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Art Therapy

Overview
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.

On completion of this 90 credit modular course, individuals can register with the professional body, Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists (IACAT).

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
Applicants normally require:
• An Honours degree, or equivalent, in Visual Art. Where graduate qualifications are not in the visual arts, for example, Psychiatric Nursing, Social Work or Teaching, evidence of a substantial and developing body of current and recent art work is essential.

• Minimum of one year, or equivalent, full-time clinical/care work in an area relevant to art therapy, paid or voluntary.

• This work may be, for example, in Health or Social Services, Special Education, Community Care or Day Centres, with clients who have a mental illness, learning or physical disability.

• Strong portfolio of personal artwork showing an understanding of an appropriate art form, the art-making process showing the applicants relationship and connection to their creative process.

• Two satisfactory references from clinical and professional persons who have knowledge of the candidate's education, training and experience.

• A good understanding of therapeutic and professional working of Art Therapy and the implications of working as a therapist.

• Pre-course experience in personal therapy or counselling is preferred:

• A limited number of places are available to non-standard applicants.

Duration

Full-Time: 2 Years (4 Semesters, September to May).
Part-Time: 3 Years (6 Semesters, September to May).

Delivery
Full-time & Part-time
No. of weeks per semester: 13
No. of timetable hours week: 12hours
College & 12hours Clinical Placement
Which days: Variable
Duration: Four Semesters

The training can be completed over either a full-time period of two years or ACCS (part-time mode) of three years. Attendance of four days per week on the full-time course (two college days and two clinical placement days) and two days per week on the part time/ACCS course (one college day and one clinical placement day).

Number of credits

90

Further enquiries

Enquiries
Louise Foott, Department of Arts in Health and Education
E: louise.foott@cit.ie
T: +353 21 433 5256
W: https://crawford.cit.ie

Subjects taught

Modules
All modules are worth 5 credits (ECTS) unless otherwise noted.

Semester 1
• Art Therapy History & Theory
• Clinical Theory & Research Group & Personal Process Placement
• Context Preparation Introductory
• Placement

Semester 2
• Experiential Frameworks Clinical
• Placement Support Clinical Practice (10)

Semester 3
• Experiential Contexts Advanced
• Clinical Practice (10) Advanced
• Supervision Art Therapy Research
• Proposal

Semester 4
• Reflective Approaches Practice
• Evaluation Art Therapy Research
• Project (10)

Comment

Location: CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, 46 Grand Parade, Cork City.

Application date

EU Applicant: EU Applicants: Apply online https://www.cit.ie/course/CRATHPY9
Closing date: 30th April 2019

Non-EU closing date: 31st May 2019

To apply, please e-mail the following documents to international@cit.ie:
• Completed Application Form: https://international.cit.ie/Applyhere
• Birth Certificate OR Photo Page of Passport – Photocopy of either document
• School Leaving Examination Certificate OR High School Transcript. Include forecast results if final results are not available.
• Academic Transcript and Proof of Final Degree (required for transfer and postgraduate applicants) & Academic Marking/Grading Scheme
• English Language Proficiency score for applicants whose first language is not English. i.e. IELTS Academic Certificate, TOEFL.
• Curriculum Vitae/Résumé.

Course fee

Full time: EU Applicants €7,950.
Non EU Applicants €12,000.

Students should note that the Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2018-2019 only and are subject to change on an annual basis.

Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. Registration fees for professional bodies etc. are payable separately to these institutions.

Full-time (On Campus) EU Postgraduate Students will also be liable for the €7 USI Levy.

For further information on the USI levy please go to: http://www.citsu.ie/_7-levy

Students will be notified of their fees by email to their CIT email account and in all cases, course fees must be paid before attending lectures.

Students can check their account balance and pay their fees online at www.cit.ie/pay

Failure to pay fees on time will result in a late payment fee of 10% being applied and students will no longer have access to IT Facilities.

• Where course fees are being funded by an employer, you are asked to seek payment or reimbursement from your employer. Where an employer requires an invoice in their Company name the employer must e-mail fees@cit.ie with the relevant details and the amount of Fees they will be funding.

• For Semesterised courses, students pay for the relevant modules at the beginning of each semester. Payment of fees by laser, debit or credit card can be made online at www.cit.ie/pay or by phoning +353 21 433 5440.

Students should familiarise themselves with the relevant section of the Student Regulations.

Please note that the Fees Office will use your CIT email account for important communications.

Withdrawing from a course
Students who wish to withdrawn from a course must notify the admissions office and complete a withdrawal form. Where Students fail to inform admissions of their withdrawal they will remain liable for any unpaid fees on their accounts. E-mail admissions@cit.ie

Refund Policy
All courses at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a course cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

• A full refund will be given to all applicants for courses which do not proceed.

• A full refund will be given to students who withdraw before 5th September.

• Where students pay the online application fee to accept an offer they have 14 days in which to withdraw and claim a full refund provided the course has not commenced.

• A full refund (less 15% administration fee) will be given to applicants for short courses, if requested up to one week after course commencement. No refunds will be given thereafter. A short Course is less than 12 weeks duration.

• A full refund (less 15% administration fee) will be given to applicants for semesterised and full year courses if requested up to one month after the commencement of Semester 1 and before the end of February for Semester 2. No refunds will be given thereafter.

• All applications for refunds must be made on the appropriate Refund Form which can be requested from the CIT Fees Office (email fees@cit.ie).

NB: Students are reminded to ensure that they have clearly understood all the terms of their enrolment with CIT, in particular clauses concerning refunds, deferments, waivers, course transfers, and visa applications (when applicable).

Enrolment and start dates

Contact the college for the next start date.

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