Art Therapy/Counseling Careers and Internships
Students who study graduate art therapy/counseling at Springfield College will complete a 100-hour practicum worth three credits. Students also will complete a 600-hour internship worth six credits to earn their degree. This internship allows students to put their classroom knowledge to work in the field.
In a recent survey of 2021-22 graduates, 80 percent of students in the art therapy/counseling program who responded reported being employed (with 20 percent continuing their education). A survey of our 2019-20 and 2020-2021 graduates showed a 100 percent employment rate from those who responded. A sampling of our 2021-2023 graduate employers and job titles is below.
|Behavioral Health Network
|Boston Behavior Learning Centers
Center for Human Development
Community Health Connections
Community Support Options
Cutchen Programs for Children and Families
River Valley Counseling Center
Swansea Wood School
|The Arc of Rensselaer County
|Behavior Health Specialist
Cohort of students who started program in AY 2017-18, with anticipated graduation year of 2020: 100% retention, 100% positive employment placement rate
Started AY 2018-19, anticipated graduation year of 2021: 71% retention, 100% positive employment placement rate
Started AY 2019-20, anticipated graduation year of 2022: 60% retention, 100% positive employment placement rate