Course: Art Therapy in Free Time Education

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Course title Art Therapy in Free Time Education
Course code KCHP/NART
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional, Optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Opatrný Michal, doc. Dr. theol.
Course content
1. Deifinition of Art Therapy and Art Philetics. 2. Symbol and metaphor in artwork. 2. Art expression and its forms depending on personality type and stage of cognitive and emotional development. 3. Different types of conflicts and problem situations and their reflection in drawings and paintings.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Graphic and art activities
Learning outcomes
The seminar is focused on ackknowledge of the art therapy and its place in the context of the work with the art-creation. It is oriented on the interpretation of the autobiography creation and the art-therapeutic activities and methods. Studnets discover theirs life-stories, socil realtions and intrapsychis conflicts in collage and aquarelles. There is importance of including the practice with both children and adults. The seminar intends to apply art-therapy in the social, pedagogic, educational area in the area of health care. Students get in contact with psychopathological features within an art expression, as well. One part of the training contents imaginative is the psychotherapy.
Students learn how to use artwork in a therapeutical and educational context, how to interpret their own creative work and how to use it when working with a client.
Entry requirements: Psychotherapy

Assessment methods and criteria
Anamnestic method

Participation Artwork: 7 pc of aquarells and collages on given topics Analysis of one´s own work (cca 3 pages)
Recommended literature
  • Caseová, C., Dalleyová, T. Arteterapie s dětmi, Portál, Praha. 1995.
  • Gombrich, E.H. Příběh umění, Odeon, Praha. 1992.
  • Huyghe, R. Řeč obrazů ve světle psychologie umění, Odeon, Praha. 1973.
  • Jung, C.G. Analytická psychologie, její teorie a praxe..

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Social and Charity Work (2016) Category: Social sciences - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Summer