Arts Therapy: How To Use Arts Therapy and The Creative Process
This course is fully accredited by a globally recognized CPD body, the Continuing Professional Development Standards Agency.
Taking this course will give you the opportunity to gain a diploma signifying formal certification for 10 hours of CPD / CE credit.
Please note, accreditation is optional. It is by no means compulsory, or a prerequisite for taking the course.
Degree requirements vary based on the position you pursue and the area in which you reside or work. Should you wish to opt for accreditation and the diploma, full details and directions will be given at the end of the course.
This is the third in the series of my Therapeutic Art courses, which has been created for people who are interested in therapeutic art and the creative process, either for self exploration and healing, or for the purpose of working with other people to help support them in a therapeutic setting.
The therapeutic, creative process of self expression through art, can improve our physical and mental health, as well as our emotional well being.
Creating art provides an outlet to express yourself freely, which will encourage and promote a healthier, happier life.
You don’t need any previous experience, and the course is suitable for everyone. Please be aware, this course will not qualify you to work as an art therapist.
The course curriculum covers a range of topics. We’ll be looking at how to use various arts and therapy techniques in a range of settings, This includes painting, drawing as well as using music, dance and even drama as a therapeutic tool enabling you to bring healing and harmony to both yourself and to your clients.
We’ll also be looking at how we can utilise the creative process to address specific issues such as authenticity, recovery and mental health, as well as using therapeutic art techniques for the treatment of things such as PTSD, illness and when working with children.
Artistic therapy can be incredibly useful for children who may have experienced bullying or trauma and can provide a safe sanctuary to share their feelings and emotions.
As we progress through the course, we’ll be looking at the interpretation of art and understanding the importance of non verbal communication, especially when working with clients who have experienced trauma or survived traumatic events.
As well as a lifetime access to the course, you’ll also benefit from unparalleled support 365 days a year. I always respond to my students the very same day and more often than not you’ll receive a personal reply from me within a few hours.
This Therapeutic Art course is self paced and offers you complete flexibility. Choose to study at a time and place that suits you, safe in the knowledge that help is always at hand.
You’ll also be invited to be part of my private sharing gallery. This is an exclusive space created solely for my students, where you can share your artwork and support one another in a nurturing, healing environment.
All of the artwork featured has been specifically created for the course and was donated by volunteer students who undertook the various exercises and activities contained within the lectures. You will amazed and inspired by their creativity!
Section 1: History and Context
Lecture 1: Introduction
Lecture 2: Artwork Featured in this Course
Lecture 3: A Short History of Art as Therapy
Lecture 4: “Cave Paintings” By Abbey (Exercise)
Lecture 5: “Cave Paintings” By Christy (Exercise)
Lecture 6: “Cave Paintings” By Wendy (Exercise)
Lecture 7: “Cave Paintings” By Rosa (Exercise)
Lecture 8: Providing a Context for Art in Therapy Today
Lecture 9: Benefits and Advantages of Using Art Therapy Techniques
Lecture 10: Imagery and Dreams “Sheelin” (Exercise)
Lecture 11: Imagery in Art Therapy “Daniella” (Exercise)
Section 2: Developing a Broader Understanding of Art
Lecture 12: Therapy Through All the Arts
Lecture 13: Therapy Through Dance
Lecture 14: “Therapy Through Dance” – Serena
Lecture 15: Therapy Through Drama
Lecture 16: Therapy Through Music
Lecture 17: Arts Therapy Through Music “Michelle” (Exercise)
Lecture 18: “Therapy Through Music” By Abbey (Exercise)
Lecture 19: Combining Therapy Approaches
Lecture 20: Combining Therapy Approaches “Rosa” (Exercise)
Section 3: Art Therapy Techniques In Practice – Part One
Lecture 21: Part One – Understanding the Ageing Population
Lecture 22: Part Two – Understanding the Ageing Population
Lecture 23: Part One – Supporting the Ageing Process with Art Therapy Techniques
Lecture 24: Part Two – Supporting the Ageing Process with Art Therapy Techniques
Lecture 25: “Ageing” By Rhonda (Exercise)
Lecture 26: “Ageing” By Malka (Exercise)
Lecture 27: Art and Mental Health
Lecture 28: Art and Mental Health “Julie” (Exercise)
