ECArTE Full Member

 

Alfter: Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences

The Institute of Art Therapy offers two Academic paths

Course Title: Bachelor of Arts in Art Therapy / Social Art

Duration: Eight semesters (part-time) 180 ECTS

Entry Requirements:

• German “Allgemeine Hochschulreife”, or a university entrance qualification

• A full vocational qualification followed by at least three years’ professional experience, plus successful completion of Alanus University’s entrance examination

• An admission test to identify candidates’ artistic and social capacities and the motivation for the program

Course Philosophy and Main Theoretical Approaches:

The Bachelor Program is (based on) related to an anthroposophical and complementary medicine view of the human being.

The program includes an artistic training as a studio art, project studies as well as art therapy, social artistic and academic qualification. It is dedicated to sustainable development methods and has a main topics every year.

As enrichment it adds various different psychological and medicine based views and methods that are important for the work as an art therapist.

Apart from this the program offers a wide range of significant teaching contents related to the special social needs, emergency skills and intercultural orientated art therapy contents.

 

Course Content:

A:           Art Fundamentals

A1:         Art Fundamentals I

A2:         Art Fundamentals II

A3:         Interdisciplinary Art – Art in Social Contexts

A4:         Physiological Basics, Methods and Technics of anthroposophical art therapy

B:           Art Therapy Fundamentals

B1:         Anthropological Development Theory & Client Assessment I

B2:         Anthropological Development Theory & Client Assessment II

B3:         Pathology & Art Therapy Diagnosis I

B4:         Pathology & Art Therapy Diagnosis II

B5:         Forms of Art Therapy I

B6:         Forms of Art Therapy II

B7:         Areas of Application & Intercultural Aspects of Art Therapy

B8:         Art Therapy Legislation and Professional Regulations

C:           Art Therapy Competences

C1:         Field of Practice I: Art in Social Contexts & Coaching

C2:         Field of Practice II: Art Therapy for Children and Adolescents

C3:         Field of Practice III: Art Therapy for Adults and Seniors

C4:         Field of Practice IV: Clinical placement

C5:         Teaching Therapy Using Artistic Media in Theory and Practice

D:           Studium Generale

D1:         Aesthetics and Art History

D2:         Epistemology, Theory of Science, Research and Ethics

E:            Bachelor thesis

E1:          Requirement for award of BA degree

 

Qualification Awarded: BA Art Therapy/Social Art

Language: All modules are taught in German

Contact details:

Prof. Dr. rer. medic Harald Gruber

Dean / Department of Arts Therapies and Therapy Science

Prof. Hildrun Rolff

Head of the BA art therapy Social art

Department of Arts Therapies and Therapy Science

Head of department of Art Therapy

Prof. of Art Therapy and Science

Institute of Art Therapy

Alanus Hochschule für Kunst und Gesellschaft/

Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences

Villestraße 3

53347 Alfter, Germany

Phone: 02222/9321-1800

Mail: harald.gruber@alanus.edu

 

Prof. Hildrun Rolff

Head of the BA course art therapy / social arts

Head of Further Education Art Therapy, Multidisciplinary Medicine and Psychology

Prof. of Art Therapy

Alanus Hochschule für Kunst und Gesellschaft/

Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences

Institute of Art Therapy

Villestraße 3

53347 Alfter, Germany

Phone: 02222/9321-1809

Mail: hildrun.rolff@alanus.edu


 

ECArTE Full Member

 

Alfter: Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences

 

Course Title: MA in Art Therapy

Duration: 2 years (4 semesters) (full time) 120 ECTS

Entry Requirements:

• A Bachelor’s degree in art, art therapy or art education (180ECTS)

• In some exceptional cases, candidates with a different university degree (medical, psychology, education) may be accepted for interview. This is conditional upon evidence of significant and sustained artistic practice, eg: exhibitions, catalogues or documentation of public art projects.

• Work experiences / internships (totaling about 80 hours) in art therapy or a related field

• Entry examination (portfolio viewing, group workshop, individual interviews)


Course Philosophy and Main Theoretical Approaches:

• The Master Program uses current philosophies from the fields of medical, integrative medicine / anthroposophic medicine, anthroposophical, psychology / psychotherapy and classic, medical/psychotherapeutic approaches.

• This provides the students extensively with a wide range of historical as well as prevailing theories and research in the field of art therapy. Understanding of the therapeutic relationship between the patient, the client and the art process is developed and promoted.

• Theory, clinical practice, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary components combined with supervision provide a comprehensive basis for thorough clinical work with diverse clients.

Course Content:

Master of Arts in Art Therapy

A:   Artistic In-Depth Exploration and Specialization

A1: Art theory / practice – Individual tuition

A2: Art theory / practice – Group tuition

A3: Artistic- therapeutical process experience

A4: Artistic- therapeutical process management

B:   Medical-Psychological Specialist Knowledge

B1: Development - and disorder patterns

B2: Special disorder precept: Illnesses at childhood, handicap

B3: Special disorder precept: Illnesses at adulthood

C: Specialized Art-Therapeutical Professional Competence

C1: Theory and method of integrating therapeutical initiation of treatment 

C2: Applied Methodology 1: Development diagnosis and process creation

C3: Applied Methodology 2: Forms of social categories and relationships

C4: Indication-specific treatment concepts - adults

C5: Indication-specific treatment concepts – children / juveniles / the handicapped

D: Competence in Research and Art-therapeutical practice

D1: Methodology in Research– Therapy research / Field research

D2: Practice of Art-Therapy / Field research 

D2.1: Field 1 - Individual therapy (continual)

D2.2: Field 2 - Group therapy (continual)

D2.3: Field 3 - Project work

D2.4: Field 4 - Clinical theme-work training

E: Ethics, Professional Related Law, and Intercultural Perspectives 

F: Master Thesis and Presentation

 

Qualification Awarded: MA in Art Therapy

Language: All modules are taught in German

Student Exchange Opportunities:

The MA and the BA program are currently able to offer student exchange opportunities with ECArTE member universities when there are Erasmus agreements between the schools. The program contents must be comparable.

