Creative Arts in Therapy

Master Arts: 90.0 quarter credits
Doctor of Philosophy: 66.0 quarter credits

About the Program

The Creative Arts Therapies programs are based on specialized didactic and clinical education in art therapy, dance/movement therapy or music therapy. Admission criteria are specific to each of the three areas of concentration

The curriculum contains core courses for all students in areas related to mental health sciences, creative arts in therapy theory and specialized courses for students of each arts therapy modality. The Department of Creative Arts Therapies offers both an MA degree with specialization as well as a PhD degree in Creative Arts Therapy.

The Creative Arts in Therapy programs integrate knowledge of the creative arts therapies with current theoretical and practical approaches to assessment and treatment in mental health, medical, and educational contexts. Academic, clinical, and supervisory aspects are balanced and integrated, with an emphasis on developing competent and compassionate professionals who will contribute to our multicultural society in meaningful and creative ways. The programs are unique in that the faculty includes both creative arts therapists and mental health professionals with an interest in the arts who help students integrate the specialized creative arts therapy knowledge with trends and discoveries in the social and health sciences.

Admission criteria are specific to each of the three areas of concentration. For information about how to apply to the MA program, visit the Drexel University Admissions MA in Creative Arts Therapies page.

Master of Arts in Creative Arts Therapy: Art Therapy Specialization

The graduate art therapy program offers a progressive curriculum that integrates, didactic, experiential, supervisory, and clinical experiences to prepare students for providing art therapy services in a broad range of settings. Student learn psychodynamic theories and contemporary approaches that support their understanding of the healing aspects of the creative process and the complex interactions among the client, the therapist, and the art process that promote therapeutic change.  Students apply this knowledge in their practicum and internship experiences that are offered in a variety of behavioral health settings, hospitals and medical facilities, schools, and community settings. 

We provide educational experiences designed to promote professional development and multicultural competence conducive to the ethical, reflective, and socially-aware practice of art therapy.  Our aim is to prepare professional art therapists capable of critical thinking with regard to the therapeutic use of art and the creative process while promoting respect for the diversity of human experiences.

For additional information about the program, visit the College of Nursing and Health Professions' Art Therapy web site.

Core Courses
ARTS 501Introduction to Creative Arts Therapy I2.0
ARTS 502Introduction to Creative Arts Therapy II2.0
ARTS 503Introduction to Creative Arts Therapy III2.0
ARTS 504Human Psychological Development I2.0
ARTS 509Human Psychological Development II2.0
ARTS 505Clinical Diagnosis of Psychopathology I2.0
ARTS 513Clinical Diagnosis of Psychopathology II2.0
ARTS 506Professional Orientation and Ethics I1.0
ARTS 606Professional Orientation and Ethics II3.0
ARTS 507Group Dynamics and Therapy2.0
ARTS 508Introduction to Behavioral Research I2.0
ARTS 515Introduction to Behavioral Reserach II2.0
ARTS 601Theories of Psychotherapy I2.0
ARTS 605Theories of Psychotherapy II2.0
ARTS 602Multicultural Perspectives in Therapy I2.0
ARTS 603Clinical Appraisal and Assessment I2.0
ARTS 607Clinical Appraisal and Assessment II2.0
Art Therapy Track Courses
ARTS 531Art Therapy Assessment and Treatment for Adults I2.0
ARTS 532Art Therapy Assessment and Treatment for Adults II2.0
ARTS 533Art Therapy Assessment and Treatment for Children I2.0
ARTS 534Art Therapy Assessment and Treatment for Children II2.0
ARTS 535Art Therapy Theory and Symbolism I2.0
ARTS 536Art Therapy Theory and Symbolism II2.0
ARTS 537Art Therapy Group Supervision I2.0
ARTS 538Art Therapy Group Supervision II2.0
ARTS 539Art Therapy Group Supervision III2.0
ARTS 540Art Therapy Literature and Research2.0
ARTS 541Jungian Psychology for Art Therapists2.0
ARTS 542Group Dynamics: Art Therapy2.0
ARTS 631Art Therapy Workshop2.0
ARTS 632Advanced Art Therapy Process and Practice I2.0
ARTS 633Advanced Art Therapy Process and Practice II2.0
ARTS 634Art Therapy Family Assessment2.0
ARTS 635Multicultural Perspectives in Art Therapy2.0
ARTS 636Studio Art for Art Therapists0.5
ARTS 637Advanced Art Therapy Group Supervision I1.5
ARTS 638Advanced Art Therapy Group Supervision II1.5
ARTS 639Advanced Art Therapy Group Supervision III1.5
Art Therapy Electives1.0
Select one of the following:
Medical Art Therapy
Forensic Art Therapy
Art Therapy in an Education Setting
Trauma and Art Therapy
Clinical Education Courses
ARTS 510Clinical Practicum I: Observation1.0
ARTS 511Clinical Practicum II1.0
ARTS 512Clinical Practicum III1.0
ARTS 610Clinical Internship I3.0
ARTS 611Clinical Internship II3.0
ARTS 612Clinical Internship III3.0
Thesis
ARTS 621Thesis I1.0
ARTS 622Thesis II1.0
ARTS 623Thesis III1.0
ARTS 624Thesis IV1.0
Additional Electives
For Thesis Only
Independent Study in Creative Arts Therapy
Total Credits90.0

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ARTS 604 Career Counseling can be taken as an elective.



Master of Arts in Creative Arts Therapy: Dance/Movement Therapy Specialization

Dance/movement therapy (DMT)  is a body/mind-integrated approach to mental health counseling, in which movement is an essential medium.  In this two-year curriculum,student learn to effectively engage in therapy relationships that support the emotional, cognitive, social and physical integration and functioning of the clients with whom they will work.

The curriculum engages students in experiential and reflective learning processes as well as more traditional discussion, lecture, tutorial, and clinical education formats. Through a balance of classroom education and clinically supervised practicum and internship experiences, students develop a strong foundation for skilled DMT practice.  Program coursework supports an understanding of human development, multicultural diversity, psychopathology, therapeutic change processes, and social systems. Students apply this understanding and observational skills based in Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) to assess client functioning and formulate therapy goals.  Improvisational processes support the design of relevant movement and verbal therapy interventions in both individual and group therapy forms. The curriculum includes specialized approaches with adult and child clinical populations.

For additional information about the program, visit the College of Nursing and Health Professions' Dance/Movement Therapy web site. 

Core Courses
ARTS 501Introduction to Creative Arts Therapy I2.0
ARTS 502Introduction to Creative Arts Therapy II2.0
ARTS 503Introduction to Creative Arts Therapy III2.0
ARTS 504Human Psychological Development I2.0
ARTS 509Human Psychological Development II2.0
ARTS 505Clinical Diagnosis of Psychopathology I2.0
ARTS 513Clinical Diagnosis of Psychopathology II2.0
ARTS 506Professional Orientation and Ethics I1.0
ARTS 606Professional Orientation and Ethics II3.0
ARTS 507Group Dynamics and Therapy2.0
ARTS 508Introduction to Behavioral Research I2.0
ARTS 515Introduction to Behavioral Reserach II2.0
ARTS 601Theories of Psychotherapy I2.0
ARTS 605Theories of Psychotherapy II2.0
ARTS 602Multicultural Perspectives in Therapy I2.0
ARTS 603Clinical Appraisal and Assessment I2.0
ARTS 607Clinical Appraisal and Assessment II2.0
Dance/Movement Therapy Track Courses
ARTS 552Therapy Relationship Skills I2.0
ARTS 553Therapy Relationship Skills II2.0
ARTS 554Movement Observation I2.0
ARTS 555Laban Movement Analysis Lab0.0
ARTS 556Movement Observation II2.0
ARTS 557Dance/Movement Therapy Theory and Practice - Children I2.0
ARTS 558Dance/Movement Therapy Theory and Practice - Children II2.0
ARTS 559Introduction to Dance/Movement Therapy History and Literature1.0
ARTS 563Movement Perspectives in Human Development2.0
ARTS 564Group Dynamics and Therapy II: Dance/Movement Therapy2.0
ARTS 654Dance/Movement Therapy Theory and Practice III: Adults2.0
ARTS 655Multicultural Perspectives in Therapy II: Dance/Movement Therapy2.0
ARTS 656Mental Health Applications of Movement Analysis I2.0
ARTS 657Mental Health Applications of Movement Analysis II2.0
ARTS 661Family Dance/Movement Therapy: A Systems Approach2.0
ARTS 662Advanced Group Dance/Movement Therapy Skills I2.0
ARTS 663Advanced Group Dance/Movement Therapy Skills II2.0
NEUR 534Neuroscience3.0
Clinical Education Courses
ARTS 560Dance/Movement Therapy Group Supervision I1.0
ARTS 561Dance/Movement Therapy Group Supervision II1.0
ARTS 562Dance/Movement Therapy Group Supervision III1.0
ARTS 658Dance/Movement Therapy Advanced Group Supervision I1.0
ARTS 659Dance/Movement Therapy Advanced Group Supervision II1.0
ARTS 660Dance/Movement Therapy Advanced Group Supervision III1.0
ARTS 510Clinical Practicum I: Observation1.0
ARTS 511Clinical Practicum II1.0
ARTS 512Clinical Practicum III1.0
ARTS 610Clinical Internship I3.0
ARTS 611Clinical Internship II3.0
ARTS 612Clinical Internship III3.0
Thesis
ARTS 621Thesis I1.0
ARTS 622Thesis II1.0
ARTS 623Thesis III1.0
ARTS 624Thesis IV1.0
Electives
Select one of the following:
Introduction to Anatomy and Kinesiology for Dance/Movement Therapy
Medical Dance/Movement Therapy
The Kestenberg Movement Profile
Additional Electives
As needed, in consultation with the program director students can select the following electives:
For Thesis Only
Independent Study in Creative Arts Therapy
Total Credits90.0

