Comments on: Kansas Art Therapy Schools & Programs http://www.arttherapyblog.com Inspiring others to create. Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:41:33 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 By: Libby Schmanke http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/kansas-schools-programs/#comment-40482 Fri, 24 Aug 2012 15:33:43 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=446#comment-40482 http://www.emporia.edu/info/degrees-courses/grad/art-therapy-counseling

This looks like the only place to leave a comment, but it is not meant as a “reply” to the OU comment! I’m updating the link for the Emporia State University graduate art therapy program noted above. We now offer both a two-year master’s in art therapy, AND a 3-year track that results in both a master’s in art therapy and a master’s in mental health counseling. This allows students to be credentialed in both fields.

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By: Carol http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/kansas-schools-programs/#comment-4808 Sat, 17 Apr 2010 09:37:27 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=446#comment-4808 Ottawa University
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Master’s Degree in Counseling

The Master of Arts in Professional Counseling (MA in PC) meets the educational requirements in Arizona for licensure as an associate counselor. Students have the option of completing concentrated areas of study. The post-master’s certificates of advanced graduate studies (CAGS) is a program reserved for master’s level professional who have received a master’s degree in counseling or a related field.

Students may be eligible to waive practicum requirements and substitute and approved elective if they are licensed by the Arizona Board of Behavior Health Examiners and have two years of work experience as a substance abuse counselor. Students must receive approval from the director of counseling.

The requirements for graduation from Ottawa University with a MA in PC degree are listed below. Additionally, Ottawa University offers students the opportunity to gain deeper knowledge in a specialty area by completing one of six concentrations.

An education plan will be developed in conjunction with your faculty advisor and may vary based on prior credit granted.

Christian Counseling | Expressive Arts Therapy | Gerocounseling |Marriage and Family Therapy | Substance Abuse Counseling | Treatment of Trauma, Abuse and Deprivation

Required Sequence of Courses

* PYF 7922 Counseling Theories
* PYC 7422 Social and Cultural Concerns in Counseling
* PYF 7132 Counseling and the Helping Professions
* PYC 7832 Human Growth and Development
* PYC 7923 Group Counseling and Dynamics
* PYF 7162 Methods and Models of Research
* PYF 8012 Professional Issues in Counseling
* PYC 7802 Psychological Testing
* PYC 7822 Life Planning and Career Development
* PYC 8112 Theory and Techniques in Marriage and Family Counseling
* PYC 8040 Advanced Psychodiagnostics, Treatment Planning and Program Evaluation
* PYC 8142 Introduction to Addictions and Related Disorders
* Practicum (300 contact hours)
* Internship (600 contact hours)

Elective Courses
15 Semester Credit Hours

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation
60 Semester Credit Hours
Concentrations

Christian Counseling

This concentrated area of study is designed for students who are interested in a program that leads to licensure in professional counseling combined with coursework providing a focus for Christians who work as counselors in Christian and secular settings. Students in the Christian Counseling specialty must be simultaneously, but separately, admitted to both the Ottawa University and the Phoenix Seminary programs. The program consists of significant coursework from both schools. Upon successful completion of all requirements of each school, graduates are awarded the Ottawa University MA in PC and the Phoenix Seminary Graduate Diploma in Christian Counseling (GDCC).

Foundation Courses

* PYF 7001 Graduate Seminar in Clinical Foundations*
* PYC 7422 Social and Cultural Concerns in Counseling
* PYF 7132 Counseling and the Helping Professions
* PYC 7832 Human Growth and Development
* PYC 7932 Group Counseling and Dynamics
* PYF 7162 Methods and Models of Research
* PYF 8012 Professional and Ethical Issues in Counseling
* PYC 7802 Psychological Testing
* PYC 7822 Life Planning and Career Development
* PYC 7862 Biological Bases of Abnormal Behavior – OU
* PYC 8092 Integration of Psychology and Christianity – OU
* PYC 8040 Advanced Psychodiagnostics, Treatment Planning, and Program Evaluation
* PYF XXX Internship (600 Hours) and three semesters

*Students who did not meet the program prerequisite courses of abnormal psychology, developmental psychology/human development, theories of personality, or equivalents at admission are required to complete this course.
**Students must have successfully completed 100 hours of pre-practicum before beginning internship.

