Master of Expressive Arts Therapy

The practicum will take place in the second year for full-time students or during the second and the third year for part-time students. The practicum comprises 500 to 750 hours of prescribed work in healthcare, education, or community settings. These hours comply with the regulations set by the IEATA and/or ANZATA. Graduates are eligible for professional membership of the ANZATA upon completion of 750 supervised practicum hours.

Objectives of Practicum

  • To acquaint students with expressive arts therapy values and assumptions
  • To embark on a process of continuous self-assessment and self-analysis for the purpose of learning
  • To develop a professional stance and attitude in their work
  • To acquire basic professional helping skills

Students may complete their practicum requirements in the healthcare, education or community settings in which they are employed. Other students will be assigned a placement in one of the Department of Social Work and Social Administration's and the Centre on Behavioral Health's collaborating partner sites.

Example of participating sites in 2016-17 academic year:

  • AFTEC (Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection)
  • Action Care
  • Benji's Centre
  • Caritas Charrette Centre
  • Caritas Lok Kan School
  • Centre on Behavioral Health (Expressive Arts Clinic)
  • Community Rehabilitation Network
  • Fu Hong Society
  • Heart2Heart
  • Hong Chi Association
  • Hong Kong Christian Service
  • Jockey Club Centre for Positive Ageing
  • Mental Health Association
  • Nesbitt Centre
  • New Hong Association
  • Providence Garden of Rehab
  • Sovereign Art Foundation
  • St. James' Settlement
  • The Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention
  • Tuen Mun Hospital
  • Tung Wah Group Hospital (Elderly Service) ... and more