Coláiste Ealaíne agus Deartha Crawford
Crawford College of Art & Design
CorkArt Therapy Summer SchoolSaturday 4th – Wednesday 8th July 2009th
Art Therapy can be defined as a form of psychotherapy that utilises
a creative medium to allow an additional and alternate way for
individuals to explore and understand their life experiences in
a safe and therapeutic environment.
Art therapy has been established in Europe and America as a
profession since the 1960’s and is practised with a variety of client
groups e.g. psychiatry, learning disabilities. Its history can be linked
to the development of the arts in society including Outsider Art,
Art Education and to the developments of Psycho-analysis/
Psychotherapy in the 20th century.
For the past 19 years the Cork Summer School in Art Therapy has
welcomed up to sixty participants annually, providing them with a
unique opportunity to learn about and experience the Art Therapy
Participants are offered the chance to explore the therapeutic
potential of art through experiential workshops. A series of related
lectures during the week allows participants the opportunity to
process their content in a structured way.
For some this Summer School may be the first steps on the road
to a career in Art Therapy. For others it may be an opportunity
to re-engage with their creative identity. Every year this course
has proved to be an invaluable personal encounter, whatever
one’s motivation for attending.
The intensive workshop and lecture series will provide a stimulating,
challenging and ultimately rewarding experience for everyone.
Art Therapy at CCAD
Cork Art Therapy Summer School | Art Therapy Open Day |
Introductory Weekends | Art Therapy Foundation Certificate |
Arts in Group Facilitation Certificate (Arts & Empowerment) |
MA in Art Therapy
Over the past nineteen years the college has established a strong
Art Therapy Department, providing a range of opportunities for
learning about, and experiencing, the Art Therapy