OPEN STUDIO AND POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH

PHE5OST

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLibby Byrne

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into HMART and must have passed 120 credit points at Year 4 level in Art Therapy

Co-requisitesN/A

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Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Handbook of posttraumatic growth: research and practice

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorCalhoun L. G. & Tedeschi, R.G.

Year2014

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PublisherRoutledge

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Trauma, tragedy, therapy: the arts and human suffering

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorLevine, S.

Year2009

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PublisherJessica Kingsley

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Positive change process and post-traumatic growth in people who have experienced childhood abuse: understanding vechiles of change

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorWoodward, C & Joseph, S.

Year2003

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PublisherPsychology and psychotherapy: theory, research and practice

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Art therapy, trauma and neuroscience: theoretical

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorKing, J. L.

Year2016

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PublisherTaylor and Francis

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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. Articulate and critique the structure, form and purpose of the Open Studio method of art therapy
02. Demonstrate advanced skills in the application of the Open Studio method.
03. Differentiate the various forms of trauma relevant to the Australian context and how these impact on brain function
04. Apply advanced art therapy interventions, including suitable use of materials to reduce trauma impacts for individuals and communities

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Winter semester, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLibby Byrne

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 28 - 28
Five 6.00 h 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.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Major studio-based art work reflecting student learning (1,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2
Paper 1: Theoretical essay (3,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Paper 2: Reflective paper (1,500-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2, SILO4