APPROACHES AND THEORIES OF ART THERAPY

PHE4FAA

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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

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

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Art as a way of knowing

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorAllen, P.B.

Year1995

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherBOSTON: SHAMBALA.

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The arts therapies: a revolution in healthcare

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorJones, P

Year2005

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherHOVE & NEW YORK: BRUNNER ROUTLEDGE.

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Approaches to art therapy: Theory and technique

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRubin, J.A.

Year2016

Edition/Volume3rd Edn

PublisherTaylor & Francis

ISBNN/A

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Chapter/issueN/A

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Handbook of Art Therapy

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMalchiodi, C.

Year2012

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherNY: GUILDFORD PRESS.

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

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. Identify, and analyse relevant underpinning psychological theories and models in the development and practice of art therapy
02. Express and appropriately present complex personal material to others through art making demonstrating boundary awareness
03. Analyse and critique psychological theories relevant to applications in art therapy practice with diverse clinical populations
04. Discern and articulate advanced level interpersonal skills, most particularly empathetic listening and observation

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 08-09, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPatricia Fenner

Class requirements

Block ModeWeek: 8 - 9
Five 7.00 h block mode per study period from week 8 to week 9 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One paper (3,500-words)

N/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

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.

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4