Mission: To cultivate the understanding of creativity as a process that elicits the integration of psychic systems, divergent thinking strategies, and overall healing. Students are encouraged to explore their identity as artists and as therapists through the experiential pedagogies offered in the Herron School of Art and Design and within Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indiana’s urban research and academic health sciences campus. Students in the program will also be placed in practicum and internship experiences at regional healthcare facilities, mental health treatment centers and independent organizations that service vulnerable populations.
To integrate the theoretical foundations of art psychotherapy with the most current neuroscience findings in the preparation of skilled Masters level clinicians to assess, intervene and treat people with various emotional, cognitive, physical, and mental health disabilities.
To prepare students with fundamental research skills which encourage the exploration of the multi-disciplinary possibilities and implications of art therapy theory, practice, and program development.
Learn more at http://www.herron.iupui.edu/art-therapy