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Professional Certificate in Art Therapy Skills CPD Certificate by Dublin Art Therapy College
Dublin Art Therapy College 1a Village Green Tallaght Dublin 24
120 CPD hours
External training, IACP CPD approved.

Professional Certificate in Art Therapy Skills Programme
Name of Provider: Dublin Art Therapy College
Duration (120 hours of training) (20 days of in-college face to face training)
Times 10 – 5pm = 6 hours CPD per day (20 training days face to face)
Other Requirements 10 hours personal therapy


Dublin Art Therapy College
1a Village Green
Dublin 24 (D24 EP94)
Dates: One weekend a month
Organiser Contact Details: Jean Strong
Phone: 086 2432930

The programme provides an enhanced understanding of Art Therapy through individual and more advanced group workshops.

The participants are encouraged to explore and develop their trust in the liberating creative potential of art within the therapeutic process.

The Foundation Certificate in Art Therapy programme is suitable for:

 Participants who completed the Introduction to Art Therapy Programme.
 People who are working or training in the caring professions.
 Continuing professional development.
 Self-developmental purposes.
The programme is experiential in nature and will have a group aspect.
Prior experience of art is not a requirement.
Successful completion of this programme enables access to the BA (Hons) in Integrative Counselling & Art
Therapy, Level 8, subject to interview process approval.
The Learning Outcomes for the Foundation Programme, having completed the Introduction
programme are:
 A more in-depth exploration of the Art Therapy processes experienced on the Introduction
 A deeper understanding of the therapeutic nature of Art Therapy
 Integrative group dynamic processes
 Experience of individual and group Art Therapy exercises
 Exploring the creative connection to self
 Learn to trust the process
 Enhanced personal and professional reflection
 Experience of reframing thoughts and practices
 Integration of programme content into everyday life
 Make friends with your own innate creativity
 Understanding that the creative process has an intelligence that can be trusted, and the gift of creation is the
ability to work with it
 Creating symbolic representations
 Distilling the essence of personal thoughts and feelings

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