Details for Basics of Creative Therapies

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  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: SSE515
  • Credit points: 10


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Unit Content

Assessment Methods

Reflective Journal - 20%

The Arts in Practice - 40%

Companioning Viva - 20%

Presentation of a Collaborative Art Work - 20%

Prescribed Text

Lett, W. R. 2011). An Inquiry into Making Sense of Our Lives. Eltham, Vic.: Rebus Press.

Representative References

Breen, A.  2012. Raising Hope: Play Therapy, Improvisation and the Arts with Children Experiencing Difficult Lives [online]. Psychotherapy in Australia. 18 (2), 14-19.

Day, R., & Day, C. 2012. Creative Therapy in the Sand: Using Sandtray with Clients. Rugby, U.K.: Brook Creative Therapy.

Gil, E. 2015. Play in Family Therapy. New York & London: Guilford Press.

Malchiodi, C.A. and Crenshaw, D.A. 2014. Creative Arts and Play Therapy for Attachment Problems. New York & London: Guilford Press.

Malchiodi, C. A. 2007. The Art Therapy Sourcebook. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Ollier, K., & Hobday, A. 2014. Creative Therapy: Adolescents Overcoming Child Sexual Abuse. Melbourne: ACER Press.

Pearson, M., & Wilson, H. 2009. Using Expressive Arts to Work with Mind, Body and Emotions. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Rappaport, L. 2009. Focusing-oriented Art Therapy: Accessing the Body’s Wisdom and Creative Intelligence. London & Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley.

Rubin, J.A. 2005. Child Art Therapy, 3rd ed. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons.

Schroder, D. 2015. Exploring and Developing the Use of Art-based Genograms in Family of Origin Therapy: Sharing the Potential for Understanding and Healing through the Art Process. Charles C. Thomas.

Spiegel, D. 2010. Music Activities & More for Teaching DBT Skills and Enhancing any Therapy: Even for the Non-musician. Bloomington, Ind.: AuthorHouse