making, how to discuss artworks, group theory and practice challenges, and co-working. 

For more information please click on the link: ocat.org.uk/courses/cpd-studio-and-open-groups

 

WINTER REFLECTION 
An urban day retreat for Arts Therapists 
15th December 2018, 11-4pm, Peterborough, £55 pp

An end of year opportunity for registered Arts Therapists to process 2018’s life and work, through art-making & connection. Facilitated by Alison Hawtin (AS00159). Alison feels passionately about the need for this kind of regenerative space - to acknowledge our work, strengthen resilience and nurture creativity. It will be an invitation to reflect, ground, meander, and explore in a safe space. *Full timetable on the Eventbrite link* Free parking. Accessible venue. 5 mins walk from mainline rail/bus station 

All enquiries to alisonhawtin@protonmail.com

For more information and booking click here

 

BODY IMAGE: USING CLAY AS A TOOL FOR REFLECTION
Practical Workshop for Arts Therapists & Art Therapy Students, Saturday 19th January 2019

A morning of practical hands on clay making and discussion facilitated by Dr Trisha Crocker to consider the client /patient point of view and the ways in which clay can be used as a tool for reflection of body-image. The logistics and ways of using clay in an art therapy environment will be discussed.
 
Please click on the PDF for more information: Practical_Workshops.pdf 

 

AN INTRODUCTION TO ART THERAPY 
University of Hertfordshire

Symbol and Language: Monday 18th February 2019
Expression and Meaning: Monday 8th April 2019
Looking and Making: Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th June 2019

Our short courses provide an introduction to the potential for art to be therapeutic through experiential learning. You will develop your own personal creativity while gaining an understanding of Art Therapy as a growing profession in health care and educational contexts. 

Our courses are linked through symbolic and expressive art making in which you learn through doing, creative making and reflecting on meaning. They are designed as a first step to qualification, or as an opportunity to discover how therapeutic art making may be adapted to different contexts and clients, linked to key theory.

For more information and booking please click here