Therapeutic Arts Certification

Here’s What You Will Learn

  • The foundations of psychology, neuroscience, workings of the human brain, and the factors contributing to various pathologies. 
  • The development and history of art therapy, including major theories.
  • The concept of color and meditative artistic practices, including the popular activity of coloring. 
  • Practical aspects of art therapy, including examining pathologies like cancer, depression, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s, stress, and addiction. We explore appropriate therapeutic approaches for each.
  • A study of specific audiences that require tailored approaches that take their unique needs and circumstances into account. 
  • A wide range of artistic practices, which will give you many activities to help you address your patients’ specific goals. 

This will give you the necessary tools to initiate and develop art therapy sessions and workshops tailored to each of your patients.

Internationally Recognized Courses

Become A Certified Therapeutic Arts Practitioner Today

Art Therapy Promotes Health and Well-being

It’s widely recognized that painting and writing can have a calming and healing effect on people. Art therapy recognizes this connection and uses the power of creativity to promote health and well-being.

Traditional forms of therapy rely mostly on verbal communication. Art therapy, however, prioritizes artistic expression to create a space where people feel free to express themselves creatively without fear of judgment. It can help them overcome social, medical, and psychological barriers through the power of positive transformation.

Art therapy harnesses a range of artistic mediums like drawing, painting, sculpture, music, theater, physical expression, and writing.

Art Therapy Addresses Many Conditions

Naturopathy is a practice as old as our ancestors. It promotes a new set of dietary habits, fasting awareness, and self-knowledge about our bodies. While we might adopt natural remedies like herbal teas to help treat symptoms, naturopathy stands out by focusing on preventing, rather than treating, disease. It encourages us to connect with our environment to enhance our well-being and enjoy good health. 

Some benefits of holistic naturopathy:

  • Helps individuals to take charge of their health and regain a healthy lifestyle.
  • Combats overweight and restores nutritional balance.
  • Encourages and supports physical activity.
  • Promotes prevention and increases the potential for self-healing.
  • Releases emotional and physical tension.
  • Stimulates immune system functions and activates the lymphatic system.

You Don’t Have to be an Art Expert

If you want to help others through art therapy and you’re not knowledgeable about art, don’t worry! Our art therapy certification program equips you with all you need to engage easily in this therapeutic discipline. You’ll learn about expression, artistic representations, colors and their symbolism, the perception of art, and its subjective nature and do some practical examples yourself.

You don’t have to produce elaborate artistic works or become an art critic to successfully engage in art therapy. The focus is to learn the principles of art therapy and use them to help your patients express themselves, discover their talents, address their challenges, improve their lives, and gain a deeper understanding of themselves.

Worried About a Lack of Therapy Experience?

If you feel you don’t know enough about therapeutic support or currently lack the necessary skills in this area, don’t be concerned. Our program introduces you to the fundamental concepts of psychology and gives you the essential understanding you need to succeed as a certified therapeutic arts practitioner – with a focus on children and the elderly.

For example, you’ll learn how to prepare for an art therapy session, conduct an interview, develop activities for individual patients, facilitate debriefing sessions, provide support and guidance, and do effective and personalized follow-up.

Importantly, this course is open to everyone with a passion and interest in art therapy. It doesn’t need artistic talent or a professional background in psychology or healthcare.


What Others Are Saying

Jose F

I took this art therapy certification course because I wanted to teach it. I am already an art teacher in a high school and thought about upgrading my resume. I didn’t know how much I needed art therapy myself. THANK YOU! You forever changed my life.

Samantha L

Art therapy is great! You get to learn so much about yourself and art itself. I strongly recommend everyone to consider taking this course.

Emily K

I got my art therapy certification on my second attempt. I failed the first one because of a personal emergency, and I’m just so grateful for the free second try. This has to be the most student-friendly online learning platform ever!

Course Syllabus Overview

Art Therapy Curriculum Breakdown

Before delving into the heart of the discipline of art therapy, we will examine the basics of psychology. This will allow you to understand your patients’ problems better, how to deal with them, and the inner resources available to them.

