557.1 Art Therapy in the Treatment of Eating Disorders

In this course we will examine causes and symptoms of different types of eating disorders, and will explore how art therapy can be integrated into various treatment models.  We will examine the key research and recent literature regarding eating disorder treatment and also various writings regarding the many ways art therapy can be utilized depending on the individual needs and struggles of the client.  Students will be expected to complete readings, written assignments, and various art experientials both in and out of class.