Expressive art therapy integrates all of the arts in a safe, non-judgmental setting to facilitate personal growth and healing. To use the arts expressively means going into our inner realms to discover feelings and to express them through visual art, movement, sound, writing or drama. This process fosters release, self-understanding, insight and awakens creativity and transpersonal states of consciousness. – Natalie Rogers
Learn how to use artistic experiences in the service of health, healing, human growth and development with a Master of Arts in Counseling: Expressive Arts Therapy degree. Expressive arts therapy is an interdisciplinary, arts-based approach to counseling and psychotherapy that integrates various art disciplines to assist individuals in self-expression and self-discovery. The Expressive Arts Therapy concentration within Ottawa University’s Master of Arts in Counseling program teaches students to develop clinical skills with therapeutic art. As one of our counseling degree program concentrations, Expressive Arts Therapy curriculum will help you understand the principles and techniques for clinical practice of expressive art therapy in residential, outpatient and private practice settings; integration of counseling foundational course work and art applications and approaches; and theories, techniques and applications of play, art, music, dance and other expressive therapeutic approaches.
Our Master of Arts in Counseling: Expressive Arts Therapy graduates find their background and training in expressive arts therapy are deeply appreciated and sought after by employers. Incorporating expressive arts therapy with counseling offers efficient and effective ways of working with a wide variety of populations and age ranges.
For more information about Ottawa University's EAT Concentration, contact:
Paula Artac, D.Min, ATR-BC
Professor in Charge
Ottawa University - Phoenix
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