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Minor in Art Therapy for Art Majors and Studio Art Minors

Our Art Therapy Minor Allows You To

  • Learn about the field of art therapy.
  • Work with clients under the supervision of a registered art therapist.
  • Gain a solid background in psychology and application of psychological theory.
  • Prepare a comprehensive portfolio for application to graduate programs in art therapy.

Minor in Art Therapy (Art Major and Studio Art Minor)
(24 credits)

Students interested in pursuing graduate work in the field are provided a diverse, challenging and creative blend of course work that follows the American Art Therapy Association guidelines for undergraduate study. Students develop a professional portfolio, learn about the field through coursework (ART 325 — Introduction to Art Therapy), and experience the field under the supervision of a registered art therapist in the Art Therapy Practicum.

Art Therapy Practicum is a 3-credit course, combining site-based experiences with weekly art therapy supervision. On site supervisors (including social workers, special education teachers, activity therapy directors, school psychologists and counselors) provide guidance and mentoring as the art therapy student explores education systems, hospital settings, extended care facilities and other professional practice placements. Students offer individual and small group creative art experiences as well as related support activities in their settings.

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Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about art therapy at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact

Rick Mikkelson, Co-Coordinator
Professor of Art
Office: Myers Fine Arts 209
Phone: (518) 564-2464

Pat Egan, Co-Coordinator
Associate Professor of Psychology
Office: Beaumont 209B
Phone: (518) 564-3374