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HS 2850 - Diritisky: Assignment


  • Play Therapy
  • Art Therapy: Drawing (tree, person, house)
  • Art Therapy: Clay
  • Pet (Animal) Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Poetry Therapy
  • Meditation
  • Aromatherapy: Oils
  • Aromatherapy: Candles
  • Wilderness Therapy
  • Hypnosis
  • Reiki
  • Guided Imagery
  • Therapeutic Storytelling
  • Yoga
  • Dance Therapy

Non-Traditional Therapy: Research Paper

Research Paper - 250 pts.


  • Use American Psychological Association (APA) format
  • Typed
  • Include an APA bibliography.
  • Attach copies of all materials used for the paper (actual chapters and journal articles, and highlight what you used)


  • 2 books
  • 4 journal articles or Internet sources


Support your paper with research data taken from the sources you selected. 

  • Identify the “therapy” what it consists of, the history of its use and how it evolved.
  • What are the known benefits?
  • Does a person need a certain education or certification level to use it?
  • Describe how you would use this helping approach with one specific population (of your choice) and provide the methods of how you would use this. Support these ideas with research data.
  • Finally, what do you like about this helping approach? What did you learn and were you surprised? Would you use this method with self, family, friends or clients?

Oral Presentation - 50 pts.

  • 10 minute presentation
  • Make it fun, creative and engaging for audience
  • Must give classmates an activity or experience of the therapy.


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