Art Psychotherapy introduction course

Short Courses and CPD School of Psychology
Art Psychotherapy introduction course
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Places are awarded on a "first paid first serve" basis due to demand



Start date

1 Day

Course Details


This one-day workshop provides an accessible and engaging introduction to the study of Art Psychotherapy.

Participants will gain an understanding of Art Psychotherapy and learn about the creative processes involved in this therapeutic modality

Intended Audience

The day will be useful for those who are considering studying Art Psychotherapy at higher educational level and also those wanting to explore art making in a unique environment, enabling members to reflect on their motivations, skills and experiences.

Participants will be invited to engage in a range of art making practical sessions and group discussions exploring their own personal symbols and unconscious imagery in a safe and facilitating environment.

Comfortable clothing should be worn suitable for making art in. A degree of active participation will be expected from all participants.

Outcomes/What you will learn

This day will provide direct experiential learning based on the principles which underpin art therapeutic practice, focusing on the ethos of the training taught on the Postgraduate MA course at the University of Roehampton.

This workshop will explore the richness of human creativity and expression, making links to the group processes and art therapeutic relationship, shedding light on the non-verbal communication.

An electronic certificate of attendance will be emailed on successful course completion.

Suggested Reading

Adamson, E. (1990) Art as Healing. Coventure: London.

Case, C. and Dalley, T. (2006) The Handbook of Art Therapy. Routledge: London.

Dalley, T. (ed.) (1984) Art as Therapy: An Introduction to the Use of Art as a Therapeutic Technique. London: Tavistock. Dalley, T. et al. (1987)

Images of Art Therapy. London: Tavistock.

Edwards, D. (2014) Art Therapy: Creative Therapies in Practice. 2nd Edition. Sage: London

Estés, C.P. (1992) Women Who Run With the Wolves: Contacting the Power of the Wild Woman.Rider.

Jung, C.G. (1935) Analytical Psychology: Its Theory and Practice. The Tavistock Lectures. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1968.

Jung, C.G. (1963) Memories, Dreams, Reflections. London: Fontana.

Jung C.G. (1957) The Undiscovered Self: With Symbols and the Interpretation of Dreams.Mentor.

Jung, C.G. and von Franz, M.-L. et al. (eds) (1964) Man and His Symbols. London: Aldus.

Killick, K. and Schavaerien, J. (eds) (1997) Art, Psychotherapy and Psychosis. London:Routledge.

Schaverien, J. (1999) The Revealing Image: Analytical Art Psychotherapy in Theory and Practice. Jessica Kingsley Publishers. London.

Skaiffe, S. and Huet, V. (1998) Art Psychotherapy Groups: Between Pictures and Words. London: Routledge

Materials Required

For the online course you will need A4 and A3 drawing sheets, modelling clay, oil pastels, colouring pencils, graphite pencils, erasers, felt-tip pens, chalk pastels, charcoal sticks, watercolours, acrylic paints, paintbrushes.

Please note that this is a suggestion only and not a course requirement.


Online Teaching

Date: 1/7/2023

Time: 10am - 4.30pm