Department of
Counselor Education

 

Art Therapy Program

 

Program of Study

Admission to the Art Therapy Counseling program requires a bachelor's degree. The degree may be in any subject as long as the applicant has taken 18 credit hours of studio art and 12 credit hours of psychology including Abnormal Psychology and Developmental Psychology.

 

 Fall

AT 800 Art Therapy Foundations 3 hrs
CE 835 Theory and Practice of Appraisal in Counseling 3 hrs
CE 833 Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders 3 hrs
AT 801 Art Therapy Group Dynamics and Special Populations 2 hrs
CE 825 Counseling Theories 3 hrs

   

Spring

AT 810 Introduction to Art Therapy Research 2 hrs
CE 830 Group Processes in Counseling 3 hrs
AT 802 Developmental and Treatment Models in Art Therapy 3 hrs
CE 893 Ethical, Professional, and Legal Issues 3 hrs
AT 835 Art Therapy Internship 0-3 hrs

   

Summer

AT 835 Art Therapy Internship 1-4 hrs

   

Fall

CE 708 Multicultural Issues in Counseling and Related Fields 3 hrs
AT 812 Applied Art Therapy Research 2 hrs
ER 851 Research Design and Writing 3 hrs
AT 835 Art Therapy Internship 0-3 hrs

    

Spring

MH 770 Relationship and Family Counseling 3 hrs
AT 804 Art Therapy Advanced Assessment and Techniques
in Relationships and Families
3 hrs
AT 708 Art Media and Material Use in Art Therapy 3 hrs
PY 520 Statistics (Thesis Option Only)* 3 hrs
AT 850 or
AT 849
Art Therapy Master's Project
or
Art Therapy Thesis
3 hrs
AT 835 Art Therapy Internship 0-3 hrs
Electives required
4 hrs

   

Summer Optional

AT 835 Art Therapy Internship 0-3 hrs

    

Fall Optional

MH 703 Professional Development in Art Therapy 1-3 hrs
AT 835 Art Therapy Internship 0-3 hrs

* Non-Thesis students will take three credit hours of electives

 

Length of Program

Students generally enter the program in the fall semester but  may elect to begin the program in other enrollment periods (spring and summer) to either eliminate background prerequisites or to pick up non-sequence courses. However, beginning in spring will result in a minimum of 2.5 years for degree completion, but course load will be slightly lighter.