The Distance Advanced Diploma program
The Distance Advanced Diploma program offers 2 streams:
- For students who already have a Master’s degree and wish to continue working while training as art therapists. It provides the opportunity to add the skills required by an art therapist to their professional practice.
- For students who are enrolled in the Master’s of Counselling: Art Therapy Specialization (MC:AT) through Athabasca University. For more information on the specifics of this collaboration, including application process, pre-requisites, and course work, click on the following link – www.gcap.athabascau.ca
- a) A Master’s degree in a Psychology, Counselling, Education, Social Work or a related field. (Applicants with a Master’s degree in a non-related field with applicable experience will be considered).
b) Demonstration of work related experience.
- Enrollment in Athabasca University’s MC:AT program.
Athabasca University (AU) and their Graduate Centre for Applied Psychology (GCAP) offers students a Master’s in Counselling with an Art Therapy specialization (MC:AT). This AU program is three years in length in which students complete the Master’s of Counselling component through GCAP within the first two years; during the third year, students also add and transfer art therapy coursework taught by the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute. The MC:AT is offered in a distance learning format as well as summer institutes. Graduates of AU’s MC:AT program receive a dual qualification of Master’s level Counsellor and Art Therapist.
Graduates of the AD program receive a diploma from The Vancouver Art Therapy Institute.