Creative Arts Therapies

Courses

CATX 501 Foundations of the Creative Arts Therapies 3.0 Credits

This course covers theories that inform the practice of art therapy, music therapy and dance/movement therapy. Readings address the development of creativity, creative processes, creativity and mental health, creativity and therapeutic change, and the representation of human experience through imagery, symbols and metaphors. The course includes experiential work using art, music and dance/movement, to familiarize students with the creative arts therapy specialties and to support the integration of theoretical material.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ATC or major is DMTC or major is MTC.

CATX 531 Adults & Older Adults Assessment & Treatment Planning 3.0 Credits

This course examines the interactions of theory and ethical art therapy and counseling practices with adults and older adults. From art therapy historical foundations to therapy as intermediary forces for social change, we will explore various systems of care and for particular client groups. The principles and application of artistic and psychological development in art therapy assessments, art media properties and clientele applications, art therapy treatment approaches, and dynamics within the therapeutic relationship will all be considered and applied. The impact of culture and views on health and pathology will be considered as well. Students will be introduced to treatment planning & clinical documentation wherein both written and concept skills will be reinforced through applied practice & reflection.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ATC.

CATX 532 Trauma Approaches in Art Therapy 3.0 Credits

This course provides an overview of current approaches and frameworks in art therapy for treating children, adolescents, adults, families, and communities who have experienced trauma. Current research will be introduced with emphasis made on differential diagnoses, systems theories of trauma effects, resilience and trauma recovery, and their interface with neuroscience and reflective, integrative practices.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ATC.

CATX 533 Child & Adolescent Assessment & Treatment Planning 3.0 Credits

This course examines the interactions between theory and ethical art therapy and counseling practices with children and adolescents. The principles and application of artistic and psychological development in art therapy assessments, art media properties and clientele applications, art therapy treatment approaches, and dynamics within the therapeutic relationship are all studied and applied. The impact of culture and views on health and pathology will be considered as well. Students will be introduced to treatment planning and clinical documentation wherein both written and conceptualization skills will be reinforced through applied practice and reflection.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ATC.

CATX 534 Family Assessment and Treatment Planning 3.0 Credits

This course will provide an introduction to family art therapy facilitation, family art therapy theory, and assessment and treatment planning. Art therapy approaches including system theories, multicultural principles and ethical practices, materials use, and adaptable assessment tools will be represented in readings and class discussions to illustrate how art making can aid therapeutic work with families and dynamically applied. Lecture, class discussion, case presentation, and art making will be used to study the role of family in art therapy, as well as the in-depth family art therapy assessment and treatment planning processes.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ATC.

CATX 535 Creativity, Symbolism, and Metaphor in Art Therapy and Counseling 3.0 Credits

This course will provide students with the opportunity to integrate an understanding of the historical antecedents and ongoing conceptual development of the field, an overview of approaches and theory from related fields, the continuum of art therapy practice, and the development of art therapy as a distinct therapeutic profession. Included is the opportunity to apply knowledge of creativity, symbolism, metaphor, and artistic language to the practice of art therapy. Readings, case examples, and discussions will address creativity, symbolism, and metaphor in the art therapy treatment of individuals, groups, and communities of diverse cultures.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ATC.

CATX 536 Studio Art for Art Therapists 1.5 Credit

This course emphasizes the importance of the art therapist’s arts-based practice for informing clinical work. Studio work is focused on exploring the art therapist’s use of her or his own creative capacities in the service of individuals who would benefit from engagement in artistic processes.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ATC.

CATX 537 Art Therapy Group Supervision I 1.0 Credit

Students will present, discuss, and evaluate client and practicum site specific material from their various clinical experiences. Cases are discussed in small group interactive format where students can begin to connect theory and practice with children, adolescent, adult, and older adult populations. Students will learn observational and attending skills and also learn essential actions, attitudes and values for being an engaged learner. Learning will be intentionally attentive to developing culturally appropriate, collaborative, and productive therapeutic relationships. The student will apply supervision learning to their clinical education and in turn, allow both experiences to inform (and sometimes disagree with) the knowledge, theoretical understanding of art therapy and counseling.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ATC.

