FOUNDATIONS OF ART THERAPY A

PHE4FAA

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will be introduced to the diversity of theoretical approaches which constitute and differentiate the practice of art therapy. The practice of art therapy draws on theory from the domains of psychology and creativity. In this subject, you investigate the main psychological theories which have played a role and those in popular contemporary use. This overview locates the humanistic art therapy approach at La Trobe University in context. The theoretical constructs introduced within the subject are counterbalanced with an experiential understanding of art therapy process through personal art making.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPatricia Fenner

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HMART - Master of Art Therapy.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsApproaches to art therapy: Theory and technique. 3rd Edn.RecommendedRubin, J.A. 2016Taylor & Francis
ReadingsArt as a way of knowingRecommendedAllen, P.B. 1995BOSTON: SHAMBALA.
ReadingsHandbook of Art TherapyRecommendedMalchiodi, C. 2012NY: GUILDFORD PRESS.
ReadingsThe arts therapies: a revolution in healthcareRecommendedJones, P 2005HOVE & NEW YORK: BRUNNER ROUTLEDGE.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify, and analyse relevant underpinning psychological theories and models in the development and practice of art therapy

Activities:
Lectures, class activities

02. Express and appropriately present complex personal material to others through art making demonstrating boundary awareness

Activities:
Homework art making task and presentation to class

03. Analyse and critique psychological theories relevant to applications in art therapy practice with diverse clinical populations

Activities:
Lectures, class group work

04. Discern and articulate advanced level interpersonal skills, most particularly empathetic listening and observation

Activities:
Class small group work, whole class art activities

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Week 08-09, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPatricia Fenner

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 08 - 09
Five 7.0 hours block mode per study period from week 08 to week 09 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Block mode teaching over 5 full days: Full time stream dates: 15, 16, 17, 23, 24 February; Part time stream 13, 14, 20, 21, 22 February"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
3,500-word paper60 01, 02, 03
1000 word reflective paperThis paper accompanies a the creative art making task of the 'self box' and class presentation of this work.40 01, 02, 04