The course description
Are you interested in the field of art therapy, but don't know what it's all about? This course will answer any questions you might have. You will learn a brief history of Art Therapy and will touch on how clinical theories may be applied to the specialized field. You will also gain an understanding of how properties of art materials may impact individuals, as well as discuss the importance of having a Master's in Art Therapy when using it in mental health treatment. This course will also explore the educational path, credentials available, ethical use and job opportunities.
In this video students will meet Beth Ann Short, board certified art therapist and gain an overview of the field and this course.
In this lecture students will explore employment of masters level trained art therapists, methodology, Lowenfeld's Stages of Graphic Development and open studio method.
In this lecture students will experience the wide variety of art materials and learn how they and the art therapy process become a holding environment.
In this lecture students will explore the educational requirements, credentialing, licensure and ethical considerations in practicing art therapy.
Beth Ann Short grew up around Great Lakes region, living in both Michigan and Ontario throughout her youth. A strong lover of art history Short's work in fine art, as well as in her clinical role as an art therapist, radiates her desire to relate to all individuals with respect and honor. Her goal in her roles as author, artist, art therapist and educator: to support individuals honoring their creative process while providing tangible opportunities for healing and growth in any facet of their lives.
BA: Double Major English and Fine Art from Alma College
MA: Art Therapy from Marylhurst University.
Short is a nationally registered and board certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) with the Art Therapy Credentials Board. She is also a member of the American Art Therapy Association. Short has shown her art nationally since the 90's and is active in the Portland, Oregon art community. Short worked in Portland, OR in community mental health for eight years before creating her version of open studio art therapy. Since 1997, Short has experience in working with groups, families and individuals. Her clinical background specializes in Art Therapy, although Short has also been trained in traditional verbal methodologies, Family Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy and Photo Therapy. Short is also adjunct faculty at in the art therapy counseling department.