Research course

Art Psychotherapy

Institution
Goldsmiths, University of London · Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

We prefer you to have an MA in Art Therapy/Art Psychotherapy.

Months of entry

September

Course content

For MPhil and PhD study, you usually register for research by written thesis (although there are also possibilities for research based on a written element and studio practice). Whatever your topic, you have your first supervisor in Art Psychotherapy and may have your second in another Department - Art, Educational Studies, Psychology, or Sociology, for example.

You meet your supervisors regularly for discussion and guidance, and present your work to the Art Psychotherapy research student group. You also attend the Goldsmiths Research Methods Training Course.

Supervision is currently available in the following areas:

  • art therapists and their art
  • cross-cultural issues
  • evidence-based practices
  • group work
  • history and development of the professions in the UK and internationally
  • occupational choice, career development and role change of arts therapists and arts therapy trainees
  • clinical work with various client populations

Current research topics include:

  • key issues in art psychotherapy with the blind
  • the creative experience inside and outside an art psychotherapy group
  • the image as an assessment tool with children who have an autistic spectrum disorder
  • thinking about art with adults who have learning disabilities
  • art therapists’ working environments

Department specialisms

Art therapists and their art; cross-cultural issues; evidence-based practices; group work; history and development of the professions in the UK and internationally; occupational choice, career development and role change of arts therapists and arts therapy trainees; clinical work with various client populations.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36-48 months
part time
48-72 months

MPhil

full time
24 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
course-info@gold.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7078 5300