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549-3 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ART THERAPY. Special topics of interest to art therapists. Approaches to therapy not covered in depth in other courses. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisites: ART 550; 552.

550-3 COUNSELING TECHNIQUES IN ART THERAPY. Theoretical foundations and professional skills for using art therapy and counseling techniques with variety of client populations. Practice of active listening, reflection, and empathic skills.

551-3 CREATIVE PROCESS. Creative tools and applications for professional and personal development to expand perception, innovative problem solving and ways of looking at one's creative work.

552-3 ASSESSMENT OF INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES. Assessment of individuals and families through standardized tests. Integration of evidence of developmental level, perceptual capacities, psychodynamic processes, and environmental stimuli through formal and informal measures. Prerequisites: graduate standing in art therapy counseling and consent of instructor.

553-3 ART THERAPY WITH CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS. Application of art therapy and counseling principles and practice for diverse child and adolescent populations. Development of appropriate interventions for varied DSM-IV diagnoses. Prerequisites: ART 550; 552.

554-3 ART THERAPY WITH ADULTS. Application of art therapy and counseling principles and practice for diverse adult populations. Development of appropriate interventions for varied DSM-IV diagnoses. Prerequisites: ART 550; 552.

555-3 ART THERAPY WITH GROUPS. Theory and application of art therapy techniques for groups in mental health facilities; emphasis on group techniques. Prerequisites: ART 550 and consent of instructor.

556-3 FAMILY ART THERAPY. Principles of family therapy theory; family art assessment and treatment using art therapy interventions. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisites: ART 550; 552.

557-3 DEVELOPMENTAL THEORY AND ART THERAPY. Developmental principles and intervention methods as related to object relations and art therapy viewpoint. Prerequisites: ART 550; 552.

558-3 to 9 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ART THERAPY. Topical areas in greater depth than regularly titled courses permit. For advanced art therapy students. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours. Prerequisites: ART 550; 552.

559-1 to 6 PRACTICUM IN ART THERAPY. Supervised clinical experience with clients or patients in psychiatric, rehabilitation, and education settings with both children and adults; preparation, conferences, record keeping, staffing, supervision. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisites: ART 550; 552.

561-3 MULTICULTURAL ISSUES IN ART THERAPY. Focus on multicultural issues in art therapy and explore ways for art therapists to work with a wide variety of populations. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

566-3 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IN ART THERAPY. Research methods as applied in art education and art therapy; development of proposal for research project. Prerequisite: classified graduate student in Art Therapy or MS in Education/Art program.

573-3 COUNSELING THEORY AND ART THERAPY. Intensive study of the basic theories and principles of counseling as applied in art therapy. Includes psychoanalytic, gestalt, existential, Adlerian, cognitive-behavioral, and brief, solution-focused approaches to therapy. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

574-3 CAREER COUNSELING. Lifelong processes and influences that lead to work values, occupational choice, decision-making styles, patterns of work adjustment, and creation of career plan. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

575-3 PROFESSIONAL ETHICS AND LEGAL ISSUES. Legal issues and responsibilities, professional development, and ethics in art therapy and counseling. Prerequisite: graduate standing. 549-3 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ART THERAPY. Special topics of interest to art therapists. Approaches to therapy not covered in depth in other courses. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisites: ART 550; 552.

595-3 RESEARCH PROJECTS. Independent research study and seminar participation under graduate art therapy counseling faculty supervision. Prerequisites: graduate standing in Art Therapy; consent of instructor.

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