phe5psc prof prac and supervision c




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will consolidate their learning experiences as trainee art therapists as they complete the final 250 hours of clinical placement for the Master of Art Therapy (PHE5ACC). They will focus attention on how they appropriately communicate their understanding of their work to others including their clients, to other practitioners, and to peers in the art therapy supervision group. In this subject students will develop a stronger capacity to articulate how their work is located within a theoretical approach. They will also be able to demonstrate an enhanced understanding of the therapeutic relationship and their own responses and experiences as trainee art therapists.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPatricia Fenner

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

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

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Articulate advanced level of clinical reasoning.

Participate in discussion of own clinical work and that of others in supervision class.

02. Advanced level of analysis of theoretical approaches underpinning own and others clinical work.

Review and critique clinical work in light of theoretical constructs.

03. A deep awareness of self as therapist in the context of long term therapeutic relationships.

Reflect on and discuss how transferential and counter transferential material has interacted in a particular case as reported in the case study.

04. Articulation of practices and behaviours which demonstrate appropriate professional boundaries.

Identify and discuss own and fellow students practice of professional boundaries as appropriate in class.

05. Concise review of clinical work in the context of the literature and evidence based practice.

Review and analysis of clinical work alongside the evidence base.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Week 30-44, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPatricia Fenner

Class requirements

Block ModeWeek: 30 - 30
One 1.0 days block mode per study period from week 30 to week 30 and delivered via face-to-face.
"24 July"

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
Attendance and participation10
LTU Supervisor's Professional Practice Skills report3001, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 30-minute case study presentation3001, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 4,000-word case study report3001, 02, 03, 04, 05