Master of Arts in Creative Arts Therapy: Music Therapy Specialization

The two-year music therapy program is designed to help students develop advanced music therapy clinical skills. The program is the only music therapy training model housed in an academic health center. It is unique in that faculty members include mental health and medical professionals who assist students in integrating music therapy with current developmental, neuroscience, mental health, and medical foundations.
Didactic and clinical aspects are balanced to provide a foundation of theoretical knowledge and practical application. The evidence-informed curriculum integrates knowledge of music therapy with current theoretical approaches to assessment and treatment. Experiential core and music therapy modality courses are designed to help students develop the use of the self within the music therapy relationship.

For additional information about program, visit the College of Nursing and Health Professions' Music Therapy web site.
 

Core Courses
ARTS 501Introduction to Creative Arts Therapy I2.0
ARTS 502Introduction to Creative Arts Therapy II2.0
ARTS 503Introduction to Creative Arts Therapy III2.0
ARTS 504Human Psychological Development I2.0
ARTS 509Human Psychological Development II2.0
ARTS 505Clinical Diagnosis of Psychopathology I2.0
ARTS 513Clinical Diagnosis of Psychopathology II2.0
ARTS 506Professional Orientation and Ethics I1.0
ARTS 606Professional Orientation and Ethics II3.0
ARTS 507Group Dynamics and Therapy2.0
ARTS 508Introduction to Behavioral Research I4.0
ARTS 601Theories of Psychotherapy I2.0
ARTS 605Theories of Psychotherapy II2.0
ARTS 602Multicultural Perspectives in Therapy I2.0
ARTS 603Clinical Appraisal and Assessment I2.0
ARTS 607Clinical Appraisal and Assessment II2.0
Music Therapy Track Courses
ARTS 570Clinical Musicianship I2.0
ARTS 571Clinical Musicianship II2.0
ARTS 572Clinical Musicianship III2.0
ARTS 573Clinical Musical Improvisation I2.0
ARTS 574Clinical Musical Improvisation II2.0
ARTS 575Theories in Music Therapy I2.0
ARTS 577Music Therapy Skills I2.0
ARTS 578Music Therapy Skills II: Child Skills2.0
ARTS 579Music Therapy Skills III: Technological Applications2.0
ARTS 580Psychology of Music2.0
ARTS 670Advanced Music Therapy Skills I2.0
ARTS 671Advanced Music Therapy Skills II2.0
ARTS 672Multicultural Perspectives in Music Therapy2.0
ARTS 677Advanced Music Therapy Skills III - Group2.0
ARTS 678Clinical Internship Laboratory: Musical Analysis1.0
NEUR 534Neuroscience3.0
Clinical Education Courses
ARTS 510Clinical Practicum I: Observation1.0
ARTS 511Clinical Practicum II1.0
ARTS 512Clinical Practicum III1.0
ARTS 581Music Therapy Group Supervision I1.0
ARTS 582Music Therapy Group Supervision II1.0
ARTS 583Music Therapy Group Supervision III1.0
ARTS 610Clinical Internship I3.0
ARTS 611Clinical Internship II3.0
ARTS 612Clinical Internship III3.0
ARTS 673Advanced Music Therapy Group Supervision I1.0
ARTS 674Advanced Music Therapy Group Supervision II1.0
ARTS 675Advanced Music Therapy Group Supervision III1.0
Thesis
ARTS 621Thesis I1.0
ARTS 622Thesis II1.0
ARTS 623Thesis III1.0
ARTS 624Thesis IV1.0
Additional Electives
As needed, in consultation with the program director students can select the following electives:
ARTS 625For Thesis Only0.0
ARTS 699Independent Study in Creative Arts Therapy1.0-4.0
Total Credits90.0

PhD in Creative Arts Therapies

The PhD in Creative Arts Therapies program is a research degree for art therapists, dance/ movement therapists, and music therapists who are interested in focusing their careers on scholarly pursuits and academic leadership in their specific discipline. The primary mission of the program is the cultivation of scholars and academic leaders for the purpose of generating and disseminating substantive, quality research that ultimately contributes to the bodies of knowledge, best clinical practices, and the efficacy of the arts therapies fields.

The mission of the PhD in Creative Arts Therapies program is to cultivate stewards of the professions who can preserve the traditions of the disciplines, promote scholarly and clinical advancement, and contribute to the legitimization of the fields.
In pursuit of the program mission, the innovative curriculum includes four interactive learning modules that comprise a three-year full-time degree program:

  • Interdisciplinary module
  • Research module
  • Self/other artistic module
  • Practicum module

The learning culture, curriculum, and pedagogy of the PhD in Creative Arts Therapies are the primary components contributing to the comprehensiveness of this advanced research degree. The learning culture is one of creativity, innovation, initiative and support. The curriculum and pedagogy emphasize the interaction between intellectual, emotional, inter-subjective and artistic learning for the purpose of generating knowledge in the arts therapies.
The learning culture, curriculum and pedagogy are elaborated in the following constructs:

  • A learning culture that supports the exploration and integration
    of intellectual, emotional, artistic, and self/other knowledge as parallel to the psychotherapeutic and creative processes.
  • An educational philosophy, curricular structure, and innovative
    pedagogy which supports dynamic and creative inquiry into
    interdisciplinary and discipline specific bodies of knowledge.
  • A comprehensive approach to traditional and innovative research
    methods that best support the ontological, epistemological, theoretical,and applied practice in the arts therapies.
  • The integration of theoretical, experiential, and pragmatic knowledge.
  • A dialectic between didactic, intrinsic, and practical learning
    experiences.
  • The cultivation of aptitudes and competencies in intellectual,
    subjective, intersubjective and artistic inquiry for each student.

For additional information about the program, visit the College of Nursing and Health Professions' PhD in Creative Arts Therapy web site.

General Requirements

The following general requirements must be satisfied in order to complete the PhD in Creative Arts Therapies:

  • 66.0 quarter credits of required courses
  • Candidacy/Qualifying exam (administered after the completion of one year or 45 quarter credits)
  • Approval of dissertation proposal
  • Practicum in one of the following: teaching, research, clinical supervision or advanced clinical practice
  • Completion of dissertation
  • Final oral exam/oral defense of dissertation

The required courses in the curriculum are organized into four essential learning modules: 1) interdisciplinary; 2) research; 3) self/other and artistic knowledge; and 4) practical application. These courses comprise the key components of the doctoral program, along with the dissertation.

