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London: University of Roehampton

 

Course Title: MA in Art Psychotherapy

Duration: Two years full-time, three years part-time

Entry Requirements:

Applicants need to demonstrate a maturity of personality and self-awareness compatible with training as a therapist.

A good second-class honours degree (or above) in art and design or a closely related discipline, or a degree in another relevant subject such as psychology, teaching or psychiatric nursing, etc..

All candidates must present a portfolio of their art work at interview. Experience of working within a setting and with clients relevant to the programme is also a requirement. This might include working with children with behavioural or developmental challenges or learning difficulties, working in adult mental health, elderly, homelessness, etc.. This work can either be done on a voluntary or employed basis.

 

Course Philosophy and Main Theoretical Approaches:

The programme provides an intensive, thorough and balanced training for individuals wishing to pursue a career as an art therapist. In common with the training in other forms of psychotherapy, this involves a degree of personal psychological self-exploration together with the development of specific knowledge.

The philosophy of this programme is largely based on Jungian analytic psychology, a branch of psychodynamic theory which informs the discipline of art therapy. There is an emphasis on students’ continuing development as artists, and the programme is intended to enable competent practising visual artists to train as therapists, bringing together their skills, education and other life experiences in the service of some of the most disadvantaged members of the community. The programme is designed to prepare students for work in a variety of clinical areas or to initiate work in an area of special interest to them.  Students are expected to be able to demonstrate their ability to follow a postgraduate programme, at Masters level and to have had some prior experience with the kinds of clients most often referred for art therapy.

 

Course Content:

The student experience can be divided into three integrated but distinctive areas:

Theory

The main theoretical orientation of the training is informed by Jungian thinking. In addition to this, child developmental and psychodynamic principles are explored alongside art therapy theory and clinical theory (e.g. psychopathology, assessment, diagnosis etc.) Some of the theory lectures/seminars are shared with students from the other arts therapies. Research methodology is an important aspect of the programme, preparing students for their final year project and subsequent submission of the research essay.

Experiential Learning

Involves experiential learning about the therapeutic relationship and group processes.  Students become members of a training group, exploring their own psychological process through the making, sharing and analysis of personal images. This experience will be complemented by workshops that offer opportunities to explore therapeutic techniques appropriate to a variety of different client groups. These workshops will also offer occasional opportunities to work with the other arts therapies (dramatherapy, dance movement therapy and music therapy).

We consider your continuing development as an artist is vital to your emerging new identity as an art therapist and opportunities for studio work are included in the programme.

Placement

This is an important part of the MA Art Psychotherapy and students need to complete a minimum of 100 days of supervised clinical placement during training. For full-time students this will be two days each week during term-time. For part-time students it will be one day each week.

Placements are within a variety of settings that art therapists have historically worked within.

 

Qualification Awarded: MA Art Psychotherapy

Language: All modules are taught in English

Student Exchange Opportunities:

Roehampton University Art Psychotherapy programme is not currently able to offer any student exchange opportunities with ECArTE member universities.  Nor is it able to offer a clinical placement opportunity for ECArTE member students.

 

Research Collaboration:

Roehampton University Art Psychotherapy programme is interested in research collaboration with ECArTE Members with particular interest in:

Child development, forensic, child and adolescent, Analytic Psychology

Professional Association:

British Association of Art Therapy (BAAT)

Email address: http://www.baat.org/

Professional Body or Ministry:

Students are obliged to register with the professional association in order to practise as an arts therapist.

The course is approved by

http://www.hcpc-uk.org/

Code of Ethics:

Health and Care Professions Council (2010) Guidance on conduct and ethics for students

http://www.hcpc-uk.org/assets/documents/10002C16Guidanceonconductandethicsforstudents.pdf

Health and Care Professions Council, (2008) Standards of Conduct, performance and ethics.

http://www.hcpcuk.org/assets/documents/10002367FINALcopyofSCPEJuly2008.pdf

Health and Care Professions Council, (2010) Guidance on Health and Character

BAAT’s Code of Ethics and Principles of Professional Practice for Arts Therapists

 

Contact details:

Contact person: Jonathan Isserow

Convenor, Arts and Play Therapy Programmes,

Coordinator, Art Psychotherapy Programme

 

