The course is the only one of its kind in the region and is designed to appeal to anyone who is considering Art Therapy as a career. It will offer participants an opportunity to learn about the essence of Art Therapy and its implementation with different client groups and populations.
The course will take place from March 29-April 9 at VCUarts Qatar.
The tutors, who are experienced local and international art psychotherapists, will be presenting clinical work from their own Art Therapy practices. The course will be a combination of theory and practice, and will incorporate an experiential component with group discussions.
The program instructor is VCUarts Qatar alumna Sara Powell (BFA ’06), the founder of ATIC, a psychological and counseling center. She has an MA specializing in Art Psychotherapy from LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore.
She is a registered member of the professional association for Creative Arts therapists in Australia, New Zealand and Asia (ANZACATA). Sara has over nine years of clinical experience and has provided art therapy to children, adolescents, adults, families, and has facilitated a variety of groups.
"Foundation in Art Therapy" is a British Association of Art Therapy (BAAT) accredited course.