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Introduction to Art Therapies


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Introduction to Art Therapies

Drama Therapy


This course serves as an introduction to art, music, drama, and dance movement therapy, collectively known as arts therapies or arts psychotherapies. Arts therapists use creative processes within therapy to promote emotional, psychological, and social well-being. These professionals are trained at the Master's level, earning the necessary licensure to practice and are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and/or UK Council for Psychotherapy.


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Course Objective:

While this introductory course does not provide licensure to practice as an arts therapist, it offers comprehensive information and practical experience in each of the different arts therapies. Participants will explore one therapy per day over four sessions.

Course Schedule:

 9 November 2024 - Art Therapy

18 January 2025 - Music Therapy

15 March 2025 - Dance Movement Therapy

10 May 2025 - Dramatherapy


Location: Edge Hill University, Dance Studio, Arts Centre

Time: 10:00 - 16:00 (arrival at 9:30)

What to Expect:

The training will be led by qualified and highly experienced arts therapists.

No prior experience in the specific art forms is required.

Participants will engage in experiential learning activities.

Comfortable clothing is recommended to facilitate movement and ease during practical sessions.


This course is an excellent opportunity to gain foundational knowledge and hands-on experience in various arts therapies, preparing participants for further study or simply broadening their understanding of therapeutic practices in the arts.

This course is available to book for each individual day at £140 per day or as a block booking for all four days at a discounted rate of £500.

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