3 Units

This course combines the concepts of expressive arts in healing, basic working principles of arts-based social work practice and experiential learning. It is not creative arts therapy training, but exploring the resources of expressive arts for facilitating social work practice. The course is designed for social work students who are interested in learning the application of arts in counseling, group and community work. It is also appropriate for those wishing to awake the seeds of creativity and make use of their inner resources for both personal growth and professional development.

Expressive arts are natural and powerful non-verbal tool for expression and communication. This creative intervention is action-oriented and process-focused. Students have an opportunity to experiment the use of arts for creative exploration and self-understanding so that they can synthesize their personal experience with conceptual learning.

Advisory: For majors only