Postal address: University of Roehampton, Whitelands College, Holybourne Avenue, London SW15 4JD

Telephone number: +44 (020) 8392 3118

University website: www.roehampton.ac.uk

Email address: j.isserow@roehampton.ac.uk

 


 

London: University of Roehampton

 

Course Title: MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy

Duration: Two years full-time, or three years part-time

Entry Requirements:

•  applicants will normally be required to hold a first degree at Honours level. In most cases this will be in a discipline related to dance or a clinically related discipline such as dance, psychology, mental health (psychiatric) nursing or social work.  Graduate level professional qualifications in appropriate disciplines such as drama, performing arts, occupational therapy, probation work or social work are also accepted.

• applicants will be expected to have prior appropriate clinical experience of work within a setting and with clients appropriate to the programme. Normally applicants will be expected to have a minimum of one year prior clinical experience.

• it is expected that applicants will have prior movement and dance experience either having worked professionally in a dance/performance context or having practiced continuously for a minimum of three years prior to training. Knowledge and experience of at least two dance techniques is required.

• applicants should also demonstrate personal qualities considered important to train as a therapist, such as their capacity to form and maintain appropriate empathic relationships with clients. They should also demonstrate emotional literacy and robustness and an ability to be self-aware and open.

• applicants will be required to supply the names of two referees, normally one of these should be able to comment on the applicant’s academic suitability and the other the applicant’s clinical suitability for the programme.

In addition to these requirements, all students must be prepared to enter mandatory on-going personal therapy for the duration of the programme. Such therapy can be individual or group and students should attend no fewer than 35 regular sessions within any calendar year.

Selection Process, Admissions and Registration

The specific selection and admissions process for the DMP programme involves a one day interview – audition process. The audition aspect involves one full day of experiential movement improvisation and related discussions, in keeping with the DMP model of practice

All applicants will be auditioned and interviewed and will be required to prepare and submit a brief written report to support their application. Candidates will need to demonstrate good written and oral communication skills.

Formal registration will take place at the start of the academic year just prior to the start of the course.

 

Course Philosophy and Main Theoretical Approaches:

The programme presents a unique, integrative framework for dance movement psychotherapy. This framework is located within a postmodernist psychological genre and empahsises the social and biological construction of bodies and selves. The MA programme emphasises a critical consideration of different descriptions and explanations of human systems and therapeutic practices in different places and times. In the context of an individual student’s experiences, beliefs, values and different ‘cultures’, it actively promotes a participatory ethic, self-reflexive practices and the capacity for critical reflection on: creative processes, mutual influence and the construction of social and power differentials – in learning and in therapy.  Creativity and the art form as healing and integrative processes, are now placed at the centre of the programme. Social constructionist and systemic ideas have been developed as supportive structures, emphasising the creative role of curiosity and a not knowing position, a respect for difference and an appreciation of the effects of mutual influences in all relationships. We believe that this approach, respecting difference and emphasising the creative potential of individuals in relationship, creates a sound ethical basis for therapeutic work with others.

 

Course Content:

The MA in DMP comprises the following 10 modules:

•  Theoretical Approaches in DMP

•  Human Development and Growth

•  Clinical Practice: Placement and Supervision

•  Experiential Anatomy for DMP

•  Fieldwork Skills and Supervision

•  Psychopathology: Alternative World Views

•  Research Methods and Portfolio

•  Dance Movement Skills: Observations and Interventions

•  Clinical Practice: Placement and Supervision

•  Dance Movement Psychotherapy Process Group

 

Qualification Awarded: MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy

Language: All modules are taught in English.

 

Student Exchange Opportunities:

Roehampton University DMT Programme is currently unable to offer any student exchange opportunities with ECArTE member universities.  Nor can it offer any clinical placement opportunities for ECArTE member students.

 

Current Research:

Some key publications and ongoing research projects in arts therapies at Roehampton:

Allegranti, B. (2011) Embodied Performances: Sexuality, Gender, Bodies, London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Allegranti, B. (2011 invited paper) ‘Ethics and Body Politics: Interdisciplinary Possibilities for Embodied Psychotherapeutic Practices’, British Journal of Guidance and Counselling.

