CTH6200 Creative Process in Clinical Practice for Creative Arts Therapists

Course Overview

Educational Level: Graduate, Master
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. J.L. Guerriero

Course Description:

Provides an understanding of the relationship between body, mind and spirit and how this connection can provide tools for understanding the intersubjective therapeutic process in creative arts therapies. Introduces students to Jungs theory of the collective unconscious. Provides students with a foundational understanding of group theory and practice. It examines concepts such as the stages of group development, group member roles, the therapists role, and leadership styles as well as the types of groups and their differing group goals, objectives, and techniques. As part of the course, students facilitate their own group alternating as leaders and observers.

How This Course Benefits Students:

The course acquaints the student with an understanding of how the creative arts therapies incorporate the mind, body, and spirit. It will focus on group therapy, as creative arts approaches most commonly occur in a group setting. Students create therapy approaches using a creative arts modality of their choice conduct a virtual mock group using their classmates as group members.

Why This Course Is Important:

This course will examine the creative process in working with others using creative arts therapies. Since many evangelism efforts are group based, and since most creative arts therapies take place in a group context, this course will examine group dynamics as a central part of the creative process. This course will appeal to counselors, missionaries, and pastors alike in that it will equip students with a working knowledge of the group process that can be easily applied in any evangelical setting.