This program is run through the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies.
In this theoretical and experiential course, discover methodologies and approaches
to mindfulness and the use of art and creativity in psychotherapy for personal self-care,
and for professional applications in clinical settings.
About The Course
If you’re seeking to integrate mindfulness and art therapy into your personal life or professional practice, this six-week course is for you. You’ll learn why and how mindfulness-based interventions and art therapy came together to create new protocols and tools in psychotherapy. This course will teach you methods and skills to increase awareness of the self through creative exploration. You’ll emerge with a greater awareness of how mindfulness and art therapy can improve cognitive, emotional and behavioral processes. No prior artistic experience is needed.
Module 1 - Introduction to Art Therapy
Module 2 - The Nature of Mind and Mental Training
Module 3 - Mindfulness Therapy and Interventions
Module 4 - Mindfulness and Art Therapies
Module 5 - MAT and Self-Stories
Module 6 - Compassion and Art Therapy
Discover the foundations of art psychotherapy and creative art therapies
Learn about the origins of mindfulness, compassion, and other meditations and their secularization in Western societies.
Explore the integration of secular mindfulness and compassion in clinical settings.
Discover the current literature on the benefits of mindfulness, loving-kindness, and compassion meditation with art therapy for mental health and well-being.
Explore how mindfulness, compassion, and art therapy can improve cognitive, emotional, and behavioral processes.
This introductory course is intended for mental health professionals in clinical and community settings (psychologists, psychotherapists, psychoanalysts, counsellors, social workers, etc.). Completion of the Certificate in Foundations of Applied Mindfulness Meditation is recommended for this course.
This course is for educational purposes and is not intended as a substitute for consultation and treatment from a qualified and registered healthcare professional or service provider.