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Counseling - Art Therapy

 

Art therapists are master’s level clinicians who work with people of all ages across a broad spectrum of practice. By combining a sound theoretical and ethical foundation in art therapy counseling and the studio arts, Edinboro University’s accredited, online Art Therapy degree can help you learn to use the creative power of art to impact someone's life.

Accolades and Recognition.

The Master of Arts in Counseling-Art Therapy is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of The Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Hwy 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

Edinboro University was the first art therapy program in the United States to receive CAAHEP accreditation.

Edinboro's Art Therapy program is ranked #8 in the nation by Nonprofit Colleges Online's "Students Before Profits Award."

Why Edinboro Stands Out.

Art can transform the way people see the world. When someone is in need of mental health support, making art in a therapeutic environment can be a powerful way to reach, connect and help them.

Our vision is to empower the artist and clinician within each future art therapist through accessible, inter-personal educational experiences designed to meet the diverse needs of an evolving student population.

At Edinboro, we integrate counseling and visual arts practice, to engage the creative power of art for clinical assessment and treatment. Our art therapy programs prepare graduates to use creativity and best clinical practices to provide impactful mental health treatment.

With Edinboro's Master of Arts in Counseling – Art Therapy, you'll have the requirements you need to attain credentials as a nationally Provisionally Registered Art Therapist (ATR-P) and a Pennsylvania Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

If you already hold a master degree/license in a related mental health field and are looking to expand your professional skills, the Post-Master's Certificate in Art Therapy may be an option for you.

Use the Creative Power of Art To Change Someone's Life.

 

How Edinboro Supports You.

Built on our foundation of excellence in Counseling and the Arts, Edinboro's renowned program teaches you how to engage the creative power of art for clinical assessment and treatment.

Faculty members become your mentors as they provide sound experiences academically, in research, clinical practice and community/professional engagement. They will help you become effective leaders and practitioners in the field.

You will learn how art can transform the way people see themselves and the world around them; how it can be a powerful way to reach and connect with people, helping them navigate challenges they are facing.

And since this program is delivered 100% online, you can complete the program in a way that's most convenient for you.

Learn By Doing.

After completing your core required courses, you will have the opportunity to select a practicum and internship in the specialty area of your choice in your local communities. This hands-on learning will help you hone your skills and gain confidence as a professional practitioner

Practicum includes 112 hours of practice while internship consists of 600 hours of practice, typically completed over three semesters.

Projected Growth and Salary of Art Therapists.

5% PA Job Growth, 7% (faster than average) U.S. Job Growth

$47,280 PA Median Salary, $48,220 U.S. Median Salary
**Salary and job growth information obtained from O'NET OnLine (2019 Data).

Employment Outcomes

Graduation Year

2015/2016

2016/2017

2017/2018

2018/2019

2019/2020

2020/2021

# Graduated

1

8

10

11

18

21

# employed in field of study within 6 months of graduation

1

7

10

10

15

21

# continued to doctoral program or other education

0

0

0

1

0

0

% gainfully employed within 6 months of graduation

100%

88%

100%

100%

83%

100%

Graduation Year 2015/2016
# Graduated 1
# employed in field of study within 6 months of graduation 1
# continued to doctoral program or other education 0
% gainfully employed within 6 months of graduation 100%
 
Graduation Year 2016/2017
# Graduated 8
# employed in field of study within 6 months of graduation 7
# continued to doctoral program or other education 0
% gainfully employed within 6 months of graduation 88%
 
Graduation Year 2017/2018
# Graduated 10
# employed in field of study within 6 months of graduation 10
# continued to doctoral program or other education 0
% gainfully employed within 6 months of graduation 100%
 
Graduation Year 2018/2019
# Graduated 11
# employed in field of study within 6 months of graduation 10
# continued to doctoral program or other education 1
% gainfully employed within 6 months of graduation 100%
 
Graduation Year 2019/2020
# Graduated 18
# employed in field of study within 6 months of graduation 15
# continued to doctoral program or other education 0
% gainfully employed within 6 months of graduation 83%
 
Graduation Year 2020/2021
# Graduated 21
# employed in field of study within 6 months of graduation 21
# continued to doctoral program or other education 0
% gainfully employed within 6 months of graduation 100%

Post-Master's Certificate in Art Therapy

If you are currently a mental health practitioner, you can obtain a Post-Master's Certificate in Art Therapy from Edinboro.

As a student, you will learn various art therapy approaches and techniques, including art therapy practice, theory, assessment, ethics and professional functioning. The program is 31 credit hours and includes a 700 hour internship, split over two semesters. Upon completion, you will be qualified to apply for your Provisionally Registered Art Therapist (ATR-P) credential.

Employment Outcomes

Graduation Year

2015/2016

2016/2017

2017/2018

2018/2019

2019/2020

2020/2021

# Graduated

N/A

N/A

3

2

4

3

# employed in field of study within 6 months of graduation

N/A

N/A

3

2

4

3

# continued to doctoral program or other education

N/A

N/A

0

0

0

0

% gainfully employed within 6 months of graduation

N/A

N/A

100%

100%

100%

100%

Graduation Year

2015/2016

# Graduated

N/A

# employed in field of study within 6 months of graduation

N/A

# continued to doctoral program or other education

N/A

% gainfully employed within 6 months of graduation

N/A

 

Graduation Year

2016/2017

# Graduated

N/A

# employed in field of study within 6 months of graduation

N/A

# continued to doctoral program or other education

N/A

% gainfully employed within 6 months of graduation

N/A

 

Graduation Year

2017/2018

# Graduated

3

# employed in field of study within 6 months of graduation

3

# continued to doctoral program or other education

0

% gainfully employed within 6 months of graduation

100%

 

Graduation Year

2018/2019

# Graduated

2

# employed in field of study within 6 months of graduation

2

# continued to doctoral program or other education

0

% gainfully employed within 6 months of graduation

100%

 

Graduation Year

2019/2020

# Graduated

4

# employed in field of study within 6 months of graduation

4

# continued to doctoral program or other education

0

% gainfully employed within 6 months of graduation

100%

 

Graduation Year

2020/2021

# Graduated

3

# employed in field of study within 6 months of graduation

3

# continued to doctoral program or other education

0

% gainfully employed within 6 months of graduation

100%

Questions About This Program?

Dr. Adrienne Dixon
Counseling Program Head
127 Butterfield Hall
Email: amdixon@edinboro.edu
Phone: 814-732-1932

or

Dr. Carolyn Treadon
Art Therapy Program Director
Butterfield Hall
Email: ctreadon@edinboro.edu
Phone: 814-732-1104



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