Art Therapy: An Introduction Short Course

Art Therapy: An Introduction Short Course

The workshop aims to develop and update participants’ knowledge and skills whilst ensuring that continuing professional and personal development needs are met.

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Short Course


Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:


Delivery Method:


Course Length:

1 day workshop

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

Monday 7 March 2016 (10am - 4pm)

Entry Requirements:


Course Content

Course Outline:
This one day experiential workshop will aim to introduce some of the underpinning principles of Art Therapy and for participants to consider the use of arts based media in their own practice to develop 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.

Who Should Attend?

Mental health practitioners, Surestart workers, community voluntary organisations working directly with children and adults, hospice and care homes offering therapeutic interventions.

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Academic Expertise

Imelda Hatton-Yeo has a background in mental health nursing and trained in art therapy in 2004. She 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 in working in CAMHS as a practitioner and manager.

Learning outcome & aims

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

  • Understand the key principles related to art therapy from a psychodynamic perspective
  • Utilise some creative approaches to communication and engagement with others
  • Apply creative approaches to own practice area, where appropriate

Industry links & professional accreditation

We have great links with employers including household names such as Sony, BAE Systems and Apple. We also have links with the smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these – with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.

Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.


Attendee feedback from last workshop session:

‘Thank you for an inspirational workshop!’

Progression Routes

From foundation courses through to world-leading research degrees, you can study a wide range of subject areas at UCLan. Whether you want to develop your knowledge in a subject you enjoy or gain further qualifications to enhance your career, at UCLan there are numerous progression routes for you to follow.

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

If you have any questions about the workshop and how to apply please contact us:
email or call 01772 893808


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