Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will consolidate your learning experiences as trainee art therapist as you complete the final 250 hours of clinical placement for the Master of Art Therapy (PHE5ACC). You will focus attention on how you appropriately communicate your understanding of your work to others including your clients, to other practitioners, and to peers in the art therapy supervision group. In this subject you will develop a stronger capacity to articulate how your work is located within a theoretical approach. You will also be able to demonstrate an enhanced understanding of the therapeutic relationship and their own responses and experiences as trainee art therapists.

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 in HMART - Master of Art Therapy


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

Career Ready


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 advanced level of clinical reasoning that demonstrates culturally responsive practice.
02. Apply an advanced level of analysis of the theoretical approaches underpinning own and others clinical work.
03. Demonstrate deep awareness of self as therapist in the context of long term therapeutic relationships.
04. Practice within appropriate professional boundaries.
05. Identify, analyse and discuss evidence based and clinically related literature.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 30-44, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLibby Byrne

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Supervisor's Professional Practice Skills professional competency assessment (1,000-words equiv.) Assessment in consultation between supervisor and student, using evidence from class proceduresN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
One 30-minute case study presentation (1,500-words equivalent) and case report (4,000-words)N/AN/AN/ANo70 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5