CATX 538 Art Therapy Group Supervision II 1.0 Credit

Students will present, discuss, and evaluate client & practicum site specific material from their various clinical experiences. Cases are discussed in small group interactive formats where students can begin to connect theory & practice with children, adolescent, and adult, older adult populations. Students will learn observational & attending skills and also learn essential actions, attitudes and values for being an engaged learner. Learning will be intentionally attentive to developing culturally appropriate, collaborative, & productive therapeutic relationships. The student will apply supervision learning to their clinical education and in turn, allow both experiences to inform (and sometimes disagree with) the knowledge, theoretical understanding of art therapy & counseling as provided in program courses.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ATC.

CATX 539 Art Therapy Group Supervision III 1.0 Credit

In this course students will present, discuss, and evaluate client and practicum site specific material from their various clinical experiences. The cases are discussed in a small group interactive formats where students can begin to connect theory and practice with children, adolescent, and adult, older adult populations. Students will learn observational and attending skills and also learn essential actions, attitudes and values for being an engaged learner. Learning will be intentionally attentive to developing culturally appropriate, collaborative, and productive therapeutic relationships. The student will apply supervision learning to their clinical education and in turn, allow both experiences to inform (and sometimes disagree with) the knowledge, theoretical understanding of art therapy and counseling.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ATC.

CATX 540 Addictions and Recovery Art Therapy Approaches 3.0 Credits

Alcoholism and other chemical dependencies and addiction are viewed as progressive and potentially fatal, if left untreated. Process addictions such as sexual, gambling, hoarding, and eating disorders are typically treated in terms of interrupting rigid coping strategies and recovery models being individualized to client needs. Art therapy uses creative processes to establish a clearer understanding of self-motivations and recovery frames such as the stages of change. Inherent in this process is the power of the image and processes of problem solving. Creative media can be used for individuals to explore and concretize thoughts, feelings, and conflicts and motivation to change and related recovery issues.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ATC.

CATX 541 Digital Media Use in Art Therapy and Counseling 3.0 Credits

Digital media are tools, formats or platforms, and processes of creativity and expression that can be created, viewed, disseminated, modified, and/or preserved on personal to desktop computers as well as other digital devices, such as Smartphones, iPads, and iPods. This course is designed to inform the art therapist and counselor students regarding best practice capacities and strategies to ethically create, store, share, and transmit client art making products on digital drives or cloud-based formats; review and enact informed consent processes of using communicative and creative digital media with clients; develop digital literacy skills and strategies of how to assist clients in developing them; and deepen one’s own digital media engagement.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ATC.

CATX 542 Mindfulness in Clinical Practice 3.0 Credits

This didactic and experiential course will provide students with the opportunity to learn fundamental concepts of mindfulness and its intersection with effective clinical practice. Evidence-based research of mindful practices, neurobiological explanations of the effects of mindfulness on the sympathetic nervous system, and current applications of mindfulness in a variety of healthcare and clinical settings will be reviewed. Student practitioners in this course will also learn self-care practices incorporating movement, stillness, sensation, breath work, and artmaking to assist in stress reduction, increased awareness of the developing practitioner self, and increased compassion for self and others.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ATC.

CATX 570 Clinical Musicianship I 2.5 Credits

Provides methods for learning to accompany self and ensembles within music therapy applications. Additional emphasis is placed upon establishing a musical relationship through clinical improvisation methods for keyboards.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MTC.

CATX 571 Clinical Musicianship II 2.5 Credits

Provides methods for accompanying self, ensembles, and individuals using guitar within clinical music therapy applications. Additional emphasis is placed upon improvisational guitar techniques that support the establishment of the musical relationship.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MTC.

CATX 572 Clinical Musicianship III 2.5 Credits

Provides methods for developing clinical musical skills with emphasis upon piano, guitar, voice and percussion proficiencies in preparation for the second year internship. Students will further develop skills for working with musical responses of individuals and groups within a relational cultural framework.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MTC.

CATX 573 Clinical Musical Improvisation 4.0 Credits

Highly experiential course designed to introduce the student to: a) musical improvisation in general, and b) techniques used within a music therapy environment to develop therapeutic relationships with groups and individuals through the creative musical process. Established models of clinical musical improvisation will be included in readings and discussed in class, with exploration of the use of verbal processing in conjunction with the musical experience.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MTC.

CATX 575 Music Therapy Theories & Methods: Children and Adolescents 4.0 Credits

Linking theory and research to practice, this course includes an overview of literature pertaining to musical development and related psychological theories. Implications for practice are explored through methods and techniques as applied in music therapy and counseling with children and adolescents. Both theoretical and practical components of the course include social and cultural perspectives in musical development and clinical methods for various treatment populations.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MTC.

