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MAAT INFORMATION SESSION

Albertus Magnus CollegeMAAT INFORMATION SESSION

What It Is:A human service profession that blends the disciplines of ART and PSYCHOLOGYClients of varied populations use ART and creative process IN therapy and AS therapy.Communication with art uses the universal language to promote connection and healing relationships with self and others.Art Therapy

http://www.arttherapy.org/

Masters degree is required to work as a clinical art therapist.AATA approved graduate programs60 credit program meets/exceeds standards of CACREP (Counseling)Graduates are ready to sit for LPC examsMasters in Art Therapy

The Master of Arts in Art Therapy (MAAT) established at Albertus Magnus College in 1997, conceptualized by Dr. Ragaa Mazen.Approved by AATA Educational Programs Approval Board (EPAB) in 2003 and 2010Housed within the Psychology Department, with afternoon, evening and some weekend courses

History of MAAT at Albertus

Art Therapy- Full FacultyAbbe Miller, MS,ATR-BC, LPC - Director/Associate Professor

Evie Lindemann, MAAT,ATR-BC, BCS, LMFT Clinical Coordinator/Associate Professor

Lisa Furman, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT Associate ProfessorCommunity Outreach Coordinator/Assisstant Professor

Artists, Published & PresentersFaculty

Psychology Full Faculty and AdjunctsRagaa Mazen, PhD, NCC- Psychology/Counseling Coordinator, Professor

Stephen Joy, PhD Chair Psychology Dept./ Professor

Hilda Speicher, PhD Professor

Loel Tronsky, PhD Associate Professor

Siobhan Evarts, PhD- Assistant ProfessorFaculty

Structure:3 semesters (Fall, Spring, Summer)Majority of courses are evening; some are afternoonClasses meet 1x week per courseFull (3-4 courses) or PT (2 courses) availableFinancial aid available

MAAT at Albertus

Required courses and ElectivesCourses in Art Therapy and Psychology/CounselingClinical component (Fieldwork and Internship)Research component (Capstone Research Thesis)Rigorous and CompellingFaculty Advisors- Art TherapistsThesis advisors- AT and Psychology facultySmall classesCommunity Outreach ProgramM AAT at Albertus

REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSIDERATION OF APPLICATION:Bachelors degree from an Accredited college or university2.8 GPA (minimum)18 credits in studio art (drawing, painting, ceramics/sculpture)15 credits in psychology (developmental, abnormal, statistics)Proficiency in English- TOEFL score minimum of 94/120Admission is competitive meeting these requirements does not guarantee admission

Application Process

All materials must be submitted before a personal interview is scheduledCompleted application form (on-line or print)$50 non-refundable application feeOfficial transcripts from all institutions of higher education2 Letters of recommendationPersonal essay (minimum 2 pages)Art portfolio (minimum 10 images of variety of media)Application Process

Rolling Admissions- generally take a class of 16-18/yearAdmit for Fall and SpringTransfer credits up to 12Must match with MAAT course material- graduate work

50% acceptance ratePrimarily women, wide range of ages and experiencePassion for using art to communicate and in healingAcceptance

A JourneyRigorous material, demanding self reflectionCommitment to the journey and the processAcademic rigors and Clinical trainingSpecial Topics mini-courses

Vibrant facultyA Creative CommunityExcellence in research- teaching- Awards & ScholarshipsThe Program

Art Therapists are everywhere!AATA website : www.arttherapy.orgJobs and creativityWork settings & opportunitiesPay scales - varyLicensure: LPC, ATR, BC and the rest of the alphabet!

The Field of Art Therapy

Contact via e-mail:amiller@albertus.eduamangassarian@albertus.edu

203-773-6998 MAAT Office203-773-8508 Financial Aid OfficeQuestions