506 - Art Therapy: Group Dynamics & Therapeutic Skills
4 credits / 40 hours
This experiential course focuses on the development of therapeutic skills required in the practice of art therapy. The principles of group therapy will be explored in the context of art therapy. Students have an opportunity to create art and to practice the role of the art therapist in dyads, triads and small groups. The opportunity to be the client, the therapist, and the observer provides an opportunity to integrate art therapy theory and practice. The focus of this course is to practice art therapy and to have an opportunity to give and receive constructive feedback. It is an interactive and dynamic process. This course will include the introduction of an Indigenous model of art therapy practice.