Attachment Informed Art Therapy Certification (Aic)

Attachment theory provides a useful framework to inform all therapeutic practice. Attachment Informed Art Therapy Certification program is a professional development course that provides a comprehensive overview of an attachment-informed art therapy model with a focus on dyadic work with children and their caregivers as well as other parts of the life cycle.

This program does not require approval by Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.

Course Length: 6 weeks

Delivery: Online

Credential: Certificate

Title: N/A

Cost: $1095

Time: Thursdays, 8:00 – 11:00 AM PST

Maximum Students: 12 per class
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Amount of Homework: 2-4 hrs/week

Attachment Informed Art Therapy Certification is open to all students and is ideal for art therapists, community-based artists, psychologists and anyone working in the human services field. No art experience required, although interest in the creative process is preferred.

Become familiar with attachment-informed therapeutic interventions in this rigorous professional development program leading to Attachment Informed Certification.

NEXT PROGRAM RUNS:
May 2022

LAST DAY TO APPLY: March 19, 2022

We offer AIC at a few different times throughout the year. We accept applications year-round.

When applying, please indicate which season or month you would like to begin classes. There is a waitlist option available if we reach our maximum class size.

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Learning Outcomes
  • Explore how art therapy is a vehicle for changing internal working models
  • Learn how to create a secure base in the therapeutic relationship with clients
  • Formulate and process relationship experiences
  • Understand transference and counter-transference
  • Learn how to work with different attachment styles or patterns, including insecure and conflicted
Admission Requirements
AIC is open to all students and is ideal for art therapists, community-based artists, psychologists, and anyone working in the human services field. No art experience is required, although interest in the creative process is preferred.
Tuition Fees & Scholarships

TUITION FEES

Tuition Cost: $1095

Please contact us for more information on payment.

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Additional Fees
Textbooks
Art supplies

 

SCHOLARSHIPS 

BIPOC Attachment Informed Certificate Scholarship:
Up to 50% reduction in tuition for Attachment Informed Certificate

The Canadian International Institute of Art Therapy is offering a scholarship to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) students in an effort to provide greater accessibility to our programs. We want to recognize the marginalization that these communities face when entering the professional and academic sectors and to support bringing more BIPOC voices into the field of art therapy. Applications are being accepted for both January and May cohorts.

Application Requirements:

  • A 1000 word essay written in APA format discussing how art and the art making process has impacted the student’s healing journey. 
  • Fill out the AIC application HERE
  • Include essay and notice of intention to apply for scholarship in application

 

All applications for the scholarship will be reviewed and in circumstances where more than one applicant has shown potential, CiiAT may decide to split the scholarship accordingly.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Scholarships to CiiAT programs are not to be combined. One per student in an effort to allow multiple students to benefit. 

CiiAT reserves the right to award scholarships to multiple applicants if the organization sees fit. 

COVID-19 vaccination records may be required for in-person activities (ie, clinical placements)

Program Details

You will learn and practice techniques for working directly with clients. Training includes enhancing your awareness of your own and your clients’ attachment experiences. Interventions for symptoms such as feeding, sleeping and behaviour challenges in infants and young children will be explored through experiential, arts-based means. There will be a focus on dyadic work at all parts of the life cycle.

In this course, you will explore:

  • the art therapy process as a vehicle for changing internal working models
  • creating a secure base in the therapeutic relationship with clients
  • formulating and processing relationship experiences
  • transference and counter-transference
  • working with different attachment styles or patterns, including insecure and conflicted

Studying with CiiAT is more than just an education,

it’s a personal journey within a supportive community.

Whether it’s through our small, intimate classes, or through our friendly administrative and technical support team, we strive to provide personalized help and attention.

“If you have a passion for the arts, helping others, and furthering your education, CiiAT is the perfect place to explore all of the above, regardless of where you are in the world.”

~ Anon ~

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