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September 10 2024, 18:00pm - September 10, 20:30pm

Therapeutic use of Creative Arts - Introduction Course September 2024

£120 non-members £110 for APCCA members

This APCCA Level 1 introduction course is for anyone who wants to develop their creativity, self-awareness, improve their wellbeing and discover how powerful creative arts practice can be. You will develop your understanding of the relevance of creativity to mental health and wellbeing and of its benefit to the therapeutic process.

Please note the course consists of 3 sessions - see below for dates .

The course is an ideal first step to training on our Level 2 certificate course.

On this course participants will;

  • Explore the importance of creativity
  • Learn about the person-centred approach to creative arts practice
  • Engage with experiential learning
  • Develop self-awareness
  • Develop creativity and confidence
  • Develop understanding of the relevance of creativity to the therapeutic process

Participants will receive a CPD certificate of attendance for 10 hours.

Course dates

Tuesday 10th September 6pm-8.30pm

Tuesday 17th September 6pm-8.30pm

Tuesday 24th September 6pm-8.30pm

The course contains a combination of experiential work, theory, discussion, and creative arts practice. Students will need to provide:

  • A book to use as an art journal
  • Art materials, ideally a set of basic paints, pastels, pencils and paper.
  • Creative home-work activities between sessions 1 and 2.

Read what some past students have said about the course;

"Being among such like minded people and connected to the person centred creative art tribe has reconnected me to the magic, flow and wholeness of being on a journey of new imagining and awakening dreams."

"This course helps people reconnect with their creative intelligence in varied and meaningful ways, and they leave with a different understanding of their creativity and it's relevance in their lives."

"Such a lovely inspiring course - I thoroughly enjoyed it!"


Course Tutor

Ani de la Prida, MA, MBACP is a psychotherapist, creative arts counsellor, supervisor and author who brings a person-centred and pluralistic philosophy to her work. She is passionate about creative approaches to therapy with over twenty years’ experience working with children, young people, adults and groups in a wide variety of settings.

Ani is co-founder of the Association for Person Centred Creative Arts (APCCA ). She currently has a small private practice and her research interest is in creative arts and the use of digital media in therapy.

Her recent publications include The Pluralistic Therapy Primer, What Works in Counselling and Psychotherapy Relationships, and Demedicalised counselling and psychotherapy with children and young people in People not Pathology.

She is currently writing Person Centred Creative Arts Therapy: contemporary theory and practice (expected 2024) for Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

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Last updated: 27 March 2024