605 - Art Therapy Clinical Seminar: Advanced Counselling, Issues & Assessments
3 credits / 30 hours
This course addresses the clinical application of art therapy with a special focus on assessment, treatment planning and evaluation. Students will be oriented to the historical and cultural roots of art therapy assessment tools and become familiar with a strengths-based trauma-informed approach to assessment and evaluation. The course also provides a review of ethical issues in the practice of art therapy and suicide prevention, assessment and intervention. Students will have the opportunity to practice using art-based assessments both in class and in their clinical placements. Orientation to the special topic of Family Art Therapy will also be addressed including theory and practice skills. The final component of the course is “Leaving the Nest”, focusing on building professional skills in preparation for graduation and developing a career in art therapy.