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ATC 649 - Creativity, Symbolism and Metaphor


3 Credit Hours
This course reviews various theories and models of creativity, symbolism, metaphor, and artistic language. The types, formation, and roles of symbolism and its relation to psychopathology and mental health, and the role of metaphor in therapy are explored. Students explore the function and interpretation of symbols in dreams, artwork, world religions, myths and fairy tales, and daily life and examine the role of symbolism in assessment and therapy. Students develop a deeper understanding of symbolic language to enhance their understanding of their own inner experiences and those of their clients.



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