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

PY 542 - Expressive Therapies

This course provides an introduction to the expressive/creative theories of art, drama, music, dance/movement, and writing. The use of creative art modalities and creative processes are examined in the following areas: during intervention in therapeutic and educational settings to foster expression and communication; while promoting integration of physical, emotional and cognitive states; as an enhancement of self-awareness that facilitates change and promotes social well-being; and as a tool for dealing with both counter transference and professional burnout. 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. (2 credits)