956 Introduction to Field Experience

The Introduction to Art Therapy Field Experience course offers students an orientation to field experience expectations and field work requirements. This course prepares students to begin developing their professional identity as an art therapist in preparation for beginning field experience placement. Areas of preparation include; writing a professional resume and cover letter, developing a visual art therapy interview portfolio, understanding the role of supervision and the supervisory relationship, multi-cultural ethics and awareness within field placement including a special emphasis on identification of and preventing impairment risk factors. Students will create an artistic visual wellness/ self-care plan to further synthesize learning. Students will also learn crisis pre-vention and post-vention best practice strategies. Students will identify their personal and professional goals relating to field placement experiences and begin the process of researching and preparation for establishing an approved field placement site by the end of the course. 3/19