CTH4220 Family Systems and Creative Arts Therapies

Course Overview

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

Course Description:

Provides an introduction to family systems theory. Provides students with knowledge and skills to work from a family systems perspective with adults, adolescents and children in a wide variety of settings that include individuals, couples, several members of a family, peer groups, work associates, schools, classrooms, organizations, and churches. Assessment and intervention from a creative arts perspective are examined within this context.

How This Course Benefits Students:

The course will acquaint the student with family systems theory applied within creative art therapies. Students will examine the use of creative arts therapies within the family system. The course is applicable to those in various social ministry including pastoral care and chaplaincy by giving them a creative framework from which to work with all levels of the family (adults, adolescents, and children). Students will learn creative ways to resolve issues within the church and society, including those who are already part of the church, and those who do not follow Christ.

Why This Course Is Important:

This course will acquaint the student with various techniques and approaches toward working with families of origin, families of creation, and the church family. This course will be practical, valuable, and highly applicable to any Christian practitioner.