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University Catalog 2021-2022 
University Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Art Therapy specialization, MA

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MA in Counseling: Clinical Mental Health Counseling/Art Therapy
AU Seattle
Credits for Degree: 94 quarter credits
Standard Mode of Instruction: Classroom
Standard time to completion: 51 months

Program Overview

Students develop comprehensive skills in art therapy concurrent with earning a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy or Clinical Mental Health Counseling. The Art Therapy specialization is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Art Therapy students meet educational requirements towards art therapy registration (ATR) through the Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB). Degrees with this specialization also meet the educational requirements for Washington State licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy or Clinical Mental Health Counseling. A fee is collected for each class to cover costs associated with supplies and various other expenses including, but not limited to, presentations or exhibits of student work.

Admission Requirements

In addition to fulfilling general admission requirements, applicants must have

  • Art coursework (27 quarters/18 semester hours) in both 2D and 3D media. Painting, drawing, and ceramics/sculpture are required.
  • A portfolio of 20 works that demonstrate multiple media competencies. Portfolios presented on PowerPoint are preferred, and they may be submitted as a PDF document, or a link to a website that contains your portfolio. Please note that portfolios become the property of Antioch University and are not returned.
  • Psychology coursework (18 quarter/12 semester hours) including Abnormal Psychology and Lifespan or Developmental Psychology (course must include at least two developmental stages) with a minimum grade of C taken within the last 10 years.

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Plan of Study

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