Arts and Play Therapies Summer School 2021

16th Annual Arts & Play Therapies Summer School (August 9th-13th 2021)

The Arts & Play Therapies (APT) Summer School provides an opportunity for participants to engage in an intensive and immersive experiential learning environment that will introduce them to key concepts and ideas in a discipline of their choice: Art Psychotherapy, Dance Movement Psychotherapy, Dramatherapy, Music Therapy, or Play Therapy.

Participants are invited to select from one of the five disciplines as a main experiential group from the workshop options below, and can book either the on campus option or the online course. Please note that for those booking on campus, the University takes no responsibility for any fees incurred or disruptions relating to COVID-19, including all forms of travel, accommodation, or quarantine costs.

A degree of active participation will be expected from all participants who should therefore be prepared for a degree of personal disclosure, sharing and exploration. Applicants should also note that the active, experiential nature of all the arts and play therapy workshops can be intense and emotionally demanding and are likely to involve a degree of personal disclosure, sharing and exploration.

Participants requesting to change groups.

Due to the design of the Arts & Play Therapies Summer Schools being developmental and experiential, course participants cannot switch from their allocated on campus or online groups either before the course starts or once the course has commenced. The only exception to this will be where a delegate who has signed up to the on campus group has to move online ​for a COVID-19 related ​reason. The request for change must be made via e-mail to the CPD & Short Courses Manager (please see email address below.) Movement from online groups to on campus ​groups is not permitted.

Places will be allocated on a ‘first come first served’ basis. Please contact / 0208 392 3795 for further details.

Online options (delivered via Zoom)

Fees: £615

Workshop Leaders

All workshops will be led by experienced lecturers who are also leading practitioners in the various professions.

Location & Accommodation

The University of Roehampton has students from 140 different nationalities studying on its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and the Arts & Play Therapies Summer School welcomes applicants from overseas.

For Summer School accommodation queries only, please contact Please note that a limited number of student rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis.

For course queries, please contact: or call 0208 392 3795. All applicants not familiar with London will be interested to learn that the Roehampton campus is situated on the edge of Richmond Park, one of the ‘Royal’ Parks, and the largest in the capital. We are also close to the River Themes and quick transport links to the centre of London making combining attending the Arts & Play Therapies Summer School with a London City Break an attractive option. For further details, please visit: