Comments on: Art Therapy Schools & Programs in Australia http://www.arttherapyblog.com Inspiring others to create. Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:41:33 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 By: Mary http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-327527 Wed, 30 Mar 2016 04:35:40 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-327527 The Phoenix Insitute has been struck off by the consumer watchdog for unethical practises in targeting disadvantaged poeple.Read up about it. If Ikon is linked it won’t be long before they are investigated.

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By: Dr Angie Garet http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-327173 Mon, 15 Feb 2016 08:34:44 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-327173 Hello,
I’m a lecturer in teacher training institute in Malaysia. I’ve a PHD in Counseling Psychology. I’m very interested to do PHD in Expressive Therapy. I’ve attended a short workshop conducted by Mark Pearson and also by Counselior Association of Malaysia(PERKAMA). Do you have any programme for PHD level? If you do what are the curriculum structure and the fees for international students.

Hope to hear from you soon

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By: Anupama http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-326993 Tue, 12 Jan 2016 10:03:48 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-326993 I am a Art therapist and Psychologist from India Bangalore, Want to know about Robert Gray online course on Art therapy. Does it gives a masters degree.

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By: Kathy http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-326934 Mon, 14 Dec 2015 06:25:12 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-326934 Hi, was this IKON or a different college? IKON doesn’t have a campus in Pymble.

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By: KATHY wall http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-326864 Thu, 03 Dec 2015 21:53:24 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-326864 Yes I’m also in Tasi looking for course in art therapy,

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By: Ella Vega http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-326831 Sat, 28 Nov 2015 14:04:14 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-326831 I am a social worker who is interested in Art Therapy. I was just wondering how the job market is for art therapists. I met someone who did Art Therapy many years back and she said that there’s hardly any work. 🙁 This is making me think twice. Should I follow my heart or my pocket? Decisions….

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By: Vix Frayne http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-326803 Tue, 24 Nov 2015 06:22:51 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-326803 Hi Jena
Did you find it difficult to gain employment as an art therapist with an advanced diploma? The Chisholm course does seem very interesting.
I look forward to hearing the pros and cons of work with an advanced diploma level
Vix

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By: Kyles http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-326718 Tue, 10 Nov 2015 03:24:32 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-326718 What qualifications do you get with Rob Grey’s course. It doesn’t seem to say on the website.

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By: p3nc1l http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-326529 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 02:46:28 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-326529 I am just wondering, Claire, what kind of pre-requisite course would constitute as “basic counselling skills training”. I don’t have a counselling background, neither do I have 1-2 years experience in the welfare field, yet I am interested in a career as an Art Therapist. I do have a Degree in Visual Art (Uni Sydney) and a Postgrad Dip Secondary Teaching and Postgrad Cert. Early Years Education. I’m also currently completing a Dip.Early Childhood (0-5 yrs). I don’t want to spend the next 20 years studying to achieve a recognised Art Therapy qualification if I can avoid it. I have recently completed a one day introductory workshop with Ikon and the instructor was experienced, knowledgeable, well-organised and passionate, but reading all of the negative comments about Ikon above has me worried about enrolling in one of their courses I am sorry to say.

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By: Nichola http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-326523 Sun, 18 Oct 2015 05:13:14 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-326523 Hi, I am currently on a working holiday visa in Australia however I love the place so much that I want to stay & there is more variety & opportunity of Art Therapy courses here than at home. So far I completed a degree in interior design & a diploma in psychology, psychoanalysis & psychotherapy, I was wondering could anyone point me in the right direction of the best course I should take please?

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By: Terri simpson http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-326496 Wed, 14 Oct 2015 08:45:24 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-326496 Hi do you know if there is any government funding available and do they do a on line course
Regards Terri

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By: notjustadizzyblonde http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-326416 Mon, 05 Oct 2015 11:14:51 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-326416 You will need an undergraduate degree at minimum. Some Uni’s will require experience in the creative arts field and also in welfare. You will not be able to do a Masters online. There are very limited universities that offer a Masters in Art Therapy look at the ANZATA website to find them. I’m not sure if the time and cost of a Masters is worthwhile as Art Therapy is not held in the same esteem in Australia as in other countries.

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By: Maria http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-326125 Sun, 06 Sep 2015 06:01:18 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-326125 I pulled out of the Ikon course a day after I got the required reading book. What a load of waffle. Nothing is underpinned with any theory, just opinion and garbage about dreams and shamans. I want real learning not I interpretive dance and people sharing all their traumas in class. And it is not recognised by anyone. I hate their location in Pymble, miles away from the train station so that if you don’t have car you have to walk alone at night down the empty, darkened road.

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By: Wanda Jarvis http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-326030 Tue, 25 Aug 2015 04:06:29 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-326030 Hi….I am over half way through the course with Rob Gray at CEACAT and it’s reaaly good. Rob is a very informative teacher and the readings as well as the extra reading I have been doing has turned the lights on in my brain and reinforced what I have always known about the healing qualities of art and counselling. I am looking forward to the next module…..Highly recommended.
Wanda

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By: Shaktima http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-325592 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:00:40 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-325592 I recently finished studying with Ikon in Perth, Transpersonal Art Therapy 2 years. If you are really serious about getting a job in Art Therapy then do a masters, you will increase your chance ten fold if you get a masters instead of a Dip or Adv. Dip. Ikon does not offer a Masters in Art Therapy.

I found Ikon Institute to be a great experience in first year which I found to be more personal growth based and gentle but were very inept at delivering a solid, coherent, congruent second year when the work load substantially increased for students and Ikon struggled to deliver it clearly and professionally. The ‘ground’ of Ikon was very shaky, something I have never experienced before in tertiary education to this degree. Most of the facilitators were doing their best at facilitating however I got the strong sense that there was extremely poor communication within the organisation and a system that is very clunky and ad hock.

I do hope that Ikon can become more professional, self reflective, transparent and offer a service and experience that is rewarding and positively memorable in the future. I certainly wont be recommending them to anyone. I must say though that the course material (Ralph Locke’s) is fantastic however the student module books are out dated in that they do not follow the module delivery and schedule, it was very askew.

I do have to mention that they have employed this year a Councillor for students, to support them through, which is a good move but overall Ikon needs a huge overhaul. For an institute that delivers Transpersonal vocation, they would really benefit immensely from doing transpersonal ‘work’ within and on the organisation. The experience for me in the second year was that I was a number and a money earner for them. The immediate Perth staff were mostly doing their best in what is a poor establishment and I give gratitude to most of them for their efforts.

I write this to inform anyone who wishes to study to make an informed decision, unlike me who didn’t do their research before committing. This is not to say that other students didn’t have a positive experience, however they are few and far between. So if you still feel compelled to study at Ikon… then go in eyes wide open. – Namaste.

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By: Indigo http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-325588 Sat, 27 Jun 2015 13:56:51 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-325588 I’m currently studying Transpersonal Art Therapy at CCM and my only advice is that you should research any course before you start, then you won’t waste your money. That’s what I did and I’m very happy with the course. Sometimes I’d like more student support but I eventually get what I need. At the outset, we were told what stresses may occur and it is a requirement that we are in counselling to work through arising issues. I do think it’s of benefit to have a background in counselling or similar (mine is social work), but the transpersonal counselling course is valuable. If you are interested in reiki, kinesiology, meditation, shamanic processes, etc, then you won’t find the course “airy fairy”, as has been suggested.

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By: Caretta Pride http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-325502 Sun, 03 May 2015 21:03:53 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-325502 Hello Nyrelle,

My back ground has been a mixed bag of Arts and too many years working as a chef, I’m over the grind of hospitality now and have been spending time researching what I’m passionate about.

I’m very interested in any information you could help me with. I’m a little confused as I do not know where to start. I have been looking into either the Art therapy or Diversional therapy courses. I can’t seem to find information on the difference between the two. Also I’m thinking of starting with a diploma first. I finished school in 1979 so I’m very rusty with studying.

I have also looked into availability regarding work once I complete the course and have found a few jobs. From your experience and opinion how much work is available.

Kind regards
Caretta

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By: Karen http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-325261 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 23:28:58 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-325261 Thanks for your info Nella. Hearing too many bad thugs about this place. X

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By: aya elnemr http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-325242 Sun, 15 Mar 2015 13:52:27 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-325242 hello did any one study transpersonal psychology with complementary medicine college in Australia??

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By: Angela http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-325211 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 07:01:04 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-325211 Hi Rose, I’m in Hobart & looking for the same thing! Please let me know if you have found anything else 🙂

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By: Angela http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-325156 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:33:18 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-325156 Hi Nanoya, I saw this course online and wonder if it has any government funding help for this course. Do you know if it does or not. Thank you for any help. Angela

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By: Leon http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-325069 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 19:57:11 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-325069 I understand that IKON and Phoenix in Melbourne are linked in some way and appear to have similar websites and courses. I am concerned to read about the negative comments related to IKON and the accreditation of their qualifications. Does anyone have any experience of Phoenix, studying either Transpersonal Art Therapy or Transpersonal Counselling? Does Phoenix suffer from the same issues as IKON?

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By: Vikki http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-325017 Fri, 06 Feb 2015 01:23:48 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-325017 hello-need advice urgently I have attend in fo evening at Phoenix, attended interview but still have not received any notification of whether i have been accepted, despite regular calls and emails enquiring.. I would like to know if anyone has studied to be an Art therapis online, distance ed, and whteher this was a viable option. Also is the complementary medicine college course recognised to start your own business as an art therapist?

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By: Leeanne http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-324667 Mon, 12 Jan 2015 03:26:25 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-324667 Hi Wanda. I would be VERY interested to know how you go with Rob Gray’s course. Despite a negative experience with Ikon as outlined above, I still have a strong desire to pursue Art therapy. I am a registered teacher with specialisation in Spec Ed and see so much application for it but am unable to relocate to another state for this. I am in metro Adelaide. Please keep updating as I’m keen to know whether to go with the Gray course 🙂

Very best,
Leeanne x

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By: wanda jarvis http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-324641 Sat, 10 Jan 2015 02:22:04 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-324641 Wow what fantastic advice and opinions. I live in country south australia and work as an art teacher and counsellor at a local high school. I am planning to embark on an art therapy course with robert gray in nsw as it seems like an online course that is well recognized and achievable online from my remote location. I looked into theikon institute in adelaide…..I am glad I did not pursue it in line with some of the comments I have read here. I will travel to sydney in march to attend the introductory course befor starting the online course. Any advice or suggestions from someone that may have done this would be much appreciated. I work with aboriginal students and their families a lot of the work we do explores identity, self, community and grief through art…..I am so looking forward to developing my skills so we can all work and live harmoniously together xxx

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By: Jewels http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-324412 Sun, 28 Dec 2014 22:31:30 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-324412 Hello, I am not sure whether you will reply to this message, I hope you do, here goes, I shall write it.
I would like to study art therapy. I ask do you know how a person can become a qualified art therapist? I live in Adelaide South Australia. There is IKon who teach classes here, but the venue they teach in is up 3 flights of stairs, it isn’t accessible for me, as I walk with a stick.
I look forward to your reply.
Kind regards
Jewels

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By: Robbie http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-323000 Fri, 05 Dec 2014 08:20:35 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-323000 Hi. I am living in Hobart Tasmania and am trying to find courses on Art Therapy. Could you lead me in the right direction. Thank you
Kind regards Robbie Hamilton

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By: Nella http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-309115 Fri, 18 Jul 2014 04:25:34 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-309115 Sadly, I agree with Town Crier, Kon, Leanne and Jodie re IKON Institute. My view? Avoid at all costs. What an absolute disgrace. I found them to be evasive, deceptive, unsupportive and all about the money (ie, you get all the customer service and bells and whistles upon registering but once they have your money they wont respond to calls/emails/complaints/issues or negotiate reasonable solutions AND charge extra fees for supervised study groups) ; no student support (they will tell you there is, but the truth of the matter is that this is a huge long standing issue that Ikon refuses to address) ; very poorly organised and provisioned ; study guides and exercises that dont work alongside the coursework; and not a fully professionally recognised qualification. Their premises are also impossibly suited to the purpose, with poor access and parking for people with a disability (or those with conditions that make it impossible to use public transport). As the only provider in Brisbane it is disappointing that they conduct themselves in such a manner and clearly do only what is in their own interests. I have personally met/talked with over 50 graduates/students of this course who (sadly) share my experience and point of view. Most graduates I have spoken to complete the course with the realisation that they will never get a job out of it (unless their current work provides opportunities to do so), and will only use it for personal development. I know of only 2 Ikon graduates who actively work as Art Therapists in the Mental Health sector. The only upsides are that you can charge the excessive tuition costs to Fee-Help ; and that it is VET approved. Dont buy the sales pitch. And dont waste your money. Sad but true.

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By: Cecily http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-308813 Tue, 08 Jul 2014 02:10:37 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-308813 It’s early days since recently graduating…I’m gently continuing with personal learning in this field, having fallen in love with transpersonal studies and art therapy. The IKON experience has enriched my life. I hope (most humbly) to engage with others personally and professionally in ways that help reconnect people with themselves, others and the worlds to which we all belong.

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By: Cath Lappin http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-308717 Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:49:39 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-308717 Hi There, I am a practicing Art Therapist who has both studied the course at Ikon and now teaches the current Advanced Diploma. I ran my own business as an Art Therapist from 2009 and last year (2013) began my role as Senior Art Therapist at Connected Self. I have full time work and am currently generating more than I can manage to do at the moment. There is definitely work out there if you are prepared to work hard to establish yourself and also use the networks you have or are able to develop. Sometimes it might mean working in a role that is not specifically “art therapist” but where you can use your art therapy skills in the role and expose the community to art therapy as a profession. It is important to note that Ikon require all students to undertake a commitment to their own counselling whilst studying to ensure that they are adequately supported and dealing with personal issues as they arise. It is a course that will challenge you personally because it is intended to prepare students to be safe and ethical practitioners. Students can opt to see an Art Therapist or Counsellor of their choice. Staff at Ikon are committed to supporting students and provide a safe learning environment. It is an adult learning space and students are encouraged to seek the support that they need and raise issues of concern with their trainers. Like any course and any job it is up to the individual to make it work. All the best to those who are pursuing a career in this field it is extremely rewarding, never boring and a wonderful privilege to share creatively in peoples lives.

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By: loladelores http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-308678 Sun, 29 Jun 2014 14:37:34 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-308678 hi everyone, thinking to become an art therapist. i have a visual arts undergraduate degree and looking at some further training. BUT are there jobs out there? I believe Edith Cowan university stopped its course in perth as there were no jobs. who’s getting paid?

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By: Jodie http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-308621 Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:11:47 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-308621 Thanks Tanya, it’s reassuring to hear a positive experience about Ikon and their AT diploma. So I gather you are able to practice as an Art Therapist with only an Advanced Diploma? Can you give me an indication of how much regular work you get as an Art Therapist? I can’t afford the time nor money for this to be a 2 year self development course. I really love the way the art can give freedom and greater understanding of peoples past and self awareness, but do enough people understand it that it can create an income. I don’t have a counseling background or qualification. I would really appreciate your thoughts. Thanks

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By: Tanya http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-308546 Tue, 24 Jun 2014 02:53:16 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-308546 Studying the Transpersonal Counselling course at IKON Institute was a life enriching experience for me. It helped me consolidate my previous training and experience, and has improved my business, and expanded my opportunities in many aspects of my life. It has assisted me to step into a deeper and more meaningful career, and has helped me create a more professional approach.

I have really appreciated the skills gained, and experience of TPC at IKON, not to mention the added benefit of the personal journey, and friendships gained along the way.
I’d recommend Transpersonal Counselling at IKON to anyone wanting to gain a personally and professionally enriching experience which goes beyond just a counselling course, into expansion, challenge and interest that promotes true growth.

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By: Jodie http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-308533 Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:22:38 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-308533 Thanks Leeanne, I have a lot to think about. I will do a bit of research on ANZATA and ACATA to see what they say on the subject. It’s very worrying that ANZATA don’t recognise this qualification. Ill let you know what I find out. Thanks again for the advice.

