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EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY RESOURCES

(MULTI-MODAL)

MA

Master’s Degree in Expressive Arts Therapy

UNITED STATES

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

MA in Counseling Psychology with a Concentration in Expressive Arts Therapy

 

CONTACT
admissions@ciis.edu

www.ciis.edu/academics/exa.html

PLAINFIELD, VT 

MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a Concentration in the Expressive Arts


CONTACT
Deborah Armstrong, Ph.D., LMFT-S, RPT-S at deborah.armstrong@goddard.edu

and Wendy Phillips, Ph.D., LMFT, REAT, REACE at wendy.phillips@goddard.edu

https://www.goddard.edu/academics/psychology-counseling/expressive-arts-therapy/
 

BERKELEY, CA

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology - Holistic
 

CONTACT
admissions@jfku.edu,

(510) 647-2052, (800)696-5358

or Program Director and Core Faculty: Jacob Kaminker, PhD; jkaminker@jfku.edu

https://www.jfku.edu/Programs-and-Courses/College-of-Psychology/Counseling-Psychology-Holistic/Programs/MA-Counseling-Psychology-Holistic.html

CAMBRIDGE, MA

MA in Expressive Therapies with a Specialization in Mental Health Counseling

(60 credits) Art Therapy, Music Therapy, Dance Therapy, Psychodrama/Drama Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy specializations

CONTACT

luadmissions@lesley.edu

617.349.8300
https://www.lesley.edu/academics/graduate/clinical-mental-health-counseling-expressive-arts-therapy

PHOENIX, AZ

Master of Arts in Counseling: Expressive Arts Therapy

Expressive Arts Therapy - Degrees - Ottawa University www.ottawa.edu Accredited Non-Profit liberal arts University providing the highest quality online, undergraduate, graduate and adult education programs for over 150 years.

 

CONTACT
Dr. Paula Artac, Professor in Charge of Expressive Arts Therapy

602-749-3165

paula.artac@ottawa.edu

https://www.ottawa.edu/ou/academics/arts-and-sciences/degree-programs/master-of-arts-in-counseling-expressive-arts-thera/

PRESCOTT AND TUCSON, AZ 

MA in Counseling and Psychology with a Concentration in Expressive Arts Therapies
 

CONTACT
Camille Smith, MA, ATR-BC, Director, Expressive Art TherapiesProgram and Expressive Art Therapy Summer Institute

877-350-2100

admissions@prescott.edu

http://www.prescott.edu/academics/concentrations/expressive-arts-therapy

PALO ALTO, CA

Two year Global Master of Arts in Transpersonal Psychology

CONTACT

Nancy Rowe, PhD

nancy.rowe@sofia.edu

650-493-4430

http://www.sofia.edu/academics/macp/

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EUROPE

EUROPEAN GRADUATE SCHOOL EGS

WALLIS, SWITZERLAND
Administration:

Alter Kehr 20

3953 Leuk-Stadt

Switzerland
 

CONTACT

+41 27 474 99 17

+41 27 474 99 18
 

Master of Arts in Expressive Arts Therapy with a Minor in Psychology

Over the course of three years, students will learn the principles and practices of Intermodal Expressive Arts for the purpose of therapy, earning a minor in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Expressive Arts Therapy.

http://expressivearts.egs.edu/ma-in-expressive-arts-therapy

 

Masters in Expressive Arts Coaching and Consulting with the option of a concentration in Education or Special Education

This Master Program serves students who will work with the Arts professionally with individuals, teams, in organizations, in communal or educational settings. This low-residency Master Program provides for inclusive studies of an Art-oriented, psychology and systems theory based practice in Coaching and Consulting.

http://expressivearts.egs.edu/ma-in-expressive-arts-coaching-and-consulting

 

Masters in Expressive Arts Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding

The Expressive Arts in Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding

(EXA-CT) is a three year Master-program concentrating on the use of creative methods through the Arts to address conflicts within teams, communities and across cultures.

http://expressivearts.egs.edu/ma-in-expressive-arts-conflict-transformation-and-peacebuilding

 

Note: Affiliated  with Appalachian State University (Keith M. Davis at daviskm@appstate.edu). Programs exchange/transfer academic credits. In Europe, affiliated with Hochschule fur Musik und Theater, Hamburg, Germany (Gabriele Bastians at gabriele.bastians@hfmt.hamburg.de)

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North America

APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY

BOONE, NC
Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Expressive Arts Therapy Concentration/Certificate*
 

This concentration is offered within the Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in the Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling. The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), thus students receive a thorough academic grounding in the knowledge and skills required to become a professional counselor as well as specialized training in expressive arts therapy.
 

Required Courses for Expressive Arts Therapy Concentration (9 semester hours)

  • HPC 6360: Therapy and the Expressive Arts (3)

  • HPC 6370: Intermodal Expressive Arts Therapy (pre-requisite HPC 6360) (3)

  • HPC 6390: Current Issues in Expressive Arts (pre-requisite HPC 6360) (3)

Once enrolled in the Master's program, students also have the option of completing the Graduate Certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy.
 

For more information, please contact us at asuexa@appstate.edu or visit https://expressivearts.appstate.edu
 

CONTACT

Melia Snyder, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, REAT

Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling

Assistant Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Expressive Arts Therapy Program Coordinator

Phone: 828.262.6915

Email: snyderma@appstate.edu
 

*Students enrolled in other caring profession Masters level degree programs at Appalachian State may enroll in expressive arts courses or pursue the expressive arts therapy certifica

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OTHER

MAKAWAO, MAUI, HI

MA in Expressive Arts Therapy
 

(one to two years, depending on Academic Study Plan)

Program established in 1994 includes multi-modal expressive arts and exploration of each modality

CONTACT

Elise Kert, Registrar, 800-806-0317, 808-573-7722 fax

inquiry@iups.eduuniversity@iups.edu

or Alessandra Colfi, Assistant to the Director, Expressive Arts Therapy Department

alessandra@alessandracolfi.com

www.iups.edu

HONG KONG

Department of Social Work and Social Administration,

Centre on Behavioral Health,

The University of Hong Kong
Master of Expressive Arts Therapy
(2-year full-time/ 3-year part-time)

 

CONTACT
Dr. Rainbow Ho,

Program Director

852-28315158

tinho@hku.hk or bhealth@hku.hk

www.socialwork.hku.hk/programme/exat/index.html

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The International Expressive Arts Therapy Association® (IEATA®) provides these resources as a courtesy for those interested in exploring the expressive arts. IEATA® assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of this information. IEATA® is not connected with any listed organization and does not endorse any educational institution as an official expressive arts training program. Individuals seeking a career in the expressive arts are encouraged to seek appropriate counseling from the institution of their choice. IEATA® and its representatives are not able to provide recommendations for any of these programs. If you know of a program or school that could be added to our listing, please contact the Educational Resources Committee