Expressive Therapies with Children   [Archived Catalog]
2011-2012 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Addendum

PY 541 - Expressive Therapies with Children

This course orients students to the use of Art Therapy, Drama Therapy, Dance/Movement Therapy and Music therapy as therapeutic approach and for children. An essential aspect of this approach is the integration of creative processes to meet client needs. The basic theories and research supporting the creative arts therapies are introduced as well as practical applications. The use of creative art therapies and creative processes are examined in the following areas: as an intervention in therapeutic and educational settings, as an intervention in health care and medical settings, as a form of psycho-education and as an approach for group process. The course includes both didactic and experiential components to help students make use of the expressive modalities in their clinical and educational practices. No previous experience in the arts is required or expected. (3 credits)