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Art Psychotherapy MA - Approved by the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Art Psychotherapy MA - Approved by the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

19-SEP-22

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Psychotherapy

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

The MA Art Psychotherapy programme at Brunel is provided in partnership with CNWL NHS Foundation Trust. We developed the programme to advance creative interdisciplinary approaches to Art Psychotherapy building upon empirical evidence within a well-established arts culture at Brunel.

This programme will offer you the skills, knowledge and critical competence to reflect on and respond to a wide range of health needs across physical, mental health and community sectors.

At the heart of the programme are the cultural values of responding to the social and health care needs of the participants and this may vary according to the socio-economic context, age, disability, gender, sex, race and religion. You will learn ways of understanding different approaches to art psychotherapy which means you can tailor the practice according to the people you work with. You will be taught evidence-based practices, including arts-based innovative approaches to collaboration and co-production that are safe, effective and well managed. To this effect, some learning will be provided by people with lived experience and your placement environments will facilitate your understanding of adapting practice to meet the needs of those who are in most need. Ultimately, you will learn how to conduct transparent, accessible art psychotherapy that is accessible for the people you will be working with.

The MA qualification is approved by the HCPC and learners are expected to achieve advanced skills and knowledge of working in health contexts, including the NHS and third sector. This qualification aligns with Healthcare Employers strategic objectives and goals related to workforce planning and the strategic aims set out by NHS England and local NHS Trusts to have closer working relationships with the third sector.

Careers and your future

We support our students to begin thinking about life after their studies from the point of acceptance onto one of our programmes. Working with an NHS partner means that we are sensitive to the professional environment and how we meet learning outcomes in light of evidence and employability. This means that you will have the opportunity to develop a career in a range of growing contexts.

We are currently supporting the NHS to expand their arts therapies services to physical healthcare contexts such as neurorehabilitation and cardiology, so new opportunities for art psychotherapists are always being developed. We work with the student to build networks that will continue their career beyond their studies into areas of arts therapies practice, evaluation, training clinicians, developing models of practice, and researching experience, efficacy and effectiveness of treatment. Exciting career opportunities have been fulfilled in the NHS as the single largest employer of arts therapists in the UK.

As well as supporting clinical services, we also support research in the field and a robust introduction to research methodologies will enable you to consider how you evaluate and research art psychotherapy practice that enables real impact in a range of care settings.

Modules

This module aims to enable you to be able to critique and analyse a range of theories about how you understand human development, arts and the lifespan. In addition, you will demonstrate a thorough knowledge of culturally sensitive, artistic practice and its relationship with the socioeconomic and cultural environment. It will also help to prepare you for working within a range of community contexts using arts to respond to social and health care needs of the participants and this may vary according to the socio-economic context, age, disability, gender, sex, race and religion.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£9,935

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£20,450

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification in a visual arts degree or in a discipline related to the programme such as psychology, occupational therapy, social work, or nursing.

University information

Based in Uxbridge, on the outskirts of west London, Brunel University London offers over 100 specialist postgraduate courses, which you can study both full-time and part-time. Nearly 14,000 students study at Brunel, with nearly 3,500 of those studying at postgraduate level, and 15% of their attendees are mature students. Brunel is comprised of three colleges: Engineering, Design & Physical Sciences Business, Arts & Social...more