OPEN STUDIO AND POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH
Credit points: 15
In this subject you will learn about trauma and its many presentations, how this affects the brain and the role materials play in trauma informed practice. In particular you will learn about how art therapy can play a particular role in recovery from trauma and in generating post-traumatic growth. The central vehicle for this clinical application will be the Open Studio method. You will be equipped with skills in facilitating this approach for clients in clinical settings as well as for people affected by natural disasters in the general community.
SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health
Subject Co-ordinatorPatricia Fenner
Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Prerequisites Must be admitted into HMART and must have passed 120 credit points at Year 4 level in Art Therapy.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Handbook of posttraumatic growth: research and practice||Recommended||Calhoun L. G. & Tedeschi, R.G. (2014)||Routledge|
|Readings||Positive change process and post-traumatic growth in people who have experienced childhood abuse: understanding vechiles of change||Recommended||Woodward, C & Joseph, S. (2003)||Psychology and psychotherapy: theory, research and practice|
|Readings||Art therapy, trauma and neuroscience: theoretical||Recommended||King, J. L. (2016)||Taylor and Francis|
|Readings||Trauma, tragedy, therapy: the arts and human suffering||Recommended||Levine, S. (2009)||Jessica Kingsley|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Articulate and critique the structure, form and purpose of the Open Studio method of art therapy
- Paper 1 - theoretical paper lectures and workshops
02. Demonstrate advanced skills in the application of the Open Studio method.
- Completion of a cumulative art-based reflective art work based on the theoretical learning introduced in the subject. This will act as a case study in open Studio method. Personal narratives of experience
03. Differentiate the various forms of trauma relevant to the Australian context and how these impact on brain function
- Paper 1 - theoretical essay workshops and lectures
04. Apply advanced art therapy interventions, including suitable use of materials to reduce trauma impacts for individuals and communities
- Paper 1 # theoretical essay Paper 2 # reflective paper informing implications for clinical practice workshops and class discussion
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Melbourne, 2019, Winter semester, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPatricia Fenner
Five 6.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 28 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.
|Major studio-based art work reflecting student learning (1,000-words equivalent)||30||02|
|Paper 1: Theoretical essay (3,000-words equivalent)||50||01, 02, 03, 04|
|Paper 2: Reflective paper (1,500-words equivalent)||20||02, 04|