Lecture 29: Colour and Colour Therapy Perspectives
Lecture 30: Colour and Colour Therapy Perspectives “Yvonne” (Exercise)
Lecture 31: Authenticity, Creativity and Recovery – Part One
Lecture 32: Authenticity, Creativity and Recovery – Part Two
Lecture 33: “Authenticity, Creativity and Recovery” By Christy (Exercise)
Section 4: Art Therapy Techniques In Practice – Part Two
Lecture 34: Stress, Anxiety and Trauma – Part One
Lecture 35: Stress, Anxiety and Trauma – Part Two
Lecture 36: PTSD – Part One
Lecture 37: PTSD – Part Two
Lecture 38: Part One – Working with Children in Different Contexts
Lecture 39: Part Two – Working with Children in Different Contexts
Section 5: Art Therapy Techniques In Practice – Part Three
Lecture 40: Avoiding Over Interpretation
Lecture 41: “Avoiding Over Interpretation” By Christy (Exercise)
Lecture 42: Part One – Art Therapy Techniques in the Aftermath of War, Terrorism and Crisis
Lecture 43: Part Two – Art Therapy Techniques in the Aftermath of War, Terrorism and Crisis
Lecture 44: “Art Therapy Techniques in the Aftermath of War, Terrorism & crisis” By Christy (Exercise)
Lecture 45: Part One – Understanding and Coming to Terms with Survivors Guilt
Lecture 46: Part Two – Understanding and Coming to Terms with Survivors Guilt
Lecture 47: Moving Forward
Lecture 48: BONUS Lecture
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Informative, engaging, and inspires my own creativity for self and others!
I must be honest and say this course brought the desire to bring my long lost Art back on!. It inspired me so much with the teachers passion on the topic with ALL arts areas, including Dance, Theatre,Music. What really surprised me was how well the Therapeutic Arts were described in this course, with so much enthusiasm and passion by the lecturer. Also finding out that anyone can be an individual artist themself with their own expression which brings out their true Artist within themselves and theres so much to choose from. I will definitely do the next Art course from this amazingly prepared instructor. Thank you.
Libby’s arts therapy course for working in therapy is amazing! I learned so much about how to nurture creativity in myself and others to promote healing. She is very attentive and helpful and always personally available to answer my questions. Love her and her course! I will definitely recommend Libby’s courses to anyone wanting to learn how to use arts therapy in a wide range of mediums effectively.
I feel this approach will help me to get painting again, I have been so focused and lost my excited enthusiasm.
Pleasantly surprised with the way this course is evolving before my eyes.
Libby Seery has put together an excellent course on arts therapy. Even if one doesn’t have an arts therapy degree anyone who is helping another can understand the importance of how art (or dance or music) can play a vital role in helping people move past blockages keeping them stuck. What we can’t say in words we can often show on paper, movement, or through music. This course is fairly comprehensive in assisting those who are wanting to move forward, and those wanting to help others move forward. I found this course to be informative, very educational and beneficial. I will be using it in my business.
Loved the content of the course. It has given quite a lot of perspective of healing using art. Working towards making it a profession.
“Wow” So easy to listen watch and learn, I have found it very interesting and informative and also most important for me very “enjoyable” I am really looking forward to doing some of my own art work, I think that Abbey’s input of art was very enjoyable to watch as the work came to life, thank you Libby for the chance to do this very enjoyable Arts therapy Course, just LOVELY.I am halfway through and still finding out some valuable information and enjoying every aspect of this learning journey, I feel happier and I just love doing the art work and writing about my feelings, this is a truly inspirational Arts Therapy Course and I am looking forward to the next half of the course, Thank You so much Libby for this Great Course. I love it. I have enjoyed this course very much, it has given me more inspiring thoughts and idea’s for all of my future art, the in-put from the art students has been lovely and helps to uplift your spirit and for me it gives me a purpose and daily inspirations to carry on forward and in doing so I gain confidence in myself and my art and now I also feel that I can truly help others, it is a great feeling, I have enjoyed doing all of Libby’s Courses and have really loved this one, I look forward to doing lot’s more with Libby. Thank you Libby for this “10 Star” Course. Amazing work.
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