Post Graduate Diploma in Art Therapy

Pour in your passion for expressive art & drive to assist people navigate their emotional issues

School Psychology India

One Year (online& offline) - Credits – 24

Workload: 2-4 hours/week

To Know about Course details and Commencement dates Text or WhatsApp the Course No and Your Email ID to 0091 979 00 88 002 or email us at /   

Eg;  008 SPACE to 09790088002

About the Course

Art therapy is a special type of psychotherapy which promotes self-expression via drawing, painting, sculpting, & other mediums of art, eventually serving as a medium of both diagnosis and treatment. Art therapists generally have a background in counselling psychology; hence, they can treat clients by making them express their feelings in the form of art in order to attain a catharsis or release, thereby contributing to their overall well being. This course helps a practitioner build up strong foundation skills which help them understand and make use of art in a more personal & therapeutic way, benefiting the client

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About the Instructor

Trainers from IAHP and School Psychology India (

Course Format

Trainer assisted learning
24 X 7 Guide Support through Email and Chat
Each module has reference materials in the form of eBooks, manuals, PPTs and charts
Each module has its own activity and some pragmatic assignments for better understanding.
Cases and Vignettes will be provided for more hands on training.

Resource materials required to advance your learning are included
Course Objectives
In-depth understanding about Art Therapy
Updated knowledge on Therapeutic Practices
Practical work knowledge about art therapy interventions
Session Managing Expertise
Expertise to conduct group art therapy programs
Expertise to strengthen your professional practice
Course Fee
Individual Participants from India (in Indian Rupee)
Group Participants from India
(minimum members in a group is three) (in Indian Rupee)
Individual Participants from Rest of the world (in United States Dollars)
Group Participants from Rest of the world (minimum members in a group is three) (in US Dollars)

Member of

Rs. 11300/-
US$ 340/-

Non – Members
(click here
to become a member)

Rs. 12800/-
US$ 380/-
Important Dates
  • Participant Capacity is Limited to 10 per batch. Registration will close on completion of 10 registrations.
  • Course intake is scheduled during Jan/ Feb, June/July and Oct/ Nov of every year for Indian students.
  • Course intake is scheduled during April/ May and August/ September of every year for International students.
  • Self-Paced Courses can be started at any point of the year and can be completed as per the student’s convenience.  To know whether this course can be done through self-paced mode, contact us at
  • To Know about Course details and Commencement dates Text/ Whats App the Course No and Your Email ID to 0091 979 00 88 002 or email us at / 
  • Eg; 008 SPACE to 0979 00 88 002
Learning Kit
  • Complete Manual for each module
  • E-books wherever required
  • Charts and other learning aids (as required)
  • Cases and Vignettes for better practice
  • Videos (as required)
  • 24 X 7 Guide support through email
Trainer’s Support
  • 24 X 7 Guide support through email
  • Audio and video support as and when required
  • Flexible timings as per students’ needs
  • Home based activity at the end of each session for practical learning
  • Additional reference documents (on request)
  • Sessions through Skype for discussion and clarification (on request)
  • Additional support through chat during the course period
  • Career support after course completion
Course Syllabus

Total 24 Credits
Study Time – 15 days per credit
Main Modules – 9 Credits

PYAR1301 -     Mental Health Disorders

3 Credits

PYAR1302 -       ART THERAPY

3 Credits

PSYC0100 -      Pragmatism and Dissertation

3 Credits

Optional Modules – Select 15 Credits (not more than nine modules)





PYAR1303 – Counseling or Therapeutic Process


PYAR1317 - Art Therapy Techniques – III


PYAR1304 - Art Therapy Techniques – I (compulsory)


PYAR1318 – Art Therapy with Neurological Conditions


PYAR1305 – Art Therapy Techniques – II (compulsory)


PYAR1319 – Art Therapy Practice


PYAR1306 - Understanding Children’s Drawings -


PYAR1320 – Child Art therapy


PYAR1307 – Interpreting Drawings


PYAR1321 – Art Therapy with Difficult Clients


PYAR1308 – Assessment Through Art – Depression & Aggression


PYAR1322 – Multiple Intelligence in Art Therapy


PYAR1309 – Art Therapy with Autism


PYAR1323 – Sand Therapy


PYAR1310 – Clay Therapy


PYAR1324 – Psychology of Colors


PYAR1311 – Expressive Therapies 2 PYAR1325 – Spirituality and Art Therapy 2
PYAR1312 – Group Analytic Art Therapy 2 PYAR1326 – Family Art Therapy 1
PYAR1313 – Art therapy for Counselling practice 1 PYAR1327 – Art Therapy in Schools 2
PYAR1314 – Focusing Oriented Art Therapy 1 PYAR13285 – Art Therapy and Cancer Care 1
PYAR1315 – Art Therapy process 1 PYAR1329 – Dance Movement Therapy 2
PYAR1316  - Meditative Drawing 1 PYAR1330 - Drama Therapy 2
Recommended Background
  • 10+2+3/4 or Post graduates or those who are doing their post-graduation in psychology or humanities or social work or human resource or management or teaching discipline. Learners from training/teaching/medical background interested in art therapy can also apply. Those who do not have psychology background should select PYPY099 – Psychology Module (3 credits) in optional.

