Training Group Assessment, AAD732


Module AAD732 Training Group

Assessment type:  Oral-visual presentation and 1600 word report.

Presentations will take place on Wednesday, April 17th.

Report deadline May 13th.

Percentage contribution:  40% of Coursework for Module AAD732

An oral-visual presentation presented within your Training Group, documented in a website, blog or Power Point presentation and summary report (1600 words). The website or blog should be free. WordPress, Weebly, and Wix offer free website and blog templates. There are online tutorials for WordPress, Weebly and Wix. Instagram can be linked to your blog or website, but it is not adequate on its own to incorporate enough text required for this assignment.


A 1600 word report can refer to content on your website or blog.  Please keep in mind your report will include references to art therapy books and articles and references from allied professions. References to be formatted according to Harvard Referencing. Link to Harvard Referencing guidelines:

Module AAD732 Report 

The report should include how you would apply—
Attachment-based, object relations and holistic approaches consistent with a coherent trauma-informed pluralistic framework and working within ethical and professional requirements (HCPC Standards of Proficiency).

You can present and report on working with a specific client group in your practicum (or your intended practicum). When you have selected a client group, suggest art materials and methods that may be helpful in working with this client group. Explore another art material/method that you did not showcase in your last report.

Highlight Module Learning Outcomes 1-4 and relevant HCPC standards of proficiency.


This coursework is a Report (1,600 words) (including art) evidencing your oral-visual presentation (e.g. blog / website or Power Point) and examining your experiential learning and insights gained from your participation particularly in both the Training Group and Studio Practice. This must critically evaluate implications for your art therapy practice, applying theory, skills and research covered in the module, and in working within a coherent framework and professional boundaries. This should also:

  • Incorporate relevant photographs / examples of your own programme-related reflexive practice artwork during the Module.

Method of feedback: Written and verbal feedback.

Please use Harvard Referencing accurately. Only include references you have cited in your report.

Another link for Harvard Referencing:

Refer to a pluralistic integrative framework of practice and a trauma-informed care approach.

A helpful article describing Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy: Pluralism Therapy

Please include any relevant photographs of artworks you have made during the module, as examples of your own artistic practice (these are photographs you have included in your Training Group Journal or on your website or blog). Your artistic practice is the basis for exploring art materials and methods that are applicable to working with client groups in art therapy.

Your presentation and report also highlights relevant Health and Care Professions Council, Standards of Proficiency.

Method of feedback: Written and verbal feedback.

The presentation and report should relate to the following Learning Outcomes:

Module AAD732 Art Therapy: Development of Theory and Practice. Developing the therapeutic relationship, informed by attachment, object relations and holistic theory, trauma understandings, ethics, a pluralistic framework, and implications for individual and group practice.

Successful students will be able to demonstrate: 

Module AAD732 Learning Outcomes 

Module Intended Learning Outcome 1

A comprehensive understanding and critical evaluation of:

  – psychodynamic and eco-biopsychosocial theories, research, skills (GILO 1) and 

  – ethics, conduct and statutory requirements (GILO 2);
critically evaluating their relevance in deepening the therapeutic relationship within a coherent approach to trauma informed pluralistic practice.

Module Intended Learning Outcome 2

Originality in the application of evidence-based skills, critically evaluating how you develop a secure attachment, manage complex dynamics and meet client needs, working within a coherent approach to trauma informed pluralistic practice (GILO 4).

  • Using skills particularly relevant to developing a relational therapeutic alliance, including: assessment & planning, evaluation of practice,
    self-awareness & accountability, relationships & communication.

Module Intended Learning Outcome 3

Critical analytical ability in the application of ethical skills relevant to developing therapeutic relationships to meet client needs; critically evaluating your coherent practice within ethical, legal and professional standards and requirements (GILO 8).

  • Abiding by the: Standards of conduct, performance and ethics (HCPC, 2016),
    Code of Ethics and Principles of Professional Practice for Art Therapists (BAAT, 2014) & Guidance on conduct and ethics for students (HCPC (2016, June).

Module Intended Learning Outcome 4

Critically evaluating competence in:
– key transferable skills
(GILO 9) and
– relevant
HCPC (2013) Standards of Proficiency – Arts TherapistsSummary of Generic Intended Learning Outcomes (GILOs)

To be used to guide evaluation & assessment criteria:

Generic Intended Learning Outcomes 1: Demonstrate a systematic comprehensive knowledge and understanding of, and capacity to critically evaluate: art therapy and biopsychosocial theories, research and skills; critically evaluating their application within a coherent trauma informed pluralistic approach to meet diverse needs.

Generic Intended Learning Outcomes 2: Demonstrate a systematic and comprehensive knowledge and critical understanding of standards of performance, ethics and conduct, legal and statutory requirements and organisational policies to inform safe, ethical and professional practice. 

Generic Intended Learning Outcomes 3: Demonstrate competence and originality in the application of knowledge and skills in undertaking assessment and the critical evaluation of information to formulate, monitor and adapt Art Therapy plans and practice to meet diverse needs.

Generic Intended Learning Outcomes 4: Demonstrate competence and originality in practising within a coherent integrative pluralistic & trauma informed framework in the implementation of Art Therapy evidence-based practice to meet diverse needs.

Generic Intended Learning Outcome 5: Demonstrate evidence of competence in the critical review, systematic evaluation, adaptation and quality assurance of Art Therapy practice and research, in line with evidence-based practice, including making appropriate professional use of supervision.

Generic Intended Learning Outcome 6. Demonstrate competence in practising Art Therapy with professional autonomy, self-awareness, reflexivity and accountability, working within own scope of practice, maintaining fitness to practise, exercising sound professional judgement, and dealing with complex issues systematically and creatively. 

Generic Intended Learning Outcome 7. Demonstrate the capacity to critically evaluate and manage professional relationships and communication appropriately in Art Therapy practice, including dealing with complex issues systematically and creatively.

Generic Intended Learning Outcome 8. Demonstrate commitment and capacity to practise within ethical, legal and professional requirements, boundaries and standards of conduct, performance and ethics, including non-discriminatory practice and managing ethical complexity systematically and creatively.

Generic Intended Learning Outcome 9. Demonstrate key qualities & transferable skills
– the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility
– decision-making in complex and unpredictable situations
– independent learning ability required for continuing professional development