Details for Creative Therapies

Students will develop the capacity to use creative expression towards self-understanding and understanding of others. Students will also plan, implement and analyse interventions that draw on the skills of companioning, description, bracketing, reduction, amplification, creating themes and mapping. The following skills will also be encouraged: improvisation, imaginative variation, collaborative inquiry, intersubjective responding and reflexive research.


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: SSC333
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Rebecca Loundar

Prerequisites

The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Creative Therapies

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Outcomes

  1. Develop the capacity to use creative expression towards self-understanding and understanding of others;
  2. Plan, implement and analyse interventions that draw on the skills of companioning, description, bracketing, reduction, amplification, creating themes and mapping. The following skills will also be encouraged: improvisation, imaginative variation, collaborative inquiry, intersubjective responding and reflexive research;
  3. Appraise the theoretical and practical applications of using the arts in therapy;
  4. Demonstrate the appropriate use of art material, creative expression and sand tray objects to further one’s own and another’s meaning- making.

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Onsite (face-to-face)
  • Online (eLearning)
  • Intensives
  • Extensives

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Journal (20%)
  • The Arts in Practice (30%)
  • Presentation of a Collaborative Art Work (50%)

Prescribed Text

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

Please consult your instructor prior to purchasing any textbooks.