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Art Therapy

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Art Therapy

Art therapists are master-level clinicians who work with people of all ages across a broad spectrum of practice. Guided by ethical standards and scope of practice, their education and supervised training prepares them for culturally proficient work with diverse populations in a variety of settings. Honoring individuals’ values and beliefs, art therapists work with people who are experiencing medical and mental health challenges, as well as individuals seeking emotional, creative, and spiritual growth.

Program Overview

Lewis & Clark offers rigorous art therapy training to students to become qualified mental health practitioners and ethical leaders who advocate for social justice, provide service and clinically focused care to individuals, groups and families. Our mission is to educate students using art making to deepen self-awareness and to develop reflective practitioners who competently apply theory to practice.

This program prepares competent entry-level Art Therapists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

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Program Faculty

  • Mary Andrus
    Assistant Professor and Program Director
    Art Therapy
  • Kristine Bella
    Instructor and Clinical Coordinator
    Art Therapy

Program Details

Credits: 54 semester hours (MA)
Program Length: 8 semesters
Degrees Offered: Master of Arts
Program Start: Fall only
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Program Director: Mary Andrus, DAT, ATR-BC, ATCS, LPC

The Art Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education (ACATE).

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On-Demand Info Session

Interested in learning more about the Art Therapy program at the graduate school? Fill out the brief form below to watch the on-demand information session and start your journey toward becoming an art therapist.

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