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Creative Therapies

Creative Therapies 100 hours Certificate Course

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Learn and develop an understanding of:   art therapy, music therapy, singing therapy, drama therapy, craft therapy, writing, psychotherapeutic writing, and reminiscence learning.

These creative activities help individuals who may have mental health issues caused by illness, injury or circumstances.  An understanding of how these creative therapies work can also go along way in assisting family members when providing support.

Creative therapies help and assist in maintaining and improving overall mental health, together with the development of physical skills and increased mobility.

For example, knitting is an excellent activity for those with osteoarthritis as it maintains flexibility in the hands.

Creative therapies are an excellent pathway to recover from:  injury or illness, improvements in health and well-being and wide-ranging benefits for physical and psychological health.

Creative therapies are a form of practices that are creative and expressive in nature and aid clients to find various ways to express themselves,  that go beyond what words or conventional therapies, ie counselling or psychotherapy.

Creative therapies are limitless as the human imagination.

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Lessons Structure:  Creative Therapies


There are 8 lessons:

1. Scope and Nature of Creative Therapy and Counselling Skills I

  • What are Creative Therapies?
  • Who can benefit from participating in Creative therapy?
  • Caution should be taken with some Clients
  • Benefits
  • Scientific evidence
  • Preparing for creative therapies
  • Active Listening
  • Giving instructions
  • Different learning styles
  • Options for response
  • Improving creativity
  • Health and Safety
  • Insurance
  • Selling your Craft
  • After Creative Therapy

2. Art Therapy and Counselling Skills II

  • Counselling Skills – SOLER
  • What is Art therapy?
  • What Clients Benefit from Art Therapy?
  • Scientific Evidence
  • Art Therapy Techniques

3. Crafts Therapy Part 1 – Fibre and Paper Crafts

  • What is Craft Therapy?
  • Scientific Evidence and Historical Anecdotes
  • Therapeutic Benefits
  • Crafting Examples
  • Confidentiality and Data Protection

4. Crafts Therapy Part 2 – Model Making and Building Crafts

  • Various Forms of Crafting
  • Skills required in Model Making
  • Examples of Building Crafts and Model Making activities
  • Benefits of Model Making and Building Crafts
  • Risks
  • Working with Individuals
  • Creativity and individual – finding their Creativity
  • Exploring, Using technology and Cultivate Expertise
  • The Reward

5. Singing Therapy and Music Therapy

  • What is Singing Therapy
  • Therapeutic Benefits and Scientific Evidence
  • What is Music Therapy?
  • Music Therapy Techniques and Methods
  • Active Music Therapy
  • receptive Music Therapy
  • How does Music Therapy Work?
  • Silence
  • Dementia and Singing and Music Therapy
  • Working with Groups: Upset, Organising Sessions and Planning

6. Psychotherapeutic Writing

  • What is Writing Therapy?
  • Therapeutic Benefits: self Knowledge, Balancing Emotions, Improves Discipline, Difficulties
  • Examples of Writing Therapy: How it works and examples
  • Examples of Psychotherapeutic Exercise and Writing
  • Write a Letter, Word Walls, Being Positive

7. Psychodrama Therapy

  • Understanding how psychodrama and dance movement can be be applied to different people
  • Non-Verbal Communication
  • What is Body Language
  • Classification of Non-Verbal Communication: Kinesics, Haptics, Proxemics, Occulesics
  • Psychodrama and Drama Therapy
  • What is Drama Therapy
  • Aims of Drama Therapy
  • Working with Different Groups: schools, educational settings, rehabilitation settings, prisons, mental health clinics, community groups
  • Therapeutic Benefits and Scientific Evidence
  • How it Works: Projective Play, Acting Out, Reunion, Puppetry
  • Dance and Movement Therapy
  • Scientific Research on DMT
  • How DMT Sessions Work
  • DMT and Regulating Emotions
  • Psychodrama and Sessions
  • Use of Psychodrama
  • Psychodrama and Children

8. Reminiscence Therapy

  • What is Reminiscence Therapy?
  • Neurocognitive Deficits: Delirium
  • Neurocognitive Disorders (NCD)
  • How does Reminiscence Therapy Work
  • Therapeutic Benefits and Scientific Evidence
  • Reminiscence Work Tips
  • Reminiscence Work and Other therapies
  • Creative Therapy

Please Note:  Each lesson culminates in an assignment submitted to the academy and marked by your tutor and returned with relevant suggestions, comments, and extra reading if required.


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