History and Theory of Art Therapy

Students explore various historical and current theoretical trends in art therapy, focusing on the contributions of early pioneers and contemporary practitioners. Various approaches to the practice of counseling and art therapy are highlighted (depth psychology, humanistic, Gestalt, cognitive/behavioral, phenomenological, developmental, archetypal) with specific attention devoted to models of contemplative and transpersonal art therapy, creativity, future trends, and strategies to employ when looking at and responding to artwork within the therapeutic relationship. TAT only.
Course Number: CNSA634
Units: 3.0