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HOLISTIC INTEGRATED CREATIVE ARTS THERAPY PRACTITIONER TRAINING COURSE (HICAT)
This course allows you to create your own business and/or implement the skills into your current job role. Upon completion of the HICAT course, you will be able to live a life filled with creativity and self-expression, as you help other people to live happier and healthier lives.
Our courses are held in a face-to-face environment (called on campus study) and in some situations, may be held via a zoom environment. We have 3 locations: Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Brisbane.
We provide a high level of support and encouragement in developing your own unique style and skill set as a Holistic integrated creative arts therapist and/or holistic counsellor.
Our teachers and facilitators are qualified and practicing holistic therapists, to ensure you receive the best possible support.
Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapy is a mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages.
**Suitable for persons over 18 years old, including matured aged students
**No previous experience or qualifications required
**No artistic experience necessary
** Course not suitable for those suffering mental health issues such as schizophrenia. You must be able to manage your emotional triggers and responses.
Note: Each location has 2 intakes per year
10 Moreton Road, Paddington QLD
13.02.2024 - 16.07.2024
23.07.2024 - 10.12.2024
QCWA Yandina Hall
11 Stevens Street, Yandina QLD
14.02.2024 - 17.07.2024
24.07.2024 - 11.12.2024
Ormeau Community Centre
3 Cuthbert Dr, Ormeau QLD
16.02.2024 - 19.07.2024
26.07.2024 - 13.12.2024
NB: Please note each class requires a minimum of 6 students to go ahead.
In the unlikely case the class does not meet these numbers, an alternative study location or delivery method will be offered.
Option 1 - Paid in full
$500 AUD deposit paid on enrolment to secure your spot,
followed by $2699 AUD in full when course starts (Total $3199)
Option 2 - Split payment plan
$500 AUD deposit paid on enrolment to secure your spot, followed by $1399.50 AUD 1 month after the course starts and the other $1399.50 AUD one month before the course finishes (Total $3299)
Option 3 - Monthly Payment Plan
$500 AUD deposit paid on enrolment to secure your spot, followed by 5 x monthly payments of $579.80 AUD (Total $3399)
**All options are inclusive of GST
Classes are held on a weekday from 9am to 2.30 pm, plus ten hours home study per week.
The course has 20 modules and will take 6 months to complete.
There is a materials list you will be required to have or purchase, which should cost you approx. $200.
These materials will be used in class and for your homework during the course.
They can be purchased at any Officeworks or arts and craft stores.
The materials list will be emailed to you upon enrolment and payment.
NB: This practitioner certification does not lead to the Australian higher education awards.
For more info on enrolment or to speak with a course facilitator, please click the CONTACT US button below.
Each of your classes will be divided into theory and practice sessions. A great deal of time will be spent exploring and participating in the creative arts and a wide variety of meditation styles, including movement meditation, mantra meditation, chakra meditation, guided creative visualisation, mindfulness and Zen meditation. On-campus students will have around 5 hours of homework per week (mostly art projects, some essays and meditation practice).
Practical topics covered in this course include:
Theory topics covered in this course include:
Graduates receive a qualification in Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapy and can use the letters Mbe.HICATprac. after their names.
Graduates can also join the International Institute of Complementary Therapists, International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine and the Complementary Medical Association and get professional insurance.
They will also be provided with a full year of free membership to the Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapists Association.
You will graduate with the skills, knowledge and confidence required to set up your own Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapy Practice; run workshops, work with groups and see individual clients, in either general practice or specializing in specific areas of interest, if you wish. You may also be able to seek employment within some organizations who value holistic and complementary therapies.
This is a professional, practical training course where you will explore a wide range of creative arts while learning the essentials of working as a Holistic Integrated Creative Art Therapist, in a safe, extremely supportive and fun-filled environment, with a highly experienced holistic therapist trainer.
All information is evidence-based and will prepare you for a professional career. However, this course is also suitable for personal development.
Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapy is the use of art, music, drama, dance/movement, poetry/creative writing, play, storytelling and sandplay within the context of therapy, counselling, rehabilitation, and holistic healing. HICAT enhances physical, mental and emotional functioning and well-being. Holistic therapists work with the whole person and assist people in becoming self-empowered through supporting them on a journey of self-exploration and personal growth, incorporating the body, mind, emotions and spirit. This course is evidence-based.
It connects clinical research with ancient traditional wisdom, developing the mind, expanding creativity, building confidence and self-awareness, realigning the body’s cells, reconnecting with the essence of joy and awakening the spirit. If helping people rediscover their innate creativity and playfulness, while developing skills to overcome physical, mental and emotional hurdles and live happier healthier lives, is how you would like to make your living, this course is for you!
Who Should do this course?
This creative arts therapy course is ideally suited for individuals who have a passion for the arts and a desire to make a positive impact on others' well-being.
Whether you're an artist, counsellor, educator, or simply someone with a deep appreciation for the therapeutic potential of creative expression, this course provides valuable skills and knowledge to help individuals cope with emotional challenges, enhance mental health, and promote personal growth.
It's a perfect choice for those looking to broaden their horizons, deepen their understanding of the healing power of art, and embark on a fulfilling journey in the field of creative arts therapy.
Unit 0 - Introduction to HICAT
Unit 1 -The Cause and Effect of Stress
Unit 2 -The Mind/Body Connection
Art Therapy - Drawing
Unit 3 - Physiology of the brain
Unit 4 - Left brain/right brain
Unit 5 - Unconscious beliefs and mental patterns
Art Therapy - Drawing
Unit 6 - Exploring emotions
Unit 7 - History of art therapy
Unit 8 - Creative therapies & health
Sand Play Therapy - excursion to the beach
Unit 9 – Music and the brain
Unit 10 - Creative art therapies as emotional healing
Unit 11 - Creative art therapies for recovery & rehabilitation
Unit 12 – Art and developing intuition
Unit 13 – Drawing from within
Unit 14 – Colour and emotions
Art Therapy - Painting