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Dual Degree - Art Therapy & Clinical Counseling: Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Concentration

Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Concentration

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Dual Degree - Art Therapy & Clinical Counseling: Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Concentration

This program prepares you to serve individuals and families experiencing a range of social justice and wellness concerns.


There are 30 shared credit hours between the Art Therapy Counseling and Master of Science in Clinical Counseling programs:

CE 670 Substance Abuse in Counseling (3 hrs)

CE 708 Multicultural Counseling (3 hrs)

CE 820 Career Counseling & Development (3 hrs)

CE 825 Counseling Theories (3 hrs)

CE 830 Group Processes in Counseling (3 hrs)

CE 833 Diagnosis & Treatment of Mental Disorders (3 hrs)

CE 835 Theory & Practice of Appraisal in Counseling (3 hrs)

CE 893 Professional, Ethical & Legal Issues in Counseling (3 hrs)

CE 770 Relationship & Family Counseling recommended as an advisor approved elective (3 hrs)

Choose one of these three courses:

ER 752 Analysis of Research, Thesis or Non-thesis option (3 hrs)

*ER 851 Research Design & Writing (3 hrs)

CE 720 Research and Technical Writing (3 hrs)

Total Shared Hours = 30

*not a shared course

Additional course requirements are as follows:


CE 801 Crisis Counseling & Trauma Informed Care (3 hrs)

CE 810 Counseling & Microskills Development (3 hrs)

CE 898 Supervised Practicum in Counseling (3 hrs)

CE 899 Counseling Internship (6 hrs)

CE 732 Lifespan Development & Disability (3 hrs)

Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Concentration Requirement

CE 694 Assessment & Employment of Persons with Disabilities (3 hrs)

CE 731 Medical Aspects of Disability (3 hrs)

CE 751 Case Management in Addictions & Rehabilitation (3 hrs)


Advisor Approved Electives, non-thesis option (6 hrs)


Advisor Approved Electives (3 hrs)


CE 884 Thesis in Clinical Counseling, thesis option (3 hrs)

Total Hours = 30


AT 708 Art Media & Material Use in Art Therapy (3 hrs)

AT 800 Art Therapy Foundations (3 hrs)

AT 801 Art Therapy Group Dynamics & Special Populations (2 hrs)

AT 802 Developmental & Treatment Models in Art Therapy (3 hrs)

AT 804 Art Therapy Advanced Assessment & Techniques in Relationships & Families (3 hrs)

AT 810 Introduction to Art Therapy Research (2 hrs)

AT 812 Applied Art Therapy Research (2 hrs)

AT 835 Art Therapy Internship (greater than or equal to 6 hrs)

AT 849 Art Therapy Masters Project (3 hrs)


AT 850 Art Therapy Thesis (3 hrs)

Advisor Approved Electives (3 hrs)

Total Hours = 30

Total Hours for Dual Degree in Art Therapy & Clinical Counseling, Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Concentration = 90


Admission Requirements

To pursue a master's degree in Clinical Counseling application through the Graduate School is required prior to being evaluated for admittance by the Department of Counselor Education. Applicants should complete all of the necessary admission requirements prior to their initial enrollment in courses.

An admissions committee composed of faculty members will consider the following criteria in deciding whether or not to recommend an applicant for admission:

  1. Completed graduate school application online;
  2. Official transcripts showing earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally (or equivalent) accredited institution.
  3. Undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 point scale or a 3.25 on the last 60 semester hours, and/or graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher;
  4. Writing style and content of program application;
  5. Education and employment history: Please mention any volunteer or work experience with special populations in the online application;
  6. Three references, at least one from a current or former supervisor if relevant. Reference forms are available at the Graduate School website, however, letters are preferred;
  7. Invited interview with faculty for selected applications. Interviews may be conducted in person or via distance technology;
  8. Attitudinal and behavioral attributes deemed conducive to success in the program and discipline;
  9. Completed Clinical Counseling graduate student application or contact the Counselor Education Department at 620-341-5220; and,
  10. Prerequisite of, or concurrent enrollment in, Abnormal Psychology.

Additional admissions requirements for dual curriculum Art Therapy Counseling and Clinical Counseling applicants:

  1. Completed Art Therapy Counseling graduate student application or contact the Counselor Education Department at 620-341-5220; and
  2. Prerequisite of 18 semester hours of psychology to include Abnormal Psychology and Developmental Psychology;
  3. 18 hours of studio art coursework; and,
  4. Electronic portfolio with 15-20 examples of artwork demonstrating competence with a range of media.

How to contact us

Phone + Email

Dr. Gaelynn Wolf Bordonaro, Program Director
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Carleen Dvorak, Administrator
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Mailing Address

Department of Counselor Education
Emporia State University
1 Kellogg Circle
Campus Box 4036
Emporia, KS 66801

Physical Address

Department of Counselor Education
(off of the ESU main campus)
1601 State St., Emporia
The Earl Center, Upper Level