10701NAT Advanced Diploma of Transpersonal Therapy (Art Therapy)

A CCM Transpersonal Therapy qualification can lead to a rewarding career as an Art Therapist and Counsellor.

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Course Information

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Applicable To
Domestic students only
Duration
14 months
Start Dates & Timetable
Class Time
9.30am – 4.30pm
Course Structure
Classes run on Wednesdays and Thursdays with small breaks between subjects
Method of Assessment
All assessments that form part of this course are competency-based, with a result of Competent or Not Yet Competent (NYC). Types of assessment in this course include; practical observations, assignments, short answer questions, student clinic, case studies and presentations.
Currency
The 10701NAT Advanced Diploma of Transpersonal Therapy (Art Therapy) is current between 04/04/2018 and 03/04/2023. Students enrolled during the currency period, are able to complete this course for a period of 2 years after the expiration date.

Applicable To
Domestic students only
Duration
17 months
Start Dates & Timetable
Class Time
9.30am – 4.30pm
Course Structure
Classes run on weekends with small breaks between subjects.
Method of Assessment
All assessments that form part of this course are competency-based, with a result of Competent or Not Yet Competent (NYC). Types of assessment in this course include; practical observations, assignments, short answer questions, student clinic, case studies and presentations.
Currency
The 10701NAT Advanced Diploma of Transpersonal Therapy (Art Therapy) is current between 04/04/2018 and 03/04/2023. Students enrolled during the currency period, are able to complete this course for a period of 2 years after the expiration date.

Applicable To
Domestic students only
Duration
18 months
Start Dates & Timetable
TBA
Class Time
6.30pm – 9.30pm
Course Structure

Classes run on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, with small breaks between subjects.

Method of Assessment
All assessments that form part of this course are competency-based, with a result of Competent or Not Yet Competent (NYC). Types of assessment in this course include; practical observations, assignments, short answer questions, case studies and presentations.
Currency
The 10701NAT Advanced Diploma of Transpersonal Therapy (Art Therapy) is current between 04/04/2018 and 03/04/2023. Students enrolled during the currency period, are able to complete this course for a period of 2 years after the expiration date.
This course is recognised by
  • Holistic Therapists Australia (HTA)
  • International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT)
  • Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association (ANZACATA)

This qualification is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
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Why more people choose CCM for their Art Therapy training:

Only Art Therapy course of its kind in NSW

It is the only comprehensive art therapy course based on a psychological–spiritual model in NSW. Our art therapy diploma is unique in its approach to health and wellbeing. The course unites ancient and modern wisdom. This course for art therapy is based on a shamanic model and is underpinned by the scientific theory and insights of both mainstream and transpersonal psychology as our students learn the therapeutic qualities of drawing, clay work, sculpture, painting, pastels and collage creation. This is a highly experiential and practical course that is incredibly valuable for people who want to work in mapping and navigating life crises and transitions. The depth of knowledge you'll gain also enables you to work effectively with both mental health issues and spiritual crises as well as how to differentiate between the two.

Great employment outcomes

Our entire focus is on equipping you to be successful working full-time in the community because we believe you can play a role in changing the world for the better. Our recognised art therapy course is designed with a focus on practical skill development. This is one of the reasons for our graduate's outstanding success. Graduates leave our art therapy course with a profound understanding of the psyche and a range of techniques to explore it, which opens up a wide range of career options in both clinic and organisational work. Graduates with our diploma of art therapy have gained employment in organisations such as art therapy/counselling services, government agencies, alcohol and drug centres, rehabilitation and outreach services, health centres, schools and of course private practice.

Experienced in online learning

We use an interactive online platform that allows students to participate actively in class working with their classmates using art therapy processes

  • Teachers experienced in delivering in online classrooms ensuring the experience is fun, meaningful and personally fulfilling
  • We use online classes to teach students to become proficient at online consultations – opening up a whole world of potential clients
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Experienced Teaching team

We believe we have the best art therapy teaching team in Australia. With more than 100 years of combined experience in teaching, tutoring and mentoring Transpersonal Art Therapy and Counselling programs to more than 1000 students, we know how to get the most out of your training. Our teachers run their own successful clinics and retreats and key teachers also teach internationally.

