Course: Art Therapy with Adolescents (AT-509-1) 

This course surveys the theory and practice of adolescent art therapy in mental health settings and other clinical contexts. Attention will be paid to the developmental tasks of typical adolescence and the effects of trauma and other psychological and social influences on this process. Themes critical to working with the adolescent population will be covered, including the process of client/art therapist engagement; the role and interplay of therapeutic stance, art therapy environment, and responsive art-making in building the therapeutic relationship; the typical phases of treatment in adolescent art therapy; specific adolescent issues and populations; and the importance of self-care in working with this exciting and very challenging population. 3 credits

Faculty:Credit: Day/Time:Pre-Regs:
Bonomo3LEC 2:30 PM 4:50 PM

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