Interdisciplinary Seminars
ARTS 703Interdisciplinary Seminar I3.0
ARTS 704Interdisciplinary Seminar II3.0
ARTS 705Interdisciplinary Seminar III3.0
ARTS 706Interdisciplinary Seminar IV3.0
Research Courses
ARTS 712Research I: Philosophy & Theory3.0
ARTS 713Research Methods II: Quantitative Methods3.0
ARTS 714Research Methods III: Qualitative Methods3.0
ARTS 715Innovative and Emergent Research Methods (RSCH 770 is eliminated because it is not yet an approved course. This course will be active next year.)3.0
RSCH 759Foundations of Biostatistics3.0
Research Specialization
Select one of the following:3.0
Quantitative Research Methods II
Qualitative Research Methods II
Innovative and Emergent Research Methods II
Self/Other Artistic Knowledge Studio Labs
ARTS 716Studio Based Artistic Inquiry I3.0
ARTS 717Studio Based Artistic Inquiry II3.0
ARTS 718Studio Based Artistic Inquiry III3.0
ARTS 719Studio Based Artistic Inquiry IV3.0
Pratical Application Courses
Practica in either research, teaching, clinical supervision, or advanced clinical practice.
ARTS 808Practicum I3.0
ARTS 809Practicum II3.0
ARTS 810Practicum III3.0
Dissertation Courses *
Select 9 credits from the following variable credit courses:9.0
Dissertation Research I
Dissertation Research II
Dissertation Research III
Dissertation Research IV
Electives
Students, with advisement and in accordance with their educational plan, can choose to take two electives in the same content area, or may choose to take one elective each in two different content areas.6.0
Total Credits66.0

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The dissertation is an original research project, the content of which directly relates to the epistemology, theory, and/or practice of the student's creative arts therapy specialization.


All electives must be graduate courses and can be selected from those courses offered at Drexel University. In particular, doctoral level courses in the College of Nursing and Health professions, School of Public Health, College of Arts and Sciences, and/or the School of Education may be the most relevant to students in this program. (The Creative Arts Therapies PhD program director will obtain permission for the student to take the elective from the relevant Dean of the College or School, and the relevant program director and course instructor. )

Content areas that are acceptable for electives include the following: anthropology, biology, creativity, culture and communication, ethics, health psychology, literature, neuroanatomy, neuropsychology, philosophy, psychology, psychoanalysis, sociology, advanced statistics. Additional content areas may be added by special request as approved by the supervising faculty advisor and program director.

PhD in Creative Arts Therapies Admission Requirements

Applicants for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program in Creative Arts in Therapy are screened based upon the required application documents plus a personal interview by the faculty. The application documents and interview are designed to assess the applicant's aptitudes and commitment to advanced academic achievement and the development of scholarship. Admission into the PhD program includes both firm and malleable requirements. The firm requirements include a Master’s degree in Art, Dance/Movement, Music or Expressive Therapy, a minimum of three years post master’s clinical experience, certification in the creative arts therapies field, and at least one research course. We encourage prospective students to inquire about applying to the PhD Program even if they are uncertain if they meet the all of the admission requirements. In many cases applicants are considered on a very individual basis and assessment. For this reason we look forward to speaking with you about your eligibility and your questions.

Degree

Masters Degree in Art Therapy, Dance/Movement Therapy, Music Therapy, or Expressive Therapies.

Pre-Requisites (in addition to or included in Master’s degree)

  • 6.0 semester  (9.0 quarter) credits equivalent in graduate level research coursework.
  • 3.0 semester (4.0 quarter) credits equivalent of graduate coursework in multiculturalism, anthropology,  or sociology.

Research Education and Training

The PhD in Creative Arts Therapies is a research degree. Consequently it is essential that those entering the program demonstrate foundational education and experience in research.  

  • Documented research courses with a grade of no less than a ‘B’.
  • Documentation of having conducted one research project. This can be a master’s thesis project or post-master’s research.

Scores and GPA

  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with minimum scores of 300 combined (150 Quantitative and 150 Verbal Reasoning) and 4.0 in analytic writing, or
  • Miller Analogies Test (MAT) with scores of 396 or above.
  • MGPA of 3.5 or above from the master's degree education.

Clinical Experience and Credentials

  • A minimum of 3 years full-time equivalent post-master’s degree creative arts therapies clinical practice.
  • Professional credentials including board certification and/or registration in the applicant’s Creative Arts Therapies discipline. A professional license is preferred but not required.

Academic Writing Proficiency

Central to success in the PhD program is the ability to write at a professional scholarly level. Even though this ability will develop as a result of being a doctoral student, it is essential that the applicant demonstrate an interest in, commitment to, and aptitude for scholarly writing. Academic Writing Proficiency is evaluated based upon the following criteria and documentation:

  • Academic Writing Sample: Demonstration of scholarly writing proficiency from an academic writing sample. This could be a graded graduate writing sample or an independently authored publication. Applicants are also invited to generate a new writing sample specifically for this application. All scholarly writing samples should be selected to best represent the applicant's scholarly accomplishments and potential.
  • Publication or manuscript for submission: Documentation of having submitted an article for a peer reviewed publication. The documentation should be in the form of a manuscript that was submitted to a journal or as a chapter in an edited book. This manuscript can also be used for the academic writing sample if it was authored solely by the applicant. If it was co-authored an additional independently authored sample is required to fulfill the requirement for demonstration of scholarly writing proficiency.
  • Admissions Essay: The admissions essay is an important part of the application and writing proficiency assessment process. Since the PhD is the highest level of scholarly education the expectation is for incoming students to possess and demonstrate competency in in this area as reflected in their writing. The scholarly writing not only requires writing skill but also represents a thought process—the ability to review, organize, select and synthesize ideas of self and other. In addition, scholarly competence requires familiarity with acceptable writing styles. For those reasons we require an admissions essay which is in three parts. These parts are:
    • Reasons for Application: In this section briefly describe your professional background, your clinical practice and interests and how these experiences coalesced in your decision to apply to the Ph.D Program (1 page)
    • Research Interests: In this section describe 1) two areas of interest for your own research; 2) a summary of current research in these areas; and, 3) the direction you hope to take your research (3 pages).
    • Academic and Career Goals: Conclude your essay with a summary of your academic and career goals (1 page)
  • All writing samples should be submitted in APA format.
     

Letters of Recommendation

Three letters of recommendation are required as a part of the application process. The letters should be from individuals who can knowledgeably address the applicant’s aptitudes for scholarship and teaching. Recommenders should also address the applicant’s maturity, initiative, self-directed motivation, and commitment to higher education.

Interview

When the application is completed it will be reviewed by the faculty admissions committee to determine if the applicant meets the admission criteria. Following the initial screening, a determination is made of whether or not the applicant meets the admission criteria. If the determination is made that the applicant does meet the admission criteria, the applicant is scheduled for an interview with the  faculty in the PhD Program in Creative Arts Therapies. The interview protocol includes:

  • Review of application materials and associated questions to address scholarly competencies for the program.
  • Discussion regarding the theory and practice of the creative arts therapies and the applicant’s specific discipline.
  • Discussion of the applicant’s research interests, competencies, and ideas.
  • Discussion of the applicant’s reasons and motivation for applying for doctoral education.


Please contact Ms. Rachel Ward, Admissions Coordinator, for additional information about the admission requirements and the application process. (215) 762-6921 or rsw24@drexel.edu.

Note: Admissions Schedule

The early priority deadline is January 15th, with rolling admissions through July 1st.

For additional information about how to apply, visit the Drexel Admissions page on PhD in Creative Arts in Therapy.

Courses

ARTS 501 Introduction to Creative Arts Therapy I 2.0 Credits

Foundational theories for the creative arts therapies are discussed. Readings cover psychodynamic and object-relations concepts, symbolism and metaphor, the nature and development of creativity and response to the arts.

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

ARTS 502 Introduction to Creative Arts Therapy II 2.0 Credits

This course uses experiential and didactic formats to facilitate understanding and integration of processes and principles central to the three creative arts therapy modalities of art, dance/movement and music therapy. Students compare features of the different create arts therapy approaches and explore common themes.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ARTS 503 Introduction to Creative Arts Therapy III 2.0 Credits

Principles and theories of the creative arts therapies are applied to the understanding of several case studies, with the lives of artists, dancers, musicians and writers as exemplars of how the arts impact life and reflect human experience. Clinical mental health implications are discussed.

