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Information Session: MA in Art Therapy

Curriculum

Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.

61 credits including 900 internship hours.

Required
ARTH 6205History and Theory of Art Therapy
ARTH 6206Human Development and Art Therapy
ARTH 6210Counseling/Art Therapy Process I
ARTH 6211Process of Counseling and Art Therapy: Theory
ARTH 6221Studio/Technique of Art Therapy
ARTH 6231Child Art Therapy
ARTH 6232Art Therapy with Adolescents
ARTH 6233Marital and Family Art Therapy/Counseling
ARTH 6234Group Process
ARTH 6235Social and Cultural Diversity
ARTH 6241Assessment Procedures
ARTH 6242Psychopathology: Art and Diagnosis
ARTH 6251Research Methods
ARTH 6261Ethics and Professionalism
ARTH 6265Advanced Issues in Psychotherapy and Art Therapy
ARTH 6271Art Psychotherapy and Trauma I: Theory and Approaches to Treatment
ARTH 6272Art Psychotherapy and Trauma II: Loss, Countertransference, and Resiliency
ARTH 6262Career Counseling and Art Therapy
ARTH 6243Substance Abuse and Addictions
ARTH 6281Practicum in Art Therapy

Professional Licensure

Students graduate prepared to seek professional licensure in art therapy and counseling (in states where this is applicable). The traditional master’s program has been combined with additional coursework in trauma training—a huge growth area in the art therapy field to integrate the latest research on neurobiology and trauma treatment with expressive, art based approaches.