Creative Therapies & Counseling

Courses

CTCN 501 Human Psychological Development 4.5 Credits

This course provides an understanding of human growth and development over the life span including theoretical approaches and issues relevant to master’s level clinicians. There is an emphasis placed on the interconnective nature of physiological, cognitive, social, emotional, personality, and moral development. Students will analyze major theories, from infancy to old age, and their application in working with people across the lifespan, describe multicultural implications (including issues of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, immigrant status, history, trauma, etc.) and explore how creative art therapists and counselors can promote optimal development when working with clients.

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.

CTCN 503 DSM and Psychopathology 4.5 Credits

The goal of this course is to provide the student with the knowledge that will assist him/her in identifying mental disorders and differentiating those disorders by the diagnostic criteria developed in the DSM-5 and the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) Manual. Designed to enable the beginning clinician to assess various mental and behavioral disorders in adults and children, with consideration of social, cultural and physiologic aspects. Emphasis will be placed upon differential diagnosis for the purposes of case formulation and treatment planning. Social justice implications will be explored.

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.

CTCN 504 Professional Orientation and Ethics 4.5 Credits

This course covers ethical principles, concerns, and legal issues as related to the practice of art, music, dance/movement therapy and professional counseling. Classes use readings, videos, lecture and case discussion for mastery of concepts and problem-solving. The course also addresses the professional identity and professionalism.

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.

CTCN 505 Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy 4.5 Credits

The purpose of this course is to expose students to a variety of traditional and contemporary counseling theories. The theories covered in this course include, but are not limited to, psychodynamic, humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, multicultural, social justice, and systemic. The course provides students with the opportunity to practice and role-play these various approaches to counseling. Students will explore counseling theoretical research, historical foundations, evidence-based techniques, and multicultural implications. Finally, students will formulate a personal counseling philosophy which integrates with their CAT discipline.

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.

CTCN 506 Social and Cultural Foundations in Counseling and Art Therapy 4.5 Credits

This class explores the impacts and implications of culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, social class, ability, religion, and other relevant identities within the context of mental health treatment. Issues surrounding diversity, inclusion, social justice, and multiculturalism are examined. Multicultural competency and cultural humility are identity development frameworks taught and encouraged for the practitioner to foster inter-relational skills of flexibility, openness, knowledge, self-understanding, and ongoing growth to work with diverse populations.

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

CTCN 507 Social and Cultural Foundations in Counseling and Dance/Movement Therapy 4.5 Credits

The purpose of this course is to provide students an opportunity to gain multicultural competency as professional creative art therapists and counselors. This class explores implications of culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, social class, physical ability, and religion within the context of mental health treatment. Through readings, experiential exercises, discussions, guest speakers, reflective writing, personal projects, and lecture, multicultural issues are examined and a framework presented for the practitioner to develop flexibility, openness, knowledge and competence with diverse populations.

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

CTCN 508 Social and Cultural Foundations in Counseling and Music Therapy 4.5 Credits

The purpose of this course is to provide students an opportunity to gain multicultural competency as professional creative art therapist and counselors. This class explores implications of culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, social class, physical ability, and religion within the context of mental health treatment. Through readings, experiential exercises, discussions, guest speakers, reflective writing, personal projects, and lecture, multicultural issues are examined and a framework presented for the music therapy practitioner to develop flexibility, openness, knowledge and competence with diverse populations.

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

CTCN 510 Clinical Practicum I 2.0 Credits

A supervised clinical experience in art therapy and counseling, focused on the development of fundamental observation skills. The student is assigned, by Director of Field Education, to a clinical field experience under the guidance of an on-site art therapist.

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

CTCN 511 Clinical Practicum & Practicum Seminar I 2.0 Credits

A supervised clinical experience in dance/movement therapy and counseling, focused on the development of fundamental observation skills and a group seminar to support the integration of clinical experience and coursework. The student is assigned, by Director of Field Education, to a clinical field experience under the guidance of an on-site dance/movement therapist.

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

CTCN 512 Clinical Practicum & Practicum Supervision I 2.0 Credits

A supervised clinical experience in music therapy and counseling, focused on the development of fundamental observation skills and a group supervision to support the integration of clinical experience and coursework as related to music therapy and counseling clinical practice and research including small group presentation and discussion. The student is assigned, by Director of Field Education, to a clinical field experience under the guidance of an on-site music therapist.

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

CTCN 520 Clinical Practicum II 2.0 Credits

A supervised clinical experience in art therapy and counseling, in which the student begins to function as a student therapist, co-leading and leading group and individual sessions. The student is assigned, by Director of Field Education, to a clinical field experience under the guidance of an on-site art therapist. Includes Mental Health Counseling (MHC) Supervision with a counselor, psychologist or other qualified mental health clinician.

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

CTCN 521 Clinical Practicum & Practicum Seminar II 2.0 Credits

A supervised clinical experience in dance/movement therapy and counseling, in which the student begins to function as a student therapist, co-leading and leading group and individual sessions, and a group seminar to support the integration of clinical experience and coursework. The student is assigned, by Director of Field Education, to a clinical field experience under the guidance of an on-site dance/movement therapist. Includes Mental Health Counseling (MHC) Supervision with a counselor, psychologist or other qualified mental health clinician.

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

CTCN 522 Clinical Practicum & Practicum Supervision II 2.0 Credits

A supervised clinical experience in music therapy and counseling, in which the student begins to function as a student therapist, co-leading and leading group and individual sessions and a group supervision to support the integration of clinical experience and coursework as related to music therapy and counseling clinical practice and research including small group presentation and discussion. The student is assigned, by Director of Field Education, to a clinical field experience under the guidance of an on-site music therapist. Includes Mental Health Counseling (MHC) Supervision with a counselor, psychologist or other qualified mental health clinician.

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

CTCN 530 Clinical Practicum III 2.0 Credits

A supervised clinical experience in art therapy and counseling, in which the student continues to function as a student therapist, co-leading and leading group and individual sessions. The student is assigned, by Director of Field Education, to a clinical field experience under the guidance of an on-site art therapist. Includes Mental Health Counseling (MHC) Supervision with a counselor, psychologist or other qualified mental health clinician.

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

CTCN 531 Clinical Practicum & Practicum Seminar III 2.0 Credits

A supervised clinical experience in dance/movement therapy and counseling, in which the student continues to function as a student therapist, co-leading and leading group and individual sessions, and a group seminar to support the integration of clinical experience and coursework. The student is assigned, by Director of Field Education, to a clinical field experience under the guidance of an on-site art therapist. Includes Mental Health Counseling (MHC) Supervision with a counselor, psychologist or other qualified mental health clinician.

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

CTCN 532 Clinical Practicum & Practicum Supervision III 2.0 Credits

A supervised clinical experience in music therapy and counseling, in which the student continues to function as a student therapist, co-leading and leading group and individual sessions, and a group supervision to support the integration of clinical experience and coursework as related to music therapy and counseling clinical practice and research including small group presentation and discussion. The student is assigned, by Director of Field Education, to a clinical field experience under the guidance of an on-site art therapist. Includes Mental Health Counseling (MHC) Supervision with a counselor, psychologist or other qualified mental health clinician.

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

CTCN 551 Introduction to Anatomy and Kinesiology for Dance/Movement Therapy 2.0 Credits

This course introduces anatomy and kinesiology through lecture, discussion, and experiential learning formats. The course provides an overview of the musculoskeletal system and how it functions to support the mechanics of human motion. An introduction to the principles of body connectivity provides a foundation for later dance/movement therapy clinical applications. The course also supports development of body/self awareness.

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

CTCN 552 Therapy Relationship Skills I 3.0 Credits

This course introduces and provides practice in skills for understanding, establishing, and developing the therapy relationship and therapeutic process through movement and verbal counseling support. Students participate in and lead segments within class experiential exercises. The focus is on the initial phase of therapy.

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

CTCN 553 Therapy Relationship Skills II 3.0 Credits

This course continues Therapy Relationship Skills I with the experience and practice of movement and verbal counseling skills that facilitate individual and group therapy processes. Particular attention is given to discerning patterns and themes in the counseling/ therapy session through which the therapy relationship develops and therapy progresses. The focus is on the middle and closure phases of therapy.

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

CTCN 554 Movement Observation I 2.0 Credits

This course introduces students to movement observation and analysis within the framework of Laban Movement Analysis. In experiential and didactic frameworks, students will examine personal, relational, cultural, and societal dynamics as manifested in movement behavior. Therapeutic implications for both individuals and groups will be discussed.

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

CTCN 556 Movement Observation II 2.0 Credits

This course further develops student skills in movement observation and analysis within the framework of Laban Movement Analysis. In experiential and didactic formats, students will examine personal, relational, cultural, and societal dynamics as manifested in movement behavior. Therapeutic implications for both individuals and groups will be discussed.