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

ARTS 504 Human Psychological Development I 2.0 Credits

An introduction to human development across the lifespan with an emphasis on psychosocial and emotional development. Major theories and models of normal development, from infancy to old age, are discussed. Development of ego functions and personality, as well as deviations from normal development, are also covered in a lifespan framework.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ARTS 505 Clinical Diagnosis of Psychopathology I 2.0 Credits

An overview of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, TR-IV, including etiological factors and levels of functioning. 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.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ARTS 506 Professional Orientation and Ethics I 1.0 Credit

Prepares the beginning student for Clinical Observation in the field and supports the formation of a professional identity as a creative arts therapist. Provides a foundation in ethics and basic clinical mental health skills of observation and interaction, and a theoretical framework for clinical practice that is sensitive to sociocultural differences/diversity.

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

ARTS 507 Group Dynamics and Therapy 2.0 Credits

Students study basic aspects of group dynamics through experiential and didactic sessions, supported by assigned readings. Major emphasis is on the dynamics of groups, i.e., the group process and ways that basic group psychology plays out in psychotherapy groups. Issues include the impact of personal, socio-economic and cultural factors in response to group membership and therapy.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ARTS 508 Introduction to Behavioral Research I 2.0 Credits

This course introduces basic qualitative, quantitative and mixed method approaches to human and behavioral research. The course emphasizes application to the creative art therapies, preparation for the master's thesis, and competencies as a consumer of research literature and as a beginning clinical researcher.

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

ARTS 509 Human Psychological Development II 2.0 Credits

Continuation of ARTS 504, Human Psychological Development I.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ARTS 504 [Min Grade: C]

ARTS 510 Clinical Practicum I: Observation 1.0 Credit

Nine-week clinical placement focused on the development of fundamental observational skills. The student is assigned to a child or adult mental health facility, with an on-site create arts therapist in the student's modality.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Corequisite: ARTS 506

ARTS 511 Clinical Practicum II 1.0 Credit

10-week clinical placement focused on the development of fundamental observational skills. The student is assigned to a child or adult mental health facility, with an on-site creative arts therapist in the student's modality.

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

ARTS 512 Clinical Practicum III 1.0 Credit

Clinical placement supervised by a qualified creative arts therapist in the student's modality. The student continues to function as a student therapist, co-leading and leading modality-specific groups and individual sessions under supervision. Includes Mental Health Science Supervision with a psychiatrist, 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 CATX.

ARTS 513 Clinical Diagnosis of Psychopathology II 2.0 Credits

Continuation of ARTS 505, Clinical Diagnosis of Psychopathology I.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ARTS 515 Introduction to Behavioral Reserach II 2.0 Credits

Continuation of ARTS 508, Introduction to Behavioral Research I.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ARTS 531 Art Therapy Assessment and Treatment for Adults I 2.0 Credits

This course examines the interactions between theory and ethical practice in art therapy with adult clinical populations. The theoretical principles of psychological development and psychodynamics are applied to clinical art therapy assessments, art media analysis and applications, art therapy treatment approaches, and the therapeutic relationship which are studied in general and as specifically applied to adults suffering from psychiatric illness.

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

ARTS 532 Art Therapy Assessment and Treatment for Adults II 2.0 Credits

This course examines the interaction between theory and ethical practice in art therapy with adult clinical populations. The theoretical principles of psychological development and psychodynamics are applied to clinical art therapy assessments, art media analysis and applications, art therapy treatment approaches, and the therapeutic relationship which are studied in general and as specifically applied to adults suffering from psychiatric illness.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 531 [Min Grade: C]

ARTS 533 Art Therapy Assessment and Treatment for Children I 2.0 Credits

This course examines the interactions between theory and ethical practice in art therapy with children. The principles and application of artistic and psychological development, art therapy assessments, art media analysis and application, art therapy treatment approaches, and the therapeutic relationship are studied in general and as specifically applied with children suffering from developmental delays, psychiatric and medical illness.

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

ARTS 534 Art Therapy Assessment and Treatment for Children II 2.0 Credits

This course examines the interaction between theory and ethical practice in art therapy with children. The principles and application of artistic and psychological development, art therapy assessments, art media analysis and application, art therapy treatment approaches, and the therapeutic relationship are studied in general and as specifically applied with children suffering from development delays, psychiatric and medical illness.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 533 [Min Grade: C]

ARTS 535 Art Therapy Theory and Symbolism I 2.0 Credits

This course includes the study of the history and development of art therapy. The pioneers in art therapy and the origins of art therapy theory are discussed as they relate to historical and present day practices in art therapy. the concepts of psycho-dynamics, developmental levels, and symbolism as they appear in the artwork are studied in the context of human development and behavior.

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

ARTS 536 Art Therapy Theory and Symbolism II 2.0 Credits

This course includes the continued study of the history and development of art therapy. The origins of art therapy theory are discussed as they relate to historical and present day practices in art therapy. The concepts of psychodynamics, developmental levels, and symbolism as they appear in the artwork are studied in the context of human development and behavior.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 535 [Min Grade: C]

ARTS 537 Art Therapy Group Supervision I 2.0 Credits

In this course students participate in presenting, discussing, and evaluating patient case material that they bring from their clinical experiences. The cases are discussed in a small group interactive format where students can begin to connect theory and practice with children, adolescent and adult populations.

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

ARTS 538 Art Therapy Group Supervision II 2.0 Credits

In this course, students participate in presenting, discussing, and evaluating patient case material that they bring from their clinical experience. The cases are discussed in a small group interactive format where students can begin to connect theory and practice with children, adolescent and adult clinical populations.

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

ARTS 539 Art Therapy Group Supervision III 2.0 Credits

In this course, students participate in presenting, discussing, and evaluating patient case material that they bring from their clinical experiences. The cases are discussed in a small group interactive format where students can begin to connect theory and practice with children, adolescent and adult clinical populations.

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

ARTS 540 Art Therapy Literature and Research 2.0 Credits

This course includes a comprehensive review of the historical and current art therapy literature in preparation for the thesis research project. Students will read art therapy literature in the areas of assessment, treatment, ethical and legal issues, research, and cultural diversity gaps in the knowledge for potential research projects.

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

ARTS 541 Jungian Psychology for Art Therapists 2.0 Credits

This course is a survey of the history and principles of Jungian Psychology as applied to the Creative Arts in Therapies. The principles and application of the arts art experienced, applied, to case histories, to oneself and related to Jung's theory and the Post-Jungians.

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

ARTS 542 Group Dynamics: Art Therapy 2.0 Credits

This course is part II of the Group Dynamics track. In the first course, basic group and group psychotherapy theory and practice are learned experientially and didactically. In this course, the principles and practice of group psychotherapy are applied to group art therapy. Group art therapy theory and techniques are studied in the context of the group dynamic, therapeutic factors, behaviors and art processes of members and leaders and applications to different treatment venues.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 507 [Min Grade: C]

ARTS 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

ARTS 552 Therapy Relationship Skills I 2.0 Credits

This course introduces and provides practice in skills for establishing, understanding, and developing the therapy relationship and the therapeutic process through movement and verbal counseling processes. Students participate in and lead segments of sessions in the laboratory setting of the classroom.

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

ARTS 553 Therapy Relationship Skills II 2.0 Credits

This course continues Therapy Relationship Skills I with the experience and practice of therapy relationship skills in the laboratory setting of the classroom. Particular attention is given to identifying patterns and shaping themes through which the therapy relationship and therapeutic process develops.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ARTS 552 [Min Grade: C]

ARTS 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 CATX.

ARTS 555 Laban Movement Analysis Lab 0.0 Credits

This course provides experience in improvisational movement and various cultural dance forms. Movement will be reviewed with reference to movement parameters of Laban Movement Analysis to reinforce student' developing movement analysis skills.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ARTS 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 adults will be discussed.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 554 [Min Grade: C]

ARTS 557 Dance/Movement Therapy Theory and Practice - Children I 2.0 Credits

This experiential didactic course familiarizes students with childhood disorders and concomitant patterns of movement behavior. Theory and clinical methods in dance/movement therapy for children and adolescents are introduced.

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

ARTS 558 Dance/Movement Therapy Theory and Practice - Children II 2.0 Credits

This experiential didactic course familiarizes students with childhood disorders and concomitant patterns of movement behavior. Theory and clinical methods in dance/movement therapy for children and adolescents are introduced.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 557 [Min Grade: C]

ARTS 559 Introduction to Dance/Movement Therapy History and Literature 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 CATX.

