EXAT7003 (Core)

Community applications of creative process

Expressive arts therapists frequently find themselves working in diverse settings across the healthcare, educational and community sectors. Astute practitioners often need to adapt to various work cultures while maintaining the core principles of the profession. This course primarily focuses on essential questions practitioners need to address when applying expressive arts therapy to various workplaces? such as clinics, hospitals, schools, and community centers. In addition to setting considerations, expressive arts therapists need to become culturally aware and competent to effectively work with clients from socially and culturally diverse populations. Students will learn how to conceptualize and formulate objectives, goals, interventions, and evaluation methods to match the requirements and mission of different settings. The course will also immerse students in how to engage supervision to inform their adaptations and enhance their professional development. Assessment: 100% coursework