School Of Social Sciences

Integrating Arts and TherapyWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102527.3


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 7

Credit Points: 20

Co ordinator
Joy Paton

Assumed Knowledge
Concurrent or previous study of foundational units in counselling and art therapy.

Equivalent Units
101507 - Counselling 2

Incompatible Units
102355 - Foundations of Psychotherapy and Counselling 2, 102356 - Integrating Arts and Therapy

101303 Art Therapy: Histories, Theories, Groups AND 102806 Counselling Skills for the Allied Professions AND 102744 Indigenous Australia: History, Knowledge and Professional Practice

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 4595 Master of Art Therapy.

Teaching Periods

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

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About this Unit
This unit introduces art therapy students to an understanding of art psychotherapy theory through the lens of contemporary art and the translation of foundational psychotherapy knowledge and skills into art therapy practice. This unit builds on the micro skills of counselling and psychotherapy learned in Counselling Skills for the Allied Professions, through the scaffolded introduction and practice of art therapy clinical skills during intensive group work supported by staff. The unit also offers an opportunity for students to demonstrate their emerging understandings of art therapy by producing and exhibiting an artwork on a chosen aspect of the relationship between art and psychotherapy.

4595.10Master of Art TherapyCURRENT
4595.9Master of Art TherapyCONTINUING
4596.5Graduate Diploma in Art Therapy (exit only)CURRENT

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