ARTS 560 Dance/Movement Therapy Group Supervision I 1.0 Credit

This course supports initial integration of clinical experience and academic material. The course facilitates a process in which students examine therapeutic and professional relationships in which they are engaged in the clinical setting in order to enhance their understanding and effectiveness.

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

ARTS 561 Dance/Movement Therapy Group Supervision II 1.0 Credit

This course supports initial integration of clinical experience and academic material. The course facilitates a process in which students examine therapeutic and professional relationships in which they are engaged in the clinical setting in order to enhance their understanding and effectiveness.

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

ARTS 562 Dance/Movement Therapy Group Supervision III 1.0 Credit

This course supports initial integration of clinical experience and academic material. The course facilitates a process in which students examine therapeutic and professional relationships in which they are engaged in the clinical setting in order to enhance their understanding and effectiveness.

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

ARTS 563 Movement Perspectives in Human Development 2.0 Credits

This course provides the student with an understanding of normal movement development from infancy to adulthood. The course addresses the relationship between movement, emotional, and cognitive development and provides examples of development disturbance. Implications for assessment and clinical application with adult and child populations are examined.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ARTS 564 Group Dynamics and Therapy II: Dance/Movement Therapy 2.0 Credits

Continues Group Dynamics and Therapy I. Group development and group process theory is applied to understanding interaction in the dance/movement therapy group and how this understanding informs group interventions. Course is taught in an experiential classroom lab format which supports lecture and readings and provides opportunity to practice group leadership skills.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 552 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 553 [Min Grade: C]

ARTS 570 Clinical Musicianship I 2.0 Credits

Provides methods for learning to accompany self and ensembles within music therapy applications. Additional emphasis is placed on clinical improvisation methods for keyboards.

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

ARTS 571 Clinical Musicianship II 2.0 Credits

This course, designed for Music Therapy students, will assist students in the development of functional guitar methods within a variety of musical styles for the purpose of facilitating music therapy processes.

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

ARTS 572 Clinical Musicianship III 2.0 Credits

Provides methods for developing the clinical musical skills needed for internship in piano, guitar, vocal, percussion and major instrument areas. The course also helps to refine skills developed in Clinical Musicianship I and II, and Clinical Musical Improvisation I and II.

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

ARTS 573 Clinical Musical Improvisation I 2.0 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. Readings will be used to increase understanding of improvisation as a clinical application.

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

ARTS 574 Clinical Musical Improvisation II 2.0 Credits

Designed to further the student's understanding of music therapy improvisation as used in clinical environments with various populations. 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 CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 573 [Min Grade: C]

ARTS 575 Theories in Music Therapy I 2.0 Credits

An overview of clinical and research literature related to psychological theories and musical development for music therapists.

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

ARTS 577 Music Therapy Skills I 2.0 Credits

This course will teach approaches and methods of music therapy as applied in mental health, mental retardation and physical disability for adult clinical populations.

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

ARTS 578 Music Therapy Skills II: Child Skills 2.0 Credits

This course will teach the basic approaches and techniques of music therapy for children as applied in mental health, mental retardation and physical disability.

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

ARTS 579 Music Therapy Skills III: Technological Applications 2.0 Credits

This course will teach the basic music technology approaches and techniques for application with adult and child clinical populations.

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

ARTS 580 Psychology of Music 2.0 Credits

This course includes the study of acoustics, psychoacoustics, physiological and emotional responses, music cognition, meaning, and the psychosocial processes involved in musical perception.

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

ARTS 581 Music Therapy Group Supervision I 1.0 Credit

Materials and techniques for dealing with mental, neurological and other disorders in children, adolescents and adults in various settings are related to advanced music clinical practice and research in small group presentations and discussions.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Corequisite: ARTS 510

ARTS 582 Music Therapy Group Supervision II 1.0 Credit

This is a continuation of ARTS 581. The objectives and course requirements are continuous in a developmental progression toward increasing sophistication and mastery of music therapy skills and conceptual understandings.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 511 [Min Grade: C] (Can be taken Concurrently)

ARTS 583 Music Therapy Group Supervision III 1.0 Credit

This is a continuation of ARTS 581 and ARTS 582. The objectives and course requirements are continuous in a developmental progression toward increasing sophistication and mastery of music therapy skills and conceptual understandings.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 512 [Min Grade: C] (Can be taken Concurrently)

ARTS 601 Theories of Psychotherapy I 2.0 Credits

Through readings, lecture and discussions, this provides an overview of major schools and systems of psychotherapy, with emphasis on examining underlying assumptions and curative factors in each. Students learn to recognize and integrate various theoretical perspectives in the therapeutic process. Comparisons with the creative arts therapies are explored.

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

ARTS 602 Multicultural Perspectives in Therapy I 2.0 Credits

The class will explore implications of cultures, race, age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, social class, and physical ability within the context of mental health treatment. Through readings, experiential exercises, discussions, reflective writing, role play, 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 CATX.

ARTS 603 Clinical Appraisal and Assessment I 2.0 Credits

An introduction to major established instruments and scales in intellectual, behavioral, social, emotional, developmental, and neurological testing. Students learn 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.

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

ARTS 604 Career Counseling 4.0 Credits

This introductory course in career counseling covers theory and practice of assessment and counseling of work and career from a lifespan perspective with attention to issues of gender, race, ethics and individuals with special needs. Includes didactic, experiential and computer-lab based learning methods.

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

ARTS 605 Theories of Psychotherapy II 2.0 Credits

Continuation of ARTS 601: Theories of Psychotherapy I.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ARTS 601 [Min Grade: C]

ARTS 606 Professional Orientation and Ethics II 3.0 Credits

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

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 506 [Min Grade: C]

ARTS 607 Clinical Appraisal and Assessment II 2.0 Credits

Continuation of ARTS 603: Clinical Appraisal and Assessment I.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ARTS 603 [Min Grade: C]

ARTS 610 Clinical Internship I 3.0 Credits

Advanced supervised clinical experience with a population of the student's preference, arranged by the student in collaboration with the Clinical Coordinator and Modality Director. Individual clinical supervision provided by a qualified professional in student's modality. Includes Mental Health Science Supervision with a psychiatrist, 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 CATX.

ARTS 611 Clinical Internship II 3.0 Credits

Advanced supervised clinical experience with a population of the student's preference, arranged by the student in collaboration with the Clinical Coordinator and Modality Director. Individual clinical supervision provided by a qualified professional in student's modality. Includes Mental Health Science Supervision with a psychiatrist, 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 CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 610 [Min Grade: C]

ARTS 612 Clinical Internship III 3.0 Credits

Advanced supervised clinical experience with a population of the student's preference, arranged by the student in collaboration with the Clinical Coordinator and Modality Director. Individual clinical supervision provided by a qualified professional in student's modality. Includes Mental Health Science Supervision with a psychiatrist, 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 CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 611 [Min Grade: C]

ARTS 621 Thesis I 1.0 Credit

Under individual advisement, the student constructs research focus and questions, conducts literature review and prepares the proposal for the masters' thesis project on an art therapy, music therapy or dance/movement therapy topic.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 508 [Min Grade: C]

ARTS 622 Thesis II 1.0 Credit

Under individual advisement, the student completes the proposal for the masters' thesis project on an art therapy, music therapy or dance/movement therapy topic.

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

ARTS 623 Thesis III 1.0 Credit

Under individual advisement, the student completes data collection and data analysis portions of the masters' thesis project on an art therapy, music therapy or dance/movement therapy topic.

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

ARTS 624 Thesis IV 1.0 Credit

Under faculty committee advisement, the student completes the discussion section of the thesis, submits the full document, defends the thesis in a formal oral defense and completes revisions with committee guidance.

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

ARTS 625 For Thesis Only 0.0 Credits

This no-credit course is available to creative arts therapy students who have submitted the MA thesis to the advisory committee. Students in ARTS 625 are expected to defend the thesis, complete revisions and submit the final copy of the thesis for binding during the quarter covered by this course registration.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for NaN credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 621 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 622 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 623 [Min Grade: C]

ARTS 626 Gerontology and the Creative Arts Therapies 1.0 Credit

This elective course covers selected topics in normal aging from approximately age 65 until death, including developmental challenges, growth, maintenance of functioning, and creativity. Greater emphasis is placed upon elders with health challenges associated with aging and the uses of the creative arts therapies for both elders in various settings and their caregivers.