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By: Leeanne http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-308526 Mon, 23 Jun 2014 03:28:09 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-308526 Jodie…Your experience is exactly why I did not continue with the course at Ikon. The qualification is not recognised by ANZATA (Australian and New Zealand Arts Therapy Association), who only recognise specific courses and qualifications (http://www.anzata.org/requirements-and-categories/ ). Ikon qualifications are only recognised by the Australian Creative Arts Therapies Association. The implications for this are for you to decide. I have a Master’s degree from a University in another field and can only say that the Transpersonal Art Therapy AD left a lot to be desired. I got out of there real quick! My view is that this a VERY expensive personal development course at best, in career terms that is. In that sense, it has many attributes, but I would be having a VERY careful think about whether it will be $14,000 well spent in professional terms…All the very best, Leeanne.

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By: Jodie Louden http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-308507 Sat, 21 Jun 2014 11:53:12 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-308507 I am currently studying an Advanced Diploma in Art Therapy at Ikon institute in Glenelg SA and I am really struggling with it (currently on module 3 out of 12). I find a lot of the framework really airy fairy (best way to describe it) and its difficult to relate to some of the concepts such as the shamanic model and Apollo and Dionysus modules. I feel we would benefit more from learning the basic counselling skills required to support people undergoing personal development and confronting issues from their past.. I do love the practical work but there is no support for when dealing with the personal issues that arise whilst undertaking the experiential’s-often leaving many of the students (myself included) quite distraught. I would love to undertake a degree with one of the universities in art therapy but can not move my family to Melbourne or Sydney.
What I would like to know if anyone can advise me, can I practice as an Art Therapist in Australia with only an advanced Diploma? Or am I wasting my time? Is there any employment opportunities in Australia without a masters? I keep getting vague answers and don’t want to spend $14,000 on something that won’t benefit my career. Maybe better focusing on a degree in social work instead!!! Any advise appreciated.

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By: katieambrose http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-308416 Mon, 16 Jun 2014 05:22:19 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-308416 I have almost completed a Certificate in Art Therapy through Rob Gray’s Centre for Educational Art Therapy. I have done it on line using skye and loving it so much, I am thinking of what next? Masters perhaps? Can you help?

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By: Kathy http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-307741 Fri, 11 Apr 2014 02:50:21 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-307741 Sorry Craig, they were all recently received, ‘real’ testimonials that I added. Art Therapy team – would it please be possible to have our contact details updated?

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By: Kon expose http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-307726 Thu, 03 Apr 2014 08:53:15 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-307726 whatever you do, don’t study at the Ikon Institute. It’s an airy fairy sham! Study at Uni or TAFE.

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By: Art Therapy Team http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-307697 Wed, 26 Mar 2014 16:56:21 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-307697 @Craig, We suspect you are right, investigated and removed those comments. Thanks for noticing!

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By: Craig http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-307692 Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:40:19 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-307692 was looking for comments re: Ikon’s transpersonal art therapy vs a psych based degree in art therapy. Was a little disturbed at the negative comments in some postings but felt a little better when reading the last 5 postings UNTIL I realised they were all posted one after the other. What are the odds of 5 different people posting very positive views within 8 minutes given that postings are usually weeks or months apart on this forum. Looks sus to me..
Could the the administrators verify the email addresses associated, if not I would suggest the postings are removed.

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By: Claire Edwards http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-307253 Fri, 14 Feb 2014 02:17:44 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-307253 As previous posts have mentioned, the Queensland information is inaccurate. The University of Queensland has offered a Masters of Mental Health, specialising in Art Therapy, since 2004, and I endorse Erin’s comments, above. I have lectured on this program since it was established. This program allows graduates to become Registered Art Therapists in Australia (and possibly elsewhere – yet to be tested).

Post-graduate Masters level training is the required professional level of training to become an art therapist world wide. The usual prerequisites are: an undergraduate visual art degree/other relevant degree, relevant experience of 1-2 years (in welfare field) and ongoing art practice. Our students are also required to have basic counselling skills training, and preferably some experience of personal therapy, prior to enrolling.