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

CTCN 557 Theory and Practice I- Children 3.0 Credits

This course addresses the theory and practice of dance/movement therapy and counseling and approaches in working with typical and atypical children. The course reviews child and adolescent development, emotional, behavioral, and neurodevelopmental disorders, and concomitant patterns of movement behavior. Students investigate evidence and theory based therapy methods through lecture, readings, films, experiential structures, and discussion.

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

CTCN 558 Theory and Practice II: Adults 3.0 Credits

This course addresses the theory and practice of dance/movement therapy and counseling with adults. The course investigates a range of mental health disorders and conditions within a biopsychosocial and cultural framework with particular attention to the experience of those living with the disorder and therapy approaches. The course highlights the role of trauma across conditions. The course also addresses arts supports for community mental health and advocacy.

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

CTCN 559 Orientation to Dance/Movement Therapy 1.0 Credit

This survey seminar introduces students to the historical development of dance/movement therapy theoretical orientation, and supporting literature. Experiential activities and films will illustrate particular approaches.

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

CTCN 563 Movement Perspectives in Human Development 3.0 Credits

This course provides the student with an understanding of typical movement development from infancy to adulthood. The course addresses the relationship between movement, emotional, and cognitive development including cultural and caregiver influences. Examples of potential developmental disturbance will be discussed. Implications for clinical application with both adult and child populations will be examined.

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

CTCN 564 Mental Health Applications of Movement Analysis 3.0 Credits

This course provides an overview of several published assessment of psychosocial functioning using non-verbal behavior and analysis of movement dynamics. Laban Movement Analysis is applied to the understanding of individual, group and family functioning with an emphasis on application in clinical assessment, treatment planning and development of interventions grounded in observed movement behavior.

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

CTCN 601 Introduction to Behavioral Research 4.5 Credits

This course introduces basic quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods approaches to human and behavioral research. The course emphasizes application to the counseling and the creative arts therapies, and competencies as a consumer of research literature and as an evidence-informed practitioner.

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.

CTCN 603 Clinical Appraisal and Assessment 4.5 Credits

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an overview of different types of tests used in clinical, educational, and organizational settings. Topics include: tests and assessments that are standardized, non-standardized, norm-referenced, criterion-referenced, group and individual testing and assessment, behavioral observations, and symptom checklists. Students will also explore theories of clinical appraisal and testing, interviewing for mental health functioning, and skills of professional case presentation, with an emphasis on case conceptualization and holistic assessment. The course also addresses ethical, legal, and sociocultural issues including cultural bias and fairness.

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.

CTCN 604 Career Counseling 4.5 Credits

This course will explore career counseling theories, assessment, and applied approaches to career development and counseling for diverse clients and settings. Current issues, employment trends, use of technology, as well as reflection on personal/professional career development will be addressed. Special attention will be given to ethical, multicultural, and social justice issues in career counseling.

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.

CTCN 606 Group Dynamics in Counseling and Art Therapy 4.5 Credits

The purpose of this course is to examine group theory, process, and dynamics. Major emphasis is on the dynamics of groups, i.e. the group process and ways that basic group counseling plays out in psychotherapy and counseling groups. Students will examine relevant literature, multimedia resources, and evidence-based practices, to develop an understanding of culturally and contextually relevant group facilitation practices, group leaders’ roles and responsibilities, and the relevance and purpose of group work in counseling and art therapy.

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

CTCN 607 Group Dynamics in Counseling and Dance/Movement Therapy 4.5 Credits

The purpose of this course is to examine group theory, process, and dynamics. Major emphasis is on the dynamics of groups, i.e. the group process and ways that basic group counseling plays out in psychotherapy and counseling groups. Students will examine relevant literature, multimedia resources, and evidence-based practices, to develop an understanding of culturally and contextually relevant group facilitation practices, group leaders’ roles and responsibilities, and the relevance and purpose of group work in counseling and dance/movement therapy.

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

CTCN 608 Group Dynamics in Counseling and Music Therapy 4.5 Credits

The purpose of this course is to examine group theory, process, and dynamics. Major emphasis is on the dynamics of groups, i.e. the group process and ways that basic group counseling plays out in psychotherapy and counseling groups. Students will examine relevant literature, multimedia resources, and evidence-based practices, to develop an understanding of culturally and contextually relevant group facilitation practices, group leaders’ roles and responsibilities, and the relevance and purpose of group work in counseling and music therapy.

