CareerBuilder.com, one of the nation's leading recruitment resources in print and web media, identified Art Therapist as one of the top 10 "hot jobs" for 2007.
Master of Science in Art Therapy Program open to women and men*
Art therapy is a human service profession through which the client is offered an opportunity to explore personal problems and develop emotional, physical, or learning skills through therapeutic art experiences. Central to art therapy is the use of the creative process within any person as a means for reconciling emotional conflicts, and for fostering self-awareness and personal growth. Art processes, forms, content and symbolic associations are recognized as reflections of a person's development, abilities, and concerns.
Develop a sophisticated professional identity as compassionate artist-therapists
Engage in on-going personal artistic activity and growth
Integrate aesthetic, academic, and clinical studies with professional practice
Demonstrate the ability to formulate questions, develop hypotheses, assemble and evaluate information, and present new ideas with clarity
Gain clinical expertise in the delivery of art therapy services to a range of client populations
Develop ethical leadership skills and a deep appreciation for the diversity, creativity and dignity of all human beings and the artworks they create
Mount Mary is a private college located in Milwaukee and home to
one of the largest and best-known art-based art therapy programs
in the United States. The Graduate Art Therapy Program utilizes
an art-based and experiential approach to graduate level art therapy
education. The faculty strive to create a vibrant learning community
in which all members share a commitment to meaningful participation
in graduate level academic, aesthetic, clinical, intra- and inter-personal
faculty is committed to making art therapy education an aesthetic
experience and this video is a sample of that approach.