Art Therapy Courses

Online Certificate & Diploma Courses

Searching for art therapy Malaysia? Welcome, you’ve come to the right place! You are also joining a growing number of people aiming to expand their knowledge and skills in therapy in what is now a blossoming area of expertise.

The Malaysian Association of Psychotherapy (MAP) describes art therapy as “a mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages. It is based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps people to resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behaviour, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight.” Those studying art therapy regularly confirm that not only are they further equipped to help others but their own lives are enriched in the process, too.

If you live in Malaysia and you are on the look out for an Australian-based educational experience to strengthen your own therapy skillset or would like to work as a professional art therapist, the College for Educational and Clinical Art Therapy (CECAT) will provide you with a solid foundation.

At CECAT, our students are able to finish our entire courses online; yes, from the comfort of their own homes. The courses are enriched with one-on-one Skype meetings with our Director and Senior Lecturer, psychologist Robert Gray.

If you’re planning a trip to Australia in the future, we provide an alternative to the Skype meetings. In this case, you could attend one of our on-campus Intensives. Yes, choose an Australian city you prefer and you’ll get to work with Robert in person! These Intensives run over an engaging 5 Days (after completing the 10 Certificate modules) or 3 Days (after completing the 5 Diploma modules).

You are invited to read on to discover all that we offer at CECAT.

Your host, director and senior lecturer at CECAT

Robert P. Gray

Registered Art Therapist and Psychologist

As a highly regarded art therapy lecturer, Robert leads the field in art therapy… [read more]

Take a moment to watch our welcome video!

What Our Students Are Saying

  • Touched on a very deep level...

    This course has reminded me of the joy in my life. It has touched me on a very deep level. I did not expect this outcome. I feel more in tune with the real me.”

    Allison Pennings
    Registered Nurse (Acute Mental Health)
  • I was painting...

    At the time of starting this art therapy course, I had for a long time found it difficult to paint, draw or do any creative endeavour. By the end of the training, I was painting and planning to give painting more space in my life.”

    Sheila Smith
    Aboriginal Artist
  • Exciting and engaging...

    The course was exciting and engaging throughout. It would be great to see Art Therapy in every day practice.”

    Cynthia Parker
  • Fantastic opportunity to grow...

    The experience is life changing and it has been a fantastic opportunity to grow personally and professionally. It has been my dream to be able to call myself an Art Therapist. The process with the group and online is easy and affordable. I am on my way to fulfil my dream ambition. Thank you Rob.”

    Sheree Audet
    Artist and Mental Health Support Worker
  • Professionally organised and delivered...

    Most enjoyable, empowering, confronting and challenging at times; professionally organised and delivered.”

    Lynn Banna
  • Eye opening, challenging...

    Eye opening, challenging, hopeful – Re-united me with my creative self in a very safe way.”

    Ruth Kreamer
    Social Worker
  • Changed the way I view myself and others...

    This art therapy course has been an experience that has changed the way I view myself and others. I have rediscovered the connection between the sacred and secular in everyday life and uncovered strengths that are helping me to move forward.”

    Kate Andrew
    Anglican Priest
  • Life changing...

    Studying with CECAT has given me the skills and confidence to get out there and start my own practice. I knew the moment I began the art therapy course that it would be life changing. The skills I gained have given me the confidence to quit my job as a teacher and become an art therapist full-time!”

    Julie Nicholson
  • Amazing journey of discovery...

    Art therapy is an amazing journey of discovery, creativity and growth. As an occupational therapist, I am energised by a therapeutic tool that is fun, versatile and meaningful, that can be used in a variety of settings with clients of all ages, life experiences and needs.”

    Jess Westcott
    Occupational Therapist
  • Enabled me to understand...

    This course has enabled me to much more fully understand the profound impact that art therapy can offer in the therapeutic process, particularly how the visual image can assist children to tell their story, and how exploration of the picture can reflect inner meaning.”

    Jane Mosco
    School Counsellor
  • Rob is dynamic and passionate...

    Rob is dynamic and passionate about Art Therapy and he teaches in this manner. I have loved every minute of this course.”

    Jo Yates
    Drug and Alcohol Counsellor

Live in Malaysia? 

Enjoy an Australian-based educational experience by registering for our art therapy courses today!

Get in Touch Today!

For the best art therapy courses Malaysia has on offer, come and join others from many different fields of expertise and walks of life. We invite you to unpack the power of art therapy.

You can start anytime. From anywhere in the world. And at your own pace.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

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