Art for Use in Therapeutic Settings


Spring 2015 quarter

Taught by

visual arts, creative writing, poetry

Students in this program will study a variety of visual art media used by art therapists in a variety of contexts. Students will be required to create art works that explore personal themes and will discuss the way that art impacts their understanding of their lives and their perception of the world and social situations where they experience those lives. They will also learn about safe strategies for doing various sorts of creative work, as well as strategies for starting conversations and listening to people talk about what their work means to them. Students will watch a number of films on the topic of art therapy, and also study the work of a diverse group of artists that has therapuetic dimensions. Texts will include The Art Therapy Sourcebook by Cathy Maliciodi, The Creative Connection For Groups: Person Centered Expressive Arts Therapy for Healing and Social Change by Natalie Rogers, Using Textile Arts and Handcrafts in Therapy with Women: Weaving Lives Back Together by Ann Futterman Collier,  Art Therapy and Postmodernism: Creative Healing Through a Prism edited by Helena Burt, and Self-Healing Through Visual and Verbal Art Therapy by David Simon.

Program Details

Fields of Study

Preparatory for studies or careers in

art therapy.

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Day


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Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning: Access to web-based tools required, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.

Special Expenses

Students should expect to spend $100 to $200 for materials depending on the size and complexity of the individual and group work they design.


Date Revision
May 7th, 2014 Gail Tremblay will be teaching Computer Applications in the Fiber Arts with Richard Weiss.
March 19th, 2014 New opportunity added.

Registration Information

Credits: 16 (Spring)

Class standing: Sophomore–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 25


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