It is a matter of course that professional counselors will need to integrate and synthesize therapeutic approaches, depending on their client population and the types of life issues that their clients encounter. This assignment asks you to draw upon your knowledge of both art (McLeod, Chapter 15) and nature-based therapy (McLeod, Chapter 16) and design a program that integrates art therapy and outdoor therapy for one client. Please address the following questions in a short essay:
- Provide an example of a client whose trouble might lend itself to a combined art therapy and outdoor therapy approach (i.e., you choose the client or use an example from any chapter of the textbook).
- Explain in detail why this particular client might be a candidate for a combined approach. Please cite your knowledge of the modules’ materials concerning both approaches in your response.
- Provide a breakdown of at least three specific techniques that you would use with this combined approach. Justify the use of each technique.
- Based upon your case management-based reading for modules five and six, explain one major way that the incorporation of art or outdoor therapeutic approaches can create a “collaborative partnership,” between you and your client. Refer directly to your reading material.
- McLeod, J. (2013). An introduction to counselling(Links to an external site.)(5th ed.). Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill Education.
- Chapter 15: Art-making as a therapeutic practice
- Kuban, C. (2015). Healing trauma through art(Links to an external site.) [PDF, File Size 1.9 MB]. Reclaiming Children & Youth, 24(2), 18–20.
- Films on Demand. (2013, June). Fearing Psychotherapy(Links to an external site.) [Video file] [2 min 7 sec]. Breakthrough: Art, Analysis, and Liberation of the Creative Spirit. https://digital-films-com.vlib.excelsior.edu/p_ViewVideo.aspx?xtid=52195&loid=198816
- Berman, D. S., & Davis-Berman, J. (2005). Positive psychology and outdoor education(Links to an external site.) [PDF, File Size 456 KB]. Journal of Experiential Education, 28(1), 17–24.
- Harper, K., & Steadman, J. (2003). Therapeutic boundary issues in working with childhood sexual-abuse survivors(Links to an external site.) [PDF, File Size 2.1 MB]. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 57(1), 64.
- McNulty, N., Ogden, J., & Warren, F. (2013). “Neutralizing the patient”: therapists’ accounts of sexual boundary violations(Links to an external site.) [PDF, File Size 182 KB]. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 20(3), 189–198.
- Darnell, J. S. (2013). Navigators and Assisters: Two Case Management Roles for Social Workers in the Affordable Care Act(Links to an external site.). Health & Social Work, 38(2), 123-126.