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Master of Arts in Art Therapy

Programme Code: CR_ATHPY_9
Mode of Delivery:Full Time, Part Time, ACCS
No. of Semesters:4
NFQ Level:9
Embedded Award:No
Programme Credits:90
programmeReviewDate:April 2019

Programme Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this programme the graduate will be able to demonstrate... :

PO1 Knowledge - Breadth
  (a) A systematic comprehension of the historical, cultural and philosophical context of Art Therapy and its clinical practice
PO2 Knowledge - Kind
  (a) An advanced understanding of theoretical concepts and key models of clinical application in the forefront of contemporary Art Therapy practice within individual and group therapy interventions
PO3 Skill - Range
  (a) A critical application and evaluation of the visual image in the exploration of personal material at a distinctly mature level.
PO4 Skill - Selectivity
  (a) An ability to critically analyse and assess therapeutic needs and to hold and maintain required therapeutic boundaries appropriate to the clinical setting in which the interventions are set.
PO5 Competence - Context
  (a) A critical analysis and objective evaluation of his/her own creative process both in individual and group practice.
PO6 Competence - Role
  (a) An ability to take a significant professional lead and initiate clinical interventions within a wide variety of clinical and institutional settings and client groups
PO7 Competence - Learning to Learn
  (a) The use of reflective skills and the ability to focus clinical and experiential practice within the wider professional field and continuing professional development.
PO8 Competence - Insight
  (a) Contribute to the advancement and profile of the profession through pioneering academic research and practice within an equal opportunities frameword and in compliance with the relevant professional code of ethics.

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
PSYC9001 Art Therapy History & Theory
PLAC9007 Placement Context Preparation
ARTS9001 Group & Personal Process
PLAC9001 Introductory Placement

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
PSYC9005 Clinical Theory & Research
ARTS9002 Experiential Frameworks
PLAC9008 Clinical Placement Support
Group Elective 1
Module Code Module Title
PLAC9011 Clinical Practice
Group Elective 2
Module Code Module Title
PLAC9003 Professional Practice
PLAC9002 Clinical Placement

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
ARTS9003 Experiential Contexts
PSYC9003 Art Therapy Research Proposal
PLAC9009 Advanced Supervision
Group Elective 1
Module Code Module Title
PLAC9012 Advanced Clinical Placement
Group Elective 2
Module Code Module Title
PLAC9005 Practice Formulation
PLAC9004 Advanced Clinical Practice

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
PSYC9006 Art Therapy Research Project
PLAC9006 Practice Evaluation
ARTS9004 Reflective Approaches

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