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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Camphill Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience

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Medical and Artistic Therapies

Curative Education Program, Glenmoore, PA; Social Therapy Program, Copake, NY; Soquel, CA; N. Vancouver, BC; and instructor-led individual study at various locations across North America.
34 hours (variable - over several weeks).
September 2006 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: show an awareness of the totality of therapeutic modalities and their relation to each other; with insight, discuss the qualities) inherent in each therapy; discuss when a specific therapy might be recommended; and show reverence for the intimacy of the relationship between therapist or physician and the child or young person.


Following on the third year introduction to therapies and observation/participation in the required number of therapy sessions, the students are introduced to the deeper background of the therapies arising out of anthroposophy. The potential application of specific therapies are described in response to the constitutional imbalances and therapeutic needs of the child or young person. The aim of the course is to explore the whole spectrum of artistic and medical therapies and potent healing tools for the human being. Topics include: overview and background of anthroposophic medicine and artistic therapies; descriptions of and experiences with each of the following in relation to the child or young person in need of care: horseback riding therapy, rhythmical massage, form drawing, painting therapy, color light therapy, music therapy, therapeutic eurythmy, anthroposophic medicine, music and movement group treatments, substances; discussion about choice, application, combination, and order of a therapeutic program.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Curative Education, Special Education, Complementary Health Care, Complementary Medicine and Therapy, and any discipline that could benefit from such a complementary learning experience (9/07) (10/10 revalidation) (11/15 revalidation).