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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.

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).

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
Applicants normally require:
• A good understanding of therapeutic and professional working of Art Therapy and the implications of working as a therapist.

• 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

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

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

• 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

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 ECTS

Further enquiries

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

Subjects taught

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

Semester 1
• Clinical Placement Prep/ Sup 1
• Art Therapy Experiential Learning 1
• Art Therapy History & Theory 1
• Clinical Placement 1 (10 credits)

Semester 2
• Art Therapy Theory & Research2
• Art Therapy Experiential Learning 2
• Clinical Placement Support 2
• Clinical Placement 2 (10 credits)

Semester 3
• Art Therapy Experiential Learning and Studio Practice 3
• Art Therapy Theory & Res 3
• Clinical Placement Support 3
• Clinical Placement 3 (10 credits)

Semester 4
• Art Therapy Theoretical Studies 4 (10 ECTS)
• Clinical Placement 4
• Art Therapy Experiential Learning 4

Comment

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

Application date

EU Applicant: Closing date: 18th May 2018.
International Applicant: May 31st 2018.

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

EU Applicants: Apply online http://www.cit.ie/course/CRATHPY9
Closing date: 18th May 2018.

International Student
To apply, please email the following documents to international@cit.ie:

Completed application form available from: http://international.cit.ie/how-to-apply

Plus:
1. Birth Certificate OR Photo Page of Passport – Photocopy of either document

2. School Leaving Examination Certificate OR High School Transcript. Include forecast results if final results are not available. (Bachelor Degree Applicants only)

3. Third Level Academic Transcript and Proof of Final Degree (required for transfer and postgraduate applicants)

4. 2 Academic Reference Letters

5. English Language Proficiency score for applicants whose first language is not English. i.e. IELTS Certificate, Minimum accepted score = 6.0 or equivalent (Note: Some courses may require a higher minimum IELTS score.)

6. 1 Passport Sized Photograph

7. Official Translation to English of all documentation which is not in English.

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