Counseling for Adult Populations: Transpersonal Art Therapy

This course addresses clinical approaches to working with adult populations from specific DSM-IV categories and with families. Each class offers a population-specific lecture, case material, and general art therapy interventions. Students have the opportunity to increase their understanding of art therapy assessment by engaging in dyad/studio sessions with each other. Organization of treatment plans, session documentation, and assessment for adult populations are examined. The family systems portion of the class offers an overview of family systems theory and family art therapy. Students learn the basic concepts of systems theory, how to make Bowenian and Minuchin maps, how families are organized and structured, the life cycle of a family, and working with diverse family structures through cultural awareness. Prerequisite: CNSA661.
Course Number: CNSA754
Units: 3.0