2020-2021 College Catalog 
    Jul 23, 2024  
2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Expressive Arts Therapy Minor

Upon completion of the program requirements, students will earn a minor in Expressive Arts Therapy and will be able to:

  1. articulate a general understanding of how the expressive arts can heal and the difference between healing and curing;
  2. understand and utilize the A.R.T. (Access-Release-Transform) process for themselves and guide others in using the process for healing;
  3. apply the A.R.T. process using a wide range of modalities and approaches (drawing, movement, sound, play/drama, storytelling, poetry, masking, and journaling);
  4. articulate a general understanding of recent studies that discuss the application and efficacy of expressive arts therapy as a complementary treatment to traditional medical interventions;
  5. use the expressive arts to care for the caregiver;
  6. direct others in the use of the expressive arts as they seek healing;
  7. create lesson plans utilizing multiple expressive arts modalities tailored to specific client populations and specific clinical settings;
  8. create both quantitative and qualitative assessment tools to evaluate client/agency satisfaction with and the efficacy of modalities and presentation methods use during the residency;
  9. discuss historical and current trends in the practice of professional counseling;
  10. appreciate the need for advocacy on behalf of individuals, groups, and the profession;
  11. recognize legal and ethical issues in counseling, including understanding and applying the American counseling Association standards, as well as the American Psychological Association’s Ethics code. (Core Goals);
  12. discuss and distinguish between the various theories of human development, and discuss/distinguish between various counseling theories;
  13. exhibit an understanding of the diversity and variability inherent in community counseling based on the individual differences of clients served;
  14. compare and contrast different counseling and assessment approaches used in a variety of treatment settings including, drug and alcohol treatment facilities, hospitals, public clinics, private practice, etc.; and
  15. articulate and demonstrate how expressive arts therapy modalities interface with issues, client populations, and clinical settings studied in the two student-selected electives that complete the Expressive Arts Therapy minor.