Curriculum

Learn to guide change through  
creative expression.

Learn to guide change through
creative expression.

Art Therapy Curriculum

The Master of Arts in Counseling: Art Therapy is a 63 credit hour program that includes coursework and a training practicum. Successful completion of the courses listed below. Course descriptions can be found in the Adler School Catalog.

  • MAT-210: Professional Development Seminar (0 credits)
  • PCO-211: Community Service Seminar I (1 credit)
  • PCO-212: Community Service Seminar II (1 credit)
  • PCO-213: Community Service Practicum I (1 credit)
  • PCO-214: Community Service Practicum II (1 credit)
  • MAT-344: Historical and Theoretical Perspectives of Art Therapy
    Counseling and Psychotherapy (3 credits)
  • MAT-345: Appraisal in Art Therapy, Counseling and Psychotherapy (w/ lab) (3 credits)
  • MAT-346: Use of Art Therapy in Group Psychotherapy
    and Psychopathology (3 credits)
  • MAT-350: Community Psychology (3 credits)
  • MAT-402: Introduction to Adlerian Psychology and Psychopathology (3 credits)
  • MAT-433: Parent Education: Adlerian Theory and Interventions (2 credits)
  • MAT-438: Introduction to Addictive Disorders (3 credits)
  • MAT-450: Lifespan Development in Art Therapy, Counseling
    and Psychotherapy (3 credits)
  • MAT-451: Socio-cultural and Multicultural Approaches in Art Therapy, 
    Counseling and Psychotherapy (3 credits)
  • MAT-452: Theories and Methods of Intervention in Art Therapy I:
    Couples, Families and Older Adults (3 credits)
  • MAT-453: Theories and Methods of Intervention in Art Therapy II:
    Trauma, Loss, Grief and Bereavement (3 credits)
  • MAT-466: Studio Art (3 credits)
  • MAT-467: MAT Practicum Seminar I (2 credits)
  • MAT-468: MAT Practicum Seminar II (2 credits)
  • MAT-472: Basic Skills for Psychotherapy and the Use of ArtTherapy (w/ lab) (3 credits)
  • MAT-480: MAT Practicum I (1 credit)
  • MAT-481: MAT Practicum II (1 credit)
  • MAT-497: Research Methods in Art Therapy, Counseling and Psychotherapy (3 credits)
  • MAT-505: Professional Development, Issues and Ethics in Art Therapy,
    Counseling and Psychopathology (3 credits)
  • MAT-506: Neuroscience in Art Therapy, Counseling and Psychology:
    Special Populations (3 credits)
  • MAT-569: Lifestyle and Career Development (3 credits)
  • MAT-647: Biopsychosocial Bases of Health and Dysfunction for Counselors (3 credits)
  • MAT-995: Master’s Clinincal Qualifying Examination (0 credits)