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.
SchoolPsychology and Public Health
Subject Co-ordinatorLibby Byrne
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites Must be admitted into HMART and must have passed 120 credit points at Year 4 level in Art Therapy
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Handbook of posttraumatic growth: research and practice
AuthorCalhoun L. G. & Tedeschi, R.G.
Positive change process and post-traumatic growth in people who have experienced childhood abuse: understanding vechiles of change
AuthorWoodward, C & Joseph, S.
PublisherPsychology and psychotherapy: theory, research and practice
Trauma, tragedy, therapy: the arts and human suffering
Art therapy, trauma and neuroscience: theoretical
AuthorKing, J. L.
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Winter semester, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLibby Byrne
Lecture/SeminarWeek: 28 - 28
Five 6.00 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 28 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.
If we have more than 30 students enrolled in this subject, students will be able to allocate themselves to a 2nd class of the subject in Week 27.
Major studio-based art work and reflection (2500 words equivalent)
Theoretical essay (2,500-words equivalent)
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