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

ARTS 631 Art Therapy Workshop 2.0 Credits

This is an experiential course which utilizes the art process & productions of the students in a controlled setting to facilitate increased sensitivity to group creative and therapeutic processes within the art therapy session. The students develop an awareness of and empathy for the patients that they treat as well as heightened self-awareness through this experiential art and group process format.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 531 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 532 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 533 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 534 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 535 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 536 [Min Grade: C]

ARTS 632 Advanced Art Therapy Process and Practice I 2.0 Credits

This course is a seminar in which advanced clinical theory and practice are the focus of lectures, student presentations, small discussion groups, and art experiential. Topics such as assessment, treatment, transference/countertransference, professionalism, and supervision are addressed in this course at an advanced level.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 531 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 532 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 533 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 534 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 535 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 536 [Min Grade: C]

ARTS 633 Advanced Art Therapy Process and Practice II 2.0 Credits

This course is the second part of a seminar in which advanced clinical theory and practice are the focus of lectures, student presentations, small discussion groups, and art experientials. Topics such as assessment, treatment, transference/Countertransference, professionalism, and supervision are addressed in this course at an advanced level.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 632 [Min Grade: C]

ARTS 634 Art Therapy Family Assessment 2.0 Credits

This course will provide an introduction to family art therapy assessment. Art therapy and psychological assessment tools, readings and videos illustrating the use of art to aid in assessing families case illustrations, role playing, and art making about families will be used to study the family art therapy assessment process in depth.

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

ARTS 635 Multicultural Perspectives in Art Therapy 2.0 Credits

This course explores competency models in Art Therapy in relation to gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, socio-economic status, developmental ability, age, religion and spiritual values; via self awareness and appropriate therapeutic interventions. The diversity of artistic language, symbolism across cultures is explored. Art therapists' role in regard to advocacy and social justice are considered.

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

ARTS 636 Studio Art for Art Therapists 0.5 Credits

In this independent study course art therapy students devote at least one hour a week to studio work on their won art productions. They focus on experimentation and development of knowledge of different art media as well as increased awareness of the psychological, cognitive, and emotional responses to their own creative process.

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

ARTS 637 Advanced Art Therapy Group Supervision I 1.5 Credit

Small group format is used to discuss advanced clinical art therapy treatment cases. Emphasis is upon diagnosis, treatment planning, individual and group dynamics, and transference/countertransference issues. In addition, more advanced issues of art therapy program development, professional identity, and ethical issues are address. The method used is small group experiential supervision format with an emphasis upon peer supervision under the guidance of a credentialed art therapy faculty member.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 537 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 538 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 539 [Min Grade: C]
Corequisite: ARTS 610

ARTS 638 Advanced Art Therapy Group Supervision II 1.5 Credit

Small group format is used to discuss advanced clinical art therapy treatment cases. Emphasis is upon diagnosis, treatment planning, individual and group dynamics, and transference/countertransference issues. In addition more advanced issues of art therapy program development, professional identity, and ethical issues are addressed. The methods used is small group experiential supervision format with an emphasis upon peer supervision under the guidance of a credentialed art therapy faculty member.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 637 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 610 [Min Grade: C]
Corequisite: ARTS 611

ARTS 639 Advanced Art Therapy Group Supervision III 1.5 Credit

Small group format is used to discuss advanced clinical art therapy treatment cases. Emphasis is upon diagnosis, treatment planning, individual and group dynamics, and transference/countertransference issues. In addition more advanced issues of art therapy program development, professional identity, and ethical issues are addressed. The methods used is small group experiential supervision format with an emphasis upon peer supervision under the guidance of a credentialed art therapy faculty member.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 637 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 638 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 610 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 611 [Min Grade: C]
Corequisite: ARTS 612

ARTS 640 Medical Art Therapy 1.0 Credit

This elective course includes the history of medical art therapy for pediatrics and adults, psychosocial implications of illness and hospitalization on children and adults, differentiation between acute and sub-acute hospitalization, understanding family response to illness, hospitalization and bereavement. In addition the role of the art therapist is explored including treatment planning and interventions, transference and countertransference.

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

ARTS 641 Forensic Art Therapy 1.0 Credit

This elective course is an overview of forensic issues and forensic art therapy. Legal proceedings, reporting mandates, testimonial capability and evidentiary material is explored along with specific material relevant to forensic populations and practices identified as child abuse, both physical and sexual, custodial disputes and domestic violence.

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

ARTS 642 Art Therapy in an Education Setting 1.0 Credit

This elective course is designed to increase understanding of art therapy in schools with attention to the institution's characteristics and culture, impact of regular and special education, role of the Child Study Team, and the function of the individualized Education Plan. Child social, emotional and cognitive development will be reviewed along with relevant assessment measures.

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

ARTS 643 Trauma and Art Therapy 1.0 Credit

This elective provides an overview of trauma, theories of trauma, and therapeutic approaches for working with individuals recovering from the effects of trauma. Art therapy approaches will be introduced with emphasis on the mechanisms in art therapy that promote trauma recovery.

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

ARTS 651 Medical Dance/Movement Therapy 1.0 Credit

Dance/Movement Therapy is emerging as a useful complementary approach for people with primary medical conditions. Using readings, experiential exercises, lectures, discussion, and video formats, this course examines clinical work reported to date, relevant theory from health psychology, psychneuroimmunology, and body/mind perspectives to motivate programming and research in this area.

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

ARTS 652 The Kestenberg Movement Profile 3.0 Credits

This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of the Kestenberg Movement Profile (KMP). The KMP is a theoretically based tool for the assessment of psychological development through body movement. The course will address clinical applications of the KMP and cross-cultural issues. Teaching formats include discussion, experiential activities, and observational practice sessions.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ARTS 654 Dance/Movement Therapy Theory and Practice III: Adults 2.0 Credits

This course addresses the theory and practice of dance/movement therapy with adults. Adult clinical disorders will be reviewed with reference to movement features, psychological issues, and therapy approaches. Medical applications of dance/movement therapy and supports for wellness will be introduced. Students investigate therapy methods through readings, experiential structures, and discussion.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 552 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 553 [Min Grade: C]

ARTS 655 Multicultural Perspectives in Therapy II: Dance/Movement Therapy 2.0 Credits

This course continues the Multicultural Perspectives in Therapy I course. The course will further develop students' cultural self-awareness and culturally sensitive therapy practice. Dance/movement therapy will be discussed within existing cultural contexts of dance and healing. The course will introduce culture specific and community models of therapy.

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

ARTS 656 Mental Health Applications of Movement Analysis I 2.0 Credits

Refine's students' skills in observing and evaluating movement and nonverbal communication. Reviews the major instruments and approaches for clinical assessment in dance/movement therapy. Addresses the application of Laban Movement Analysis based movement assessment in treatment.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 554 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 555 [Min Grade: C]

ARTS 657 Mental Health Applications of Movement Analysis II 2.0 Credits

Continuation of ARTS 656: Mental Health Applications of Movement Analysis I.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 656 [Min Grade: C]

ARTS 658 Dance/Movement Therapy Advanced Group Supervision I 1.0 Credit

This course considers professional identity, role related issues, multidisciplinary teamwork, and healthcare system dynamics in the context of group clinical problem solving. Students discuss methods for addressing specific clinical needs in children, adolescents and adults in various settings. Instructors serve as role models and facilitators for constructive evaluation of work.

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

ARTS 659 Dance/Movement Therapy Advanced Group Supervision II 1.0 Credit

This course considers professional identity, role related issues, multidisciplinary teamwork, and healthcare system dynamics in the context of group clinical problem solving. Students discuss methods for addressing specific clinical needs in children, adolescents and adults in various settings. Instructors serve as role models and facilitators for constructive evaluation of work.

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

ARTS 660 Dance/Movement Therapy Advanced Group Supervision III 1.0 Credit

This course considers professional identity, role related issues, multidisciplinary teamwork, and healthcare system dynamics in the context of group clinical problem solving. Students discuss methods for addressing specific clinical needs in children, adolescents and adults in various settings. Instructors serve as role models and facilitators for constructive evaluation of work.

