Minor in Pre-Creative Arts Therapy
Arlene M. Stillwell, Chair156 Flagg, (315) 267-4808, firstname.lastname@example.org
18-19 credit hours required. Plus 0-3 credits of cognates. Closed to Psychology majors and minors.
The courses for this minor were selected from those prerequisite skills necessary to apply for graduate programs that will enable licensure as a Creative Arts Therapist in New York State as well as courses providing a background in fundamental skills in psychology (i.e., an understanding of cause and effect, reliability and validity). Creative Arts Therapy includes art, dance, theatre, poetry or writing therapy.
Although this minor is not intended to fully train students in Creative Arts Therapy, it will prepare students for further study in this area. Students interested in music therapy should seek a concentration in Special Music Education.
This minor is for individuals who are majors in Studio Art, Dance, Theatre, English Creative Writing and English Literature. Psychology majors and minors may not take this minor, but may select the courses below to achieve a concentration in this area.
Students should consult their adviser to ensure that the courses they select will fulfill the requirements for entry into a graduate program in Creative Arts Therapy.
All courses are 3 credits unless noted. Credits are divided as follows:
|PSYC 100||Introduction to Psychology|
|PSYC 220||Child Development OR
|PSYC 321||Psychology of Adolescence|
||Research Methods in Psychology (4 credits) OR
|PSYC 322|| Mental Retardation
|PSYC 364||Counseling Theories & Methods|
|PSYC 370||Theories of Personality|
|PSYC 375||Abnormal Psychology|
|If Research Methods is selected, STAT 100 or its equivalent is required.|
Note: If students are interested in further psychology courses, they may take Child Psychopathology, Adulthood and Aging, and Tests & Measurements. Interested students should consult their adviser for more specific recommendations. Students may opt to take courses as S/U based on the stated College policy.
Recommended Coursework Outside the Minor