CATX 577 Music Therapy Theories & Methods: Adults and Older Adults 4.0 Credits

This course includes an overview of theory and research pertaining to psychological aspects of musical behavior and experience in various domains, including perception, cognition, affective and neurological responses. The experiential components of the course include methods and techniques as applied with adult populations, from early adulthood to advancing age, with a range of abilities and clinical need. Both theoretical and practical components of the course include social and cultural perspectives in musical development and clinical methods for various treatment populations.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MTC.

CATX 579 Technological Applications in Music Therapy 2.0 Credits

This course will include various methods for incorporating music technology into clinical practice. Emphasis will be placed on basic recording and manipulation of digital audio, as well as audio / MIDI hardware setup and live usage.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MTC.

CATX 621 Culminating Project in Art Therapy I 1.0 Credit

The culminating project is the opportunity to integrate theory, research and practice on a topic that is relevant to art therapy and counseling. In this course, the student selects an area of focus, then completes the literature review and the project proposal. The project may be conducted as a research study or in any of a number of other format options that are congruent with how knowledge is discovered, developed and communicated in the creative arts therapies.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 4 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ATC.

CATX 622 Culminating Project in Art Therapy II 1.0-3.0 Credit

The culminating project is the opportunity to integrate theory, research and practice on a topic that is relevant to art therapy and counseling. This course builds on Culminating Project I. In it, the student completes the planned project and presents it to program faculty and in a public forum. The project may be conducted as a research study or in any of a number of other format options that are congruent with how knowledge is discovered, developed and communicated in the creative arts therapies.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 12 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ATC.
Prerequisites: CATX 621 [Min Grade: B] (Can be taken Concurrently)

CATX 623 Culminating Project in Dance/Movement Therapy I 1.0 Credit

The culminating project is the opportunity to integrate theory, research and practice on a topic that is relevant to dance/movement therapy and counseling. In this course, the student selects an area of focus, then completes the literature review and the project proposal. The project may be conducted as a research study or in any of a number of other format options that are congruent with how knowledge is discovered, developed and communicated in the creative arts therapies.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 4 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is DMTC.

CATX 624 Culminating Project in Dance/Movement Therapy II 1.0-3.0 Credit

The culminating project is the opportunity to integrate theory, research and practice on a topic that is relevant to dance/movement therapy and counseling. This course builds on Culminating Project I. In it, the student completes the planned project and presents it to program faculty and in a public forum. The project may be conducted as a research study or in any of a number of other format options that are congruent with how knowledge is discovered, developed and communicated in the creative arts therapies.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 12 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is DMTC.
Prerequisites: CATX 623 [Min Grade: B] (Can be taken Concurrently)

CATX 625 Culminating Project in Music Therapy I 1.0 Credit

The culminating project is the opportunity to integrate theory, research and practice on a topic that is relevant to music therapy and counseling. In this course, the student selects an area of focus, then completes the literature review and the project proposal. The project may be conducted as a research study or in any of a number of other format options that are congruent with how knowledge is discovered, developed and communicated in the creative arts therapies.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 4 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MTC.

CATX 626 Culminating Project in Music Therapy II 1.0-3.0 Credit

The culminating project is the opportunity to integrate theory, research and practice on a topic that is relevant to music therapy and counseling. This course builds on Culminating Project I. In it, the student completes the planned project and presents it to program faculty and in a public forum. The project may be conducted as a research study or in any of a number of other format options that are congruent with how knowledge is discovered, developed and communicated in the creative arts therapies.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 12 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MTC.
Prerequisites: CATX 625 [Min Grade: B] (Can be taken Concurrently)

CATX 627 For Culminating Project Only 0.0 Credits

This no-credit course is available to creative arts therapy students who have submitted the MA Culminating Project to the advisory committee. Students in this course are expected to defend the thesis, complete revisions and submit the final copy of the thesis or capstone project for binding during the quarter covered by this course registration.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 5 times for 0 credits

CATX 631 Media, Materials and Process in Art Therapy 3.0 Credits

The techniques of materials use and media facilitation in art therapy are explored through the direct experience of art making with a range of art materials and processes in studio, seminar, and group-based formats. Students will distinguish therapeutic benefits and challenges with a variety of art processes and media, as well as articulate media strategies and qualities and the adaptive interventions possible, with a variety of individuals and groups.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ATC.

