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The community art counselling training starts on 18 January 2022

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Section 1: Introducing the module


Welcome to Module 3 of community art counselling.

When completing this Module, the learner will be able to:

  • Be able to apply the counselling process using a psychoanalytical frame.
  • Understand psychoanalytic thinking on a theoretical and experiential level. 
  • Understand attachment theory and its application in community art counselling.
  • Understand containing and holding as theoretical and practical concepts within community art counselling.
  • Explain and understand the Lefika La Phodiso model and its integration of theory and practice.


You will need approximately 30 hours to complete the full module

Module 3 has 5 sections. And several different types of activities, including videos, transcripts of the videos, group activities, individual activities, quizzes, optional assignments and a final assessment. Activities and options assignments must be completed in either your journal, the creation of an image, or a Word document. Journal entries and images must be photographed and uploaded to your student dashboard. You will be directed to additional readings and videos where appropriate.


In this module you will: 

  • Be exposed to the basics of psychoanalysis
  • Explore key concepts in psychoanalysis
  • Look at concepts of holding and containment
  • Be introduced to the Lefika community art counselling model


Art materials

Additional art materials needed for this module will be clay. You can purchase small quantities of air-drying clay from most art shops - or a terracotta clay from a pottery supplier. If you are feeling adventurous, you can dig wild clay from your garden or countryside - look out for slick and sticky spots of earth. 

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