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We utilize NYC’s diverse, innovative and creative atmosphere by actively engaging with the community at large.
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Deborah Farber
Why We Stand Out:
  • Integrated experiential learning within a comprehensive framework of academic theory, clinical application via an internship program and art practice

  • A robust program of lectures, conferences, workshops, exhibitions and special projects, as well as opportunities for international study and studio time

  • The opportunity to study with a diverse group of students as far as age, cultural background and work experience

  • Flexibility and financial support including part-time options and scholarship opportunities

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More About the Department

The MPS Art Therapy Program developed from a single undergraduate course in collaboration with the Bronx Psychiatric enter in New York City over three decades ago. The undergraduate certificate program, guided by its founder, Estelle Bellomo, expanded and developed affiliations in a variety of settings and gained a reputation for excellence in both academic and clinical training. Subsequent changes in the field of art therapy made a master’s degree program the natural progression, which was initiated in 2001.

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SVA believes in active engagement with the community at large, which allows for utilization of the diverse, innovative, creative atmosphere of NYC and beyond to enhance training.

The MPS Art Therapy program prepares competent entry-level Art Therapists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

The program is approved by the American Art Therapy Association, as well as New York State’s Department of Education and is an educational provider for the Licensure in Creative Art Therapy (LCAT) credential by the New York State Office of the Professions, and as such meets the education standards of the art therapy profession.