PUB HLTH 7019 - Expressive Therapies: Creative Arts in Counselling
North Terrace Campus - Winter - 2022
General Course Information
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 5005, PUB HLTH 5006, PUB HLTH 5007, PUB HLTH 5008, PUB HLTH 6018 and 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 a 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 Coordinator: Dr Alexandra Bloch-Atefi
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.Timetable details are located on MyUni.
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 trauma, cultural diversity and individual differences, including trans-cultural therapeutic support, and learning styles 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)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
Attribute 6: Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
Graduates have an understanding of, and respect for, Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander values, culture and knowledge.
Attribute 7: Digital capabilities
Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
Required ResourcesON-LINE TEXTBOOK:
Pearson, M., & Wilson, H. (2009). Using expressive arts to work with mind, body and emotions. Theory and practice. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Links to a selection of current research articles on expressive therapies modalities will be made available.
Counselling and Therapy in Video – via university library:
Recommended ResourcesCarey, 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 LearningSeminar 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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Assessment SummaryParticipation (10%)
Short practice refection quiz (15%)
Written assignment (45%)
Collaborative video presentation (30%)
Assessment DetailStudents are required to:
Submit 1 quiz and 1 written essay.
Complete a collaborative video project with at least two others, and facilitate an in-class learning conversation related to the video.
Willingness to engage in a range of creative arts therapy modalities, engage in personal development activities, including the use of a process journal, demonstrate respect for other students art works and expressions, facilitation and participating in warm-up activities.
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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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