In this experiential course, you will be introduced to the practice of art therapy and the benefits of the creative art-making process to enhance positive well-being. This 5-week course will cover the principles and theories of art therapy, art materials and processes, different ways of working, the therapeutic use of art-making to increase self-awareness and to cope with anxiety, stress and change. This course is for participants to gain a greater understanding of art therapy, it is not personal therapy. It is suitable for psychologists, counsellors, educators, social workers, health professionals, artists, community organisers or participants interested in the healing potential of art.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
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Our graduates go onto roles like:
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.
The TAFE Statement in Introduction to Art Therapy does not have any pre-requisite courses.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
The TAFE Statement in Introduction to Art Therapy does not have any post-graduate courses.
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.
The TAFE Statement in Introduction to Art Therapy does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
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TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
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TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
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Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential
Smarthinking - online access to a tutor
LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills
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