Art therapy for Children & Adults Certificate

A specialist online course

Art therapy for Children & Adults Certificate

A specialist online course
Education form
12 months
£ 1
Advancement level

The positive transformative benefits of Art Therapy are rapidly becoming well known in educational and early year settings. This healing practice is being used to help children and adults understand the creative process of self-expression, improve overall wellbeing and reduce mental health issues.

The Art Therapy for Children and Adults Certificate is perfect for those seeking to understand the use of art therapy for children. This course will also explore how art can be used to help individuals explore and express emotions, communicate, and build self-awareness and self-esteem.

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You will learn:
Learn how art-making can contribute to your self-care and wellness
Understand and appreciate the use of art in art therapy and develop a crystal-clear idea of what art therapy really is
Gain an overview of the tools and methods that are used during art therapy sessions
Learn how to plan and facilitate therapeutic art sessions that include engaging the individual to freely express using the art materials
Understand the long-term lasting impact of art therapy on individuals
Understand the requirements of art therapy as a profession

The Modules

Module 1
What is art therapy?
Definition and benefits of art therapy
Difference between art therapy and other art related programmes
Art therapy spectrum and who is art therapy for?
Tools and methods used in art therapy
Module 2
Key concepts and ethics of art therapy
Unique difference of art therapy in comparison to other modalities
Triangular relationship & Psychodynamic framework
Expressive Therapies Continuum
Model Ethical practices of Art Therapy
Module 3
Challenges in art therapy
Purpose of setting boundaries (at organization and at personal levels)
Stigma against mental wellness
Misconceptions of Art Therapy
Art therapy space
Module 4
Becoming an art therapist
Requirements and qualifications needed to become a professional art therapist
Accreditation art therapy boards and regulations
Job opportunities in the field of art therapy
Art therapist role and its importance

Course content

Learning modules

Online learning modules
Online learning modules

Training videos
Training videos

Self-assessment tests
Self-assessment tests

Certificate of Completion
Certificate of Completion


Dr Hayley Berman
Dr Hayley Berman is an art psychotherapist with specialist expertise in contexts of trauma and social and political upheaval. She has a PhD in psycho-social studies. Hayley has worked with individuals, groups and businesses in the UK, South Africa and several other countries. Her thinking is informed by applied group analytic and psychoanalytic theory. She has a private art psychotherapy practice, supervises mental health professionals and consults to organisations. She is a member of: The Group Analytic Society The British Association of Art Therapy The Public Health Connect Strategic Group (UK) The South African Psychoanalytic Confederation The Global Liaison for the European Confederation of Arts Therapies Educators The Institute of Group Analysis Hayley is also a supervisor and examiner for Public Health, Psychosocial Studies and Visual Arts doctoral students, a senior lecturer at Hertfordshire University, and a visiting professor at the University of Johannesburg. She is the founding Director of Lefika La Phodiso ( the first psychoanalytically informed art therapy training in South Africa. Some of her publications are available on: She can be contacted via

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Art therapy for Children & Adults Certificate
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