Rhythm and Role: Unmasking the Essential Self
5 sessions – 10/8, 8/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5
The New School for Social Research, Manhattan
Bonnie Hirschhorn LCSW, LP, LCAT, NCPsyA. ATR-BC
This multi-modal course integrates concepts and practices from art, music, movement and drama therapy. Students journey through a developmental process of self-discovery using the arts to explore relationships to self and other. Creative movement, psychodrama, art making, and musical improvisation help students to externalize their “inner voice” and connect with their “essential self”. Readings from the creative arts therapy and psychoanalytic literature relevant to the use of multi modal arts therapy with a number of clinical populations are assigned. Students will keep a journal, with a focus on creative process, to explore roles they played in the group, and to observe their own personal growth process, with the goal of learning how to utilize creative arts therapy techniques in therapeutic work with others. Anyone can sign up for this class. You do not need to be officially registered in a school program.