Academics at Prescott College
Expressive Art Therapy
Expressive Art Therapy blends a passion for art with the skills of counseling. The program follows the educational guidelines of the American Art Therapy Association and the International Expressive Art Therapy Association for becoming a registered expressive art therapist, and the requirements for licensure with the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health. Students seeking licensure in other states must make sure that their degree program covers the necessary requirements of the licensing board in their state. Depending on the state licensure requirements, the Master of Science in Counseling with a concentration in Expressive Art Therapy will take two and half to three years to complete.
In combination with the courses required for professional licensure, the student will engage in study of the history, ethics, and practice of expressive art therapy. Expressive art therapies involve the use of visual art, music, movement, poetry and performance, as well as the inter-modal application of these in therapy and healing.
The Master of Science in Counseling with a concentration in Expressive Art Therapy combines the 60 credit M.S. and the 30 credit coursework required for the Post-Masters Certificate in EAT into a 90 credit-hour program. This includes coursework, a supervised counseling practicum (in some cases a separate Expressive Art Therapy practicum), attendance at all colloquia, attendance at two Summer Institutes, and a capstone thesis paper.
Since 2002, students and mental health professionals from around the world have gathered at Prescott College for two weeks in July/August to take part in our annual Summer Institute. The goal of the Institute is to provide participants with a residency experience and the ability to study with the internationally renowned educators such as Cathy Malchiodi, Dariah K. Halprin, Pat Allen, Bruce Moon, and Cathy Moon. The Institute is very hands-on and a perfect venue in which educators, counselors, and students can learn in a supervised experiential learning environment.
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Life & Career OutcomesLife & Career Outcomes
- Art Therapist
- Clinical Psychologist
- Counseling Psychologist
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Prescott College Library
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