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University of Chester: Art Therapy

Institution University of Chester
Department Health and Social Care
Telephone 01244 511000
Study type Taught


This Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) approved Art Therapy course will enable you, on completion, to practise as an Art Therapist/Art Psychotherapist, and aims to enable you to gain the highest level of knowledge, skills and behaviour that will establish you at the forefront of art therapy within a contemporary setting.

Why Study Art Therapy with us? The use of art therapy is widely recognised as a discipline that enables expression, beyond words, in a variety of settings, and promotes psychological and emotional well-being. Our course is suitable for those working in health, education, counselling, community and social care settings, as well as for promoting individual personal and professional development.

Art Psychotherapists work with a range of patients and clinical settings. They work with children, adolescents, people with mental illness, people with learning difficulties, the elderly, and people who have experienced trauma – in forensic and community settings.

How will I be taught? We use a variety of teaching strategies, including lectures, experiential art making sessions, small group work and scenario-based teaching.

Most modules operate over 15 weeks with up to 40 contact hours per module. You will also be expected to undertake an approximate minimum of seven hours’ self-study time per week, per module.


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