The programme aims to equip Art Therapy practitioners with a range of therapeutic skills and interventions to work with both individual and group clients in a range of health and community settings and follows three strands of learning:
Theoretical Studies (25 Credits)
Experiential Art Therapy Training (20 Credits)
Clinical Placement and Professional Studies (45 Credits)
Supervision of the clinical experience is central to the art therapy training and is provided in small groups at Crawford College and individually on placement.
Students are encouraged to experience a number of differing placement situations over the course of their training. Please note that students must have their placements in a new setting and not at their workplace.
Because of the clinical placement component of this course it is a condition of entry that all successful applicants who gain a place on the course will be subject to a Garda Clearance procedure.
This is a 90 credit modular course which on completion of the training allows individuals to then register with the professional body for the Creative Arts Therapies in Ireland, IACAT (Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists).