The M.S. in Community and Trauma Counseling program specializing in Art Therapy develops knowledgeable and skilled practitioners, researchers and policy makers, who utilize art therapy as a distinct, therapeutic practice when helping individuals cope with stressful events and memories.
Art therapy provides a concrete expression and visual guide to help individuals process and communicate traumatic experiences on their journey to recovery. The comprehensive 69-credit program will give you a broad understanding of current theory and research related to clinical art therapy, mental health counseling, and trauma. Taught by a faculty of practicing professionals, you will develop a broad understanding of contemporary concepts and therapeutic methods.
Through this exposure, you will learn to work with clinically and culturally diverse populations using visual arts materials and therapeutic treatment strategies. The program prepares graduates for state licensure and national certification in professional counseling (LPC/NCC), and provides the educational requirements to apply for the credential of Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC).