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DIPLOMA IN PERSON-CENTRED ART THERAPY SKILLS

This course is a natural progression from the Certificate in P-CAT Skills and is being offered to those who have:

  • a diploma in counselling or
  • a comparable professional qualification in which they demonstrate appropriate and effective self-awareness
  • a certificate in P-CAT Skills
  • a work setting in which to apply the skills and from which evidence of client-based work can be produced for incorporation into a personal portfolio

Course Objectives:

  • to deepen the understanding of P-CAT theory
  • to reinforce and enhance P-CAT skills
  • to provide a setting in which self-awareness can be further advanced through a person-centred exploration of images expressed in art form

Course Content: The focus : experiential learning The three main elements of learning : theory, self-awareness, application of skills Journal-keeping : as a record of insights gained based on the three main elements of the learning Written records of skills feedback Assessment : the Diploma is based on self, peer and tutor assessment. The criteria for assessment must be written into a personal contract The award of Diploma is based on the following elements being present in a portfolio of evidence:

  • Written assignment : Personal Philosophy of P-CAT
  • Written assignment : Case Study
  • Guided fantasy – each student will produce one
  • Records of Personal Development
  • Written records of on-going skills assessment and a final written skills report at end of course.
  • Evidence of supervision (signed acknowledgement at beginning of course) and supervisor’s report (end of course)
  • Attendance certificate – from tutor

On successful completion of the course, students will gain a Diploma in Person-Centred Art Therapy Skills

IMPORTANT NOTE : CERTIFICATE & DIPLOMA holders of P-CATS MAY NOT CALL THEMSELVES ART THERAPISTS
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