EXAT7001 (Core)

Theory and principles of expressive arts therapy

As the introductory course in expressive arts therapy, students will be immersed in the development, history and overview of expressive arts therapy. Students will be grounded in the foundational theories of the field by learning to appreciate and integrate a diverse array of psychotherapy, philosophical, spiritual and educational concepts. This initial course will engage students in a critical reflection of the ancient roots and more contemporary influences on the place of the arts in medicine to understand the philosophical underpinnings that guide expressive arts therapist. They will come to see the place of expressive arts therapy in the overall context of health promotion, educational achievement and community development. Assessment: 100% coursework