Students who are interested are invited to approach the university individually to discuss this possibility. Fluent German is a pre-requisite

Current Research:

Current research interests and projects include: Palliative medicine, oncology, hypertension, specific impact factors, emotion regulation, sensory perception, process documentation, image development processes, process parameters

Key Publications 2012 to 2017 include:

  1. Ellis, M. (2014) Kapitel 14.5 - Kunsttherapie. In: Girke, M. (Hg.): Geriatrie. Grundlagen und therapeutische Konzepte der        Anthroposophischen Medizin. Berlin: Salumed Verlag, 583-592.
  2. Oepen, R., Gruber, H. (2014) Ein kunsttherapeutischer Projekttag zur Gesundheitsförderung bei Klienten aus Burnout-Selbsthilfegruppen - eine explorative Studie. Psychotherapie - Psychosomatik - Medizinische Psychologie PPmP. 64: 268-274
  3. Gruber, H., Rolff, H. (2014) Kunsttherapie und interkulturelle Verständigung. EB Verlag, Berlin
  4. Gruber, H., Reichelt, S. (2016) Kunsttherapie in der Palliativmedizin. EB Verlag, Berlin
  5. Gruber, H. (2017) Kunst – von der Wahrnehmung zur Erfahrung im therapeutischen Raum. S. 37-54. In: Tüpker, R., Gruber, H.: Spezifisches und Unspezifisches in den Künstlerischen Therapien. HPB University Press Potsdam, Berlin
  6. Gruber, H., Kortum, R. (2017) Kunsttherapie in der Onkologie/ Palliativmedizin – Übersicht zur Studienlage und ein Fallbeispiel. S. 331-356 In: Völker, S., Gruber, H.: (2017) Mensch und Bild. Kunsttherapie und Existenzerfahrung. EB Verlag, Berlin
  7. Gruber, H., Oepen, R. (2017) Emotion regulation strategies and effects in art-making: A narrative synthesis. The Arts in psychotherapy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aip.2017.12.006
  8. Martin, L., Oepen, R., Bauer, K., Nottensteiner, A., Mergheim, K., Gruber, H., Koch, S. (2018) Creative Arts Interventions for Stress Management and Prevention—A Systematic Review. Behav. Sci. 2018, 8, 28; doi:10.3390/bs8020028. www.mdpi.com/journal/behavsci
  9. Reichelt, S. (2012) Malen als Traumasprache. Zu den Wirkfaktoren Künstlerischer Therapien in der Arbeit mit traumatisierten Kindern und Jugendlichen. In: Titze, D. (Hrsg.): Zeichen setzen im Bild. Zur Präsenz des Bildes im kunsttherapeutischen Prozess. Dresden: Sandstein, 260-265.
  10. Völker, S. (2014) Das Eigene und das Fremde - Kultursensibilität in Therapie und Beratung. In: Gruber, H., Rolff, H. (Hrsg.): Kunsttherapie und interkulturelle Verständigung. Berlin: EB-Verlag, 11-29.
  11. Völker, S., Gruber, H. (2017) Mensch und Bild. Kunsttherapie und Existenzerfahrung. EB Verlag, Berlin
  12. Wohler, D. (2013) Kunsttherapie bei Störungen des Sozialverhaltens unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Aufmerksamkeitsdefizit- / Hyperaktivitätsstörung (ADHS). Eine klinische Studie im Rahmen der Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie. Berlin: EB-Verlag. [Dissertation]

Research Collaboration:

The Masters’ programme welcomes collaboration and research activities with other ECArTE members. For current research interests and projects see above.

Professional Association: MA: DFKGT (Deutscher Fachverband für Kunst- und Gestaltungstherapie e.V.)    

Email address: info@dfkgt.de;  www.dfkgt.de

BA: Europäischen Akademie für Anthroposophische Kunsttherapie (EA)

Professional Body or Ministry:

All courses are approved by the AHPGS e.V. (Akkreditierungsagentur für Studiengänge im Bereich Gesundheit und Soziales):

Master of Arts in Art Therapy: Accreditation: 2007, Re- accreditation: 2012 (until 2019)

Bachelor of Arts in Art Therapy/Social Art: Accreditation: 2017 (until 2023)

Code of Ethics:

According to the university code of ethics and standards as laid out by the professional association DFKGT

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Contact details:

Prof. Dr. rer. medic Harald Gruber

Dean of department of Arts Therapies

Prof. of Art Therapy and Science

Alanus Hochschule für Kunst und Gesellschaft/

Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences

Institute of Art Therapy

Villestraße 3

53347 Alfter, Germany

Phone: 02222/9321-1800

Mail: harald.gruber@alanus.edu

 

Prof. Hildrun Rolff

Head of the BA course art therapy / social arts

Head of Further Education Art Therapy, Multidisciplinary Medicine and Psychology

Prof. of Art Therapy

Alanus Hochschule für Kunst und Gesellschaft/

Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences

Institute of Art Therapy

Villestraße 3

53347 Alfter, Germany

 

Phone: 02222/9321-1809

Mail: hildrun.rolff@alanus.edu

 

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