Prepare for a career in which you will use the creative process of art making to positively influence the emotional, cognitive, and physical health of others.
Lesley University’s Master’s program in Expressive Therapies: Art Therapy with a specialization in Mental Health Counseling equips students with the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to become an effective, qualified art therapist.
The 60-credit Art Therapy program is ideal for visual artists who wish to use a variety of art modalities (drawing, painting, sculpting, and other media) to promote positive intrapersonal and interpersonal change with diverse populations. Art therapy is practiced in a variety of settings in the fields of mental health, rehabilitation, disease prevention, education, childcare, and geriatrics.
At Lesley University, Art Therapy students develop practical skills through self-reflection, collaboration with expert faculty and peers, and 1,150 hours of field experience. Direct, supervised contact with clients from a range of populations is required so that you can leave the program fully prepared for professional practice.
Robyn Flaum Cruz
Associate Professor of Expressive Therapies, PhD Program; Adjunct Dance/Movement Therapy Instructor
Professor Emerita, Expressive Therapies
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Friday, December 13, 10:00 a.m.Friday, December 20, 10:00 a.m.Learn more about Master’s degree and Certificate programs in Expressive Therapies. The Programs train students to use the different art modalities in clinical, educational and human service settings. Attend an information session to learn more »
"The key word in 'art therapy' is ART, so go make some! Get your students, clients, communities to get out and make art, not just talk about it. Healing is the process of making, of being creative."