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

ARTS 661 Family Dance/Movement Therapy: A Systems Approach 2.0 Credits

This course views the family through developmental and family systems perspectives. The course reviews nonverbal communication research and introduces students to the assessment of family interaction patterns using Dulicai's Nonverbal Assessment of Families instrument. The course will also address applications of dance/movement in family systems work.

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

ARTS 662 Advanced Group Dance/Movement Therapy Skills I 2.0 Credits

This course provides support for students to advance understanding and practice of group dance/movement therapy through participation in, leadership, and review of classroom lab sessions. Course continues through two quarters.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 507 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 564 [Min Grade: C]

ARTS 663 Advanced Group Dance/Movement Therapy Skills II 2.0 Credits

Continuation of ARTS 662: Advanced Group Dance/Movement Therapy Skills I.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 507 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 564 [Min Grade: C]

ARTS 670 Advanced Music Therapy Skills I 2.0 Credits

Music and imagery approaches in therapy with individuals and groups are examined through laboratory sessions.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 577 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 578 [Min Grade: C]

ARTS 671 Advanced Music Therapy Skills II 2.0 Credits

This course will study music therapy within group formats. Students will have the opportunity to participate as leader and member of an on-going group. Group members will use role playing to simulate a variety of clinical populations. Concepts from assigned reading will be employed during group processing and un seminars.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 670 [Min Grade: C]

ARTS 672 Multicultural Perspectives in Music Therapy 2.0 Credits

Western ethnic and non western uses of music will be explored and adapted for use in music therapy. Also, various cultural understanding of musical behavior, beliefs about music, restricted or prohibited uses of music, and referential influences will be explored through readings and in-class musical experience.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 602 [Min Grade: C]

ARTS 673 Advanced Music Therapy Group Supervision I 1.0 Credit

Materials and techniques for dealing with mental, neurological and other disorders in children, adolescents and adults in various settings are related to advanced music therapy clinical practice and research in small group presentations and discussions.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 610 [Min Grade: C] (Can be taken Concurrently)

ARTS 674 Advanced Music Therapy Group Supervision II 1.0 Credit

Materials and techniques for dealing with mental, neurological and other disorders in children, adolescents and adults in various settings are related to advanced music therapy clinical practice and research in small group presentation and discussions.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 611 [Min Grade: C] (Can be taken Concurrently)

ARTS 675 Advanced Music Therapy Group Supervision III 1.0 Credit

Materials and techniques for dealing with mental, neurological and other disorders in children, adolescents and adults in various settings are related to advanced music therapy clinical practice and research in small group presentations and discussions.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 612 [Min Grade: C] (Can be taken Concurrently)

ARTS 676 Theories in Music Therapy II 2.0 Credits

Course designed to provide an introductory overview of two major theoretical models of psychotherapy as they apply to music, creativity and to music therapy. The first half of the course will focus on perspectives from the psychodynamic orientation while the second half will focus on perspectives of the humanistic orientation.

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

ARTS 677 Advanced Music Therapy Skills III - Group 2.0 Credits

Continuation of ARTS 671 will study music therapy within group formats incorporating wellness and mind/body approaches. Students will participate as leader and member of an on-going group to simulate a variety of clinical, caregiver, and other non-clinical (prevention) populations.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 671 [Min Grade: C]

ARTS 678 Clinical Internship Laboratory: Musical Analysis 1.0 Credit

This seminar/lab will introduce methods of analysis of client musical expressions.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 612 [Min Grade: C] (Can be taken Concurrently)

ARTS 699 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 in 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: Can be repeated 3 times for 13 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.

ARTS 703 Interdisciplinary Seminar I 3.0 Credits

This course is one in a series of four seminars in which students study the inter-relatedness between collective interdisciplinary bodies of knowledge and the CAT's. The seminar is also to be viewed as a venue for identifying knowledge gaps in the CAT's and generating original research topics. This seminar addresses the study of the interface between aesthetics, creativity and literature and the implications for the CAT's.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Corequisites: ARTS 712, ARTS 716

ARTS 704 Interdisciplinary Seminar II 3.0 Credits

This course is one in a series of four seminars in which students study the inter-relatedness between collective interdisciplinary bodies of knowledge and the CAT's. This seminar addresses the intersection between psychology, biology and neuroscience and the CAT's within the context of mind-body theories. The implications of study in these bodies of knowledge are considered for the development of epistemologies, theory and practice in the CAT's.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 703 [Min Grade: C]
Corequisites: ARTS 713, ARTS 717

ARTS 705 Interdisciplinary Seminar III 3.0 Credits

This course is one in a series of four seminars in which students study the interrelatedness between collective interdisciplinary bodies of knowledge and the CAT's. This seminar addresses the study of how psychoanalysis, philosophy, ethics and interface with the theory, practice and research in the arts therapies.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 703 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 704 [Min Grade: C]
Corequisites: ARTS 714, ARTS 718

ARTS 706 Interdisciplinary Seminar IV 3.0 Credits

This course is one in a series of four seminars in which students study the inter-relatedness between collective interdisciplinary bodies of knowledge and the CAT's. This seminar addresses the study of the interface between the tenets of anthropology, sociology, cultural diversity and the arts therapies. The study of how embedded cultural thought, semiotics, and healing practices, relate to theory, practice and research in the arts therapies will be the focus of this seminar.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 703 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 704 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 705 [Min Grade: C]
Corequisites: ARTS 715, ARTS 719

ARTS 712 Research I: Philosophy & Theory 3.0 Credits

This course is the first in the doctoral research sequence. It introduces the studen to the epistemological, philosophical, socio-cultural, and theoretical context for social science research and meothods. The eploration of conceptual and philosophical underpinnings of nine perspectives of research guide the development of congruent methods. The significance of the research process and empirical evidence to createive arts therapties and mental health practice will be addressed.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX or major is CFTX.
Corequisites: ARTS 703, ARTS 716

ARTS 713 Research Methods II: Quantitative Methods 3.0 Credits

This course is intended to build upon the ideas developed in Research Methods I. In that course, the theoretical, cultural, political, and ethical contexts of social science to research were explored. In this course, the quantitative research designs will be explored in more detail. Quantitative research methods and strategies will be examined and students will be expected to recognize different types of quantitative research and identify why a particular methodology is suited for a particular research agenda.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 712 [Min Grade: C]
Corequisites: ARTS 704, ARTS 717

ARTS 714 Research Methods III: Qualitative Methods 3.0 Credits

This course is the third in the doctoral research sequence. In this course, students will examine qualitative research methodologies. Students will learn various qualitative traditions in social science with a focus on mental health counseling, creative couple and family therapy and the creative arts therapies. Students will also learn of the threads common to qualitative methodologies while getting practical experience.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 712 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 713 [Min Grade: C]
Corequisites: ARTS 705, ARTS 718

ARTS 715 Innovative and Emergent Research Methods 3.0 Credits

This course introduces students to the newest research paradigms in the Creative Arts Therapies and related fields. The philosophy and methods for mixed methods research, arts-based research, and transformative/emancipator paradigms, among others, will be presented. Experiential assignments that are geared to simulate the data collection and analyses processes within these research methods will be integral to this course.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 712 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 713 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 714 [Min Grade: C]
Corequisites: ARTS 706, ARTS 719

ARTS 716 Studio Based Artistic Inquiry I 3.0 Credits

The first of this four course study module introduces the method of self-directed intrinsic learning through the arts process. The class consists of two parts: 1) creation of art in the student’s art form; and 2) personal reflection, notation, and discussion of the emotional, cognitive, artistic, and intersubjective creative arts experience. Appropriate readings will be introduced to parallel the emergent experiences of the students.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Corequisites: ARTS 703, ARTS 712

ARTS 717 Studio Based Artistic Inquiry II 3.0 Credits

The second of the four course study module continues the method of self-directed intrinsic learning through the arts process. The class consists of two parts: 1) the creation of art in the student’s art form; and 2) personal reflection, notation, and discussion of the emotional, cognitive, artistic, and inter-subjective create arts experience. The focus in this course is upon the emergence of metaphor, symbolism, and the process of making meaning within the inter-subjective artistic matrix.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 716 [Min Grade: C]
Corequisites: ARTS 704, ARTS 713

