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Becoming an Art Therapist

Training for the professional practice of art therapy requires a master’s degree and post-education supervised experience. A list of approved programs can be found on the website of the American Art Therapy Association.

George Washington University in Washington, DC is the program closest to Maryland. Other programs nearby are Drexel University in Philadelphia and Pratt Institute in New York City.

Art Therapy Credentialing for Related Professions

Those holding a master’s degree in a closely related field such as counseling, social work, psychology, or fine arts can be eligible for credentialing after completing a post-master’s certificate program. Post master’s certificate programs are available through George Washington University and Drexel University. Please contact their admissions departments for more information.

Art Therapy Resources

American Art Therapy Association

Society for the Arts in Healthcare

Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association

American Visionary Art Museum