Additional Courses to be taken at the Phoenix Seminary

* CF 501 Counseling Theories and Techniques
* CF 508 Marriage and Family Counseling
* CF 510 Human Sexuality: A Christian View
* CF 511 Addictive Disorders
* CF 512 Counseling Adults from Dysfunction and Abusive Families (2 credit hours)
* CF 530 Counseling Pre – Practicum (100 hours)

Expressive Arts Therapy

Expressive arts therapy is an interdisciplinary, arts-based approach to counseling and psychotherapy that integrates various art disciplines to assist individuals in self-expression and self-discovery. Most forms of creative expression have an equivalent therapeutic discipline, such as art therapy, music therapy, dance therapy, drama therapy, play therapy, writing/poetry therapy, and storytelling/narrative therapy. Expressive arts therapy involves the use of artistic experiences in the service of health, healing, human growth, and development. Expressive art therapists are trained to recognize symbols and metaphors that are revealed through the creative process and communicated in verbal or nonverbal ways. Using expressive arts therapy in conjunction with counseling provides innovative ways for the client to discover underlying thoughts and feelings that are being accessed through the creative experience. This may help them gain insight, develop a more comprehensive understanding of themselves, and recognize how they interact and relate to others.

Since 1996, Ottawa University’s MA in PC with a concentration in expressive arts therapy has graduated students who have gone on to become successful clinicians and highly respected expressive therapists. Graduates find they have an additional advantage in marketing themselves to the community because of their training and expertise in expressive arts therapy. Incorporating Expressive Arts Therapy with counseling offers efficient and effective ways of working with a wide variety of populations and age ranges. Expressive arts therapy continues to gain respect and recognition locall, nationally and internationally.

The requirements for graduation from Ottawa University with a MA in PC with an expressive arts therapy concentration are listed below. Your personal graduation plan may vary based on prior credit granted. All MA in PC students may enroll in the first two classes of this concentration as electives. These courses are expressive arts therapy and principles, techniques and practices. The other more advanced classes in the program are for students successfully admitted to the expressive arts therapy concentration.

Prerequisites for entry into Expressive Arts Therapy Program

* Application and interview with portfolio for approval
* 12 semester credit hours of studio expressive art courses (undergraduate or graduate)
* Completion of prescribed first 18 semesters hours of core coursework in MA in PC degree program prior to practicum

Specialty Courses
15 Semester Credit Hours

* PYC 8132 Expressive Arts Therapy
* PYC 8312 Principles, Techniques, and Practices in Expressive Art Therapy
* PYC 8172 Applications and Integrations of Expressive Arts Therapy
* PYC 8342 Clinical Issues in Expressive Arts Therapy
* PYC 8552 Advanced Special Topics in Expressive Arts Therapy

Post-Master’s Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) students are required to complete a six month practicum with a focus on Expressive Arts Therapy

* PYF 8400 and PYF 8410 Practicum (300 hours) and two semesters

Master of Arts in Professional Counseling with an Expressive Arts Therapy concentration students are required to complete their Internship with a focus on Expressive Arts Therapy

* PYF 8500, PYF 8510 and PYF 8520 Internship (600 hours) and three semesters

Note: Students must have successfully completed 300 hours of practicum before beginning Internship.

Applications for Expressive Arts Therapy Concentration

For admission to the expressive arts therapy concentration, both master’s and post-master’s CAGS, students must submit a separate application packet to the MA in PC. Applicants must write an essay or why they are choosing this concentration, provide two professional references, submit all official transcripts if not on file, and present a portfolio representative of the applicant’s expressive art development for review. The portfolio review should be scheduled with the professor in charge of expressive arts therapy. To get started on completing your MA in PC degree, contact us today to schedule an appointment with an advisor.

Ottawa University
1001 South Cedar Street
Ottawa, KS 66067-3399

Admissions
800.755.5200, #2
fax 785-229-1008
admiss@ottawa.edu

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