APPROACHES AND THEORIES OF ART THERAPY
Credit points: 15
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, you investigate the main psychological theories which have played a role and those in popular contemporary 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.
SchoolPsychology and Public Health
Subject Co-ordinatorPatricia Fenner
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites Must be admitted into HMART - Master of Art Therapy or HCART - Graduate Certificate in Art Therapy
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Approaches to art therapy: Theory and technique
PublisherTaylor & Francis
The arts therapies: a revolution in healthcare
PublisherHOVE & NEW YORK: BRUNNER ROUTLEDGE.
Handbook of Art Therapy
PublisherNY: GUILDFORD PRESS.
Art as a way of knowing
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
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 07-10, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPatricia Fenner
Block ModeWeek: 8 - 9
Five 7.00 hours block mode per study period from week 8 to week 9 and delivered via face-to-face.
One paper (3,500-words)
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One reflective paper (1,000-words)This paper accompanies a the creative art making task of the 'self box' and class presentation of this work.
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