Expressive Arts Therapy Short Course

Expressive Arts Therapy Short Course

This one day workshop will aim to introduce a range of creative expressive activities for working with a range of individuals and groups. It will consider some of the key aspects of working creatively exploring aspects of Art Therapy and Arts and Wellbeing. Participants will be able to explore the use of arts based media in their own practice to develop creative engagement and both verbal and non-verbal communication with clients.

The day will involve the active use of arts media and participants should wear clothes that they are comfortable to make art in.

Entry and Admissions

AWARD TYPE: Short Course


STUDY MODE: Part time



SCHOOL: School of Community Health and Midwifery

PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College

CAMPUS: Preston

START DATE: February 2021 - TBC

Entry Requirements:

Who should attend?
Mental Health practitioners, Surestart workers, Community Voluntary Organisations, hospice and care homes, Pastoral support workers in Schools, Youth Workers

Maximum number of participants: 14

Course Content

By the end of the workshops participants will:

- Understand some of the key principles of Art Therapy and Arts and Wellbeing
- Explore and utilise creative approaches to communication and engagement with others
- Apply creative approaches to own practice, where appropriate

Academic Expertise

Facilitator/s: Imelda Hatton-Yeo

Imelda has a background in Mental Health nursing and trained as an Art Therapist. Imelda has worked with a range of community and voluntary organisations, education and the NHS offering individual and group Art Therapy, community arts and arts for health projects. Imelda’s main area of experience has been working in CAMHS as a practitioner and manager.

Learning outcome & aims

At the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • Understand the key principles related to Art Therapy from a psychodynamic perspective
  • Utilize some creative approaches to communication and engagement with others
  • Apply creative approaches to own practice area, where appropriate.

Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE


How to Apply

Please book online. If you have any questions about the workshop please contact us: email or call 01772 893836

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