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By: Leeanne http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-307122 Fri, 07 Feb 2014 15:52:31 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-307122 As Town Crier said, be very wary and thoroughly explore your options. I too commenced a Transpersonal Art Therapy Diploma at Ikon Institute (aka Phoenix). It was a dreadful experience and I was not alone amongst my fellow students. Poorly organised and lacking in student support. Students are often ‘thrown in the deep end’ right at the beginning during student to student practical exercises with some heavy issues being explored and little supervision or debrief. Very different to the conduct of counselling units at University which are carefully supervised and debriefed. They charge over $13,000 for the two year course and even charge for students to do basic study skills workshops…Very profit orientated. I would not recommend this provider. Sadly, I have not found an alternative as I am in Adelaide and need to study off campus. Still thoroughly keen….:(

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By: Rose http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-305819 Fri, 17 Jan 2014 11:23:32 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-305819 I am really interested in training/study of Transpersonal Art Therapy and very impressed with the diploma course on offer at Phoenix Institute in Melbourne. The Institute offers VET-Fee Help and flexible study options. I live in Tasmania and would apply and enroll to study a Transpersonal Art Therapy Diploma such as the one offered by Phoenix but, “alas”, after much enquiry find there is not one institute/college/school in this State of Tasmania giving opportunity for study of the diploma! I look at the courses on offer and invariably they will be in VIC, NSW, QLD, SA, WA but not TAS so this little island state seems to be missing out!! Maybe Ikon or Phoenix will consider the Tassie’ motto and “Explore the Possibilities” to host seminars and introduce these courses to Hobart, in particular. Perhaps a course provider of Ikon or Phoenix calibre would consider “Exploring” and come to a Tasmanian Venue to assess and gauge our expressions of interest!!
Rose

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By: Rose http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-305812 Fri, 17 Jan 2014 11:10:01 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-305812 I am really interested in training/study of Transpersonal Art Therapy and very impressed with the diploma course on offer at Phoenix Institute in Melbourne. The Institute offers VET-Fee Help and flexible study options. I live in Tasmania and would apply and enroll to study a Transpersonal Art Therapy Diploma such as the one offered by Phoenix but, “alas”, after much enquiry find there is not one institute/college/school in this State of Tasmania giving opportunity for study of the diploma! I look at the courses on offer and invariably they will be in VIC, NSW, QLD, SA, WA but not TAS so this little island state seems to be missing out!! Maybe Ikon or Phoenix will consider the Tassie’ motto and “Explore the Possibilities” to host seminars and introduce these courses to Hobart and Launceston, in particular. I hope someone recognises

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By: Rachel http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-274424 Wed, 04 Dec 2013 05:56:50 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-274424 Does anyone know of any diploma level art therapy courses that are taking on international students.

Thanks
Rachel

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By: JAN http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-239835 Fri, 04 Oct 2013 06:52:47 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-239835 Please note the information you have provided about MIECAT is not accurate. We would be very pleased to provide up to date course information if you email admin@miecat.org.au

We are not affiliated with the University of Queensland. We are an accredited (provider no. 5355) not for profit provider of Higher Education Programs. (Provider no. 5355)

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By: Courtney http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-216513 Thu, 08 Aug 2013 05:24:59 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-216513 Hello Everyone,
I currently reside in the U.S. and I am interested in pursuing an art therapy program abroad to an institution in Australia. Does anyone know if the there are art therapy graduate programs in Australia that qualify for an art therapy license in the U.S.? I would also love some insight on cost of living and any other helpful information?
Thanks So Much in advance!

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By: Town Crier http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-205035 Wed, 03 Jul 2013 12:34:53 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-205035 Please thoroughly investigate courses before embarking on them.
I studied under the Ikon Institute and found that although some of the content was fascinating, it was a disorganised establishment. The courses are expensive, offer limited student support for an often heavy workload including placement. The course is narrow in scope and practical application as well as there being limited employment oppurtunities for Ikon graduates.
I would recommend studying through established education institutes such as University or TAFE

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By: Fitore http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/australia-schools-programs/#comment-202450 Mon, 24 Jun 2013 02:35:11 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=632#comment-202450 Hi Fitore from Iceland I have BA in Academy of Fine Arts.
I am very interested to study an Art Therapy ,or Transpersonal art therapy diploma or course in Melbourne,but i need help to find good school.

I like this site since all the time someone give some advice.Hope i get one Thanks

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