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2008-2009 Graduate Catalog 
    
2008-2009 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Creative Arts Therapy


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A Creative Arts Therapy Program embedded in a psychotherapeutic orientation prepares students educated in art or music to be effective and ethical professionals specializing in the fields of Art Therapy or Music Therapy. It is committed to developing people who are capable of applying intellectual strength, ethics, and aesthetic values in the treatment of individuals, groups, and families. The M.S. in Creative Arts Therapy is a New York State licensure-qualifying program, fulfilling the educational component required to become a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist.

Accreditation and Credential Information


The Art Therapy specialization is accredited by the American Art Therapy Association (AATA).Students enrolled in the program will earn a minimum of 1200 hours in direct client contact and all the necessary educational training required to begin the process towards registration (ATR - art therapist registered). Registration is awarded by the ATCB (Art Therapy Credentialing Board) after a student completes 1000 paid hours of direct client contact post graduation.

Program Director, Art Therapy
Ellen G. Horovitz, Ph.D., LCAT, ATR-BC

Program Director, Music Therapy
Bryan Hunter, Ph.D., LCAT, MT-BC



Entry Requirements for Art Therapy Specialization


 

  1. Completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a cumulative index of 3.0 and a “B” average in the major field. Prior coursework must include 18 credits in studio art and 12 credit hours in psychology. Nine out of the 12 credit hours in psychology must be in the following courses: Introduction to Psychology or General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Personality Theory.
  2. Official transcripts.
  3. Three letters of recommendation.
  4. Application and fee.
  5. Completion of the personal-professional statement as described on the application form.
  6. Submission of 20 slides indicating competency in two- and three- dimensional work. (CD-ROM or DVD format only in PowerPoint).
  7. Resume.
  8. Applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted directly by the departmental admissions committee.



Entry Requirements for Music Therapy Specialization


 

  1. Completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution in music, music education, music therapy or the equivalent with a cumulative index of 3.0 and a “B” average in the major field.
  2. Completion of an Introduction to Psychology course
  3. Official transcripts.
  4. Three letters of recommendation.
  5. Application and fee.
  6. Completion of the personal-professional statement as described on the application form.
  7. A live audition on the student’s primary instrument.
  8. Resume.

A representative from the Music Therapy Program will contact the applicant directly following review of his or her application materials to arrange an audition and interview.

Application Deadlines for the Creative Arts Therapy Program

Art Therapy (fall only): January 15

Music Therapy (fall and spring): April 1 for Fall Term; October 1 for Spring Term
Applications received after the deadline will be processed on a space-available basis.

TOTAL CREDITS: 60


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