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Robert Gray, CECAT

From: Rob Gray, Director CECAT

Re: Online Introduction, Certificate & Diploma Courses in Art Therapy

Dear Friend,

If you’d like to use art therapy in your job or you’re thinking of becoming a fulltime art therapist but are unable to attend a master’s degree course at your local university, you’ve come to the right place. You’ve found just the course you need!

As you might expect, many countries require some formal education to practice as a counsellor or psychotherapist. Art therapy can often be practiced without any formal education, but to ensure the integrity of the profession and the safety of those seeking professional help, we recommend that you do more than an online course before seeing clients. If you are a psychologist or professional counsellor, CECAT’s comprehensive courses are all you need to incorporate art therapy into the services you offer.

If you don’t have a background in counselling, our online courses will give you a full and thorough education in art therapy. However, we recommend perfecting your knowledge and expertise through another course that includes personal input and mentoring from a qualified person. To this end, you might consider including the Skype addon service we offer or participating in the 5-Day Intensive we run. Alternatively, you could enrol in a face-to-face counselling course or something similar. This will give you a more rounded education to practice art therapy.


Alix Bilton
Registered Psychologist, Art Therapist
RAAF Reservist (Psychologist)

James Martin
Social Work and Creative Arts Coordinator


Deborah Devaal
Practising Artist

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I Think I’m A lot Like You…

I wasn’t always the guy teaching thousands of people about art therapy and how to become an amazing art therapist…

And frankly, my own journey started with asking lots of questions about why we do what we do while exploring lots of ways to help others in their own journey of self-discovery.

Even from my early years, my primary interest lay in helping people grow and where necessary, to heal and recover. My mother was a psychologist and Freudian psychoanalyst. Throughout my upbringing, I would spend many hours learning from her and discussing different theories with her. My father was a philosopher and an author who took a strong worldly approach in his life. This created a lot of discussion around the meaning and purpose of life.

Understanding what makes people tick has been a lifelong passion for me and discovering tools and techniques to assist them has shaped my own journey.

If you’re reading this, you also desire to help people, right?

You want to make this world a better place for all people, now and well into the future. And you’re keen to learn the tools and techniques that can help make this happen.

It’s a real pleasure to meet you.

I think you’ll benefit from what I’ve learnt and what I’d like to share with you.

Online Art Therapy Courses
Online Art Therapy Courses
Online Art Therapy Courses

You See, I’ve Spent the Last 20+ Years of My Life Learning Everything There Is to Know About Art Therapy

Early Days & An Unfolding Journey

After experiencing the painful divorce of my parents, I followed my heart, studying theology and pastoral counselling for 10 years. I then studied art therapy for five years in Germany and was fortunate to benefit from many of the greatest minds and most experienced clinicians in this field.

Shortly after the birth of my beautiful children, I explored the teachings of Buddha. The wisdom of these teachings appealed to me deeply, especially the idea of becoming more patient, letting go of attachments and understanding the transience of emotions. Along with this deepening spiritual understanding, I embarked on another degree to strengthen my foundation in psychotherapy, studying psychology for a further five years.

17 years ago, I was working at Forster Community Health Centre in Australia as a Children, Young People and Family Counsellor, Art Therapist and Psychologist. My colleagues at Forster approached me to teach them the principles of art therapy in order to use the insights and skills gained to assist them in working with their clients. Through these lectures, the idea of the College for Educational and Clinical Art Therapy (CECAT) turned into a vision that continues to inspire me and my students today.

An Enriched Journey & Our Growing Influence

CECAT was born out of this journey, a mixture of psychology, theology and philosophy that is grounded in a passion to make this world a better place for all people, both now and into the future.

Serving as a psychotherapist for 26 years, I’ve taught art therapy in Australia for 17 years and I’ve been grateful for the opportunity to share my expertise with students around the world over the past decade. I’ve worked with more than a thousand students from across Australia and I’ve had the pleasure of teaching in 36 different countries to date.

The idea of online art therapy courses emerged organically. I remember being asked by a student from Perth in 2010, “Can I do this course through distance education?” Initially, I hesitated, knowing that nobody offered professional art therapy courses online at that stage. Seeing her hunger to learn, and knowing she represented many who were just as eager to study the concepts and power of art therapy, I pioneered the online program. And the rest, as they say, is history.

I’ve Also Read Dozens of the Most Popular Art Therapy Books that University Lecturers Recommend these Days and Reviewed Thousands of Articles in Many Different Languages

Art Therapy and Psychology by Robert P. Gray

From all I’ve studied and experienced, I wrote the book entitled, Art Therapy and Psychology, A Step-by-step Guide for Practitioners.

Hands-on and rich with supportive study tools, it includes numerous case studies to which the reader can relate. The book is essential reading for art therapists in training and in practice, psychologists and mental health professionals looking to establish or grow their expertise.

