M.A. in Counseling with Mental Health Counseling/Art Therapy Specialization
The M.A. in Mental Health Counseling with Art Therapy Specialization is a uniquely designed 63-credit interdisciplinary program that prepares students to effectively function as mental heath counselors and art therapists in a variety of human service settings. The program integrates the practice of art therapy within the mental health counseling model, reflected in educational philosophy, course readings and course content. The program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Program (CACREP) and fulfills coursework requirements for licensure in New Jersey as a Professional Counselor and CACREP Standards for Clinical Mental Health Counselors. The program is also approved by the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) and fulfills coursework requirements for registration as an art therapist with AATA.
Graduate coursework is a combination of didactic and experiential teaching methods, allowing students to successfully blend theory and practice. The program requires that students complete prescribed coursework, practica and internship experiences, and pass a written and oral comprehensive examination.
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