Graduate Degree Programs

Master of Arts in Art Therapy

Information Sessions

April 22
Aquinas Hall, First Floor,
Flach Room No. 111

2:45pm - 4:00pm

June 11
Aquinas Hall, First Floor,
Flach Room No. 111

5:00pm - 6:15pm

MAAT Events

April 17
Albertus Magnus College Master of Arts in Art Therapy Program Community Outreach Lecture Series
Art Therapy Lecture/Workshop
6:30pm - 8:00pm

May 14
MAAT Spring Art Show Opening
Art Gallery
7:15pm - 9:00pm

Art Therapy

Art Therapy as a Field of Practice

Art Therapy is a dynamic human service profession bridging the disciplines of art and psychology. It emerged during the early 1950's and has become an established profession in the 1960's. A master's degree in art therapy with specified course content and supervised field experience is considered necessary for employment in the profession. Standards for the education and training of art therapists are set by the American Art Therapy Association (AATA). The designation of registered art therapist (an ATR) and board certification (BC) are regulated by the Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB).

Facilitated by the art therapist, a client uses art media and the creative process to explore their inner feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self awareness, reduce anxiety, and increase problem solving skills and self-esteem. Client and therapist work together to understand the content of the client's art production and its personal symbolic meaning. The art therapist views the client's artwork as a personal statement that frequently serves as a substitute for words when words fail to express the client's feelings or thoughts.

Art Therapy services are provided to diverse client populations in psychiatric hospitals, mental health clinics, geriatric facilities, in- and out-patient medical settings, schools, and prisons. Art Therapy is provided as both an individual and a group-based modality for short-term or crisis intervention, long-term treatment, or on an exploratory basis.

Art Therapy at Albertus Magnus College

The Master of Arts in Art Therapy Program at Albertus Magnus College offers a progressive and comprehensive curriculum designed to provide its students and graduates with a range of didactic and experiential learning experiences that will prepare them to function effectively as individual or group therapists with a board base of diagnostic and cultural issues.
The program has been approved by the Educational Program Approval Board of the American Art Therapy Program and its sixty (60) credit curriculum meets or exceeds standards for education set by the AATA and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). This strong course of study provides Art Therapy Program graduates the opportunity to qualify for licensing as a professional counselor.

Inkling Workshop November 2012 (Photos)

Contact Us

Abbe Miller, MS, ATR-BC, LPC

Phone: 203-773-8543
Fax: 203-773-3117
Office: Aquinas Hall, G14

Evie Lindeman , ATR-BC, LMFT
Clinical Coordinator

Phone: 203-773-8552
Fax: 203-773-3117
Office: Aquinas Hall, G12

Stephen Joy, Ph.D.
Chair Psychology Dept.

Phone: 203.773.8555
Office: Aquinas, Room 230

Ragaa Mazen, Ph.D., NCC
Psychology/Counseling Coordinator

Phone: 203-773-8574
Office: Aquinas Hall, 110

Lisa Furman, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, LPC
Associate Professor
Phone: 203-773-8903
Office: Aquinas Hall, 113

Rebecca Beers Miller, ATR-BC, LCAT, CCLS
Assistant Professor

Phone: 203-563-1590
Office: Aquinas Hall, 113

Anahid Mangassarian
Office Manager MAAT Program

Phone: 203-773-6998
Office: Aquinas Hall G16