Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar’s (VCUarts Qatar) Community and Continuing Education wing is accepting registration for Art Therapy Diploma - Level 6: Creative Therapeutic Practice For Children and Young People.
The online course will take place over a 12-month period from September 23 to July 27, 2024. The course, organised by the Qatar Foundation partner university, is the first of its kind in the region and the diploma is certified by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body, in the UK.
The theoretical and practice-led course is designed and created specifically to further enhance and advance creative therapeutic interventions for children and young people in the Gulf region.
The course is suitable for applicants with an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification in the field of art and child-focused areas, such as but not limited to nursing, education, psychology, and youth work. Those with equitable professional experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The course is targeted to an existing workforce who wish to further enhance their creative therapeutic skills to support the mental health of children and young people.
Modules will cover the ethical, practical, cross-cultural and creative theoretical components essential to delivering effective and creative therapeutic intervention to children and young people.
The online lectures will take place over one full day per month, which makes it suitable for those from a wide geographical reach, in employment or with other commitments.
The course include lectures, clinical placements in/at various places in Qatar or across the Gulf region where participants may reside. All placements are supervised by the lecturers conducting the Level 6 course.
Modules will be delivered by five experts in the field – Mary Rose Brady, Patricia Watts, Sarah Kendrick, Natalia Gomez Carlier and Sara Powell.