MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Transpersonal Art Therapy Concentration


Art Therapy StudentsAs a transdisciplinary 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 Transpersonal Art Therapy concentration, approved by the American Art Therapy Association, consists of specific art therapy course work combined with counseling and contemplative studies training to prepare competent entry-level Art Therapists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

Throughout the program, students also participate in 190 direct art contact hours of studio-based work.