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2012-2013 Springfield College Graduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Springfield College Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ATPY 682 - Advanced Seminar in Theories, Professional Identity and Skills in Art Therapy / Counseling

The purpose of this course is to integrate the theories and advanced practice of art therapy within a helping relationship framework.  More specifically, the various types of clients, populations, diagnoses, and defined goals are integrated with the theoretical applications of the art therapy materials and modalities.

The course is split into a didactic and an experimental program.  Class discussion includes professional identity; therapy session preparation and structure; the therapeutic process and climate; beginning, maintaining and terminating clinical sessions and treatment; referral options and discharge planning; community programs, private practice vs. group practice concerns; brief therapy theory and practice; clinical indications in choice of materials and modalities.  Art experiences are designed to illustrate the focus and direction of specific issues.

Prerequisites & Notes
ATPY 520, ATPY 625, ATPY 684, or permission of instructor.

Credits: 3