Online Survey of Art Therapy

This course will explore theories, techniques, and range of practice within the field of Art Therapy. Students will learn from the experts in the field through articles written by presenters, podcasts, online discussion, and case materials.

We are offering the opportunity to learn about Art Therapy from the people who are writing and presenting nationally and internationally and working with clients specific to the week’s topic. Students will focus on the use of the visual arts to enhance their own personal development and growth through illustrated lectures, readings, discussion, and studio work.


Facts:

• No previous art experience is necessary.
• A rare chance to learn from international leaders in Art Therapy
• 100% online curriculum
• Undergraduate, graduate, international, and non-degree students welcome
• Three class credits
• Limited space available

Non-degree students for Spring 2016

Summer 2016 Registration for GW students

Summer 2016 Registration for Non-Degree Students


Course Description

Students will learn from experts in the field of art therapy through articles written by presenters, voice over powerpoints, online discussion, and case materials. The course provides an opportunity to learn about Art Therapy from the people who are writing and presenting nationally and internationally and working with clients specific to the week’s topic. Students will focus on the use of the visual arts to enhance their own personal development and growth through illustrated lectures, readings, discussion, and studio work. No previous art experience is necessary.

This online course is a full three-credit course that is condensed into six weeks. We will cover 8 modules, each representing a different aspect of art therapy. The course is intensive, and it requires you to do work more frequently than in a regular semester-long course. Please be sure to follow the course schedule closely so you do not fall behind or miss a submission. 

This course is mostly asynchronous, meaning that you are not required to login at the same time to “attend” class. However, you must still follow the weekly timeline of readings, PowerPoint lectures, assignment submissions, journal entries, and threaded discussion as designated in the course schedule. Online student interaction is central to this course. You will be assigned to a group where you will deliberate over a discussion question related to the week’s topic. Students will be required to present their final project during the last module.  


Course Goals

As a result of completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe foundational aspects of Art Therapy, the theories and techniques behind each, and the professional and ethical uses of Art Therapy—as evidenced in Blackboard weekly assignments, journal entries and final project.
  • Analyze how experts in the field of Art Therapy utilize various techniques with different populations—as evidenced in Blackboard weekly assignments, journal entries and final project.
  • Illustrate the need for self-awareness, multi-cultural competence, and professionalism in the field.