Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar), a partner university of Qatar Foundation, is launching an online course called Foundation in Art Therapy.

The course is the only one of its kind in the region and is designed to appeal to anyone considering a career in Art Therapy. It will offer participants an opportunity to learn about the essence of Art Therapy and its implementation with different client groups and populations. The online course will take place from 12 to 22 April.

The tutors, who are experienced local and international art psychotherapists, will be presenting clinical work from their own Art Therapy practices. The course will be a combination of theory and practice, and will incorporate an experiential component with group discussions.

The course instructor is VCUarts Qatar alumna Sara Powell, founder of ATIC, a psychological and counselling centre. She has an MA specialising in Art Psychotherapy from LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. She is a registered member of the professional association for Creative Arts therapists in Australia, New Zealand and Asia (ANZACATA). Sara has over nine years of clinical experience and has provided art therapy to children, adolescents, adults, families, and has facilitated a variety of groups.

Foundation in Art Therapy is a British Association of Art Therapy (BAAT) accredited course.

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