In this first module, you will discover :

  • The history of psychology
  • The principles that guide this discipline
  • The link between philosophy and psychology
  • A practical exercise: the family portrait

This second module is still mostly theoretical. We will first examine how our brains work and can be affected by various disorders. We will then focus on a broad definition of art therapy: a therapy through art that aims to mobilize the patient’s inner resources.

This module will cover :

  • The creation of ideas
  • The origin of dysfunctions and pathologies
  • The relationship with neuroscience
  • The history of art therapy and its origin
  • The humanist approach to psychology

Now that we’ve covered the basics, we’ll get to the heart of the matter: art therapy. It is about understanding how art can be therapeutic, the basic concepts that govern this discipline, and how it has changed over time.

Here is what you will see in this module :

  • The connection between art and creativity
  • The beginnings of art therapy
  • When it was first recognized by science
  • The Rorschach test
  • Expressive art therapy

This module focuses on an essential notion with which you will work throughout the course: color. What it expresses is subjective, which is what makes it worthwhile to us. We will examine the different attributes of color, including its expressive abilities and how it works on emotions and feelings.

In this fourth module, you will discover :

  • Conscious art
  • Coloring and mindfulness
  • Mandalas
  • Zentangles
  • The theory of colors
  • Practical exercises

This module will help you better know your patients by working on the pathologies that may affect them. We will paint a portrait of the primary disorders you may encounter and how art therapy can provide answers.

This module will cover the following points :

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Addiction and art therapy
  • Trauma and art therapy
  • Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and art therapy
  • Depression and art therapy
  • Cancer and art therapy
  • Art therapy when experiencing stress and negative emotions
  • Even if some people may have the same objectives because of their pathology, everyone is unique. In addition, specific audiences, such as children and the elderly, require special attention. We will work on the different modalities and how to address each of these groups.

    You will discover in this module :

    • Individual therapies
    • Group therapy
    • The aging process
    • How you can work with a specific audience
    • Precautions to be taken
    • Exercises
  • Now that you have the necessary concepts in mind let’s get down to the practicalities. This module focuses on the four stages of an art therapy session: the beginning, the artistic activity, the exchange that follows, and the end, each giving you the keys to building a successful session.

    This module will cover :

    • The context and setting of a session
    • The notion of routine
    • The work to be done before and after
    • Relaxation and warm-up exercises
    • Your role as an art therapist
    • Examples of sessions
    • Practical exercises

This last module is, above all, an assortment of activities! It presents one by one the different mediums that you can use, explaining their benefits, and each time suggesting suitable art therapy exercises that you can quickly set up.

In this module, you will discover :

  • A catalog of activities by artistic medium
  • How to choose your activities
  • Painting, drawing
  • Sculpture, modeling
  • Writing, theater
  • Photography, collages, multimedia activities
  • Dance and music


Bonuses, to take you from student to practice

Estimated value at – $689.00

Bonus #1

Facebook Client Attraction Certification

Ready to grow your holistic practice? Join our Facebook Client Attraction Certification course! ✅ Holistic-Focused Strategies ✅ Proven Techniques ✅ Get Certified Hurry, grab our exclusive bonus offer today!

Bonus #2

Student map

Calling all students! Explore our Student Map platform designed to help you connect, chat, and collaborate with fellow students worldwide.
✅ Easy Student-to-Student Connections
✅ Global Networking Opportunities
✅ Chat and meet others to practice your craft
Unlock your academic potential and build meaningful connections today!

Bonus #3


Students, it’s time to connect, discuss, and share your insights on our vibrant Student Forum.
✅ Engage with Peers Worldwide
✅ Explore Diverse Topics
✅ Collaborate and Learn
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be part of our thriving student community!

Concerned About a Lack of Time?

