Can I apply for the government's Continuing Education Fund for studying this course? 學費可申請政府持續進修基金的資助嗎？
There is no such arrangement in current stage.
Although the tuition fee is not expensive, individuals having difficulties in affording the payment can contact us and apply for reduction in tuition fee.
What is the qualification of the lecturer? 導師是什麼資歷？
Our course lecturer, Mr. Ivan Liu, is the founder of Tharros Centre. He studied psychology at University of Derby, UK, with specialisation in young children development, educational psychology, special educational needs, family counselling and art therapy. Areas of field studies include emotional distress, autism, attention deficit and childhood trauma, etc. He has years of experiences in practicing psychotherapies, art therapies, and education in psychology. He is currently members of the British Psychology Society, the American Psychology Association, the American Counseling Association and the American Art Therapy Association.
Ivan integrates years of experience in research and psychotherapy practice in composing this series of programme. The programme content is professionally constructed and useful. Ivan will also review the weekly classwork and assignments by providing professional comments and explanation.
本課程的導師是情心園的創辦人 -- Ivan Liu。他畢業於英國德比大學心理學，專長於幼兒發展、教育心理學、特殊教育、家庭輔導及藝術治療。對情緒困擾、自閉、專注力不足、成長創傷等最新研究甚有心得。從事心理治療、藝術治療及心理學教教育多年，經驗豐富。他現為英國心理學會、美國心理學會、美國輔導協會及美國藝術治療協會會員。
Ivan 集合多年的研究及心理治療經驗，精心編寫此套課程，內容嚴謹且實用。堂上練習與每週回家的作業，Ivan 也會以專業親自解說及評論。
Can I become an art therapist after completing the course? 取得證書後，我可以當藝術治療師嗎？
To become a professional art therapist, one requires formal training in psychology or counselling, in addition to structured placement under supervision. The aim of this programme is to provide a comprehensive and systematic art therapy training on art therapy to the people needed, in order to equip themselves to offer help in workplace and personal life.
The aim of this programme is not training you to become a lecturer; but after you finish studying it, you can assist in art therapy sessions, and also enrich your professional ability in work position, in particular during face-to-face counselling.
Where is the course venue? 上課地點在哪？
All courses of Art Therapy Certificate Programme, as well as tutorial lessons of Art Therapy Higher Certificate Programme, take place at Tharros Centre.
Address: Unit 703, Wah Shing Centre, 11 Shing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon
(near APM Kwun Tong; 5 minutes walking distance away from Kwun Tong MTR, Exit B)
(近觀塘 APM，從觀塘地鐵站 B 出口步行約 5 分鐘)
If I wish to further study after graduation from the Art Therapy Certificate programme, what course can I take? 完成藝術治療證書課程後，我可以報讀什麼課程以作進修？
After completion of our Art Therapy Certificate Programmes, if you wish to pursue further study on art therapy and/or psychology, you may consider:
Studying the Art Therapy Higher Certificate Programme provided by Tharros Centre
Studying psychology or counselling programmes provided by universities
Studying art therapy programmes provided by universities
How is the credibility of the certificates? 證書的認受性如何？
Certificates are issued by Tharros Centre, as evident to the passion and understanding toward art therapy of the students.
This programme is highly regarded, with over 600 students including social workers, teachers, counsellors, and art workers. They find the programme as fruitful and useful which largely benefits them in their job position or job hunting. Besides, they consider other contemporary art therapy courses provided outside as nothing comparable to this programme.