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

CTCN 610 Clinical Internship I 2.0 Credits

Advanced supervised clinical experience in art therapy and counseling, with a population of the student’s preference, arranged by the student in collaboration with Director of Field Education and Art Therapy Program Director. Individual clinical supervision provided by a qualified art therapy supervisor.

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

CTCN 611 Clinical Internship & Internship Seminar I 2.0 Credits

Advanced supervised clinical experience in dance/movement therapy and counseling, with a population of the student’s preference, arranged by the student in collaboration with Director of Field Education and Dance/Movement Therapy Program Director; and a group seminar to support the integration of clinical experience and coursework. Individual clinical supervision provided by a qualified dance/movement therapy supervisor.

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

CTCN 612 Clinical Internship & Internship Supervision I 2.0 Credits

Advanced supervised clinical experience in music therapy and counseling, with a population of the student’s preference, arranged by the student in collaboration with Director of Field Education and Music Therapy Program Director; and a group supervision to support the integration of clinical experience and coursework as related to music therapy and counseling clinical practice and research including small group presentation and discussion. Individual clinical supervision provided by a qualified music therapy supervisor.

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

CTCN 620 Clinical Internship II 2.0 Credits

Continuation of advanced supervised clinical experience in art therapy and counseling, with a population of the student’s preference, arranged by the student in collaboration with Director of Field Education and Art Therapy Program Director. Individual clinical supervision provided by a qualified art therapy supervisor.

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

CTCN 621 Clinical Internship & Internship Seminar II 2.0 Credits

Continuation of advanced supervised clinical experience in dance/movement therapy and counseling, with a population of the student’s preference, arranged by the student in collaboration with Director of Field Education and Dance/Movement Therapy Program Director; and a group seminar to support the integration of clinical experience and coursework. Individual clinical supervision provided by a qualified dance/movement therapy supervisor.

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

CTCN 622 Clinical Internship & Internship Supervision II 2.0 Credits

Continuation of advanced supervised clinical experience in music therapy and counseling, with a population of the student’s preference, arranged by the student in collaboration with Director of Field Education and Music Therapy Program Director; and a group supervision to support the integration of clinical experience and coursework as related to music therapy and counseling clinical practice and research including small group presentation and discussion. Individual clinical supervision provided by a qualified music therapy supervisor.

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

CTCN 630 Clinical Internship III 2.0 Credits

Culmination of advanced supervised clinical experience in art therapy and counseling, with a population of the student’s preference, arranged by the student in collaboration with Director of Field Education and Art Therapy Program Director. Individual clinical supervision provided by a qualified art therapy supervisor.

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

CTCN 631 Clinical Internship & Internship Seminar III 2.0 Credits

Culmination of advanced supervised clinical experience in dance/movement therapy and counseling, with a population of the student’s preference, arranged by the student in collaboration with Director of Field Education and Dance/Movement Therapy Program Director; and a group seminar to support the integration of clinical experience and coursework. Individual clinical supervision provided by a qualified dance/movement therapy supervisor.

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

CTCN 632 Clinical Internship & Internship Supervision III 2.0 Credits

Culmination of advanced supervised clinical experience in music therapy and counseling, with a population of the student’s preference, arranged by the student in collaboration with Director of Field Education and Music Therapy Program Director; and a group supervision to support the integration of clinical experience and coursework as related to music therapy and counseling clinical practice and research including small group presentation and discussion. Individual clinical supervision provided by a qualified music therapy supervisor.

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

CTCN 655 Laban Movement Analysis Workshop 1.5 Credit

This course provides experience in improvisational movement and various cultural dance forms as a source for reviewing and reinforcing movement observation and analysis skills in a Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) framework.

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

CTCN 657 Dance/Movement Therapy Assessment 2.0 Credits

Students learn to design and conduct evidence-informed clinical assessments and treatment plans using movement as primary clinical information. The course also introduces research on the meaning of movement and multicultural considerations for the use of movement data in clinical assessment.

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

CTCN 658 Advanced Practice Topics and Skills I 2.5 Credits

This special topics course provides support for students to advance understanding and practice of dance movement therapy and counseling. Students learn about specific and focused topics through readings and participation in experiential learning including medical dance/movement therapy. Student learn about integration of theory and practice through leadership, review of classroom sessions and written assignments.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 1 times for 10 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is DMTC.

CTCN 659 Advanced Practice Topics and Skills II 2.5 Credits

This special topics course provides support for students to advance understanding and practice of dance movement therapy and counseling. Students learn about specific and focused topics through readings and participation in experiential learning. Student learn about integration of theory and practice through leadership, review of classroom sessions and written assignments.

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

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