Marywood’s Art Therapy program is an approved educational program of the American Art Therapy Association. The program is housed in the Art Department and utilizes an “art-based” approach to graduate level art therapy education. The course of study combines art therapy theory and technique, psychology, clinical practicum and supervision, and personal artistic involvement to provide the learner with a thorough and rich educational experience.
The mission of the Graduate Art Therapy program at Marywood is to prepare students to enter the job market as competent art therapists, become registered as art therapists by the American Art Therapy Association, pass the national Art Therapy Certification Examination, and gain clinical expertise in the delivery of art therapy services to a wide range of patient/client populations. Graduates who pass the ATCB Board Certification exam are eligible for the State of Pennsylvania, License for Professional Counselors (LPC).
The Marywood Art Therapy program follows the guidelines of the American Art Therapy Association. The core curriculum consists of courses in both Art Therapy and Psychology. Thirty-six credits in Art Therapy, nine credits in Psychology, and six credits in studio art are required.
REQUIRED ART THERAPY COURSES
*Introduction to Art Therapy
*Ethical Issues in Art Therapy
*Art-Based Research and Assessment
*Multicultural Issues in Art Therapy
*Studio in Art Therapy
*Group Process in Art Therapy
*Practicum in Art Therapy
*Developmental Dynamics in Art Therapy
REQUIRED ART STUDIO COURSES
6 credits Graduate Level Studio Courses
REQUIRED PSYCHOLOGY COURSES
ELECTIVE ART THERAPY COURSES
*Expressive Arts Workshop
*Trauma and Resiliency in Art Therapy
*Psychology of Art
*Art in Special Education
*Introduction to Family Art Therapy
*Art Therapies: Creative Art Therapies in the Treatment of Addictions
With permission of the Director of Art Therapy a required course may be waived and replaced by a graduate Art Therapy, Counseling or Psychology course.