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Foundation Course in Art Psychotherapy 2017

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Art therapy 2017

Full Fee Including Deposit

October 2017

Duration 20 weeks
Pattern of Delivery 18 x two hour evening classes plus two Saturdays
Start Date 28 October 2017
End Date 24 March 2018
Course Fee £1150


Please note you must first complete & submit an application form here. Places will be allocated and secured upon receipt of a successful application. Courses for Health Professionals, Social Workers, Teachers and others interested in finding out about Art Therapies. The following course is offered on a part-time basis for 20 weeks. The course compromises of two full day workshops and eighteen evening classes all held at Whitelands College.

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Course Dates

28th October 2017 – 24th March 2018

Course Leader

Katie Smith

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Course Description

We have been running our highly successful Art Therapy Foundation course for some years.

The general aim and intention of the course is to provide a broad outline and introduction to the subject of Art Therapy. In particular to reflect the Jungian Analytical model as taught here at Roehampton. The course itself is highly 'experiential' in nature. However, we stress that it is not intended to provide 'therapy' as such to the participants.

Here at Roehampton we consider that Art Therapy is one of the 'Psychological Therapies' and that other Psychological Therapies include disciplines such as Counselling, Psychology and Psychotherapy. We consider that Art Therapy is a specialised form of Psychotherapy and that it is largely underpinned by Psychoanalytical theories. Our Foundation Course is largely underpinned and informed by theories and models from Jungian 'Analytical Psychology'.

These workshops will be limited in size (maximum of 20 students) and facilitated by a qualified and experienced state-registered art therapist.

Participants come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences including individuals wishing to prepare to apply for a qualifying Masters programme in Art Psychotherapy. Others complete the course as CPD and yet others are simply curious to learn about the topic.

We stress that completion of the Art Therapy Foundation Course does NOT imply that you can practice Art Therapy nor does successful completion of the Foundation Course guarantee a place on the qualifying Masters degree.

A programme of experiential workshops led by the course facilitators and seminars given by visiting Art Therapists from a wide range of fields. One full-day Induction (Saturday) and introductory workshop to begin the course to be held on October 28 2017, with weekly evening classes to follow; finishing with a full Plenary Day to close in March 2018.

Course timetable and dates

This timetable is provisional - dates and times may be subject to change.

Date Time Title
28 October 1000-1630 INDUCTION DAY
1 November 1900-2100 'The Unconscious'
8 November 1900-2100 'The Nature of Symbols as products of the Unconscious'
15 November 1900-2100 'Working with Archetypes"
22 November 1900-2100 'The Child Archetype"
29 November 1900-2100 "The Family Archetypes - Mother  -  Father"
6 December 1900-2100 "Animus and Anima : The Female and Male Archetypes"
13 December 1900-2100 "The Trickster Archetype"
10 January 1900-2100 "The Shadow Archetype"
17 January 1900-2100 SEMINAR : The Profession of Art Psychotherapy and details of professional training, qualification and license to practice
24 January 1900-2100 "Art as Active Imagination"
31 January 1900-2100 "The use of Story and Myth in Therapy -  Case Study"
7 February 1900-2100 "The use of Fairy Tales in Therapy"
14 February 1900-2100 "The use of Masks in Art Therapy"
21 February 1900-2100 SEMINAR : Case Studies in Art Therapy, Transference and Counter-transference
28 February 1900-2100 "Introjects and Images"
7 March 1900-2100 Case Studies
14 March 1900-2100 "Logos and Psyche : An Introduction to Depth Psychology"
21 March 1900-2100 "Review of Images**(of the course as a whole)"
24 March 1000-1630 PLENARY DAY

** Review of Images sessions follow each 'series' of workshops and allow for the whole 2 hours to be spent exploring selected images made by participants during that series.


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