More study options and resources

With part-time and online learning study we have a course structure to suit your lifestyle. This means you can study art therapy anywhere in Australia. We also have a very active graduate community that we support and that support each other. A graduate diploma in art therapy allows you to join an active community that supports you beyond your training.

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What’s in This Program?

Our transpersonal art therapy courses cover the following:

Foundations of Transpersonal Practice & Clinical Art Therapy

Introduces students to the core concepts and theories in transpersonal work. Covers the history of transpersonal psychology and art therapy.

Working with Symbols & Images

Concepts, theory and practice in Transpersonal work.

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Navigating the Psyche

Exploring the structure and dynamics of the psyche in ways related to a central concern of Transpersonal work: self-realisation. Explorations of structure and process through: divination, masks, mandalas, dreams and symbols.

Mental Health Issues and Approaches

Coverage of the major, mainstream paradigms of mental health. Looking at approaches to the mental health continuum and the human experience. Transpersonal approaches to issues concerning life, death and self-realisation.

Transpersonal Psychology Approaches to Mental Health

Exploring approaches to illness, suffering, life transitions and challenges with living from a transpersonal perspective.

Professional Practice Issues

Focuses on the ways in which a transpersonal practice can be implemented. Detailed analysis of major approaches to therapy practice and focus on developing a personal style in practice.

Transpersonal Practice: Ethical and Legal Guidelines

The current climate of professional practice in Australia, ethical-legal matters, inter-professional relationships in referrals and integrative practice, case studies and practice work.

Placement

100 hours supervised placement to acquire workplace knowledge and skills in preparation for professional employment. With in-class support from CCM, students secure their own placement in an organisation or schedule clients on a one-on-one basis.

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Career Opportunities

Our Art Therapy course graduates have gained employment in organisations such as:

Art therapy/counselling services
Government agencies
Alcohol and drug centres
Rehabilitation and outreach services
Health centres
Schools
Aged care centres 
Private practice

Skill Acquired

Graduates of our art therapy courses will have the skills, knowledge and competencies required to work as Transpersonal Therapists.

This is a specialised area of expertise, which focuses on treating the whole of the person, incorporating mental, physical, social, spiritual, emotional, creative and intellectual needs, with emphasis on honesty, self-awareness and open-mindedness.

How to Apply

Steps to enrol in our art therapy courses:

  1. Have an interview with one of our friendly Course Advisors. You can secure your place in our course by paying your registration fee.
  2. A Course Advisor will send you the  online enrolment details.
  3. Click the link in the email that’s been sent to you and complete the Online Form. This is also where you’ll be able to upload your necessary documents.
  4. After you’ve completed your online application, the student administration team will be in touch.

Our courses for art therapy fill up fast, secure your place by contacting us.

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Multiple Payment Options

We don’t want you to miss out on making your dream career a reality due to finance, therefore we have multiple payment options available.

We offer discounts on the registration fee to those who attend our workshops and short courses.

We have partnered up with ZeeFi. ZeeFi is committed to providing students with affordable payment plans to enable better access to quality education. They will lend up to $20 000 towards your study. Please visit their website or contact us to learn more.

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Our Expressive Arts Faculty who teach this course

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Vicki Dean
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Dr Robert Boyle
Tracey Morrisey
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Debra Cowen

Entry Requirements

Although there are no course-specific entry requirements to study this qualification, CCM does ensure that all students who wish to study with us are also suitable.

To determine suitability and ensure all enrolled students can successfully complete the course, CCM assesses a potential student’s Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills, computer literacy and suitability to the course they wish to enrol in.

LLN

To establish Language Literacy and Numeracy skills, CCM requires students to provide evidence in the form of:

  • a Certificate III or higher qualification; or
  • an Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) assessment result of Level 3 or above; or
  • a Higher School Certificate (HSC), or equivalent, with 50% or more, in both Math and English.
IELTS

For international student’s there is an additional requirement of English proficiency equivalent to IELTS test score of 6.0 or above.

