Master of Arts (M.A.) Programs- Southern California
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
LMU's Marital and Family Therapy Department offers students an innovative, art-based graduate program that leads to a Master of Arts degree in Marital and Family Therapy with specialized training in Clinical Art Therapy. Our students integrate their visual arts background with psychotherapeutic skills to become practicing marital and family therapists committed to utilizing art processes in their clinical work. With the Helen B. Landgarten Art Therapy Clinic, the Art Therapy in Mexico Summer Program and the Institute for Art Therapy Inquiry, we have expanded the department's commitment to service, multiculturalism and scholarship, all of which remain cornerstones of our program.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Programs- California
Notre Dame de Namur University
The Department of Art Therapy Psychology at Notre Dame de Namur University offers a Doctor of Philosophy in Art Therapy that is designed to train students as both researchers and practitioners. The doctoral program builds on the strong tradition the Art Therapy Master’s Program at NDNU has held in educating art therapists since 1979. The Ph.D. in Art Therapy is designed to educate leaders in the field who will be at the forefront in career options, including teaching in the field, research, clinical work, and international job opportunities. The program is currently the only Ph.D. in Art Therapy accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in the U.S.
Notre Dame de Namur University also offers a Master of Arts in Art Therapy.