Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will explore group art therapy through theoretical and experiential learning. The focus is on learning about experiential group art therapy, gaining an understanding of art making within a group context, an understanding of group development and the group dynamics process and issues of visual and verbal self disclosure. The impact of image making in groups on the individual student, the group process and the learning about group art therapy practice will be examined.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

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.


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsGroup analytic art therapyRecommendedMcNeilly, G. 2006JESSICA KINGSLEY, LONDON
ReadingsGroup interactive art therapyRecommendedWaller, D 1993ROUTLEDGE, LONDON

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPatricia Fenner

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.5 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
class participation30
one 2,500-word research essay on group art therapy35
one group facilitation and one 2,000-word report35