Integrate Artistry and an Education in Mental Health
If you are interested in using art modalities such as painting, drawing, and sculpture in working with adults and children, the Art Therapy Minor may be for you. The program prepares you to help those who cannot express their thoughts in words, or those who prefer to work with art to express their experiences.
Program of Study
Credit requirements for completing the Art Therapy Minor differ, depending on your major.
CARTH 2423 Principles of Art Therapy
This course provides an introduction to the history, philosophy, and theory of art therapy. Students will learn about the creative process and visual expression as it relates to therapy. Readings, lectures, films, and experiential exercises will be utilized. No artistic ability or training is necessary.
CARTH 3523 Art Therapy with Specific Populations
This course builds on the student's knowledge of art therapy and the creative process by looking at the application of art therapy with different populations. Populations include different age groups, clinical diagnoses, and settings. Students will also learn about various approaches such as medical art therapy and community art therapy.
Nancy Jo Cardillo
Instructor of Expressive Arts Therapy