Art Therapy and Creativity Development, MPS
THE PROGRAM’S STRUCTURE
Both the MPS in Art Therapy and Creativity Development and MS in Dance/Movement Therapy masters are 60-credit programs providing a synthesis of creative, aesthetic, and psychotherapeutic theory. Courses offer a thorough theoretical framework that is translated into personal and practical application through an experiential process. Artwork and/or movement is done in every course and is used to learn therapeutic skills. Students focus on a wide variety of populations and are required to work with a different population for each of the two years of fieldwork/internship/practicum. Both programs are for students who want a broad body of skills, balanced with a strong theoretical framework.
The academic-year format offers classes in a traditional manner, with classes in fall and spring semesters, for 15 weeks each semester. The cycle of classes is as follows: students take courses and fieldwork/practicum/internship from September through May for two consecutive years. Students in the low-residency format are admitted for the spring semester only.
|ADT-641||Creative Arts Therapy I||3|
|ADT-645||Group Creative Arts Therapy I||3|
|TECH-634||Materials in Creative Art Therapy||3|
|ADT-661||Beginning Professional Practice and Clinical Supervision||2|
|ADT-677||Clinical Assessment and Treatment Planning||3|
|ADT-640||Development Of Personality I||3|
|ADT-632||Research and Thesis||3|
|ADT-662||Professional Practice and Clinical Super vision||2|
|ADT-642||Creative Arts Therapy II||3|
|ADT-630||Clinical Diagnosis, Assessment and Treatment||3|
|ADT-649||Advanced Seminar in Art Therapy I||3|
|ADT-688||Family Art Therapy||3|
|ADT-655||Development of Personality II||3|
|ADT-663||Professional Ethics and Clinical Supervision||3|
|ADT-643||Expressive Modalities I||3|
|ADT-646||Group Creative Arts Therapy II||3|
|ADT-650||Advanced Seminar in Art Therapy II||3|
|ADT-660||Cultural Competency and Social Justice Issues in Creative Arts Therapy Practice||3|
|ADT-664||Professional Identity and Clinical Super vision||2|
*ADT-645P Open Art Studio
- Students will be able to identify and utilize their own internal processes in service of therapeutic interventions.
- Students will comprehend and apply creative and aesthetic processes in the context of creative arts therapy theory and practice.
- Students will be able to establish a therapeutic relationship using imagery, movement, symbolization, and verbalization; and recognize shifts within that developing relationship.
- Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of psychodynamic theory within the context of creative arts therapy practice in the service of diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing evaluation.
- Students will be able to articulate clinical theory and applied practice through writing, research, oral presentation, and professional advocacy across broad interdisciplinary communities.
- Students will be able to apply ethical and professional codes of practice as they apply to clinical practices, communities, and self.
- Students will be able to understand the intersectionality of power, privilege, and oppression as they apply to clinical practices, communities and self.