Creative Arts Therapies and Spirituality

St. Stephen's College offers a number of courses in Creative Arts Therapies. Offerings vary by year. To see what courses are currently scheduled, search the CATS and SPRIT course codes in Beartracks.

SPRIT 311 Contemplation and the Arts

Explores how the Sacred is experienced and expressed through the visual arts, music, and dance.

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CATS 321 Art Therapy Fundamentals

Art therapy, a specialized field in counselling psychology, provides a natural vehicle for promoting integrative, holistic approach to psychological healing. Explores the theory and application of art therapy to spirituality and healing settings. This course will be experientially based, with a lecture and seminar portion.

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CATS 381 Introduction to Music Therapy

Introduction to the discipline of music therapy: physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual applications of music.

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CATS 382 Introduction to Drama Therapy

Explores the role of drama therapy in health and spirituality: masks, puppets, theater games, improvisation, role-play, playback theatre, and psychodrama in various therapeutic settings.

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CATS 383 Psychotherapy and Spirituality: An Introduction

An introduction to the theory and practice of psychotherapy, with emphasis on spirituality as an essential component of therapeutic care. Students will examine their personal worldviews, explore their emerging caregiver identities, and engage with contemporary challenges of integrating psychotherapy and spirituality.

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SPRIT 400 Special Topics

Discussion of topics relevant to the theological or pastoral counselling disciplines. Credit may be obtained for this course more than once.

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Introduction to the theory and practice of art therapy; work within a spiritually-informed approach is explored.

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