Multicultural Art Therapy (558)


Prerequisite Courses

Course Memo

The multicultural art therapy course is designed to increase self-awareness, develop skills, and increase knowledge round the interface of art therapy and multicultural and social justice competencies. With the increasing diversity in the communities in which we serve, there are frequent opportunities to interface with a broad variety of peoples in our relational, social, and professional settings. This course will explore the implications of culture, race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, economic status, and abilities and disabilities. Through the course readings, discussions, reflective art making, lectures, videos, and guest presentations multicultural and social justice issues will be examined and presented to the class. Students will have an opportunity to engage in ethnographic and historical research to explore their own attitudes, beliefs, biases, and experiences of privilege and oppression via creative and culturally immersive experiences. (9/19)