Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Concentration in Expressive Arts Therapy

California Institute of Integral Studies

Program Description

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Concentration in Expressive Arts Therapy

California Institute of Integral Studies

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Concentration in Expressive Arts Therapy

The Expressive Arts Therapy program uses the power of the arts as a tool for human development and healing, psycho-spiritual growth, social change, and empowered self-agency. This is accomplished through an innovative Scholar-Artist-Practitioner model bridging gaps between academic knowledge, clinical practice, and community engagement with the arts at the center. The program integrates a comprehensive education in theories and methods of psychotherapy with intensive training in expressive arts therapy and counseling psychology.

Expressive arts therapists seek to build a compassionate, supportive, and culturally-sensitive relationship with clients. The expressive arts become the medium through which clients can explore and potentially transform emotional, social, spiritual, and relational issues; identify strengths; and experience new creative insights.

About the Program

This three-year full-time program covers individual, group, couples, and family therapy, and includes a year-long practicum under the supervision of licensed mental health professionals who are also expressive arts therapists. Each semester, students and faculty meet in week-long intensives in the Bay Area. The rest of the year, students work independently, and collaboratively in online learning environments.

The training meets the educational requirements for California's Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) license and California's Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) license. It is also designed to meet the educational requirements to become a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT) with the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA).

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated February 8, 2018
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This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2019
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USA - San Francisco, California
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