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Credit points: 35

Subject outline

In this subject students will be required to complete a final project, which may be a theoretical paper, an art therapy case study, or heuristic research demonstrating scholarly research, in current APA style. The topic and format are subject to approval by a committee composed of the Master of Art Therapy Coordinator and one other faculty member. The paper should include: an abstract, literature review (completed in semester one), description of the method, results and discussion of the findings.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points35

Subject Co-ordinatorPatricia Fenner

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

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


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsArt therapy, research and evidence-based practiceRecommendedGilroy, A. 2006SAGE, LONDON
ReadingsArt, science and art therapyRecommendedKaplan, F 2000JESSICA KINGSLEY, LONDON
ReadingsArt-based researchRecommendedMcNiff, S 1999JESSICA KINGSLEY, LONDON
ReadingsArts and music therapyRecommendedGilroy, A and Lee, C 1995ROUTLEDGE, LONDON
ReadingsBeginning research in the arts therapiesRecommendedAnsfdell, G and Pavlicevic, M 2001JESSICA KINGSLEY, LONDON
ReadingsDoing counselling researchRecommendedMcLeod, J 1994SAGE, LONDON
ReadingsPhenomenological research methodsRecommendedMoustakas, C 1994SAGE, LONDON
ReadingsThe handbook of research synthesisRecommendedCooper, H M and Hedges, L V 1994SAGE, LONDON

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Advanced skills in analysis of literature including understanding of research methods

Completion of literature review and methods analysis of texts

02. Design skills for a research project

Design of study and data gathering materials and their analysis

03. Extrapolation of research findings within the context of literature

Extensive discussion of study findings

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