Art Therapy Summer School

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    Art Therapy

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    Full time

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Admission Requirements:

It is highly recommended that you have a Level 8 award, or prior experience in community education, health or social sector work before commencing this module.

Course summary

Art Therapy Summer School Theoretical & Experiential Process studies the principle theories of Art Therapy and the development of Art Therapy within an Irish and UK context. The module will present a range of clinical interventions illustrating the role of Art Therapy within the workplace and the underpinning theories behind these interventions. The learner will also be provided with an opportunity to experience and explore the art therapy process within a peer group setting through a range of approaches; directive and non-directive, individual and group. Students will also engage and reflect on their own creative development and process during the module. 


MTU Crawford College of Art & Design




This course is offered by the MTU CCAD Department of Arts in Health and Education, and is located at 46 Grand Parade Cork.


Cork Art Therapy Summer School

The Cork Art Therapy Summer School welcomes participants from all over the world, providing them with a unique opportunity to learn about and experience the Art Therapy process.

Choose one workshop from a fascinating choice of four. Over five days, let the adventure unfurl, and through your own creativity come to a deeper appreciation of both Art Therapy and yourself. A series of lectures help contextualise the history, conceptual framework and current practice of Art Therapy. This may be your first step on the road to a career in Art Therapy. It may be an opportunity to re-engage with your creative identity.

If you are a trainee or qualified therapist, it will be an investment in both your personal and professional development. Every year this course proves to be an invaluable personal encounter, whatever one's motivation for attending.



  • Understand the role of creativity as a therapeutic methodology
  • Learn about the history of art therapy and some of the clinical contexts where it is practiced
  • Experience the theory of Art Therapy in practice through experiential workshops
  • Engage with and develop your own understanding of the creative process




The summer school will take place again in 2022.


For detailed information about workshops and how to apply, please click on the below link.



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