An Introductory Guide to Art Therapy
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An Introductory Guide to Art Therapy

How to integrate art therapy methods and techniques into a holistic approach to therapeutic interventions
3.9 (18 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
102 students enrolled
Created by Syeda Rahman
Last updated 12/2018
English
English
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • 4 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You will be introduced to art therapy and get an opportunity to practice self-paced experiential exercises designed to support the development of skills in applying art therapy techniques. With practice, students will come to appreciate the power of the creative process for healing and growth.
Requirements
  • Art materials e.g. visual diary/drawing paper, scissors, medium size paper plate, magazine, oil pastels/crayons, coloured pencils, pen, markers etc). NB: Art materials are optional. Basic counselling skills would be advantageous but an open and curious mind is a must!
Description

An introductory guide designed to help students understand the history, methods and techniques of art therapy and vital information needed to integrate them into a holistic approach to achieve positive therapeutic outcomes. Students will learn the following:

  • Definition of art therapy

  • Brief history and journey of art therapy

  • Differing approaches that illustrates a continuum in practice

  • Benefits and limitations of art therapy

  • Mental illness and art therapy

  • Sensory activities

*Please note that doing this course will not qualify you to work as an art therapist*

Who this course is for:
  • This course is for anyone who would like to deepen their understanding of art therapy. For counsellors and counselling students, this course should make great additional skills for your therapeutic tool-box to use with clients you have been trained to work with.
Course content
Expand all 17 lectures 01:09:05
+ Art Therapy: Introduction, Definition and History
4 lectures 27:27
1.2 Definition of Art Therapy
02:24
1.3 Brief History and Journey of Art Therapy
02:19
Course Lecture Notes
18:08

Art therapy is a static therapy in which client plays a passive role

True or False
1 question
True or False
1 question
+ Approaches, Benefits and Limitations of Art Therapy
3 lectures 11:21
2.1 Differing approaches that show a continuum in practice
03:39
2.2 Benefits of Art Therapy
03:46
2.3 Limitations of Art Therapy
03:56
+ Mental Illness and Ethical Practice in Art Therapy
3 lectures 08:11
5.1 Art Therapy and Mental Illness
03:58
5.2 Art Therapy for Trauma and Loss
01:52
5.3 Ethical Practice
02:21
+ Section 8: Bonus Lecture: A Shamanic Perspective
1 lecture 07:27
Spirituality and Art Therapy - A Shamanic Perspective
07:27