Our Master of Counselling Psychology: Art Therapy is the only one of its kind in British Columbia.
It blends theory and practice, offering a rigorous exploration of traditional counselling methodologies, Adlerian psychology, and art therapy practices.
- The only residential master’s in Canada where grads prepare for dual licensure as counsellors and art therapists
- Meets registered art therapist requirements of the British Columbia Art Therapy Association, the Canadian Art Therapy Association, and the American Art Therapy Association
- Opportunities to gain experience across 160 practicum sites
- Graduate in two years of full-time study
This program prepares counsellors to use the creative process to improve individuals’ physical, mental and emotional well-being. Students move through the program in a tight-knit cohort. Those with psychology backgrounds can hone their art skills while students passionate about art develop their behavioral skills.
The curriculum is comprised of a 700-hour clinical practicum of which 350 involve direct client contact under a clinician’s supervision. Also included: a 150-hour social justice practicum that focuses on serving vulnerable populations.
Students graduate as both art therapists and counsellors making them more marketable to future employers. To date, almost 91% have been hired before graduation.
The curriculum for our Master of Counselling Psychology: Art Therapy program consists of 60 credits spread over two years. Courses comprise a blend of theory, research and practicum experiences with our community partners.
- Historical and Theoretical Perspectives of Art Therapy
- The Use of Art in Group Therapy
- Socio-Cultural and Multicultural Approaches in Art Therapy
- Theories and Methods of Art Therapy Intervention I: Families and Older Adults
- Art Therapy Practicum I and II
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