Apr 23, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22 [Archived Catalog]

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ART 2950 - Introduction to Art Therapy

This course utilizes an interactive lecture and experiential approach to build an understanding of the history, theories, principles, and practices of contemporary art therapy. Students explore how psychology and psychotherapy intersect with the creative process. Using both art produced from classwork as well as from other sources, students learn and practice how to explore artwork non-judgmentally in a manner that promotes an increase of self-awareness, health and well-being, and the concrete experience of change. Additionally, students study the range and uses of art therapy in a variety of community as well as clinical settings.

Requisites: PSY 1010
Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2SS
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:  

  • Students will be able to explain primary terminology, concepts, and findings of the discipline of art therapy through clinical writing using APA standards.
  • Students will be able to apply the logic and methods of the therapeutic use of art and to approach art and art making from a therapeutic perspective that incorporates traditional and non-traditional art media.
  • Students will be able to explain how art therapy contributes to becoming an informed citizen through the use and application of a non-judgemental, process-centered approach and by identifying and using a variety of applications for art therapy for various
  • Students will be able to describe ways that the discipline of art therapy is influenced by the social identities of the investigators by utilizing journaling and recording responses to promote an intensified process of self-reflection.

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