Therapy through Art, Music and Movement

Subject Code: 
HSWPG303
  Lecture Date Census Date Location

Semester 2 2017 23-27 October 2017 24 October NTI Wollongong Campus

Art and music therapy are forms of psychotherapy for individuals, families and groups in which the participants engage in artistic processes within a therapeutic relationship. They are valuable therapeutic approaches to a wide range of psychological, social and physical conditions. This subject examines the diversity of art and music therapy models and methods.

  • Music therapy
  • Context, history, methods and research base
  • Physiological, psychological, social and spiritual roles of music
  • Medical and psychotherapeutic models
  • Improvisation
  • Controversies
  • Art therapy
  • Visual and performing arts
  • Theoretical frameworks and historical development
  • Group processes
  • Therapeutic approaches and their application with different client populations
  • Therapy and spirituality
  • Art and music therapy in practice
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Yoga
  • Tai Chi
  • Indigenous art