Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar) is launching a new programme called Foundation in Art Therapy, the only one of its kind in the region designed for individuals 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 course will be held from 29 March to 9 April at VCUarts Qatar.

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.

VCUarts Qatar alumna Sara Powell founder of psychological and counselling centre ATIC will be the programme instructor.

Powell has an MA specialising in Art Psychotherapy from LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore. She is a registered member of the professional association for Creative Arts therapists in Australia, New Zealand and Asia (ANZACATA). She 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.

Find out more at qatar.vcu.edu.