Allegranti, B. (2009) ‘Embodied Performances of Sexuality and Gender: A Feminist Approach to Dance Movement Psychotherapy and Performance Practice’, Body, Dance and Movement in Psychotherapy, Vol 4, No.1.

Listed as within the top 10 most downloaded articles from this journal. http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/pdf/tbmdTopTen2009.pdf

Allegranti, B., (2009) ‘Personal Text Public Body’ in Practice-as-Research in Performance and Screen, (incl DVD) in Allegue. L, Jones. S, Kershaw. B, Piccini. A, (eds), London: Palgrave Macmillan.

http://us.macmillan.com/practiceasresearch-1#biography

Ongoing research projects in arts therapies:

Beatrice Allegranti current research:

Moving Voices: working with loss (award: UnLtd)

Becoming Bodies: science and art collaboration (Award: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia).

Research Collaboration:

Roehampton University DMT programme is interested in research collaboration with ECArTE Members with particular interest in:

feminisms: gender, sexuality, bodies, psychoanalysis, ethics; science & art collaborations; performance/practice based research.

Professional Association:

Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK

Email address(es) of association(s): admin@admp.org

Professional Body or Ministry:

Students are obliged to register with the professional association in order to practise as an arts therapist.

The course is approved by Health and Care Professions Council: http://www.hcpc-uk.org/

Code of Ethics:

Health and Care Professions Council (2010) Guidance on conduct and ethics for students

http://www.hcpcuk.org/assets/documents/10002C16Guidanceonconductandethicsforstudents.pdf

Health and Care Professions Council, (2008) Standards of Conduct, performance and ethics. http://www.hcpc-uk.org/assets/documents/10002367FINALcopyofSCPEJuly2008.pdf

Health and Care Professions Council, (2010) Guidance on Health and Character

 

Contact details:

Contact person: Jonathan Isserow

Convenor, Arts and Play Therapy Programmes,

Coordinator, Art Psychotherapy Programme

Postal address: University of Roehampton, Whitelands College, Holybourne Avenue, London SW15 4JD

Telephone number: +44 (020) 8392 3118

University website: www.roehampton.ac.uk

Email address: j.isserow@roehampton.ac.uk


London: University of Roehampton

 

Course title: MA in Dramatherapy

Duration: Three years part-time

Entry Requirements:

•  bachelors Degree (or equivalent, normally at honours level)

•  drama/Theatre skills

•  prior relevant experience (clinical, educational, social, etc.)

 

Course Philosophy and main theoretical approaches:

We follow the ritual theatre approach to dramatherapy, as developed by Steve Mitchell, one of the originators of the training here at Roehampton.

Course Content:

The key areas of study include:

•  clinical placement and supervision

•  use of therapeutic stories

•  individual and group process in dramatherapy

•  ritual theatre

•  working with myths

•  paratheatrical explorations

•  individual dramatherapy

•  crafting theatres of the psyche

•  therapeutic theatre

•  the art of structure

•  dramatherapy and closure.

 

Students are trained to facilitate an in-depth therapeutic process with a range of client groups, and devise therapeutic performances and workshops. They also undertake an original piece of research into dramatherapy practice.

 

Qualification Awarded: MA in Dramatherapy

Language: All modules taught in English

Student Exchange Opportunities:

University of Roehampton MA in Dramatherapy programme is currently unable to offer any student exchange opportunities with ECArTE member universities as much of the training takes place in closed groups

The programme is not able to offer a clinical placement opportunity for ECArTE member students.

 

Research Collaboration:

Roehampton University MA in Dramatherapy programme is interested in research collaboration with ECArTE Members with interest in any area of dramatherapy theory or practice.

Professional Association:

British Association for Dramatherapy (BADTh)

Email address: enquiries@badth.org.uk

Postal address: BADTh, Waverley, Batthedown Approach, Cheltenham,

Gloucestershire GL52 6RE

Tel: +44 (0) 1242 235 515

Professional Body or Ministry:

Students are obliged to register with a professional association in order to practise as an arts therapist.

