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ART THERAPY OVERVIEW
ART THERAPY INFORMATION
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PROGRAM OF STUDY
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STUDENT ART THERAPY ORGANIZATION

Department of
Counselor Education

 

Art Therapy Program

 

Field Experience

Prior to beginning art therapy internship, students must have completed any outstanding prerequisites as well as the first fall semester core coursework.  Students must complete 750 total hours of internship over the course of their degree program; 350 of these must be in client contact, and the remainder may involve planning, documentation, staff meetings, and supervision. The number of hours obtained per semester is flexible to meet student needs. Many students work the majority of their hours over the summer semesters; this is a time when out of state or international placements are possible as well.

The art therapy internship coordinator assists students in finding placements. Examples of sites include psychiatric inpatient programs, residential treatment centers for children and adolescents, substance abuse treatment, hospice, school settings, in-home family services, autism spectrum programs, medical rehab and oncology, community mental health centers, corrections, domestic violence shelters, elderly and Alzheimers services, adult developmentally delayed programs, and special camps. In addition to Emporia, many of our existing sites are located in Wichita, Lawrence, Topeka, and the Kansas City metro area.  Prospective students already living in one of the latter locations may want to chat with the internship coordinator before relocating to Emporia.