M.A. - Counseling Psychology: Art Therapy;
The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology: Art Therapy program combines education and clinical training in art therapy, core counseling education and training, and the theories of Alfred Adler. The program is approved by the American Art Therapy Association (AATA). The MA in Art Therapy requires 61 credit hours of courses, including 700 hours of clinical practicum experience under at least partial supervision of a Registered Art Therapist (ATR). This program provides students with academic and pre-degree clinical experiences required to apply for registration as an art therapist as well as sit for the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) examination in the state of Illinois. Art therapist work in a wide variety of clinical and educational settings, including hospitals, schools, wellness centers, children’s agencies, correctional facilities, and geriatric settings. The role of an art therapist is to guide the client to self-understanding, but not to pretend to interpret a client’s images. To be successful, art therapists need to be trained as artists, committed to helping people, and knowledgeable in psychology and human development. Art therapists must have a deep respect for the integrity of the individual as well as a strong conviction about the healing dimension of the creative process.
The Adler School of Professional Psychology is the oldest independent school of psychology in the US. Founded in 1952, the school continues the work of Alfred Adler, the first community psychologist. Adler School pursues social responsibility through service to communities, as well as service to diverse and marginalized populations. The school includes a home campus in the Chicago Loop and a growing campus in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The school offers a doctoral program in clinical psychology and several masters programs.
Adler School of Professional Psychology is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400 Chicago, IL 60602-2504, (800) 621-7440.
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Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Other Specialized Institutions
Institution Sector: Private not-for-profit
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: Under 1,000