M.A. in Counseling Psychology: Art Therapy

Learn to guide change through 
creative expression.

Learn to guide change through
creative expression.

Who We Are

At the Adler School of Professional Psychology, we aim to tackle some of society's most complex problems. That's why we're training the next generation of practitioners to reach beyond the therapist's office into the larger global community. In addition to our rigorous course work, we offer students nonclinical community service experience, which provides them with exposure to social issues and insight on how mental health professionals can help create real change. We have provided quality education through a scholar-practitioner model for more than 50 years.

With campuses in downtown Chicago and Vancouver, Adler School students have the opportunity to study in diverse and innovative environments with accomplished faculty in their field.Students receive a unique blend of theory and practice in small class sizes and through practicum experiences with over 700 community partners.

M.A. in Counseling Psychology: Art Therapy

The role of an art therapist is to guide the client to self-understanding. They use the creative process to help their clients increase insight and judgment, cope with stress, work through traumatic experiences, increase cognitive abilities, have better relationships with family and friends, and achieve greater self-fulfillment. Deep respect for individual integrity; strong conviction about the healing dimension of the creative process; a commitment to helping people - these are the core tenets of the Adler School's M.A. in Counseling: Art Therapy program.Graduates are prepared to work in a wide variety of clinical and educational settings, including hospitals, schools, drug and alcohol treatment programs, children's agencies, community mental health centers, correctional facilities, and geriatric settings.

Accreditation

The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA) (30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602, www.ncahlc.org).   The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA) (750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242, 202-336-5510, www.apa.org/ed/accreditation).

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