Lesley University’s undergraduate major in Expressive Arts Therapy is designed for students interested in integrating the discipline of psychology with the arts in both theory and practice. Methods include therapy through music, visual arts, dance, drama, and creative writing.
The undergraduate Expressive Arts Therapy major is a pre-professional program that provides a broad intermodal approach to the client/therapist relationship, with an emphasis on the creative process as healing. Students in this bachelor's degree program integrate both psychology and the expressive arts, such as music, dance, drama and creative writing, while exploring the cultural, historical and global context of these artistic expressions.
Students may also apply to enter an Expressive Arts Therapy dual-degree program within the Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences.
This course provides an introduction to the history, philosophy and theory of expressive arts therapy. Students will study the unique features of different media of creative expression: visual art, dance/movement, drama, creative writing, and music. The class will explore the integration of the arts in therapeutic practice. Readings, lectures, films and experiential exercises will be utilized.
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