UK – Spring semester with two-week INTENSIVE on campus at All Nations Christian College in the UK from March 20 – March 31, 2023.
DALLAS – May-extended semester with two-week INTENSIVE on campus in Dallas from July 10 – July 21, 2023.
This course teaches a holistic, interactive approach to engaging Scripture and relevant arts in the healing process for people who suffer from the mental, emotional, and spiritual effects of trauma. The course combines biblical truths with basic mental health principles expressed in ways that can be easily applied in many contexts. Students learn to address both beliefs and emotions damaged by trauma in their own lives and in the lives of others through participatory learning methods as well as through engaging with their fellow students in a small group context. In particular, this course will emphasize the importance of expressive arts in trauma healing. Students will understand and be able to articulate and demonstrate the role, the value, and the effectiveness of using relevant arts in trauma healing from a historical and contemporary perspective. Students will be able to promote emotional and spiritual healing in traumatized communities through the use of local expressive arts existing in those communities.
Crafted as a “blended” course, a required two-week period of on-campus participatory classes is preceded and followed by online reading and writing assignments.
The course is offered during Spring with a two-week intensive in the UK or during May Extended with a two-week intensive on campus in Dallas.
For more details, go to the Arts and Trauma Healing FAQ.
Note: This course is offered in collaboration with the American Bible Society’s Trauma Healing Institute (THI) and the Trauma Healing Alliance. In addition to earning DIU course credit, students who demonstrate readiness and complete two approved ATH healing groups according to ATH guidelines will be considered for certification by THI as Apprentice Facilitators in trauma healing.
Course DetailsLevel: Master's Level
Credit hours: 3
Term(s) course is offered: Spring/MayExt
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor determined after an interview (in person, by phone, or by Skype or Zoom) and the receipt of two letters of recommendation.
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