Jul 14, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CMH 5210 - Introduction to Play and Expressive Art Therapy

Credits: 2
This course is intended as an introduction to Play and Expressive Art Therapy in counseling when working with children, adolescents, and families.  An introduction to the meaning of play and art in children’s lives will be offered as well as an overview of the different stages of play in the therapy process.  Students will learn to distinguish between different play modalities and interventions based upon client need.  Students will become familiar with the central principles of play and art therapy and engage in practical application.  Key concepts of play and art therapy are introduced through readings and experiential activities.  A variety of play and art modalities will be introduced.  Emphasis will be placed on Play and Art, specifically Music, Painting, Clay, Craft, Drama, Dance, Stories, Poetry, and Games. 
Prerequisite(s): CMH 5000G  and SC 5020G