Aims of the Transpersonal Arts in Therapy Training

The training aims to provide an artistic and therapeutic learning process that provides the necessary skills, knowledge, theoretical understanding and practical competencies for a successful career as a therapeutic practitioner. We believe that the programme is unique in both its content and methods of delivery. Much of the learning is experiential; theory is taught and embedded through artistic practice and group processes. The teaching emphasises the development of intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual awareness.

 

The training is designed to:

  • empower students with a thorough and systematic knowledge base, experience, skills and confidence to work as a professionally qualified Transpersonal Arts Counsellor/Therapist so that they can demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of therapeutic techniques and approaches (as required for professional registration purposes);
  • provide students with a thorough in depth and systematic understanding, from specific theoretical perspectives, for practice while relating these to treatment models in other appropriate forms of psychological therapy or other forms of treatment;
  • provide students with appropriate clinical placements, with adequate supervision, in order to develop their competences and capacity to work confidently, effectively and professionally, whilst giving sensitive holistic support to challenging client groups in complex organisations;
  • encourage and develop the students’ ability to critically assess and reflect upon their role as potential reflective professional practitioners by active exploration and critical analysis of the key processes involved in therapeutic work and relationships;
  • provide opportunities for the students to reflect and focus on their self-development, self-awareness, interpersonal sensitivities and creativity as they develop their identity as autonomous and creative therapists;
  • provide the students with a thorough and comprehensive understanding of appropriate policy, legal and ethical issues, including equal opportunity and diversity issues related to therapeutic practice so that they can demonstrate an awareness and ability to manage the implications of complex ethical dilemmas, work pro-actively with others in the formulation and implementation of solutions and apply this understanding to complex and unpredictable situations;
  • develop student’s skills in the critical evaluation of appropriate research, in respect to a wide range of diagnostic groups in order that their eventual therapeutic practice is evidence based. In addition to provide students with the opportunity to critically evaluate and examine, at Masters level, a range of research methodologies – a.) appropriate to this training in general and b.) to conduct a research project as part of their final year project work.
  • provide a training which values and supports students’ unique experiences and learning needs.

 

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