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. • Qualify for the Registered Art Therapist (ATR) credential• Qualify for the Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) credential in Massachusetts• Graduate with a degree approved by the American Art Therapy Association• Gain extensive, valuable field experience• Learn from leaders in the fields of art therapy and expressive therapies• Study full-time or part-timeThe 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 1050 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.View the program of study for the Master of Arts in Expressive Therapies: Art Therapy w/ a Specialization in Mental Health Counseling
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"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."