ARTS 718 Studio Based Artistic Inquiry III 3.0 Credits

The third of the four course study module continues the method of self-directed intrinsic learning through the arts process. The class consists of two parts: 1) creation of art in the student's art form, and 2) personal reflection, notation, and discussion of the emotional, cognitive, artistic, and inter-subjective arts experience. The concepts of transference and counter-transference are explored within the context of symbolism, meaning, and the inter-subjective artistic matrix.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 716 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 717 [Min Grade: C]
Corequisites: ARTS 705, ARTS 714

ARTS 719 Studio Based Artistic Inquiry IV 3.0 Credits

The final of the four course study module continues the method of self-directed intrinsic learning through the arts process. The class consists of two parts: 1) creation of art in the student's art form; and 2) personal reflection, notation, and discussion of the emotional, cognitive, artistic, and inter-subjective arts experience. The formulation of epistemologies, theories, and hypotheses based upon the integration of knowledge from the four courses contributes to the generation of CAT research topics and clinical practice issues.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 716 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 717 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 718 [Min Grade: C]
Corequisites: ARTS 706, ARTS 715

ARTS 732 Quantitative Research Methods II 3.0 Credits

This course is an advanced research course in quantitative methods. It builds on information from the previous course in biostatistics, focusing on advanced strategies for quantitative data analysis. Particular focus is on multivariate analysis, examination of power in determining sample size, assessment of instrument reliability and validity, and understanding effect size. Students will have an opportunity to explore specific data analytic strategies necessary for their proposed projects.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 712 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 713 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 714 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 715 [Min Grade: C]

ARTS 733 Qualitative Research Methods II 3.0 Credits

This course is designed as an advanced seminar course for doctoral students interested in developing a research proposal based on qualitative research methods. Through assigned readings, class discussions, experientials, and field experience, this course examines the philosophical, theoretical, ethical and practical aspects of qualitative research methodologies with specific emphasis on those strategies that are aligned with student research interests. Students will be exposed to and practice the use of qualitative software tools and will hone manuscript writing skills in qualitative research.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 1 times for 6 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 712 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 713 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 714 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 715 [Min Grade: C]

ARTS 734 Innovative and Emergent Research Methods II 3.0 Credits

This course includes the advanced study of the practical approaches to and applications of mixed methods and arts based research paradigms. As the second of two courses, this course focuses on an in depth study of mixed methods and arts based research designs including data collection, data analysis, approaches to validity and reliability, and application of these philosophies, paradigms, and methods to evidence based practice and legitimacy in the creative arts therapies and related fields.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 712 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 713 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 714 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 715 [Min Grade: C]

ARTS 804 Dissertation Research I 1.0-9.0 Credit

This course focuses upon choosing a research topic for the dissertation. The topic will be chosen with the assistance of seminars and ongoing faculty advisement. Once the topic is chosen, the student prepares a dissertation proposal outline that includes the identification of the problem to be studied, the purpose of the study, the rationale, the methodology and the research question. The proposal outline must be approved by the program faculty. Following approval the student begins writing the dissertation proposal.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Prerequisites: (ARTS 703 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 704 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 705 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 706 [Min Grade: C]) and (ARTS 712 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 713 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 714 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 715 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 716 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 717 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 718 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 719 [Min Grade: C])

ARTS 805 Dissertation Research II 1.0-9.0 Credit

In this course, with faculty advisement, the student writes the dissertation proposal. In addition the student finalizes their dissertation committee during this term. The proposal is submitted to the dissertation proposal committee and the oral defense of the proposal takes place. The student must pass the oral proposal defense in order to register for ARTS 806.

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

ARTS 806 Dissertation Research III 1.0-9.0 Credit

In this course the student revises the first three chapters of the dissertation based upon the results of the Dissertation Proposal Defense. The student prepares materials for IRB submission and approval. Once the dissertation is approved by the IRB, and with the advisement of the Supervising Professor, the student establishes a data management system and begins data collection.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.

ARTS 807 Dissertation Research IV 1.0-9.0 Credit

This course includes the final stages of the dissertation during which the data is analyzed, the results and discussion chapters are written, and the final dissertation is defended in an oral examination.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.
Prerequisites: ARTS 804 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 805 [Min Grade: C] and ARTS 806 [Min Grade: C]
Corequisite: ARTS 810

ARTS 808 Practicum I 3.0 Credits

The practicum provides the practical application component of the doctoral program. With faculty advisement, students choose one of the following practical areas of study: 1) academia/teaching; 2) research; 3) clinical supervision; or 4) advanced clinical practice. The goal of the practicum is to transform knowledge learned in the doctoral program into practical application and research in the creative arts therapies fields.

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

ARTS 809 Practicum II 3.0 Credits

The practicum is a continuation from ARTS 808: Practicum I which provides the practical application experience of the doctoral program. Students continue with one of the following practical areas of study: 1) academia/teaching; 2) research; 3)clinical supervision; or 4) advanced clinical practice. The goal of the practicum is to transform the knowledge learned to this point in the doctoral program into practical application and research in the creative arts therapies fields.

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

ARTS 810 Practicum III 3.0 Credits

The practicum is a continuation from ARTS 808 and ARTS 809: Practicum I & II which provide the practical application experience of the doctoral program. Students continue with one of the following practical areas of study: 1) academia/teaching; 2) research; 3)clinical supervision; or 4) advanced clinical practice. The goal of the practicum is to transform the knowledge learned to this point in the doctoral program into practical application and research in the creative arts therapies fields.

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

ARTS 811 Special Topics Course 3.0 Credits

This is a special topics course that is being created for the Ph.D students in Creative Arts Therapies. This course is to be used for the students who wish to create an elective course to fulfill their elective and specialization requirements in the Ph.D Program. The elective course is an option only if no existing course in this area of specialization is offered in the Drexel University curricula. To register for this course students must obtain approval from their academic advisor.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 6 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is PhD.

ARTS 899 Independent Study PHD in Creative Arts Therapy 1.0-3.0 Credit

In this course a student can (1)pursue additional work suggested by the faculty for completion of program or course requirements, and/or (2)pursue in-depth and specialized study in an area relevant to their educational and research goals under close faculty advisement.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 9 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CATX.

Creative Arts Therapies Department Faculty

Yasmine Awais, ATR-BC, ATCS, LCAT (Art Institute of Chicago). Assistant Clinical Professor. Multicultural art therapy, clinical supervision.
Joke Bradt, PhD, MT-BC (Temple University). Associate Professor. Research in music therapy, chronic pain, systematic reviews.
Gayle Gates, MA, BC-DMT (Immaculate Heart College, CA) Associate Director, Dance/Movement Therapy Programs. Assistant Clinical Professor. Early childhood development and mother-child interaction, intervention with at risk preschoolers.
Nancy Gerber, PhD, ATR-BC, LPC (Union Institute and University) Director, PhD Program in Creative Arts Therapies. Associate Clinical Professor. Art therapy assessment; treatment of adolescents, adults and geriatrics, modern psychoanalysis and art therapy, arts therapy education, doctoral education.
Sharon W. Goodill, PhD, BC-DMT, NCC, LPC (Union Institute and University) Chair, Department of Creative Arts Therapies. Clinical Professor. Dance/movement therapy for medically ill patients, mind/body studies, CAT research and leadership.
Florence Ierardi, MM, MT-BC, LPC (Temple University) Director of Field Education. Associate Clinical Professor. Effects of percussion playing on the nervous system; rhythm-based assessment models.
Girija Kaimal, EdD, MA (Harvard University). Assistant Professor. Art therapy, educational research, program evaluation, art therapy.
Donna H. Kaiser, PhD, ATR-BC, LPC, LMFT (The College of William and Mary) Director of Art Therapy Programs. Associate Clinical Professor. Art therapy research, art therapy with clients with substance abuse diagnoses; development of an art therapy assessment for evaluating attachment security.
Paul Nolan, MCAT, MT-BC, LPC (Hahnemann Medical College) Director of Music Therapy Programs. Associate Clinical Professor. Music and child development, outcome studies in music therapy; analysis of musical behaviors in music therapy; psychological responses to music therapy.
Ellen Schelly-Hill, MMT, BA (Antioch NE Graduate School) Director of Dance/Movement Therapy Programs. Associate Clinical Professor. Adults diagnosed with mood disorders, anxiety, and chronic pain; creative arts in therapy for at-risk adolescents.
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