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Master of Professional Studies in Art Therapy and Creativity Development

By educating art  therapy students to become accomplished clinicians, graduates of the Art Therapy Masters program help individuals and communities reach their full potential. The integration of theoretical and experiential learning forms the basis of the department’s educational process and creates a curriculum rich in critical and creative thinking to help students adopt innovative solutions to clinical issues. The Masters in Art Therapy and Creativity Development aims to create committed professionals who can utilize the creative process and aesthetic decision making in their clinical work  enabling them to become leaders in the creative arts therapy field. This degree is also offered in a Low Residency Format.

Our tradition of teaching creative arts therapies is rooted in psychodynamic theory. We offer a historical perspective on the evolution of the field leading to current applications of practice in a variety of settings. Our program combines the power of non-verbal communication, artistic process, and embodied creative action. Our students develop self-awareness and recognition of their unique attributes through experiential learning. They acquire an increased sense of self and resiliency which is translated to their work as creative arts therapists.

Spring Institute 2019

Degree Requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree, preferably in art or psychology. Prerequisites are 12 credits in psychology to include abnormal and developmental psychology, plus any two other psychology courses; and 18 credits of studio art which must include drawing, painting and sculpture. A personal interview will be required of all applicants and will be conducted in person or on-line.  A TOEFL score of 600 (250 computer or 100 Internet) is required of all international students. No TOEFL waivers will be issued unless student's first language is English.

Curriculum

MPS in Art Therapy and Creativity Development, 2018

  • Semester 1

    Complete these courses.

    ADT-641 Creative Arts Therapy I I

    ADT-645 Group Creative Arts Therapy I

    TECH-634 Materials in Creative Art Therapy

    ADT-661 Beginning Professional Practice and Clinical Supervision

  • Semester 2

    Complete the following courses.

    ADT-642 Creative Arts Therapy II

    ADT-640 Development Of Personality I

    ADT-662 Professional Practice and Clinical Supervision

    ADT-647 Art Diagnosis

    ADT-632 Research and Thesis

  • Semester 3

    Complete these courses.

    ADT-649 Advanced Seminar in Art Therapy I

    ADT-688 Family Art Therapy

    ADT-630 Clinical Diagnosis, Assessment and Treatment

    ADT-663 Professional Ethics and Clinical Supervision

    ADT-655 Development of Personality II

  • Semester 4

    Complete these courses .

    ADT-650 Advanced Seminar in Art Therapy II

    ADT-664 Professional Identity and Clinical Supervision

    ADT-646 Group Creative Arts Therapy II

    ADT-660 Cultural Competency and Social Justice Issues in Creative Arts Therapy Practice

    ADT-643 Expressive Modalities I