Art Therapy

The use of artistic methods to treat psychological disorders and enhance mental health is known as art therapy. Art therapy is a technique rooted in the idea that creative expression can foster healing and mental well-being.1 Art, either creating it or viewing others' art, is used to help people explore emotions, develop self-awareness, cope with stress, boost self-esteem, and work on social skills. Art therapy integrates psychotherapeutic techniques with the creative process to improve mental health and well-being. The American Art Therapy Association characterizes art therapy as an approach to mental health that utilizes the process of creating art to improve mental, physical, and emotional wellness. The goal of art therapy is to utilize the creative process to help people explore self-expression and, in doing so, find new ways to gain personal insight and develop new coping skills.

Art Therapy


This course is suitable for Allied Health Professionals, Healthcare workers, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Teachers, School Counsellors and anyone interested in Art Therapy or graduate in any stream of studies.

Entrance Exam    

There is no entrance exam for this course.


INR Twenty Five Thousand to Fifty Thousand.

Skills Required   

  • Sensitivity

  • Empathy

  • Emotional Stability

  • Patience

  • Interpersonal Skills

Career Options   

Art therapists play an active part in the sessions, guiding patients through the creative process and encouraging them to engage with their feelings and explore the thought processes behind them. Typical activities in the role include: meeting patients or clients and arranging activities and sessions.

Certificate Course    

Certificate is issued by Indian Institute of Psychology and Research (IIPR), Bangalore, on successful completion of the program by the candidate.

Colleges Offering the Course:   

In India


  • Mental Asylum

  • Hospitals

  • Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals

  • Colleges, Universities and Schools

  • Outpatient Care Centers

All the students, teachers and guardians should note that the above mentioned websites and information on various colleges/universities may change under the rules and regulations of the education department.