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Department of Art Therapy Counseling

Established in 1986, our MA in Art Therapy Counseling has been approved by the American Art Therapy Association since 1991. Truly, the art therapy counseling program at Marylhurst University is the only program of its kind in Oregon.

Initially, art therapy was used with children and adults with severe mental illnesses. Today, it is an accepted therapeutic approach that is recognized as effective with a broad range of clients.

The Marylhurst program is designed to prepare you to work as team members in facilities that provide therapeutic and counseling services, such as community mental health centers, psychiatric hospitals, therapeutic schools, day programs and residential treatment programs. If you are already working in the field, we offer workshops and electives that may be taken for continuing education credit.

Our graduates are highly desired by employers and can choose from an array of career paths because they have rigorous training in both counseling and art. They are skillful in leading groups and developing action-oriented therapies. Our alumni have been very successful in finding positions; some have been offered jobs before they even graduate.

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Greg Crosby Presents at Health Conference

Greg Crosby, art therapy counseling and human sciences faculty, led an all-day workshop on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at Catholic Health Partners in Adrian, Mich. in May 2014.

Christine Turner Presents at National Conference

Christine Turner, art therapy counseling chair, presented at the annual conference of the Association for Death Education and Counseling in Baltimore in April 2014.

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July 26, 2014

Art Therapy Counseling Programs Information Session

Please join us for our Graduate Programs Information Session on July 17 at 6;30 pm. You are invited to meet members of the Art Therapy Counseling ...

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August 02, 2014 – August 03, 2014

ArtBurst NorthWest at Marylhurst University

ArtBurst NorthWest, formerly the West Linn Fine Arts Festival, has evolved into a high-quality juried art show and festival, a thriving community e...

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October 23, 2014

Graduate Programs Information Session

Learn about Marylhurst's graduate degree programs. MA - Applied Pastoral Theology. MA - Art Therapy Counseling. MA - Interdisciplinary Studies. MA...

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