Creative Psychotherapy, Certificate | Tallinn University | Tallinn, Estonia
Certificate On Campus

Creative Psychotherapy

12 days
450 EUR/full
450 EUR/full
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Creative Psychotherapy course of Tallinn University introduces to those seeking a deeper understanding of human nature, and experience how creativity enriches and enhances our knowledge, perception, and emotional intelligence. During this course students will learn about the principles of CP, and actively experience the methods of practice.


Course participants will experience the making of creative work as a way of exploring, and connecting with their subconscious. Creativity is used as a tool for understanding the self and the social environment.

The methodology of the Creative Psychotherapy course of Tallinn University takes into consideration the individual’s ability and willingness to explore at one’s own pace and style in a setting where confidentiality is respected and where it is safe to express both ideas and emotions.

CP is a therapeutic method that utilises creativity as its core part in treating mental health dysfunctions. CP is a process, where a relationship is formed between the psychotherapist, the client and the creative work providing a safe framework for the inner self to unfold, heal and flourish.

Psychotherapy stemming from psychology is a very young discipline formed tentatively over millennia. The inner aspects of our being have been defined in antiquity as the Psyche, the Spirit (Pneuma) and the Mind (Nous), in describing something manifested only in our behaviour. Healing of the Psyche existed as support from family, friends and guidance by spiritual or religius leaders of our communities.

In the 9th century AD Rhazes applied a psychological approach in the Middle East. In Europe, mental health pathologies were viewed as effects of demonic intervention and punishment or exorcism was prescribed. Only after the Enlightenment medicine is ready for the ‘talking cure’ as coined and practiced by Josef Breuer in 1881. Developed by his protégé Sigmund Freud to become psychoanalysis, and later on psychotherapies, and councelling.

Arts/creative psychotherapies started by artists working with people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and other severe mental health problems in institutions during the post II world war era. Creativity in psychotherapy is directed in enabling subconscious mechanisms to surface raising self-awareness and enhance quality of life. The process though of art making has its own healing properties integrated in the practice.

Why this course?

  • Participants will learn to use creative-work as a tool for communication and exploration of the subconscious.
  • Participants will  develop a better understanding of the self and the social environment.
  • Course methodology respects the individual’s ability and willingness to explore at one’s own pace in a confidential setting where it is safe to express both ideas and emotions.

Programme Structure

Course includes:

  • Workshop: Boundaries, what is the role of boundaries in CP
  • Experiential: A creative psychotherapy group in the context of therapeutic and educational character
  • Workshop: Exploring Creative Psychotherapy, differences and similarities with Fine Art
  • Workshop: Image of the self, symbolism, archetypes and metaphors
  • Workshop: The difference between theory and practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 days

Start dates & application deadlines






On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The course is open to anyone interested in learning about the basic principles of Creative Psychotherapies. Students should be prepared to explore their own inner world and gain a further understanding of human nature.
  • No prior coursework or experience is required for enrollment. Rather than receiving instructions directed towards specific competences, participants will engage in guided exploration and experience. The course method draws on the students willingness to actively participate and look at their inner landscape rather than passively learn about theoretical models of psychotherapy.  The only precondition is keeping an open mind on creativity and self-expression.
  • The course is limited to 15 people.

Tuition Fee

To always see correct tuition fees
  • International

    450 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 450 EUR for the full programme during 12 days.
  • EU/EEA

    450 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 450 EUR for the full programme during 12 days.
  • Early-Bird Course Fee (until March 31): 400€
  • Regular Course Fee (after March 31): 450€

Living costs for Tallinn

598 - 948 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Other interesting programmes for you

Our partners

Creative Psychotherapy
Tallinn University
Creative Psychotherapy
Tallinn University


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!