Alumni Outcomes

 

A group of students in their graduation caps and gowns show the artwork on their caps.

 

GW Art Therapy Program alumni are employed in a range of fields, reflecting the many potential applications of the discipline. They work at medical and psychiatric hospitals, military facilities, pain clinics, shelters, universities, correctional facilities, elder care facilities, art studios and more. 

Our graduates have served as presidents of the American Art Therapy Association and editors of the peer-reviewed Art Therapy Journal. They present research, publish and teach; direct art therapy graduate programs; and continue to work with diverse clientele in a variety of settings. 

 


Kate Baasch

Kate Baasch, MA '09

Senior Clinical Case Manager, Miriam's Kitchen

"The Art Therapy Program at GW not only prepared me to be a thoughtful clinician but also helped me to articulate the skills that I learned and compete for careers in the mental health field."
 


Alumni Career Paths

Our graduates work for employers across the public and private sectors, including:

 

  • Accotink Academy
  • American Art Therapy Association
  • Capital Region Children’s Center
  • Children’s National Medical Center
  • Fairfax County Public Schools
  • George Washington University Hospital
  • Green Door Behavioral Health
  • JourneyPure

 

  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute
  • The Renfrew Center
  • Sagebrush Treatment Center
  • Southwest Counseling Service
  • St. Mary’s College of Maryland
  • Workhouse Arts Center

 


Graduate Achievement

Student Retention: 99.2%

Graduate Employment: 90.9% employed

Graduate Satisfaction

  • 95% rated “excellent” or “very good” for integration of current developments in the field
  • 95% say “strongly agree” or “agree” for “My education prepared me for my career”
  • 93% would “definitely” or “probably” recommend GW Art Therapy to others pursuing art therapy education

Employer Satisfaction: 100% site supervisors indicating student excellence

Art Therapy Credentials Board Exam Pass Rate: 97% first attempt (compared to 86.8% national average)

 


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