We understand time is scarce and precious. That’s why we offer flexibility to suit your busy lifestyle:

  • No deadline for training and exams – learn at your own pace. 
  • Access lessons anytime, anywhere via our online portal. 
  • Downloadable courses in PDF and audio format for your convenience.

Why Consider a Certification in Art Therapy

Art therapy is a popular and growing field of study open to anyone, regardless of their qualifications, background, and previous experience. It particularly suits:

  • Practicing therapists or coaches who wish to expand their services by incorporating art therapy.
  • Social workers or special educators who want to introduce a new approach for managing emotional conflict.
  • Parents who want to learn how to channel their children’s energy through art therapy.
  • Caregivers in pediatrics, family support workers, and staff in retirement homes who wish to help people improve their mental well-being and regain self-confidence.
  • Those who want to pursue a career in art therapy.

The HolistiCourses art therapy program is certified and recognized by three international accreditation organizations, including IPHM, CMA, and CPD.

Start an Art Therapy Practice with Our Accreditation

You will receive the highest quality training to become an art therapist. Three international accreditation bodies validate the quality of our teaching services:

  • IPHM (The International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine)
  • CMA (The Complementary Medical Association)
  • Center of CPD Excellence.

After successfully completing the final exam, you will receive a certificate to validate your achievement. This demonstrates you have gained the necessary knowledge and skills to practice art therapy professionally and with credibility. The exam can be retaken at no additional cost if needed. 

Affordable Therapeutic Arts Certification Course

We understand that financial constraints may hinder people from pursuing training opportunities. However, we are committed to promoting accessibility and sharing this valuable knowledge with as many as possible.

So, we are currently offering art therapy training at a discounted price of $97 for a limited time. This is a significant saving of $193 off the regular price!

We also offer a 30-day money-back guarantee. If, for any reason, you aren’t satisfied with the training within the first 30 days, we will provide a full refund – no questions asked! We want you to have the opportunity to explore the program without financial risk.

Our aim is to remove financial barriers and enable individuals from diverse backgrounds to start their art therapy journey with confidence and ease.


Frequently Asked Questions

Once you have selected the course you wish to attend, choose a payment method and use our secure interface to proceed with the payment. Once the payment is validated, you will receive by e-mail your login and password

You have unlimited access to the training programs for life. You can start your training whenever you want, there is no time limit to complete it. Please note that you should allow between 30 minutes and 2 hours to complete each module.

No. The entire training is conducted online. Thanks to your login, the tools and teaching aids are accessible from any computer, tablet or smartphone. The courses are accessible from anywhere, as long as you have an Internet connection.

Our courses come with a 30-day guarantee. Thirty days during which you have the possibility of changing your mind, and of asking for a refund of your registration, without any justification.

You will find a quiz at the end of each module. These quizzes are not mandatory but are recommended to review and prepare you for the final exam.

At the end of the course, an exam in the form of a multiple choice questionnaire is offered. To validate it, you must obtain 80% of correct answers. If your score is less than 80% correct, you will have the opportunity to retake the exam. Once you have passed the exam, you can print your certification online.

Our courses come with a 30-day guarantee. Thirty days during which you have the possibility of changing your mind, and of asking for a refund of your registration, without any justification.

You will find a quiz at the end of each module. These quizzes are not mandatory but are recommended to review and prepare you for the final exam.

At the end of the course, an exam in the form of a multiple choice questionnaire is offered. To validate it, you must obtain 80% of correct answers. If your score is less than 80% correct, you will have the opportunity to retake the exam. Once you have passed the exam, you can print your certification online.

Our training courses are designed for both beginners and professionals. Whether you want to complete your knowledge or learn a new trade, our training courses will be accessible to you. The language used is simple and the techniques covered are widely explained.

It depends on your state regulation but in the majority of US states and english speaking countries, the term coach is not a protected term, which enables one to practice under such discipline, provided they seek appropriate insurances in place to handle clients. We recommend looking into your local state laws to confirm, and then freely go about choosing your coaching practice and tittle.

Begin Your Journey

Start Your Training Today