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Art Therapy Certificate Requirements

Certificate in Art Therapy

Total for the certificate: 62 quarter credits

First Year: Fall (15 crs.)

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

First Year: Winter (15 crs.)

Clinical Assessment by Graphic Means
Clinical Practice: Counseling Skills in Art Therapy Practice
Adolescent & Young Adult Development, Psychopathology
       & Art Therapy/Counseling

Professional Orientation & Ethics

First Year: Spring (14 crs.)

Group Dynamics, Processes, Counseling & Art Therapy
Cross-Cultural Counseling & Art Therapy
Professional & Clinical Practices in Art Therapy/Counseling
Adult Development, Psychopathology & Art Therapy/Counseling

Second Year: Clinical Practicum (18 crs.)

Practicum/Seminar 1
Practicum/Seminar 2
Practicum/Seminar 3
In the second year, the student will enter an intensive practicum in a clinical setting, spending 240 hours at the site each term (fall, winter and spring), provide 12 hours of direct art therapy services weekly. The art therapy counseling faculty will work closely with each student in the placement process and provide support through individual consultation during the practicum.

Please see current Marylhurst University catalog for complete information.


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