Become an expert in the psychotherapeutic use of the expressive arts and positively influence the emotional, cognitive, and
physical health of others.
For more than thirty years, Lesley University’s Master’s program in Expressive Arts Therapy with a specialization in Mental Health Counseling has embraced a curriculum which maintains a distinctive focus on training students to use the different art modalities in their practice in a range of clinical, educational and human service settings.
The 60-credit Expressive Arts Therapy program is ideal for those who wish to a variety of expressive arts modalities to promote positive intrapersonal and interpersonal change with diverse populations. Expressive arts therapists work in a variety of clinical settings including mental health clinics, psychiatric clinics, hospitals, geriatric centers, schools, and correctional facilities.
You'll 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.
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Art and Aging - How Creative Expression Can Benefit Older AdultsLesley Professor Dr. Raquel Stephenson taps into the healing powers of art, and employs creative endeavors as a means of keeping the elderly connected and engaged with the world around them.
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"Expressive therapists bring new perspectives to the field of mental health. Lesley's focus on intermodal therapies and group supervision helped me become an adaptable, strategic professional."