MS Art Therapy Counseling

Art Therapy Counseling

Art Therapy Counseling is a human service profession that utilizes a blending of Art Therapy assessments and interventions with current counseling interventions.  Art Therapy Counseling uses art media, images, the creative art process and patient/client responses to the created productions as reflections of an individual’s development, abilities, personality, interests, concerns, and conflicts. Art Therapy is an effective treatment for individuals who have developmental, medical, educational, social, or psychological impairments; and is practiced in mental health, rehabilitation, medical, educational, and forensic institutions. Populations of all ages, races, and ethnic backgrounds are served by art therapists in individual, couples, family, and group therapy formats.

Requirements and Courses

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Pre-requisites include Studio Art (18 hours), Art Education (2-3 hours), Psychology (18 hours including Abnormal Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Theories of Personalities)
  • A portfolio of 15-20 slides of artwork (electronic files welcome)
  • GRE (Graduate Record Exam) scores
  • Official transcripts, a personal statement, and three (3) letters of recommendation.
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