CTH3220 Counselling Skills for Creative Arts Therapists

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. J.L. Guerriero

Course Description:

Provides an introduction to counseling theories and principles used by professional counselors; basic counseling skills used by professional and non-professional counselors; and theories and approaches used by Christian counselors. Compares and contrasts traditional talk counseling with creative arts approaches.

How This Course Benefits Students:

The courses acquaints students with counseling theories and approaches from professional, nonprofessional, Christian, and creative arts perspectives. It addresses how the Creative Arts approaches are different from traditional talk counseling and aids the student in counseling people through the use of various art modalities of interest to the student.

Why This Course Is Important:

This course will acquaint the student with various theories and approaches toward counseling in both a professional and non-professional context. Regardless of the students intended career path, this course will equip the student with the skills to be a good listener and to provide wise Christian counsel to others. This course will also look at the ways in which Creative Arts Therapies can be used in counseling.