Computer Literacy

As all courses offered by CCM incorporate use of CCM’s online learning platform, whether it be in accessing course materials or submitting course work for assessment, CCM requires all students to have:

  • access to a computer for the duration of the course;
  • access to the internet as required; and
  • computer literacy skills at Level 3 of the ACSF.
Course Suitability

As part of the enrolment process, each student is also interviewed to ascertain their individual interests in undertaking the course, to ensure it is suitable for both their personal and career aspirations. Dependent on the outcome of the discussion, Course Advisors are able to suggest the most appropriate course, location and mode of delivery for the individual student.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We like to say that Art Therapy is like a doorway into your inner world.

Art therapy is a type of therapy that uses  creative media such as paint, crayon, collage, textas, clay and pastels to express and explore your emotion and experience. Techniques used in art therapy can also include: music, dance, drama, movement, photography, digital media, psychodrama and sand play. These visual, physical, tactile and auditory media are a form of non-verbal expression that help you externalise your internal experience. Learn more about art therapy at our free discovery session.

A qualified Art Therapist will have a diploma in art or creative therapies. Transpersonal Art Therapists have a wealth of tools and techniques to work with clients. During a session the therapist would begin with client-centred counselling to establish a rapport and get an insight into why the client is seeking therapy. Various techniques would be offered to help the client explore their issues or life concerns. The therapist may then take them into a process, for example, a guided visualisation to access deeper waters.
An art process would be offered and then the therapist would amplify the symbols and how it relates to the client’s present life.

Expressive Art Therapy is a form of therapy that uses ​​processes such as mask-making, puppetry,
dance and movement, storytelling, art, poetry. This form of therapy facilitates positive change with individuals and groups. It is effective in treating people with trauma, PTSD, sexual abuse victims, people with addcitions, domestic abuse victims and many more.

We offer art therapy coursers that can be studied anywhere in Australia.

Many people consult with a Transpersonal Art Therapist to address issues in their life for example relationship problems, depression or loss of a loved one. Art therapy can assist clients to reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, develop social skills, solve problems, reduce anxiety, provide orientation and increase self-esteem. People also seek a transpersonal practitioner as they have a sense that there is more to life, that they are not living to their full potential. We offer accredited online art therapy courses to help you achieve a career in this exciting field.
The length of study depends on which study format you select. Our Art Therapy Diploma takes anywhere from 14 - 18 months to complete.

To become an Art Therapist you will need to gain an accredited art therapy qualification.

Our course for Art Therapy is delivered online. This means you can study art therapy from anywhere in Australia. Study art therapy in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane etc. Our 10701NAT Advanced Diploma of Transpersonal Therapy (Art Therapy) is government accredited and industry approved meaning you can apply for membership with an industry association. Membership with an industry association gives you access to discounted insurance which you will need in order to practice.

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When I decided to study Kinesiology, it was important to me that I had the best education possible. I did a lot of research and decided that the College of Complementary Medicine was the only option.
Liesl Frank
I started studying with CCM when I was already working as a Psychotherapist when I realised I needed more than simply ‘Talk Therapy’ to support my clients needs. In my prior training we had not really explored Expressive Therapies or the power role of the Transpersonal but CCM offered the perfect integration of both.
LEONA DAWSON
The Transpersonal Counselling Advanced Diploma course has changed my lifestyle, my relationships and my personal and professional goals in life. I now teach Yoga with a different and improved perspective and hold space for my students to incorporate yogic techniques while maintaining a connection to their heart and embracing their own unique rhythm.
CATH BROWN
The college really is at the cutting edge area of health. It’s quiet frankly an education that is second to none.
NICK MOSS
The incredible camaraderie and sense of community encouraged at CCM goes beyond the classroom to faculty management and administration. I haven’t experienced this sense of belonging at any other college and found that it made learning so much more enjoyable and valuable.
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