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Degree Requirements

MA in Art Therapy Counseling

Two-Year Program: 90 total quarter credits

First Year: Fall (18 crs.)

Theories of Counseling & Psychotherapy
Introduction to Art Therapy
The Helping Relationship: Counseling/Art Therapy Technique
Child Development, Psychopathology & Art Therapy/Counseling
Art Therapy electives

First Year: Winter (17 crs.)

Clinical Assessment by Graphic Means
Clinical Practice: Counseling Skills in Art Therapy Practice
Adolescent & Young Adult Development, Psychopathology & Art Therapy/Counseling
Cross-Cultural Counseling & Art Therapy
Professional Orientation & Ethics (continues through spring term)
Art therapy electives

First Year: Spring (19 crs.)

Group Dynamics, Processes, Counseling & Art Therapy
Social & Cultural Foundations of Counseling
Professional & Clinical Practices in Art Therapy/Counseling
Adult Development, Psychopathology & Art Therapy/Counseling
Diagnostic Appraisal & Testing

First Year: Summer (5 crs.)

Art therapy electives (optional)
(Art therapy electives may be distributed throughout the two-year program.)

Second Year: Fall (13 crs.)

Family & Couples Therapy
Practicum/Seminar 1
Art Therapy Studio (through winter & spring terms)
Art therapy electives

Second Year: Winter (9 crs.)
Research Methods, Development & Evaluation
Practicum/Seminar 2
Art therapy electives

Second Year: Spring (9 crs.)
Lifestyle & Career Development
Practicum/Seminar 3
Art therapy electives

Please see current Marylhurst University catalog for complete information.

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Art Therapy Counseling Programs Information Session

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