Art is a form of psychotherapy for individuals, families and groups in which the participants engage in artistic processes within a therapeutic relationship. It is a valuable therapeutic approach to a wide range of psychological, social and physical conditions. This subject examines the diversity of art therapy models and methods.
- Discuss the history, philosophy and practice of art and music therapy in health care
- Review the application of art and music therapy situations
- Design a therapeutic experience
Content and Structure
- Context, history, methods and research base
- Physiological, psychological, social and spiritual roles of music
- Medical and psychotherapeutic models
- 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:
- Indigenous art
This subject runs for five weeks, with the following structure:
Week 1: Pre-reading of prescribed texts
Week 2: Digital Intensive Classroom (5 days x 8 hrs/day)
Weeks 3 – 5: Submission of assessments online
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Nan Tien Institute (NTI) is a private, not for profit, government accredited higher education provider offering studies in the areas of Buddhist studies, health and wellbeing, within an environment that incorporates contemplative education.
NTI offers postgraduate programs in Applied Buddhist Studies, Health and Social Wellbeing, Humanistic Buddhism, and Mental Health as well as customised Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programs and special interest subjects across the areas of meditation, mindfulness and health.