Lesley University is committed to active learning, scholarly research, critical inquiry, and diverse forms of artistic practice through mentoring relationships among students, faculty, and practitioners in the field.
The Division of Expressive Therapies provides a comprehensive internship program designed to help Master’s degree students gain practical experience and launch successful careers in their fields of choice.
Where can I conduct my fieldwork?The Field Training Office works closely with students, placement sites, and instructors to facilitate each student’s learning experience. Placement sites include but are not limited to medical and psychiatric hospitals, community mental health centers, day programs for many populations, schools and afterschool programs, community centers, and more.
Who will provide support during my training?In addition to being supervised by expressive therapists, students generally work with multidisciplinary teams and receive supervision from licensed psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors, and other mental health professionals. A small-group seminar accompanies all field-training experiences to provide additional supervision and support.How many hours are required?The Expressive Therapies Master’s degree programs require students to complete a set number of internship hours each academic year. The 48-credit program requires 600 total hours of field experience, while the 60-credit programs requires between 1,050 and 1,225 total hours of field experience. Please refer to specific programs of study for details.
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