CTH6220 Family Systems and Creative Arts Therapies

Course Overview

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

Course Description:

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 applied within this context, with a goal of strengthening families and other systems, and the individuals within these systems. Prepares students to defend the use of creative arts therapy in transcending all levels of communication within the family system.

How This Course Benefits Students:

The course will acquaint the student with family systems theory applied within creative art therapies. This advanced course assesses various approaches and require students to apply these approaches within their current ministry. 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.