The course is approved for professional registration purposes in the UK by the Health and Care Professions Council and includes the Professional Competencies as prescribed by HCPC.

http://www.hcpc-uk.org/

Code of Ethics:

Health and Care Professions Council (2010) Guidance on conduct and ethics for students

http://www.hcpc-uk.org/assets/documents/10002C16Guidanceonconductandethicsforstudents.pdf

Health and Care Professions Council (2008) Standards of conduct, performance and ethics.

http://www.hcpc-uk.org/assets/documents/10002367FINALcopyofSCPEJuly2008.pdf

Health and Care Professions Council (2010) Guidance on health and character

 

Contact details:

Contact person: Jonathan Isserow

Convenor, Arts and Play Therapy Programmes,

Coordinator, Art Psychotherapy Programme

 

Postal address: University of Roehampton, Whitelands College, Holybourne Avenue, London SW15 4JD

Telephone number: +44 (020) 8392 3118

University website: www.roehampton.ac.uk

Email address: j.isserow@roehampton.ac.uk

 


 

London: University of Roehampton

 

Course Title: MA in Music Therapy

Duration: Two years full-time, three or four years part-time

Entry Requirements:

•  honours degree, usually in music.  Other subjects are considered where music skills are demonstrably sufficient

•  a professional standard of proficiency on an instrument or voice, together with some keyboard skills where piano is not the first study

•  the potential to use musical skills in professional music therapy practice and the ability to communicate musically

•  maturity of personality and self-awareness compatible with training as a therapist

•  two years work experience (recommended)

•  some experience of working within a setting and with clients relevant to the programme (eg children and adults with learning disabilities and autism or mental health problems)

•  evidence of a good command of written and spoken English (international students must have scores of 7 on IELTS tests)

•  all applicants are required to supply the names of two referees; references are always taken up prior to offering a place.

 

Course Philosophy and Main Theoretical Approaches:

Music therapy trainings in the UK share the belief that the process of relating, rather than the musical product, is essential to therapy, and all use primarily improvised music. The Roehampton programme draws upon the theory and practice of psychotherapy to facilitate understanding of the therapeutic relationship.

The programme aims to help individuals to develop skills and self-understanding through a primarily non-verbal relationship in music.  Work takes place individually or in groups. Music is viewed as an expression or manifestation of ourselves.

Through the use of improvised music the therapist facilitates the individual’s move towards increased wellbeing in the form of specific therapeutic aims. The programme is intended to enable competent, practising musicians to train as therapists, bringing together their skills, education and other life experiences in the service of some of the most disadvantaged members of the community.  It therefore has special appeal for mature musicians and other professionals with the requisite musical ability who wish to make a career change.  It is designed to prepare students for work in any of the areas already mentioned or to initiate work in an area of special interest to them.  Students are expected to be able to demonstrate their ability to follow a postgraduate programme, and to have had some experience with the kinds of clients most often referred for music therapy. The programme aims to encourage a questioning critical and evaluative approach to both theory and practice.  There is a balance between experiential learning and rigorous academic study at an advanced level.

The programme leads to a qualification that confers eligibility for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council, which provides legal status for practice as a music therapist in the UK.

Course Content:

The syllabus can be put under six headings:

•  music therapy theory and practice

•  clinical studies in related disciplines

•  music skills

•  personal development

•  clinical placements

•  research studies.

At Roehampton this is studied through twice weekly seminars illustrated by video and audio examples of casework.  Work from other areas of the programme is drawn together to provide a coherent framework for approaching clinical work. As in psychotherapy trainings, students undertake an infant observation in which, whilst learning the value and difficulties of being a non-participant observer, they experience the intensity of infantile affective states.  Presentations and discussion in seminars focus on a psychoanalytical interpretation of observed events.

 

Full-time

Year One

Theory I: Human Development and Growth

Music therapy theory and practice 1 & 2

Observational studies

Music studies; clinical improvisation

Music studies; repertoire

Music therapy placement 1

 

Year Two

Music therapy placement 2

Process Group I

Research Methods & Portfolio

 

Part-time

Year One

Theory I: Human Development and Growth

Music studies; clinical improvisation

Music Therapy Theory and Practice 1*

 

Year Two

Music therapy theory and practice 2*

Observational studies

Music studies; repertoire

Music therapy placement 1

* 1 & 2 equivalent to full-timeYear One double module

 

Year Three

Process Group I

Music therapy placement 2

 

Year Four

NB: these modules may be taken in Year three, with a corresponding increase in fees

 

Research Methods and Portfolio

 

Qualification Awarded: MA in Music Therapy

Language: All modules are taught in English

Student Exchange Opportunities:

Roehampton University MA in Music Therapy programme is currently not able to offer any student exchange opportunities with ECArTE member universities.

