ART THERAPY WITH CHILDREN

PHE4ATC

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will develop an understanding of theories and practices of art therapy with children and adolescents, primarily from Western perspectives however cognisant of the complexities of working with cross cultural populations. You will learn about child development and how children also systematically develop the ability to express themselves using visual art. Art therapy assessment skills appropriate for use with children and adolescents will be presented and critiqued. Through the acquisition of art therapy clinical skills, you will gain the ability to practice art therapy with children from diverse cultures in various settings.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPatricia Fenner

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into HMART - Master of Art Therapy or HCART - Graduate Certificate in Art Therapy

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

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Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Art therapy with children: From infancy to adolescence

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorCase, C. & Dally, T.

Year2008

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PublisherLONDON: ROUTLEDGE

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Hidden treasure: A map to the child's inner self

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorOaklander, V.

Year2007

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PublisherRoutledge

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The practitioners guide to child art therapy

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorShore, A.

Year2013

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherTaylor & Francis

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Child Art Therapy

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRubin, J.

Year2005

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PublisherHOBOKEN: JOHN WILEY

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Breaking the silence

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMalchiodi, C.

Year2014

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PublisherTaylor & Francis

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Career Ready

Career-focusedYes

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Ability to describe child development theories and, in particular, graphic development.
02. Articulate a range of mental health issues which present in childhood and how these can be assessed using art therapy tools.
03. Ability to design an art therapy treatment plan for a range of children in varied settings.
04. Ability to demonstrate and differentiate factors which impact on child development such as culture and trauma.
05. Ability to discern the difference between subjective and objective information in child observation.
06. Analysis of the impact of various art materials on therapeutic process.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPatricia Fenner

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Plus the equivalent of 1 hour additional out-of-class activities per week.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Observation report, 2000 wordsN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO5
Theoretical essay, 2500 wordsN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6