Jun 16, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog 
2023-2024 University Catalog

Creative Arts Therapy

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Natasha Goldstein-Levitas, Minor Director 



The Creative Arts Therapy Minor Program helps to prepare students for future work with diverse communities in a range of settings, while highlighting the importance of empathy through the creative-expressive process.  The curriculum offers a foundational overview of the creative arts therapies (Art Therapy, Music Therapy, Dance/Movement Therapy, Drama Therapy, and Poetry Therapy) and how they work in concert, an exploration of creative and therapeutic approaches for diverse populations, and rich experiential exchange. 
There is a growing need for non-pharmacologic, holistic approaches to help address disparities, trauma, loss, and change. The creative arts therapies capitalize upon strengths, are universally effective, and impact health and wellness outcomes for diverse communities. Creative arts therapists work in various clinical and non-clinical settings, and they are trained to facilitate therapeutic interactions that help promote meaningful and creative exchange, and mind-body-spirit balance. 
Artists have the ability to improvise, make connections and associations, and to use their creativity as a vehicle for self-expression and for sharing personal narrative. The creative arts therapies utilize these techniques and are built upon an arts-based foundation and sensibility. This program is geared towards providing a solid and integrative foundation for the pursuit of the graduate degree required to practice. However, there are benefits for everyone, whether future practicing artists, creative collaborators, and/or creative arts therapy practitioners.

Program Requirements (21 credits)

Program Requirements

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