Nov 30, 2020  
2020-2021 Springfield College Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Springfield College Catalog
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ATPY 484 - PRACTICUM IN ART THERAPY


This course is for students who want to develop a deeper understanding of how art is used in the healing environment.  Practicum in art therapy provides students a pre-professional experience, where they can begin to formulate their roles as helpers in preparation for professional training at the graduate level. Students practice observation skills, help plan and co-lead groups, and develop special projects. Typical experiences have students participating in weekly site visits at mental health agencies, schools, clinics, and other human service organizations.  Students receive supervision from the college supervisor in the group and with a site supervisor.  Depending on the site, students will utilize various approaches such as art as healing, art as adjunctive to traditional therapy, and art therapy with more complex population needs.

Prerequisites & Notes
ATPY 101, 105, PSYCH 101, 109, and ATPY309 (or alternative as approved by the instructor). Matriculation required.



Credits: 3










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