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 University Catalog.

  • MAT-510 Professional Development Seminar (0 credits)
  • SJP-513 Social Justice Practicum I (1 credit)
  • SJP-514 Social Justice Practicum II (1 credit)
  • MAT-515 Professional Development, Issues and Ethics in Art Therapy, Counseling
    and Psychopathology (3 credits)
  • MAT-517 Community Psychology (3 credits)
  • MAT-518 Introduction to Adlerian Psychology and Psychopathology (3 credits)
  • MAT-519 Adlerian Theories & Integrative Interventions for Parents & Teachers (2 credits)
  • MAT-520 Introduction to Addictive Disorders (3 credits)
  • MAT-521 Lifestyle and Career Development (3 credits)
  • MAT-522 Biopsychosocial Bases of Health and Dysfunction for Counselors (3 credits)
  • MAT-523 Basic Skills for Psychotherapy and the Use of Art Therapy (w/lab) (3 credits)
  • MAT-524 Research Methods in Art Therapy, Counseling and Psychotherapy (3 credits)
  • MAT-525 Historical & Theoretical Perspectives of Art Therapy, Counseling,
    and Psychotherapy (3 credits)
  • MAT-526 Assessment and Appraisal in Art Therapy, Counseling 
    and Psychotherapy (3 credits)
  • MAT-527 Use of Art Therapy in Group Psychotherapy and Psychopathology (3 credits).
  • MAT-650 Life Span Development in Art Therapy, Counseling & Psychotherapy (3 credits)
  • MAT-651 Sociocultural and Multicultural Approaches in Art Therapy, Counseling,
    and Psychotherapy(3 credits)
  • MAT-652 Theories and Methods of Intervention in Art Therapy, Counseling, and Psychotherapy I: Couples, Families, and Older Adults (3 credits)
  • MAT-653 Theories and Methods of Intervention in Art Therapy, Counseling, and Psychotherapy II: Trauma, Loss, Grief, and Bereavement (3 credits)
  • MAT-654 Neuroscience in Art Therapy, Counseling and Psychotherapy: 
    Special Populations (3 credits)
  • MAT-655 Studio Art in Therapy, Counseling and Psychotherapy (3 credits)
  • MAT-656 Special Populations: Adaptive Methods in Art Therapy, Counseling,
    and Psychotherapy (2 credits)
  • MAT-667 Practicum Seminar in Art Therapy, Counseling and Psychotherapy I (2 credits)
  • MAT-668 Practicum Seminar in Art Therapy, Counseling and Psychotherapy II (2 credits)
  • MAT-677-678 Practicum in Art Therapy, Counseling & Psychotherapy I & II (2 credits)
  • MAT-995 Master’s Clinical Qualifying Examination (0 credits)