The Art Therapy program, transitioned from Marylhurst, is approved by the American Art Therapy Association’s Education Program Review Board.
Educational standards for approved art therapy master’s programs were established in 2007, and are overseen by the AATA’s Educational Programs Approval Board (EPAB). These educational standards for EPAB approved programs remain in place and current or prospective students can review them here.
New 2017 educational standards for accredited art therapy programs are now established and can be reviewed here. A five-year period of transition is currently under way in which the EPAB approval process is transitioning to an accreditation process under the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). This process is managed by the Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education (ACATE).
Regular and rigorous review of approved and accredited programs ensures the ability of the program to prepare their students for entry level skills and post-graduate certification as an art therapist.