Using Creative Arts in Therapy : Understanding and Programme Planning for Work with Seniors

Course Code:


Start Date:

19 Jun 2019

Course Category:


End Date:

07 Aug 2019

Duration (hours):



Social Service Institute

Application closing date : 19 May 2019

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Name Fee (Excludes GST) Fee (Includes GST)
Course Fee (Before Funding) $ 700.00 $ 749.00
Nett Fee (after SSG funding) $ 70.00 $ 74.90

1) Use of creative arts in therapy

2) Exploring and reflecting on feelings through the creative arts

3) Introduction to storytelling and its therapeutic uses: Overview of reminiscence therapy

4) Enhancing physical well-being through the use of music, movement and bodywork in therapy

5) Enhancing social skills through creative arts

6) Evaluation of creative arts programme in the work setting

Learning Outcome:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
• Explain the use of various forms of creative arts therapy, including art making, drama, storytelling and bodywork

• Identify uses of the arts as an integral part of reminiscence therapy

• implement a creative arts intervention in the work setting to enhance the well-being and social skills of their clients

Target Participants:

Social workers, counsellors, case managers, centre managers, therapists and other professionals or frontline practitioners who are working with elderly.

Learners are assumed to possess an English Language (speaking, reading, writing and listening) proficiency level equivalent to GCE ‘O’ level or Employability Skills System Workplace Literacy (WPL) Level 6.

Trainer Profile:

Caroline Essame is a British trained Art and Occupational Therapist with over 30 years experience in the field of health, therapy and the arts. She has worked in hospital, school and community settings in England, Malaysia, India, Hong Kong, and Singapore with experience in working in mental health, with the elderly, with people with disabilities, those with drug and alcohol problems and children with special needs. She offers clinical and educational services in Singapore and runs training courses and consultancies in Creative Arts Therapy across Asia.

She designed, wrote and got validated the first Masters in Art Therapy in Asia for Lasalle College of the Arts and has presented papers and workshops at many international conferences over the last 24 years. She runs her own company 'CREATE-CREATIVE ARTS THERAPY AND TRAINING PTE LTD and holds a Master of Education with a specialization in creativity and learning.


Day 1 & 3: 9.30am – 5.30pm
Day 2: 9.30am – 1.00pm

This course includes assessment components.
Assessment may be conducted during and/or after the course. The grading and processing of assessment results can only take place after course completion. Learners who pass the assessment(s) will be awarded with an electronic Certificate of Achievement from SSI. You will receive an email notification when your e-Cert is ready for download in your NCSS e-Services account.

Mode of delivery:
Blended learning (facilitated classroom training and online course materials)
Online course materials: Learners will be required to access the online resources prior to the facilitated classroom training session.

Fee Remarks:

SSG funding is available for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents only. For more information on SSG Training Grants, please visit:
SkillsFuture Singapore Funding.
SkillsFuture Credit.

VCF funding is available for foreigners who are staff of member VWOs of NCSS via Direct Training Application.

Terms and conditions apply. Applicants of above training grants should inform SSI upon submission of your application.


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