Diploma of Expressive Arts Therapy 2017-11-15T12:45:30+00:00

A journey to everything that you can be.
The foundation of this course is a mix of transpersonal and mainstream psychology and its building blocks are all the major forms of expressive arts.

The Diploma of Expressive Arts Therapy is suitable for therapists, counselors, trainers and those that work or are intending to work in private or clinical settings using creative expression as a vehicle to affect change, growth, development and healing. This course, designed by CCM Senior Lecturers Robert Boyle and Vicki Dean, is unique and presents structured challenges for students to develop their unique skills.

The difference with our course and others is that you extend your own individual and personal boundaries as you immerse yourself in activities and processes such as mask-making, puppetry, dance and movement, storytelling, art, poetry and creatively connecting with the natural environment. The way it is taught is highly experiential and creative. This is all part of the student’s journey to explore their innate truths, talents, skills and values so upon completion they emerge equipped to be outstanding practitioners in their field of endeavor. By experiencing the processes and techniques personally, one is able to know their power and effect and facilitate others from that integrity. We value and encourage authentic engagement with a person-centered approach that holds the client in high regard and esteem.

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COURSE INFORMATION

We have 2 study options available for our Expressive Arts course: Full Time (Pymble campus) and Blended Learning (Melbourne & Brisbane campus).

APPLICABLE TO
Domestic students only.

DURATION
12 months

START DATES & TIMETABLE 
Pymble campus: 9th April, 2018

CLASS TIMES
9.30AM-4.30PM

COURSE STRUCTURE
Full Time: Classes run for 2 days a week, 3 consecutive weeks on, one week off.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
All assessments that form part of this course are competency-based, with a result of Competent or Not Yet Competent (NYC). Types of assessment in this course include; practical observations, assignments, short answer questions, student clinic, case studies and presentations.

FEES
2018 fee information

All face to face classes are limited to 30 participants, and as such all applications are processed on a first come, first served basis.

APPLICABLE TO
Domestic students only.

DURATION
12 months

START DATES & TIMETABLES
Melbourne: 14th April, 2018

CLASS TIMES
9.30AM-4.30PM

COURSE STRUCTURE
Blended (Melbourne): Classes run one weekend per month. Online sessions between face-to-face classes.
Blended (Brisbane): Classes run for four consecutive days once every 2 months. Online sessions between face-to-face classes

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
All assessments that form part of this course are competency-based, with a result of Competent or Not Yet Competent (NYC). Types of assessment in this course include; practical observations, assignments, short answer questions, student clinic, case studies and presentations.

FEES
2018 fee information

All face to face classes are limited to 30 participants, and as such all applications are processed on a first come, first served basis.

This qualification is not nationally recognised.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Although there are no course-specific entry requirements to study this qualification, CCM does ensure that all students who wish to study with us are also suitable.

To determine suitability and ensure all enrolled students can successfully complete the course, CCM assesses a potential student’s Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills, computer literacy and suitability to the course they wish to enrol in.

LLN

To establish Language Literacy and Numeracy skills, CCM requires students to provide evidence in the form of:

  • a Certificate III or higher qualification; or
  • an Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) assessment result of Level 3 or above; or
  • a Higher School Certificate (HSC), or equivalent, with 50% or more, in both Math and English.

Computer Literacy

As all courses offered by CCM incorporate use of CCM’s online learning platform, whether it be in accessing course materials or submitting course work for assessment, CCM requires all students to have:

  • access to a computer for the duration of the course;
  • access to the internet as required; and
  • computer literacy skills at Level 3 of the ACSF.

Course Suitability

As part of the enrolment process, each student is also interviewed to ascertain their individual interests in undertaking the course, to ensure it is suitable for both their personal and career aspirations. Dependent on the outcome of the discussion, Course Advisors are able to suggest the most appropriate course, location and mode of delivery for the individual student.

DIPLOMA OF EXPRESSIVE ARTS

Why study Expressive Arts at CCM?

Expressive Arts Therapy with the College of Complementary Medicine is at the forefront of leading edge therapy and incorporates a synthesis of transpersonal and mainstream psychology. We are innovative and continuously integrating up to date scientific research into our approach and delivery. Our purpose is to train practitioners who can assist groups and individuals to unearth their own wisdom, heal and take control of their lives through creative expression. The course focuses on enhancing creativity and imagination in order to improve health and wellbeing. We offer individualised tailored learning in small classes to ensure the most progressive possibilities are realised by our students. Our teachers are highly trained practitioners and leaders in their field. Our students learn how to guide others throughout their individual journeys utilising a wide range of therapeutic approaches that include art, poetry, writing, music, movement and dance, psychodrama and sand-play. This multi-streamed approach takes creative therapy to a whole new level.

Who is the course for?

Our Expressive Arts course is designed for people who understand the strength of creative expression and have a passion for facilitating positive change with individuals and groups. It is a holistic journey that fosters self realisation – and empowers you with the skills to support others do the same whether in a private clinic or in an organization. The course has a broad applicability. Those already involved in counseling or therapy would benefit from the additional skills they would acquire. While those in other areas such as teaching, mediation, child protection, trauma, refugee advocacy, domestic violence, drug and alcohol, coaching, will gain invaluable skills and concepts to initiate creative programs for their clients.

CAREER OUTCOMES

Our purpose is to train practitioners who can help groups and individual clients find their own wisdom and take control of their own needs through creative expression. Our Expressive Arts course is rewarding and fulfilling. Graduates have gained employment in organisations such as art therapy/counselling services, government agencies, alcohol and drug centres, rehabilitation and outreach services, health centres, schools and, of course, private practice.

FACULTY

Our courses are led by a team of highly skilled and richly experienced staff. Please click on an image below to read their stories.

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