Graduate Art Therapy/Counseling Program Outcomes
Goal 1 : Students will describe and integrate knowledge of the history and theories of art therapy as a foundation for professional practice.
- SLO 1 : Understand the historical development of Art Therapy as a profession, Art Therapy theories and techniques.
- SLO 2 : Distinguish the therapeutic benefits of a variety of art processes and media, strategies and interventions, and their applicability to the treatment process for individuals, groups, and families.
- SLO 3 : Compare and contrast approaches to Art Therapy unique to the field.
- SLO 4 : Demonstrate how theory inform art therapy assessment and treatment planning.
Goal 2 : Students will develop a professional identity as an art therapist/counselor and have a clear understanding of ethical and legal inherent in the field.
- SLO 5 : Recognize that Art Therapy, from a multicultural perspective, takes into consideration the specific values, beliefs, and actions influenced by a client’s race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, religion, socioeconomic status, political views, sexual orientation, geographic region, physical capacity, or disability, and historical or current experiences within the dominant culture.
- SLO 6 : Select culturally and developmentally appropriate assessment and evaluation methods and administer and interpret results to identify challenges, strengths, resilience, and resources for Art Therapy treatment planning.
- SLO 7 : Know federal and state laws and professional ethics as they apply to the practice of Art Therapy/Counseling.
- SLO 8 : Recognize and respond appropriately to ethical and legal dilemmas using ethical decision-making model, supervision, and professional and legal consultation.
Goal 3 : Students will comprehend and apply an understanding of the clinical domain of art therapy and counseling in the field.
- SLO 9 : Develop culturally appropriate, collaborative, and productive therapeutic relationships with clients.
- SLO 10 : Apply principles of human development, artistic and creative development, human sexuality, gender identity development, family life cycle, and psychopathology, to the assessment and treatment of clients.
Goal 4 : Students will understand research methodology, apply critical thinking and demonstrate skills needed to design and conduct a research study in art therapy/counseling.
- SLO 11 : Students will understand research methodology, apply critical thinking and demonstrate skills needed to design, conduct and implement a research study in art therapy/counseling.
Goal 5 : Students will demonstrate creative thinking and apply knowledge of art processes and media.
- SLO 12 : Distinguish among the therapeutic benefits of a variety of art processes and media, strategies and interventions, and their applicability to the treatment process for individuals, groups, and families.
- SLO 13 : Display a connection to a personal creative process and an artist identity