PUB HLTH 7019 - Expressive Therapies: Creative Arts in Counselling

North Terrace Campus - Winter - 2018

Counselling with expressive and creative arts therapies is an area of specialised competencies that requires an advanced person-centred perspective. Expressive and creative arts therapies involve flexible application of skills and knowledge to the practice of counselling and psychotherapy. This course will introduce theory, research and skills in a range of strength-based modalities that utilise the creative arts. Expressive therapies skills and approaches are designed to provide highly flexible, individualised and evidence-based ways of supporting a wide range of clients across the lifespan, who present for counselling with a variety of presenting issues. Expressive therapies can be most valuable in support of the development of emotional regulation, self-reflection, self-awareness and self-discovery. Presented in an intensive seminar format, this course introduces students to a range of modalities, that include the use of metaphor, symbol work, art, therapeutic writing, music in therapy, and somatic-focused activities. Reviews of recent research, and the use of non-verbal, creative arts-based activities will be integrated into a highly experiential skills-based program.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code PUB HLTH 7019
    Course Expressive Therapies: Creative Arts in Counselling
    Coordinating Unit Public Health
    Term Winter
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact 7 x 5 hours
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange
    Prerequisites PUB HLTH 5006, PUB HLTH 5007, PUB HLTH 6018, PUB HLTH 6021
    Restrictions Available to MCounsPsych students only, or with approval of Program Coordinator
    Course Description Counselling with expressive and creative arts therapies is an area of specialised competencies that requires an advanced person-centred perspective. Expressive and creative arts therapies involve flexible application of skills and knowledge to the practice of counselling and psychotherapy. This course will introduce theory, research and skills in a range of strength-based modalities that utilise the creative arts. Expressive therapies skills and approaches are designed to provide highly flexible, individualised and evidence-based ways of supporting a wide range of clients across the lifespan, who present for counselling with a variety of presenting issues. Expressive therapies can be most valuable in support of the development of emotional regulation, self-reflection, self-awareness and self-discovery.

    Presented in an intensive seminar format, this course introduces students to a range of modalities, that include the use of metaphor, symbol work, art, therapeutic writing, music in therapy, and somatic-focused activities. Reviews of recent research, and the use of non-verbal, creative arts-based activities will be integrated into a highly experiential skills-based program.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Ms Paula Gillespie-Fotheringham

    Course Coordinator: Paula Gillespie-Fotheringham
    Phone: +61 8313 6276
    Email: paula.gillespie-fotheringham@adelaide.edu.au
    Location: Level 11, 178 North Terrace

    Student & Program Support Services Hub
    Email: askhealthsc@adelaide.edu.au
    Phone: +61 8313 0273
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1 Outline knowledge of the underlying theories, core concepts, and therapeutic stages of key creative arts modalities as applied to counselling and psychotherapy across the lifespan;
    2 Critically appraise research studies related to the clinical application of various creative arts modalities;
    3 Demonstrate an understanding of the practical application of expressive therapies, the structure of counselling sessions,  developmental stages in therapeutic alliances;
    4 Analyse and apply a variety of techniques to specific counselling populations; techniques may include therapeutic writing, use of
    art and music, sandplay therapy and symbol work, somatic and dance/movement activities, and their application within integrative models;
    5 Demonstrate practical knowledge of common counselling issues presented by clients of all ages, and the application of an  integrated use of expressive therapies in response;
    6 Recognise and respond to issues of cultural diversity and individual differences, including trans-cultural therapeutic support,  learning styles and multiple intelligence preferences in the application of expressive therapies;
    7 Synthesise and apply intervention skills for working with clients to reduce distress;
    8 Appraise resources to support continuous learning regarding the application of expressive therapies in counselling and psychotherapy.
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    ..
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    ..
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    ..
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    ..
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    ..
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    ..
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    ON-LINE TEXTBOOK:

    Pearson, M., & Wilson, H. (2009). Using expressive arts to work with mind, body and emotions. Theory and practice. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
    E-book: http://library.adelaide.edu.au/item/1734429

    READINGS:
    Links to a selection of current research articles on expressive therapies modalities will be made available.

    WEB-LINKS:
    Counselling and Therapy in Video – via university library:
    http://search.alexanderstreet.com.proxy.library.adelaide.edu.au/ctiv

    BOOKSHOP CONTACTS:
    http://libguides.adelaide.edu.au/bookshops http://www.unibooks.com.au/Pages/ContactUs.aspx#locations



    Recommended Resources
    Carey, L. (2006). Expressive and creative arts methods for trauma survivors. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

    Malchiodi, C. A. (Ed.) (2005). Expressive therapies. New York: Guilford Press.

    Malchiodi, C. A. (Ed.) (2012). Handbook of art therapy (2nd ed.). New York: Guilford Press.

    RECOMMENDED ON-LINE TEXTS:

    Bolton, G., Field, V., & Thompson, K. (2006). Writing works: A resource handbook for therapeutic writing workshops and activities. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

    Darnley-Smith, R., & Patey, H. M. (2003). Music therapy. London: Sage.

    Halprin, D. (2002). The expressive body in life, art, and therapy: Working with movement, metaphor and meaning. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

    Levine, E., Knill, P., & Levine, S. K. (2004). Principles and practice of expressive arts therapy: Towards a therapeutic aesthetics.  London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

    Pearson, M., & Wilson, H. (2001). Sandplay and symbol work: Emotional healing and personal development with children, adolescents and adults.  Melbourne: ACER Press.   (On-line as separate chapters).
     
    Wiener, D. J. (Ed.) (1999). Beyond talk therapy: Using movement and expressive techniques in clinical practice. Washington, DC:  American Psychological Association. doi: 10.1037/10326-000

    Online Learning
    Seminar and activity notes will be made available through MyUni.

    Links to an extensive list of recommended articles and DVDs will be made available via MyUni.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

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