And it is from this rich treasure chest of experience that I have designed the online courses now made available to you.

You see, most art therapy books and courses that you can find online come entirely from English-speaking countries. Furthermore, they’re often designed merely to inform rather than teaching the student to practice art therapy.

As I have a German-speaking background, a Spanish-speaking mother, and I’ve taught art therapy in person in 36 countries (and counting), the knowledge you learn in these courses goes far beyond the English-speaking world.

What’s more, it provides you with both the knowledge required and the practical skills needed, enabling you to start working immediately after graduating from CECAT.

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So, Here Are the Courses on Offer…

3 Courses: Introduction, Certificate & Diploma

We offer three courses designed to provide greater flexibility for international art therapy students, allowing you to study entirely from the comfort of your own home.

1. Art Therapy Introduction Course

Our Introduction Course provides a wonderful first taste of art therapy. It goes into expansive detail and involves practical applications to ensure that you get a good sense of whether art therapy is a career path worth exploring further.

The Introduction Course is available for immediate download. Yes, you can get started today! In your own language. Simply purchase the course below and get started right away!

2. Art Therapy Certificate Course

Our Certificate Course offers a comprehensive education in art therapy. If you’re a licensed psychologist or professional counsellor, it provides all you need to assimilate art therapy into your counselling services.

If you are a keen artist, teacher, nurse, occupational therapist or any other professional but have no background in counselling, this course provides all you need to know about using art therapy as your main intervention. As it is a purely online course and doesn’t include face-to face-contact, I recommend combining it with another course in counselling, psychology or similar in order to deepen your training and ensure a safe, holistic and professional service.

The Certificate Course is available for immediate order and you’ll receive the course in about 5-10 days from purchase.

Plus, receive the Introduction Course FREE with your Certificate Course order!

3. Art Therapy Diploma Course

The Diploma Course bolsters your art therapy knowledge and expertise further and gives you more professional recognition. It requires that you first complete the Certificate Course.

Addon Services

Plus, I offer addon services in the shape of Skype meetings should you wish to enrich your online studies with face-to-face personal tuition.

What’s more, if you ever considered visiting Australia, you could attend one of our on-campus programs in an Australian city of your choice. These 5-Day Intensives are yet another service addon available to you.

My goal is to give you options and to provide you with the best possible educational experience.

Benefits of Distance Learning & Flexible Study

Wherever you live, you can study with us and graduate from the College for Educational and Clinical Art Therapy with a certified qualification or diploma.

 Fit your Studies Around your Lifestyle

Would you like to acquire the skills that will further develop or even transform your career? Are you interested in delving into the professional field of art therapy which will inspire and motivate you? Do you need to fit your studies around a busy and demanding lifestyle? CECAT offers the flexibility, study materials and skills that will help you to achieve your goals.

 How to Study

Our art therapy courses provide a challenging, stimulating and rewarding experience. Our adaptable approach offers you a choice of study options. Regardless of where in the world you live, you can combine work and lifestyle with your studies. Our optional addons—Skype meetings and on-campus intensives—serve to further enrich your learning experience.

Study Materials

Your studies will employ a blend of learning materials and online resources which are all designed to promote active learning with effective results. These materials are specifically created to provide educational direction for in-depth understanding, personal experience and the certified practice of art therapy.

Study at Home

CECAT has a long and very successful track record of online art therapy education. We are the first international institution to offer a certified course through distance education. We collaborate with prestigious independent teaching institutions worldwide to offer an educational program that goes far beyond general distance learning.

As mentioned above, our Introduction Course provides a wonderful first taste of art therapy and is particularly helpful for those wondering whether art therapy is a career path worth exploring further. The Certificate Course offers a comprehensive education in art therapy. If you’re a licensed psychologist or professional counsellor, it provides all you need to integrate art therapy into your counselling services.

If you don’t have a background in counselling, we highly recommend doing further in-person or on-campus studies in counselling if your goal is to become a professional counsellor. Why? For all the benefits of a purely online course, only personal input, mentoring and assessments from qualified people serve to complete a well-rounded education. For this reason, we offer our Skype addon services or our on-campus intensives.

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Bestselling Online Courses in Art Therapy!

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Introduction Course

Normally Australian $330
Today Only A$99

Available for
immediate download

Certificate Course

Australian $3,300

Order now and receive your course
in 5-10 days from purchase!

Plus, receive the Introduction Course
FREE and ready for immediate download!

Yes, order the Certificate Course today and get the Introduction Course free!

Pay via Paypal or Credit Card

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Here’s What One of My Students had to Say…

“This course has been one of the most impressive and inspirational courses in psychology I have taken…

I have been a Clinical Psychologist in private practice for 5 years and a psychologist working in a number of settings for over 20 years. I was excited to find the CECAT Art Therapy online course run by Rob Gray.

