Professional Counseling Orientation and Ethical Practice I: Transpersonal Art Therapy

Professional Counseling Orientation and Ethical Practice provides an instructional, supportive forum for students practicing counseling and art therapy in agency settings. One half of each class meeting is devoted to case consultation and secondary supervision, in addition to the primary supervisory responsibilities of the on-site supervisor. Students study the ethical codes, legal, and advocacy considerations of counseling and art therapy, including standards of practice and clients' rights; confidentiality and mandatory reporting; informed consent; assessment and treatment planning; documentation and record keeping; boundary violations/dual relationships; therapeutic technique and style; cultural competency; transference and countertransference; and ownership of artwork. Students demonstrate the applied integration of theoretical material by preparing a written case study and regularly presenting case material during classes. Prerequisites: CNST790 and all required Art Therapy and Transpersonal Counseling courses. AT only.
Course Number: CNSA801
Units: 3.5
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