Art and Psychology: Creative Approaches to Therapy and Research

Schools of Public Engagement: BPATS

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Art and Psychology
Spring 2024
Taught By: Jedediah Walls
Section: A

CRN: 14968

Credits: 3

Throughout this course, students will learn experientially how creativity can be integrated into therapy, research and individual well-being. Starting with an overview of existing expressive therapy modalities, we will review and interrogate their historical contexts, theoretical frameworks and clinical applications. Students will also learn about art-based and participatory research methodologies, and how they can be used to innovate and critically address issues of reflexivity and social justice. From painting and crafts to AI-powered art tools, students will experiment with numerous expressive media and how they can be applied in therapy and/or for their own emotional literacy. This course applies an anti-oppression framework, aiming to help students enhance their creativity, empathy and critical analysis, all skills necessary for their future professions. No creative expertise needed for this course, all artistic levels welcome.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: BPATS (BPAT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Synchronous

Max Enrollment: 24

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:40am EDT 6/20/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/7/2024