Suggested Readings
  • Reference list will be provided during the course period
Course Plan
  • Twenty-Four Credits
  • Twelve Months
  • Learning Materials for each module
  • Pre and Post Assignment for each modules
  • 24 X 7 Email/ Chat assistance
  • Additional reference materials for a great learning experience 
  • Activities to understand the therapeutics better
Learning Outcome
  • In-depth understanding about Art Therapy
    Updated knowledge on Therapeutic Practices
    Practical work knowledge about art therapy interventions
    Session Managing Expertise
    Expertise to conduct group art therapy programs
    Expertise to strengthen your professional practice
Further Learning
  • Continuing Professional Development on Core Areas Required
Technical Requirements
  • A computer or a laptop
  • A good internet connection
  • Having mike, headphone facility and web camera is an added advantage but required only for a few specific courses
Statement of Accomplishment

On completion of the course, the participant will be certified by the Institute of Holistic Mental Health & School Psychology India. The participant will receive a certificate, grade sheet and a transcript with all the details of his/her learning pertaining to the course taken.

Contact to register

Contact your student advisor at for more details on registration, availability of seat, payment of fee, etc.

Course FAQ's

1. Will I get a certificate after completing this class?
Yes. Participants who successfully complete the course by completing all the module assignments will receive a registered certificate, credit and grade sheet from Institute of Holistic Mental Health and School Psychology India. Participants will also get life membership of School Psychology India.

2. What resources will I need for this class?
You will get all the material required for the course during the training period.

3. Will I be able to work after completing this course?
Yes, of course.

4. Can I pay the fee in instalments?
Please note that there is no option to pay in instalments.

5. When should I register?
Registrations are accepted on a ‘first come first served’ basis, and the registration process will be closed once all places on the course are taken. You are advised to register early to avoid disappointment. Contact 0979 00 88 00 2 through text or Whats app.

6. What is your cancellation policy?
You may make a substitution without charge at any time before the start of the course, but all cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If your cancellation is received more than three weeks before the commencement of the course, you will be eligible for a full refund. If your cancellation is received in the three-week period before the course starts, 25% of the course fee will be retained and after the start of the course, 50% of the course fee will be retained and if you cancel after eight weeks, the course fee is entirely non-refundable. If written notification is not received and you do not attend the course, the full course fee will be retained as a cancellation charge.

7. What materials will I be provided with?
A full course pack together with supplementary materials will be provided at the first session of each module through email.

8. For whom our courses will suit?
The course is designed to benefit professional participants who are or will be leaders in their fields. This includes psychologists, counsellors, social workers, special educationists, academicians, human resource professionals, teachers, management executives and NGO representatives. Interested members of the general public who want to improve their knowledge of mental health are also welcome to do a few courses provided they fulfil the course eligibility requirements. A university degree will normally be required as a condition of acceptance on the course. Go through each course page carefully as the requirements, course objective and target learners may differ from one course to another (check the course page above).

9. Why choose our courses?

  • Delivers a comprehensive understanding of internationally recognised mental health practices and standards
  • Explains how therapeutics work and shows how they can be applied in practice
  • Offers access to leading course materials and course techniques
  • Provides a coherent account of international practices
  • Shows the relevance of international mental health practices to domestic practice
  • Improves critical awareness of key issues in contemporary mental health issues
  • Provides you with the current practices in specific speciality

10. Can I start the course, take a break, and finish it later?
Yes. You can; but prior permission through email regarding break period is required.

11. Can I take online courses on a Mac?
Yes, you can. Some users have reported being able to use alternate operating systems.

12. Is there someone I can call for help?
Yes, if you experience any difficulties, you can contact the Student Advisor for assistance regarding any of the administrative or guide issues. For academic issues, you can contact the guide at any time as per your convenience.

13. What is included with my course registration?
Each course price includes the online training course and certification. You will not be asked to pay anything extra at any point of the course.

14. What are the session schedules?
Most courses are offered in different sessions. Each session has a specific start date and learners in the same session move through the course together according to a schedule of suggested deadlines. If a course doesn't have sessions, it's a self-paced course.

15. What if I am not able to complete the course on time?
If you fall behind or want more time to complete a course, you can switch to the next session. If you can't complete a course in a single session, you can keep taking it in more sessions until you finish.

16. Should I have to be online at a certain time for class?
No, not required. You and your guide will decide on online schedules, as and when required.

17. When does the class begin?
Your course begins on the date on your course schedule.  Your course guide will send you an email to begin class proceedings. On registration, you will be getting a course schedule.

18. How does online course work?
Our online course will function like a traditional face-to-face class, but it will be delivered via distance technology through materials which are designed to bridge the absence of classroom interaction. You will be able to ask your instructor questions, complete assignments and take tests. Online students are connected with the support resources they need. We are here to help.

19. How to complete assignments?
Your course guide will provide clear instructions for completing each assignment, and you have to email it to your course guide.

20. How will I be assessed for certification?
Your assignments will be assessed for certification. You won’t be able to copy paste your assignments as they need your presence of mind and expertise to complete.

21. Whom to contact to register?

Text or Whats App the Course No and Your Email ID to 0091 979 00 88 00 2 or email us at /, for example, 008 SPACE to 0979 00 88 002

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