Nor is the University able to offer a clinical placement opportunity for ECArTE member students.

 

Current Research:

Some key publications and ongoing research projects in arts therapies at the University:

Tessa Watson

Books

Twyford, K. and Watson, T. (2008) Integrated Teamworking: Music Therapy as part of Transdisciplinary and Collaborative Approaches, London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Watson, T. (Ed) (2007) Music Therapy with Adults with Learning Disabilities, London: Routledge

Journal articles

Watson, T. (2005) Steering a path through change. Observations on the process of training. British Journal of Music Therapy, 19 (1) 9-15.

Leaning, B. and Watson, T. (2006) From the inside looking out – an Intensive Interaction group for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, British Journal of Learning Disabilities 34: 2: 103-109

Rachel Darnley-Smith

Current Research:

Doctoral Research Project: Aesthetics of Improvisation in Music Therapy

Music Department, Durham University, UK. Supervised by Professor Max Paddison and Dr. Andy Hamilton. Funded by AHRC PHD Studentship Award and Roehampton University. Expected Completion December 2011.

Book: Authored

Darnley-Smith, R. (2007) Musikterapi. (With Helen M. Patey)  Edited and Translated into Danish by Hanne Mette Ochsner Ridder. Dansk Psykologisk Forlag.

Books: Sections

(2008) ‘A Case Study: Music Therapy with an Elderly Couple’

in K. Twyford and T. Watson (eds) Integrated Teamworking: Music Therapy as part of Transdisciplinary and Collaborative Approaches. London:Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Journal Articles (peer reviewed)

Darnley-Smith, R. (2009) What Has Schopenhauer’s theory of music to contribute to an understanding of improvisational music therapy? British Journal of Music Therapy, 23:1.pp 35-43.

Lisa Margetts

Current Research

Doctoral Research Project: Shifting Borders: Exploring the Impact of Psychodynamic Music Therapy on the Work of Classroom Practitioners Working within the Model of Defectology with Children with Complex Needs in Belarus.  Department of Music Education, Roehampton University. Registered October 2010.

Shifting Borders: Exploring the Impact of Psychodynamic Music Therapy on the Work of Classroom Practitioners Working within the Model of Defectology with Children with Complex Needs in Belarus.

Journal Articles (peer reviewed)

Margetts, L. (2010) Hansel and Gretal – Meaning and Relevance in a Therapeutic Journey: an exploration of the relevance of fairy tales with older learning disabled adults who have been institutionalised. British Journal of Music Therapy, Vol. 24, pp.12 – p21

Research Collaboration:

Roehampton University MA in Music Therapy programme is interested in research collaboration with ECArTE Members with particular interest in:

•  Theory of music therapy (aesthetics and ontology)

•  Collaborative working

•  Learning and teaching

•  Psychodynamic music therapy with adults and children with learning disabilities

•  Work with older adults

Professional Association:

British Association for Music Therapy

Email address: http://www.apmt.org/

Professional Body or Ministry:

Students are obliged to register with the professional association in order to practise as an arts therapist

The course is approved by Health and Care Professions Council

http://www.hcpc-uk.org/

Code of Ethics:

Health and Care Professions Council (2010) Guidance on conduct and ethics for students

http://www.hcpc-uk.org/assets/documents/10002C16Guidanceonconductandethicsforstudents.pdf

c (2008) Standards of Conduct, performance and ethics.

http://www.hcpc-uk.org/assets/documents/10002367FINALcopyofSCPEJuly2008.pdf

Health and Care Professions Council, (2010) Guidance on Health and Character

 

Contact details:

Contact person: Jonathan Isserow

Convenor, Arts and Play Therapy Programmes,

Coordinator, Art Psychotherapy Programme

 

Postal address: University of Roehampton, Whitelands College, Holybourne Avenue, London SW15 4JD

Telephone number: +44 (020) 8392 3118

University website: www.roehampton.ac.uk

Email address: j.isserow@roehampton.ac.uk