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Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh: Art Psychotherapy

Institution Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
Department School of Health Sciences
Telephone 0131 474 0000
Study type Taught


The creation of art in the presence of a trained art psychotherapist can have a profoundly positive effect for people experiencing difficulties in their lives. Art therapy is not a recreational activity (although the sessions can be enjoyable) but a form of psychotherapy that helps people address confusing and distressing issues.

Art psychotherapists work with people to access their own image-making abilities. You could work with people of any age, from very small children through to older adults, helping them to use art media to express themselves and communicate. You may work with groups or individuals.

Your learning will be enriched by the interdisciplinary structure of the course as you study alongside your peers from various other pathways within QMU’s Person-Centred Practice Framework, including the MSc Music Therapy and MSc Dramatherapy.

This MSc Art Psychotherapy is based in the School of Health Sciences at QMU. We invite applicants with a minimum of one year’s experience of working in the caring professions, such as psychiatry, education, social services and the voluntary sector. It will enable you to develop a career in this rewarding profession.


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