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Albertus Magnus College


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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

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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 exams

Masters in Art Therapy

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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 2010

Housed within the Psychology Department, with afternoon, evening and some weekend courses

History of MAAT at Albertus

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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 & Presenters


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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 Professor


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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

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Required courses and ElectivesCourses in Art Therapy and

Psychology/CounselingClinical component (Fieldwork and

Internship)Research component (Capstone Research

Thesis)Rigorous and Compelling

Faculty Advisors- Art TherapistsThesis advisors- AT and Psychology facultySmall classesCommunity Outreach Program

M AAT at Albertus

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REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSIDERATION OF APPLICATION:Bachelor’s 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

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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

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Rolling Admissions- generally take a class of 16-18/yearAdmit for Fall and SpringTransfer credits – up to 12

Must match with MAAT course material- graduate work

50% acceptance ratePrimarily women, wide range of ages and

experiencePassion for using art to communicate and in



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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 &


The Program

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Art Therapists are everywhere!AATA website : www.arttherapy.orgJobs and creativity

Work settings & opportunitiesPay scales - vary

Licensure: LPC, ATR, BC and the rest of the alphabet!

The Field of Art Therapy

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Contact via e-mail:[email protected]

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