The Use of Poetry with Death, Loss, and Life Transition
2019-2020 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook
   

PSY 4535 - The Use of Poetry with Death, Loss, and Life Transition


The creative arts are often used to assist people facing death, loss, and other important life transitions. Similarly, these life events often cause individuals to reflect upon the meaning in their life and seek to create new meaning, which can be aided by poetry and the creative arts. This course focuses on the use of poetry when encountering death, loss, and life transitions. Students are encouraged to reflect upon their own use of creativity in times of difficult life transitions. Additionally, students will explore ways to facilitate the use of poetry with others facing life transitions. Poems from various cultural backgrounds are considered.  Though open to all students, this course also satisfies the Clinical Interventions III/IV requirement in the Clinical Psychology degree program, with Clinical Interventions I & II as prerequisites. Cross-listed as CS 4535 and EHP 4535 - The Use of Poetry with Death, Loss, and Life Transition . 3 credit(s)