Wayne State University

Art Therapy

The Art Therapy Program at Wayne State University prepares professional art therapists and counselors who are knowledgeable in art therapy and counseling theories and techniques, who can translate these theories into effective practice, and who have the commitment, competence, respect for diversity among all people and who ascribe to the highest ethical standards and practices.

Consistent with the College theme, and University mission, the Art Therapy Program prepares art therapists who are reflective, innovative, committed to their field, and who have the personal qualities necessary to help others acquire skills and understandings for quality of life.  The program places special emphasis on providing art therapy service in urban areas, with opportunities to practice in Detroit and surrounding neighborhoods through service-learning course assignments, community service opportunities associated with ArtsCorpsDetroit and internships.

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Report to Stakeholders Report - Art Therapy (2015-16)

Because internship should reflect an art therapist’s readiness to practice art therapy, the evaluations from internship agency supervisors formed the basis of the program’s evaluation this year.  The evaluations from supervisors demonstrate that 100% of all art therapy interns scored at least “Satisfactory” on 80% of the assessment criteria listed in the evaluations.  The art therapy program will use this information to consider additional ways to help prepare students for professional practice during their culminating clinical experiences. The Art Therapy Program will report the results of its program assessment on the program’s website.