I highly recommend this course to any health professional interested in both personal and professional development. Rob is very knowledgeable and an experienced practitioner. I feel that my understanding of psychology has been deepened through contact with him, so much so that completing the Certificate Course in Art Therapy, I have chosen to have supervision with him.

The online course worked extremely well due to the flexibility of times to complete tasks, the comprehensive theoretical notes provided by Rob and the experiential nature of the course where for each of the 10 modules there was exposure to a meaningful art therapy task.

This course has been one of the most impressive and inspirational courses in psychology I have taken, and I sincerely thank Rob for the enriching experience.”

Marie Slowinski

Clinical and Health Psychology

Marie Slowinski, Clinical and Health Psychology
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Online Art Therapy Courses
Online Art Therapy Courses

Here’s Exactly What You’re Going to Discover in our Art Therapy Courses

What’s Covered in the Introduction, Certificate and Diploma Courses?

The online Introduction Course, Certificate Course and Diploma Course are qualifications for people who work, or wish to work, in a professional capacity in the field of art therapy. The courses are highly experiential, academically rigorous and practice oriented. They provide a solid theoretical and ethical base upon which to practise as an Art Therapist.

The course is suitable for people from a wide variety of professional backgrounds who require greater competency in the skill, knowledge and methodology of counselling as well as the practical application of art therapy.

Here are the modules you will be studying…

 INTRODUCTION

Introduction Module
Histories, Positive Psychology and Strengths Based Art Therapy: Uncover Inner Resources

CERTIFICATE COURSE

Module 1
Foundations, Representational Images, Projective Drawings and the House-Tree-Person Task

Module 2
Life Scripts and Schemata Therapy: Change Old Inner Messages

Module 3
Goals: Overcome Obstacles

Module 4
Sculptures, Theories, Techniques and Systems of Counselling: Advance Communication Skills

Module 5
Mindfulness, Spiritual Growth and Abstract Art: Uncover Unconscious Material in the Here and Now

Module 6
Jungian Box: Become Authentic and Integrate Traumatic Experiences

Module 7
Neuroplasticity: Change Responses to Triggers through Creative Mind Ordering

Module 8
Integrate Arts and Therapy

Module 9
Group Art Therapy and Mandalas

Module 10
Art Therapy for Personal and Spiritual Growth

DIPLOMA COURSE

Module 11
Medical Art Therapy: Heal the Body through the Unconscious Mind

Module 12
Child and Family Art Therapy and Group Dynamics: Clinical Approaches and Applications

Module 13
Mental Health: Detailed Clinical Approaches and Applications

Module 14
Narrative Therapy and Trauma Focussed Art Therapy

Module 15
Ethics, Integrating and Advancing Art Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Bestselling Online Courses in Art Therapy!

ORDER NOW

Huge 70% Discount

Introduction Course

Normally Australian $330
Today Only A$99

Available for
immediate download

Certificate Course

Australian $3,300

Order now and receive your course
in 5-10 days from purchase!

Plus, receive the Introduction Course
FREE and ready for immediate download!

Yes, order the Certificate Course today and get the Introduction Course free!

Pay via Paypal or Credit Card

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Art Therapy Courses

What Happens After You’ve Finished with the Course?

Please Note

While the Introduction Course and Certificate Course are translated into your language, a reasonable level of English proficiency is required for the Skype and Intensive addons.

Service Addons:

Once you’ve finished the Introduction Course, I recommend you start the Certificate Course.

To enrich the Certificate Course, I recommend the following addons:

Skype Addon

A$2,200 for 10 hours face-to-face, personal tuition

5-Day Intensive Addon

A$1,100 for 5 days face-to-face tuition in a group setting

Join us in Australia after you have completed all 10 modules. We run on-campus 5-Day Intensives in various cities across Australia.

Once you’ve finished the Certificate Course, I recommend the Diploma Course and the related 3-Day Intensive.

Diploma Course: A$1,650

Additional 5 modules to deepen your learning and improving your qualification.

Skype Addon

A$1,100 for 5 hours face-to-face, personal tuition

3-Day Intensive Addon

A$550 for 3 days face to face tuition in a group setting

Join us in Australia after you have completed the additional 5 diploma modules.

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Online Art Therapy Courses
Online Art Therapy Courses

Service Addons

Pay for your Skype Meetings or Intensives in Australia

Skype Meetings

Skype Meetings (Certificate Course) A$2,200
Skype Meetings (Diploma Course) A$1,100

On-Campus Intensives

5-Day Intensive (Certificate Course) A$1,100
3-Day Intensive (Diploma Course) A$550

Bestselling Online Diploma Course in Art Therapy

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Australian $1,650

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