School Of Social Sciences

Art Therapy: Approaches and ApplicationsWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102354.2


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 7

Credit Points: 20

Co ordinator
Patricia Parish

Assumed Knowledge
Foundations of art therapy.

Equivalent Units
101304 - Art Therapy: Application to Client Groups

101303 Art Therapy: Histories, Theories, Groups

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 4595 Master of Art Therapy or 1770 Master of Social Science (Studies in Art Therapy)

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Spring  Yes  Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road - DAY  Patricia Parish  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2022 Spring  Yes  Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road - DAY  Patricia Parish  Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
This unit introduces the spectrum and variety of contemporary art therapy approaches, as they are taken up with and regarded by diverse participants in a range of community and clinical contexts. Students will critically consider how art therapy is applied and adapted to assist people with particular problems and categories of distress. The emergence and problematisation of clinical populations and client groups will be examined, with a view to developing an art therapy practice informed by critical psychological and social perspectives. An experiential component will provide practical experience in exploring art therapy processes and techniques by working in group situations led by experienced art therapists.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
iPad or access to computer.

1700.2Graduate Certificate in Art Therapy (exit only)CURRENT
1770.1Master of Social ScienceCONTINUING
4595.10Master of Art TherapyCURRENT
4595.8Master of Art TherapyCONTINUING
4595.9Master of Art TherapyCONTINUING
4596.4Graduate Diploma in Art Therapy (exit only)CONTINUING
4596.5Graduate Diploma in Art Therapy (exit only)CURRENT


ST1000.1Studies in Art TherapyCONTINUING

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