Cape Town Courses

Art Therapy 5-Day Intensive Course

7-13 November 2018 in Cape Town

Join the 5-Day Intro to Art Therapy Course in Cape Town from 7-13 November 2018 to gain a deeper working understanding of the dynamic Art Therapy process both with individuals and groups. No art or psychology experience is required to benefit!

Art Therapy is a creative treatment process which is beneficial for people of all ages to assist in personal growth, insight and development. The skills and experiences gained by participants on this course can be adapted to and incorporated in diverse work spheres as well as one’s personal life.

The course is suitable for ALL adults including health professionals, educators, therapists, counselors, coaches, students, artists, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, parents and anyone interested in the field of Art Therapy, self-growth and creativity.

The 5-day Intro to Art Therapy Intensive Course includes the following modules:

1: Art Therapy theory and Psychodynamic literature
2: Clinical examples of Art Therapy work with children and adults with a range of conditions including anxiety, depression, stress, ADHD, Autism, psychosis, refugees, trauma, and more
3: Experiential art making, reflection and Journaling daily

What will you gain from the course?

The course provides an invaluable opportunity for enhancing your creativity, personal insight, exploration and growth, self-reflection as well as learning through group interaction.

The skills and experiences gained by participants on the course can be adapted to and incorporated in many professional work spheres such as various therapeutic interventions, teaching art, the running of groups with children or adults, corporate facilitation, and coaching to name but a few.

NO art skill is necessary in order to benefit from the course. Everyone has the ability to be creative through art! The importance in Art Therapy is on the creative PROCESS and not only the aesthetic product. There are also no judgments made on the artwork.

Art Therapy in groups is a highly effective, powerful and dynamic process. Working within a group format encourages the learning of new and inspiring creative uses of various mediums as a means of expression. Interaction with other group members provides an opportunity for sharing of feedback and insights around the image-making process, thereby enhancing the learning experience.

Although the facilitating Art Therapist follows a Psychodynamic approach, an eclectic tool kit is used when appropriate and includes a combination of Art Therapy interventions, coaching, archetypes, numerology, mindfulness, laughter yoga and Journey Therapy work.

In summary, the course is extremely beneficial for both personal and professional growth!

Course Details

Dates: 7-13 November 2018
(5 consecutive week-days excluding the weekend)
Wed 7; Thurs 8; Fri 9; Mon 12; Tues 13 November 2018

Time: 9:30 am – 4:30/5pm daily

Venue: Sea Point, Cape Town

Note: This workshop may be facilitated in-house and adapted for existing groups / educators / teams / organizations upon request at convenient times.


Full Cost: R7995 per participant
Early bird: R7795 per participant (Bookings before 31 August 2018 or for 2 or more people or for previous participants of Art Therapy workshops with Sami Davis)
Deposit: R2000 secures your place
(Medical Aid reimbursements after attendance of seminar, from savings portion of Medical aid)

Cost includes all course material such as a comprehensive course manual, journal, art materials, and daily snacks & refreshments.

Questions or Queries

Please contact Samantha Davis on 083 326 6655 or

Groups: Space is limited per course so book early to avoid disappointment!

Facilitator: Samantha Davis, internationally trained and registered Art Psychotherapist (HPCSA AT 0000469) with almost 20 years’ experience.