Creative Arts Therapy
Established in 1970, Pratt’s Graduate Creative Arts Therapy Department is embedded in a culture that nourishes creativity, challenges the status quo, and rewards unique perspectives. It is through this immersion that the Creative Arts Therapy Program was established. Experiential and embodied learning is the connecting platform where psychology and the arts intersect. Integrating both Art and Dance/Movement Therapy approaches allows students to become creatively engaged in the learning process. Students learn to apply art and dance/movement therapy skills in treatment with a range of populations and communities including: trauma, psychiatry, special needs children and adults, addiction and recovery, medical rehabilitation, Child Life, the homeless, abuse, eating disorders, prevention/wellness, and End of Life treatment.
The Pratt Graduate Creative Arts Therapy Department aspires to be a community of equity and inclusion, welcoming a diversity of students, and providing a forum where all voices can be heard. Both of our clinical masters programs help students navigate the changing landscape of our time by integrating traditional psychodynamic theory with contemporary pedagogy.
OUR DEGREE PROGRAMS
The Master of Professional Studies in Art Therapy and Creativity Development, 60-credit, degree program that provides a synthesis of creative, aesthetic, and psychotherapeutic theory and practice.
The Master of Science in Dance/Movement Therapy, a 60-credit, two-year, professional degree program that provides a synthesis of creative, aesthetic, and psychotherapeutic theory and practice.