M.S. in Community and Trauma Counseling

Art Therapy Curriculum

The art therapy specialization is a 69-credit, 23-course curriculum that can be completed in two to three years, depending on the course load taken. The full-time hybrid program includes weekly on-campus classes and asynchronous online requirements.

Curriculum

Year One

Summer

  • History and Theory of Art Therapy    3​
  • Ethics, Standards and Professional Orientation in Art Therapy    3
  • Studio and Techniques of Art Therapy   3


Fall

  • Orientation to the Counseling Profession    3
  • Practicum    3   
  • Psychopathology    3
  • Foundation of Trauma Counseling    3

Spring

  • Neurobiology of Trauma    3
  • Human Growth and Development    3
  • Theory and Practice of Counseling    3
  • Practicum II     3
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Year Two

Summer

  • Social and Cultural Diversity    3
  • Group Work in Community and Trauma Counseling    3
  • Addictions Theory and Practice    3
  • Childhood Trauma and Effects    3 

Fall

  • Career Development    3
  • Counseling Assessment    3
  • Art Therapy Internship I    3
  • Advanced Group, Couples and Family Art Therapy Process    3

Spring​

  • Art Therapy Assessment    3
  • Research and Evaluation    3
  • Social and Cultural Diversity in Art Therapy Practice    3
  • Art Therapy Internship II    3