Child Art Psychotherapy – Post MSc Child Art Psychotherapy Training Programme (PMCAPTP)

Graduates from the Mater/UCD Child Art Psychotherapy Training Programme (Masters or Higher Diploma) can  apply for the 2 year Post Msc Child Art Psychotherapy Training Programme (PMCAPTP). Trainees will be expected to engage in clinical practice in child art psychotherapy at a placement recognized for the purposes of training by the PMCAPTP. A limited number of clinical places in Tusla Child and Family Agency have been available to date as the training and practice in Child Art Psychotherapy is valued there.

Trainees will attend 10 Saturdays in the School of Psychotherapy for academic workshops and  method specific supervision. Trainees will be expected to attend ongoing personal psychotherapy with a recognized psychotherapist or psychoanalyst. The trainee will be expected to practice child art psychotherapy for approximately 6 hours per week as part of his/her clinical placement, and to keep a log of these hours. The trainee will also be expected to keep a log of his/her training experiences with a reflection on what has been learned from these training experiences.

Students may organise their own clinical placement, where they can practice child art psychotherapy on a regular basis but it is necessary to have the setting approved by the Training Programme.  Trainees who successfully complete the Training Programme  will be issued with a Certificate of Completion of Clinical Training in Child Art Psychotherapy by The School of Psychotherapy recognising a minimum four years of training on the basis of recognition of the UCD MSC / Higher Diploma.

For further information please contact  Louise Hughes, School Administrator on

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