Individual Supervision Method specific supervision of child art psychotherapy practice is a focal point of the course and is provided by Child Art Psychotherapy course supervisors, and is provided in the teaching centre.Independent Study Trainees are required to allow a considerable amount of extra hours throughout the course for independent study e.g.
This two year, part-time taught masters programme, delivered at the UCD School of Medicine, Nelson Street, Dublin 7 is for professionals who wish to specialise in using images in a psychotherapeutic context to understand the inner world of the child.
A specific method of Child Art Psychotherapy which was developed for use in Child and Adolescent Mental Health teams is taught, known as the Vasarhelyi method of Child Art Psychotherapy.
It is for professionals already in possession of a third level degree or equivalent who wish to specialise in using images in a psychotherapeutic context to understand the inner world of the child.
Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Child Care Workers, Teachers and Nurses are among those who find the course useful.
The clinical placement is usually arranged by the course coordinator and clinical placement supervisors who are situated within a variety of child and adolescent mental health multidisciplinary settings throughout Ireland.
Fortnightly case management supervision in the clinical setting is provided by senior members of the professional CAMHS teams, and is provided in the CAMHS setting.This is a child–oriented therapy, with each child progressing at his/her own rate, with the end-point of therapy agreed jointly with the child and therapist.Child Art Psychotherapy is internationally accepted as a method to treat children who have mental health difficulties, with child art psychotherapists frequently employed in Child and Adolescent Mental Health inpatient and outpatient settings in the UK.For further information about this method and about the theoretical background of the Vasarhelyi method please read some of the following papers: This two year, part-time taught masters programme is delivered by the UCD School of Medicine, Nelson Street, Dublin 7.It is for professionals who wish to specialise in using images in a psychotherapeutic context to engage the inner world of the child.It provides alternative therapeutic skills to enhance clinical practice when verbal methods are not adequately meeting the client’s needs. Group Process Students participate in group process every Friday from 4.15pm to 5.45pm for the duration of the course during term time.Please note: The MSc Child Art Psychotherapy runs through the Summer of Year 1 and Year 2. Students reflect on their own therapeutic processes.It is considered a method to access and process trauma and possibly to access the unconscious.The image is used as a means of communication between the child and therapist, which some children find less stressful than attending verbal therapies.Some graduates are working in School completion programmes.This two year, part-time postgraduate course is offered every two years.