This course focuses on core person-centred counselling skills and the use of creative arts to equip students to use these skills in the fields of counselling, teaching, social work, chaplaincy, psychology and other client-centred professions.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Creative Arts Therapies is a humanistic psychotherapy with a person-centred framework which includes the use of expressive arts to enhance the therapeutic process. This therapeutic method is gaining momentum among existing practitioners and will lead students in developing a foundation in both theoretical knowledge and elementary hands-on art therapy and counselling skills.
While this course has proven beneficial for counsellors to work with clients to express themselves, the course is also of interest to teachers, social workers, chaplains, psychologists, youth workers and others who are interested in increasing the expressive abilities and mental wellbeing of their clients. As the only university based creative arts therapies program offered in WA, and accredited by the Australian Counselling Association (ACA), the course will be highly experiential and run in new purpose-build classroom spaces at our Mandurah Campus with the option of most units to be completed at either Perth or Mandurah Campuses.
- Mandurah Campus
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- School of Health Professions
- Graduate Diploma in Creative Arts Therapies (GradDipArtTherapy)
Each course has a core set of units that must be completed for you to graduate. In addition to these core units you are free to choose other units, called general electives, to create your own course.
Entry requirements for
Enrolment may be subject to restriction due to limited equipment and facilities, and professional accreditation requirements.
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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
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