Arts and Trauma Healing
Arts in Trauma Healing” grad course at GIAL!
Mostly online, with residential classes on campus
Monday, February 2 to Thursday February 12, 2015 (includes class on Saturday)
Sessions 1-2, Spring 2015 Term
Anyone! No prerequisites, and easy “Gateway” admission for those not ready to apply for graduate status.
With traumatic situations resulting from war, conflict, disease, famine, domestic violence, and sexual abuse rampant in our world today, trauma is fast becoming a large and important mission field. Biblically-based trauma healing strategies provide an opportunity for the Church to permeate these traumatic situations with the good news of Christ’s healing power, forgiveness, reconciliation, and hope.
A new course to be offered at GIAL, “Arts in Trauma Healing,” opens Scripture from the perspective of suffering and combines this biblical foundation with basic mental health principles so that students learn how to deliver basic scripture-based trauma care. Special emphasis is given to using the arts in the healing process, as traumatized people need to express their pain. Song, dance, music, drama, poetry and the visual arts will be explored as powerful vehicles to help them do so.
Crafted as a “blended” course, with readings and assignments completed online during Sessions 1-2, the course also requires a two-week period of on-campus participatory afternoon classes between Monday, February 2 to Thursday February 12, 2015. Upon successful completion, this course can be used towards an MA at any regionally accredited school.
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