Art Therapy Concentration

MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology

Art Therapy StudentsAs a hybrid profession, art therapy involves intensive studies in the visual arts, the behavioral sciences, and the development of adept counseling skills. Naropa’s innovative experiential approach to training art therapists and counselors integrates transpersonal psychology with mindfulness meditation practice, the acquisition of refined clinical skills, and applied community-based studio methods. Our goal is for our students to become culturally competent, clinically astute, socially engaged counselors, artists, and art therapists.

This 62-credit Art Therapy concentration, approved by the American Art Therapy Association, consists of 29 credits of art therapy course work combined with 33 credits of counseling psychology and contemplative studies. Throughout the program, students also participate in 190 direct art contact hours of studio-based work.