Creative Therapies Online Course

From: $50.00 Inc GST / week for 16 weeks



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Why study this Creative Therapies course?

In the field of creative therapy, creativity and physical and mental healthcare overlap. Studying Careerline’s online Creative Therapies course will allow you to develop skills in both of these areas at the same time. Whether you want to upskill or get a head start on future studies, studying Creative Therapies online will have a positive effect on your future. You will be able to apply the skills learned in this course to both your professional and personal life. Your patients and clients, as well as you and your loved ones, will benefit from your new knowledge.

What will you learn?

This online Creative Therapies course will provide you with an overview of the many uses and forms of creativity in physical and mental health therapy. You will learn how different forms of artistic expression can assist in the treatment, management, and prevention of some illnesses and chronic conditions.

In the first lesson, you will be provided with an overview of the scope and nature of the overlap between creativity and counselling. Each of the following lessons covers a different type of creative therapy, outlining its benefits and applications. During your studies, you will develop knowledge of art therapy, crafts therapy, singing therapy, music therapy, psychotherapeutic writing, psychodrama therapy, and reminiscence therapy.

Who is this online Creative Therapies course for?

Professionals working in mental health, including counsellors, psychologists, carers, social workers, support workers, and human services professionals will be able to apply the
knowledge taught in this course to their career. Educators, including teachers and early childhood workers, and creative arts practitioners, will also benefit professionally from studying Creative Therapies. Your new skills will allow you to pursue new avenues within your field, become a more skilled and versatile practitioner, and advance in your career.

As well as practicing professionals, the Creative Therapies course is also designed for anyone with an interest in the effects of creativity on physical and mental wellbeing. You will become familiar with concepts taught in tertiary and vocational level psychology, counselling, social work, and human services courses, helping you feel more prepared for your future education.

This course is also useful to those supporting friends or relatives with health issues that would benefit from creative therapy, or who desire to improve their own wellbeing.

Creative therapies are useful to help people to:

  • Recover from injury or illness
  • Improve their health and well being
  • Learn how creative activities such as arts, music, writing, crafts, modelling and drama, can have benefits to physical and psychological health.


There are 8 lessons in this course:

1. Scope and Nature of Creative Therapy and Counselling Skills I

2. Art Therapy and Counselling Skills II

3. Crafts Therapy Part 1 – Fibre and Paper Crafts

4. Crafts Therapy Part 2 – Model Making and Building Crafts

5. Singing Therapy and Music Therapy

6. Psychotherapeutic Writing

7. Psychodrama Therapy

8. Reminiscence Therapy


Your Tutor

Karen Gail Ibanez, M.A. Clinical Psychology, B.Sc. Psychology
Karen Ibanez

In 2007, Karen Gail worked as a psychometrician where she administered and interpreted psychological tests in a private neuro-psychiatric clinic and was promoted to junior psychologist after two years where her role changed to psychological assessment and evaluation. By 2009, she started giving training and seminars to affiliate companies of the clinic that she worked for. By 2011, she was promoted again as an assistant psychologist and started with the counseling practice which is one of the clinic’s services. Most of clients she had was for anger management, career counseling as well as family counseling. She resigned from the clinic after eight years but was asked to serve as the clinic’s consultant.

In 2010, worked as an assistant professor in a university where she taught courses in psychology as well as philosophy but mainly focusing on Psychological Testing and Development.