FOUNDATIONS OF ART THERAPY A

PHE4FAA

2014

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, we investigate the main psychological theories which have played a role and those in popular current 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.

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.

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. 2nd Edn.RecommendedRubin, J.A. 2001HOVE AND NEW YORK: BRUNNER ROUTLEDGE.
ReadingsArt as a way of knowingRecommendedAllen, P.B. 1995BOSTON: SHAMBALA.
ReadingsHandbook of Art TherapyRecommendedMalchiodi, C. 2003NY: GUILDFORD PRESS.
ReadingsThe arts therapies: a revolution in healthcareRecommendedJones, P 2005HOVE & NEW YORK: BRUNNER ROUTLEDGE.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Week 08-09, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPatricia Fenner

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 5.0 days block mode per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
"Block mode teaching over 5 full days: 19th - 21st Feb & 27th - 28th Feb."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
3,500-word paper60
1000 word reflective paperThis paper accompanies a hurdle task of self box and class presentation.30
Attendance and participation in class discussion10