Foster human potential and 
shape the future of art therapy.

Foster human potential and
shape the future of art therapy.


Successful completion of Doctor of Philosophy in Art Therapy program includes coursework and a training practicum from those listed below.

Course offerings include:

  • Social Justice Practicum I & II
  • Professional Orientation I & II
  • Community Engagement and Socially Responsible Leadership
  • Advanced Philosophy of Art I
  • Professional Identity & Advanced Ethics
  • Qualitative & Emergent Research Methods in Art Therapy
  • Professional Identity and Advanced Ethics
  • Quantitative Research Methods & Art Therapy
  • Art Based Research
  • Advanced Philosophy of Art II
  • Neurodiversity & Neuroaesthetics
  • Foundations in Thanatology in Art Therapy
  • Applied Statistics in Research and Art Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision & Consultation

Elective Coursework:

  • Special Topics in Art Therapy
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Seminar in Human Sexuality
  • Intermodal Applications in Art Therapy
  • Advanced Adlerian Theory & Integrative Art Therapy Experientials & Interventions

Dissertation and Comprehensive Exams Coursework:

  • Doctoral Internship & Seminar I - III
  • PhDAT Comprehensive Examination
  • Dissertation I – III

Find course descriptions and more information in the Adler University Course Catalog at