Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will consolidate your learning experiences as trainee art therapist as you complete the final 250 hours of clinical placement for the Master of Art Therapy (PHE5ACC). You will focus attention on how you appropriately communicate your understanding of your work to others including your clients, to other practitioners, and to peers in the art therapy supervision group. In this subject you will develop a stronger capacity to articulate how your work is located within a theoretical approach. You 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 and demonstrate culturally responsive practice underpinning an advanced level of clinical reasoning.

class activities

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

case presentation and report

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

case presentation and report, professional skills competency assessment

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

professional skills competency assessment

05. Identify, analyse and discuss evidence based and clinically related literature

case report and presentation

06. Articulate and contextualise advanced level of ethical practice

ethics quiz

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2017, Week 30-44, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPatricia Fenner

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 30 - 30
One 7.0 hours block mode per study period from week 30 to week 30 and delivered via face-to-face.
"21 July"

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

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 30 - 44
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class other recurrence from week 30 to week 44 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Ethics quiz (20 minutes)10 04, 06
LTU Supervisor's Professional Practice Skills professional competency assessmentconsultation between supervisor and student30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 30-minute case study presentation (1500 word equivalent) and 4000 word case report60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05