Art Therapy Studies (ATS)
ATS 320 INTRODUCTION TO ART AND THERAPY
Prerequisite: Junior or senior status. For ATS minors: two approved human service courses, or instructor permission. Introduction to the theory and practice of art therapy. Exploration of art as a means of assessment and treatment for child, teen, and adult populations in various therapeutic settings such as hospitals, mental health clinics, nursing homes, and developmental centers. Clinical case material presentations and exploration of personal creative processes. Offered every semester.
ATS 325 ART FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL LEARNING NEEDS
3, 2/2; DI14
Prerequisites: For ATS minors: ATS 320 and one approved human service course, or instructor permission. Examining the role of art as it relates to development of children with special learning needs due to disability and/or adverse environmental circumstances. Emphasis on differentiated instruction, therapeutic teaching, roles of the art educator and the art therapist, and cultural competence. 30 hours of supervised fieldwork takes place in approved settings that serve children with special learning needs. Offered every semester.