Art Therapy Program Highlights
Mount Mary's master of science in art therapy is the only fully
accredited graduate degree in art therapy in Wisconsin approved
by the American Art Therapy
art therapy graduate program emphasizes:
- Personal artistic involvement
- Integrated experiential, academic and clinical study
- Creating a supportive and collaborative community of learners
The following major perspectives have influenced the program's
theoretical orientation to art therapy and the curriculum:
- Art therapy as a therapy of creation and imagination, using
the knowledge and vision of the artist, integrated with existential,
archetypal and counseling theories.
- Art therapy as psychodynamic depth psychotherapy, founded on
analytical, developmental, humanistic and object relations schools
of psychology and counseling theories.
- Art therapy as a diverse culture-making endeavor, founded on
feminist and social constructivist theories-in-action.
The graduate program is grounded in a profound belief in the healing
power of the arts and the creative process. Students are offered
a process- and depth- oriented program in which they learn to formulate
theory and practice from within the context of their lives, thus
preparing them to help others find their own paths toward growth