CATX 637 Advanced Art Therapy Group Supervision I 1.0 Credit

Students participate in group supervision through presenting, discussing, and evaluating clinical case material that they have co-facilitated and/or facilitated from their field experiences. Small groups of no more than 8 students are guided by a credentialed art therapist to engage in interactive dialogue about art therapy and counseling cases with an emphasis on diagnosis, treatment planning, individual/group dynamics, and transference/countertransference. Art therapy program development, professional identity, and ethical issues are also addressed. Students are expected to connect art therapy and counseling theory with their internship experiences with children, adolescent and adult, older adult clinical populations and settings.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ATC.

CATX 638 Advanced Art Therapy Group Supervision II 1.0 Credit

Building on the previous quarter of advanced group supervision, students will discuss & process how to remain engaged & present in sessions, how to address boundary issues, & how factors of burn out, compassion fatigue, and vicarious traumatization. As in previous supervision classes, students will continue to present, discuss, and evaluate clinical case material that they have co-facilitated and/or facilitated from their field experiences. Small groups of no more than 8 students are guided by a credentialed art therapist to engage in interactive dialogue about art therapy & counseling cases with an emphasis on diagnosis, treatment planning, individual/group dynamics, & transference/countertransference. Art therapy program & future job development, professional identity, and ethical issues are also addressed.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 1 times for 2 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ATC.

CATX 639 Advanced Art Therapy Group Supervision III 1.0 Credit

Building on two previous quarter classes of advanced group supervision and in preparation of graduation, students will cultivate professional supervision goals for future work and identify, activate, and process the dynamics of closure with clients and other vital internship relationships. Students will continue to present, discuss, and evaluate clinical case material that they have co-facilitated and/or facilitated from their field experiences. Small groups are guided by a credentialed art therapist and licensed counselor to engage in interactive dialogue about art therapy and counseling cases with an emphasis on diagnosis, art media and processes, treatment planning relative to client goals and needs, individual/group dynamics as displayed in art imagery and forms, and transference/countertransference.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ATC.

CATX 645 Professional Identity & Contemporary Practices 3.0 Credits

The fostering of professional identify is grounded in the interconnection between the values, lived experiences, ethical practices, and ever-developing worldview of the clinician. In this course, professional identity is reviewed through both the individualistic and collective lens. The requirements for professional state licensure and specialty board credentialing are reviewed, ethical codes are reinforced, and contemporary issues surrounding career development and entering the job market are explored. Ongoing professional development nurtured long term via supervision, professional affiliations, personal and creative development, and advocacy endeavors will be investigated and encouraged.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ATC.

CATX 670 Music and Imagery Methods in Music Therapy 2.0 Credits

Music and imagery approaches in counseling and therapy with individuals and groups are examined through experiential learning.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MTC.

CATX 676 Theories in Music Psychotherapy & Counseling 2.0 Credits

Designed to provide an introductory overview of major theoretical models of psychotherapy as they apply to music therapy. Readings and discussion topics will include psychodynamic and humanistic perspectives, as well as resource-oriented and music-centered music therapy. Attention will be given to emergent literature addressing the integration of music therapy with other clinical orientations.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MTC.

CATX 677 Advanced Music Therapy Skills: Integrative Methods 2.0 Credits

Students will study music therapy within group and individual formats incorporating wellness and mind/body approaches. Students will participate as leaders and members of individual and group experiences to simulate a variety of clinical, caregiver and other non-clinical populations.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MTC.

CATX 678 Advanced Clinical Improvisation & Musical Analysis 4.0 Credits

Advanced Clinical Improvisation and Musical Analysis includes exploration of intersubjectivity in the co-creation of the musical therapeutic relationship. Students will apply advanced musical skills in experiential formats, utilizing piano, guitar, percussion and voice. The musical analysis portion of the course includes methods of analysis of client musical expressions using developmental and interaction models. Approaches to post-analysis therapist response will be explored.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MTC.

CATX I699 Independent Study in Creative Arts Therapy 0.5-4.5 Credits

Independent opportunities for study may be offered to individual students who have an interest and an academic rationale to pursue greater depth than is provided in other CAT courses. This course is structured with a contract and under close advisement.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ATC or major is DMTC or major is MTC.

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